Ever met a Scoodoo?

12 Mar

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This is a pile of twigs! Before your very eyes it will turn into a Scoodoo. If you want to know more about the tree spirits that are Scoodoos go to http://www.scoodoos.com. Under the tutelage of Ciaran Burke and his wife Hanna from Kilmovee, Co. Mayo we made our very own Scoodoo to go in the garden.

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First you get some fresh branches or long twigs. Don’t use dried out stuff as it will be too brittle. The longer the branches the bigger your Scoodoo will be. So….take some branches and start putting them into a tall 2 litre pot.

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Keep on adding branches until the pot is full.

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Then take a roll of florist’s wire…attach it securely close to the base of one of the branches.

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As you go up and around the branches start pulling the whole thing together with the wire. That’s Ciaran on the left helping Andy with our Scoodoo.

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As you get towards the end it will taper off to form a “nose.” Secure the wire well and there you have it…

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your very own Scoodoo. Well actually this one is ours but you know what I mean!

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Each one is different. These 2 ladies made a skinnier one with a long nose. As we all chatted the lady in blue revealed that she was a follower of my blog. I was chuffed!

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Voila! The finished Scoodoo.

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This is our Scoodoo relaxing at home in the conservatory. A condition of having a Scoodoo is that it is given a name ending in oo. Meet Woowoo who in the next few days will be allocated a space in our garden where Woowoo’s spirit will protect all the trees. Do you fancy a Scoodoo in your garden? Easy to make. Go on…I dare you.

To secure it in the garden just bang a stake into the earth and then slip your Scoodoo over it. Finito!

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10 Responses to “Ever met a Scoodoo?”

  1. joanfrankham March 12, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

    I hadn’t heard of it before, maybe they haven’t made their way down to Cork yet!

    • bridget March 12, 2014 at 11:23 pm #

      You’ll have to make the first Cork born Scoodoo!

  2. Donna@GardensEyeView March 12, 2014 at 11:53 pm #

    I saw pictures of these and wondered about them. This is so cool and I may want to try one.

  3. Kevin March 13, 2014 at 12:24 am #

    Totally fascinating!

  4. PlantPostings March 13, 2014 at 1:40 am #

    Never heard of it, but I like the idea! I will consider it! Thanks!

  5. WoodlandBard March 13, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    Great fun, given me an idea for training the live willow archway and dome in the labyrinth, not scoodoos i know, but maybe one big Willoo 🙂

  6. havebuspasswilltravel March 13, 2014 at 10:27 am #

    Brilliant, my mind is racing – there will defiantly be a ……00 in my garden. Your tutorial was so clear and very inspiring, thank you.

  7. miriam March 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

    I love it Bridget…. thanks for sharing that on your blog…. I love learning new things 🙂 I haven’t any trees to protect but I’ll think I’ll make one anyway just for the sheer joy of it !

    • bridget March 13, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

      They are pretty joyful to make and have about the place. Go for it!

  8. wildsherkin March 13, 2014 at 11:48 pm #

    Love it! 🙂

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