020A perfect  gift for any gardener at Christmas (or at any time of the year come to think about it )  would be   a new pair of Niwaki secateurs.  With their super sharp and precise cut they  are my essential work tool, and I venture into no garden without them.   My only reccomendation  is to  buy a holster at the same time,  having to replace lost Niwakis is  no joy.

The second christmas gift I would recommend if you employ a gardener, is a fine box of Belgium chocolates (also slightly less expensive)

Thankyou to Diane and Dom, who have a truly beautiful vertical garden  in Much Wenlock in Shropshire .   You  really do need a head for height as you balance on the ledges 8 foot up.  My Christmas chocolates  made for a lovely mid pruning treat earlier this week.