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Xmas Presents for Gardeners

xmas 2  Buy them a tree! How cool is that….to turn up on the doorstep with a tree! It certainly beats socks and aftershave. How can your Aunt resist you when you buy her a Malus Gorgeous. It gets you out of the Queen’s Speech and those after lunch family arguments. Take your wellies and a spade and you’ve escaped with your hip flask – out from the fug of the central heating and into the garden, usually with the dog for company. If your hosts have a tiny garden, and won’t thank you for turning up with something tall, buy a climber instead. All gardens have room for something vertical; try Clematis viticella ‘Polish Spirit’ or the evergreen honeysuckle, Lonicera Graham Thomas. In these damp, gloomy days…how wonderful to remember the garden and something outside. Drop the pot into a hessian sack and tie a great big red bow round the middle (of the pot, not you) and there you are. Originality. For a change from crackers, put small terracotta pots at each place setting, write on names and fill with tissue paper and tiny original gifts, including packets of seeds, soaps, little bits of jewellery and chocolate Santas.

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