It was the perfect stitch for the last part of my garden sampler. I stitched the spiked knotted cable chain like a buttonhole wheel with perle 8. I added a French knot in the centre with 4 threads of stranded floss. The buds are oyster stitches with perle 12 and fly stitches with YLI silk buttonhole twist. I used the same green for the leaves. They are raised close herringbone stitches, inspired by my TAST 2010 sampler.