I’d like to think that all you Good Boys and Girls will soon be tucked into your beds in anticipation for the Big Day tomorrow – and I hope you have friends or family, pets and pot plants to share the coming day with – and to anyone fortunate to be in that Other Hemisphere, warm sunshine and roses ….

If you need a quiet moment or two then there are thousands of horticultural amuse-bouches and garden tours here to trawl through in these pages – plus a virtual time machine of photography taking you from the depths of this (so far mild British) winter through Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Happy Holidays…..