What is Kokedama?

SRUC students and staff had a great time at Gardening Scotland recently helping members of the public make beautiful Kokedama – Japanese moss balls.

Small plants have their root balls wrapped in wet mud, and which is then wrapped in moss, making a ball. The ball is wrapped around with twine, with the string them forming a hanging handle. Finally, the moss is trimmed to shape. The ball can be further decorated by adding beads or other adornments.

The plants can then be hung on trees or fences around the garden and make a beautiful addition to any garden, or an unusual homemade gift. You can keep the ball moist by dunking it in water once a week or by spraying it in situ.

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