Belated Happy Christmas to you all.

Christmas once again brought the garden indoors with Allium heads sprayed red up the stairs and Honesty seeds in the drawing room.

We had cut some of the magnificent crop of holly berries in November and their red and green hue was echoed in the dining room decorations.

Our beautiful Christmas tree came from our favourite local Nursery Garden, conveniently situated over the river in Child Okeford. Oasis Plant Centre comes to our rescue many times a year, always having the perfect plant for a bare patch in the borders - 01258-861-325 - and there is the additional joy of finding Peake Perennials on the same site - Tel: 07708 872918 - who have some very specialist plants.