All of the materials I use are collected. Usually it means I’m driving around and notice a piece of palm inflorescence that has been put out on the verge on green waste day and I stop my car and drag it into the boot. If they are green, they can be quite heavy.

At Christmas time, I notice neighbours of my parents have lots of palms so I knocked on the door and asked if they had any they could give me. When I ask, people always fall over themselves to give them to me. When they are on the tree, they have berries which fall in their hundreds and can be very annoying and hard to manage.

So here are the inflorescence’s I collected over the holidays. Fitting them all in my car to bring home was not easy!