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Our Festive Guide to 'Hedge the Halls' this Christmas: Day 6

The time has finally come and the big day is just around the corner! Christmas is a time for joy, merriment, and of course, decorating. But while the Christmas season is a fun time for sprucing up your home with festive decorations and lights, don't forget to add a bit of greenery as well!

To help you get into the spirit of the season, we've created our Festive Guide to 'Hedge the Halls' this Christmas - read on for some sparkling inspiration…

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Fun Fact: Festive Fencing Tradition

In some cultures, hedges were shaped into festive designs to create living fences that added cheer to the surroundings - and there is no reason why this tradition needs to be a thing of the past!

Create Your Own Festive Hedge with Frosty's Frozen Lanterns!

Light and colour is a key part of any Christmas celebration, and decorating your hedges can be the perfect antidote to dark, gloomy December evenings. So why not transform your hedges into a winter wonderland with Frosty's Frozen Lanterns!  If you are feeling particularly creative, why not really throw yourself into the Christmas spirit by creating lanterns of your very own?

This is a simple project that can be done with the whole family. All you need to do is fill empty glass jars or bottles with Christmas lights, then suspend them along your hedge line with string or fishing wire. To finish off, wrap a piece of ribbon or fabric around each jar for a festive sparkle - voila! Your hedges will be transformed into a glowing winter wonderland.

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Transform the Rest of The Hedge

Once your lanterns are in place, don't forget to transform the rest of the hedge with an array of decorations to really bring that Winter Wonderland theme to life! Why not try a few of the following to create the perfect Christmas scene?

Fairy Lights

The lighter the better, so why not adorn your hedges with fairy lights for an extra special glow? Wrap them around the branches and add a few baubles and bows for extra decoration. Just make sure that the lights you choose are suitable for the outside and try to use LED lights when possible as these are more energy efficient.


Don't forget to add some festive greenery! You can either purchase pre-made garlands or wreaths, or you can make your own from sprigs of holly, ivy, and mistletoe. Hang these around the hedges for a traditional Christmas look.


Garlands are a great way to decorate your hedges with festive cheer. Drape them over branches, or even weave them into the hedge itself for a truly magical look!

Snowflakes & Stars

No Christmas display is complete without snowflakes and stars, so why not add these to your hedge for a starry night sky effect and combine with some LED lights for a truly unique look.

Enjoy A Very Merry Christmas!

We hope you've enjoyed our Festive Guide to 'Hedge the Halls' this Christmas - and don't forget, nothing says 'Merry Christmas' like a beautifully decorated hedge line! Don't forget to send us your snaps - we can't wait to see your creative Christmas displays!

Merry Christmas from Mathias Nurseries

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