Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Festoon

To festoon is to decorate elaborately. It's also the name of a chain of flowers and/or foliage hung in a curve as decoration (also known as a swag) or a carved or moulded ornament reflecting this.















It's not listed in my dictionary, but I believe festooning is the name for the technique of bending and tying down fruit tree branches to restrict vigour, whilst increasing productivity.

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  1. You are quite right Patsy. I found it under 'festooning apple trees' in my search wotsit!

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  2. Hi Patsy ... what lovely photos ... and I'd never thought of festooning carved stone - quite delightful ... and per Maggie May - festooning fruit trees ...

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Does sound as though it should be something soft, doesn't it, Hilary?

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  3. That second one with the dead duck is impressive.

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  4. Over here, we just say we're going to bling out

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  5. I wonder if that works on ornnge trees.

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  6. Festoon always conjures up curves - fastooned with scarves al a Isodora - so to see them in stone makes sense.

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  7. Smashing pictures, and I'll store that word in the back of my mind for future use, thanks.

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  8. Seeing this reminded me of the gargoyles we saw when we met up in Chichester.

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    1. I do like to see a building festooned with Gargoyles, Wendy.

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