If you want your real tree to last through the festive season, you need to remember to take care of it just as you would any cut branch or flower that you bring into your home.
This week's #sixonsaturday, celebrates some of the fading past glory of the garden, appreciates the colour of the present and looks forward to the future Spring burst of bulbs and flowers in the pots and hanging baskets.
Winter weather should not stop you from being able to grow and harvest fresh greens to add to soups, salads, sandwiches and smoothies! Growing microgreens on your kitchen windowsill is quick, easy, rewarding and so good for you nutritionally!
The humble houseplant is enjoying something of a trendy revival at the moment as a stylish home styling accessory.
All but a few Leeks remain to be lifted from this year's harvest so it's a great time of year to look back over the successes and challenges of the growing season.
With their tall, spiky, green stems and funnel shaped flowers which burst into beautiful blooms in a myriad of colours, gorgeous Gladioli are definitely the glamour queens of the late Summer, early Autumn garden!