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***Have you met The Green Man***

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Our girls wanted to know what to get their Father for Fathers Day, so I suggested something for the garden….surprise surprise!!would be most acceptable, I knew that he had been looking to get a wall hanging of The Green Man……for those who are not familiar, see below……..


Eventually we found something they were all happy with and my OH is delighted with, he is now hanging up at the back of the garden….
The Green Man is celebrated today in May Day or Beltane ceremonies all over England and other parts of the British Isles….


And here he is….not to everyones taste, especially small children and those of a nervous disposition…..but we all love him, a hand crafted Green Man….

There are owls and woodland creatures in his beard and snails around his head!!

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He is wonderful, much more in keeping with the spirit of the Celtic god than some of the grinning representations I have seen! Long may he preside over the garden, whoever made it has much skill and imagination.

28 Jun, 2018

 

DD, have the girls read The Children of Green Knowe by Lucy Boston? The old house in the story has a large topiary Green Man in the garden. A good sometimes creepy story, with sequels too if they enjoy it. I think it was on TV some years ago but would recommend the book all the same.

28 Jun, 2018

 

Thank you Honeysuckle my OH was very happy with our girls choice.....

28 Jun, 2018

 

Stera although I call them girls the youngest is 43 and the eldest 53!! are they too old for the book?

28 Jun, 2018

 

Great present! Uniqe and classy. And If you're a 'Green Man' kind of guy, this is a great one to have!

28 Jun, 2018

 

Isn't it just Karen, he looks so right in our mini woodland setting.......

28 Jun, 2018

 

Beautifully crafted. :)

28 Jun, 2018

 

I agree......

28 Jun, 2018

 

Beautifully made. What material?

29 Jun, 2018

 

DD - well it is a childrens' book but I read the whole series for the first time with great pleasure when I was in my 50s..Had a career change at that age from serious information work to childrens' librarian... but then I do still love kids books!

29 Jun, 2018

 

Siris, stone, it is very heavy.....
Thanks for the info Stera, don't we all like love children books!!

29 Jun, 2018

 

He's lovely! But watch out Dotty he's a fertility charm!

29 Jun, 2018

 

He’s wonderful Dotty! And no-one is too old for the Green Knowe books! The house where Lucy Boston wrote is still owned by the family, it’s in Hemingford Grey, and the garden can be visited easily. Masses of topiary and great fun.

29 Jun, 2018

 

PB123 that would be very interesting!! Sheila I am inclined to give them a go and I am going to look up the garden too!!

29 Jun, 2018

 

Fabulous gift, wonderfully crafted.

29 Jun, 2018

 

Unusual Green Man with all those creatures in his hair :)He'll look good in your garden. I have been wanting one for my garden for years.

30 Jun, 2018

 

Love it and I will think about it for my small woodland area

30 Jun, 2018

 

He is brilliant Dottydaisy I to have one in my garden . I am glad your OH was pleased I can see why.

30 Jun, 2018

 

Hywel he was different from all the others, thats what appealed to the girls .....
Drc ideal for a woodland setting......
Many thanks 3pence he certainly looks at home now....going to create an area especially for him.....ferns and the like..

30 Jun, 2018

 

I know it will look fantastic cant wait to see it now ☺

1 Jul, 2018

 

Sheila, never heard of Heminfgord Grey so googled it - what a wonderful place to visit! Pity we are so far away. if anybody does go please do a blog in it!

1 Jul, 2018

 

Good idea Sue. Hopefully there’ll be a member who lives not too far from there?

2 Jul, 2018

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