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Garden Mobile
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On those autumn days when itís just too wet to go outside to dig and prune, turn to the contents of your potting shed for inspiration and make this mobile to hang in the greenhouse or conservatory. Use your imagination to find new uses for your everyday gardening equipment and add shells and stones collected from the beach.

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you will need
A length of garden cane; hacksaw; raffia; green garden twine; pebbles with holes through them; 5cm-high flowerpots; poppy or other seed heads; tie-on copper plant tags; shells; large beads
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step1
Cut two 20cm lengths of cane and make a small notch in the centre of each one. Place them together at right angles so that the notches interlock and bind with raffia to form a cross.
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step2
Make a loop of string to hang the mobile from and tie it over the centre of the cross.

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step3
Tie a pebble or large bead securely to one end of a 70cm length of garden twine. Make a large knot (bigger than the hole in the flowerpot) approximately 10cm further along the twine and thread on one of the small flowerpots so that it hangs downwards, like a bell.
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step4
Continue threading the shells, tags and beads along the twine to within 10cm of the end. Mix in small bunches of seed heads or even cinnamon sticks and bay leaves from the kitchen cupboard tied up with raffia.
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step5
Make three more Ďnecklacesí in the same way, varying the lengths if you wish, then tie one securely to each end of the cane cross. You may need to add extra pebbles to some of them to make sure that it is balanced.
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