‘Blackbirds and Brambles’ is a drawing all about the benefits of having a bramble bush in the garden. It features two delighted blackbirds enjoying feasting on the blackberries. The purple-black berries are a wonderful food source for garden birds, pheasants, foxes, mice and other mammals in August/September, but a bramble bush in the garden provides year-round benefits for wildlife. From May to September, the pinkish white flowers provide nectar and pollen for bees, hoverflies, moths, butterflies and lacewings. The dense thickets are excellent nesting places for thrushes, wrens, finches and blackbirds in the springtime, and they provide shelter and protection in the winter.
The design is printed across the fold and wraps around the card. You’ll receive the card flat. If you send it on in the envelope then it has a crease to fold it down the centre.
Size: The folded card is 15cm square; or 15cm x 30cm when opened up.
Each one comes with kraft envelope with a fabulous coral-coloured liner (I love these envelopes!).
This card is one of a collection of cards called ‘A Garden for Wildlife…’. The cards are a tribute to my parents who were both excellent gardeners and created little wildlife havens in their gardens. Every card sold from the collection will help to raise money for the ongoing work of the Macmillan Centre at our local hospital here in the Borders. My mum was cared for there for many years and it is a place very dear to my family. They have recently raised £830,000 to expand and improve the facilities. This will make a huge difference to cancer patients in the Scottish Borders. You can read all about why I am fundraising in this blog post.
ABOUT THE CARDS
All the cards are designed, manufactured and packaged by hand in the UK. They are printed on FSC approved card stock which means that it is sourced from sustainable mixed forests. The original drawings are done in pencil & watercolour. The designs are inspired by the rich variety of the British countryside. I believe it is important that people feel connected with the fields, hedgerows and woodlands around them. Only by loving and enjoying the countryside can we learn to care for it.
I love that when someone sends a card they are letting that person know they are valued. I like to imagine posties collecting and delivering the cards, and the journey the cards make by van and air and foot, landing on someone’s front door mat and making that person’s day. Are you planning on sending this card to someone special? Let me know when you leave a review!