When I was a child we used to fill the house with greenery at Christmas. Every picture had a sprig of something green above it, and we had a real tree so of course the house smelt beautifully of pine.
These days MrK and I have a fake tree. All my attempts at buying miniature ones in pots and keeping them alive failed miserably. But I still bring in plenty of greenery, and making sure there are some pine branches amongst it all means the house still has the essential Christmassy smell from my childhood.
As well as pine, holly and ivy I like to include red cornus stems, rose hips and the nutmeg and orange scented leaves of the myrtle bushes which are everywhere at the towers.
Do you have any favourite plants for cutting for decorating the house at this time of year? I’m always open to new ideas for next year!
So I wish those of you who celebrate Christmas a ‘Happy Christmas!’ and hope that any of you who don’t are having a lovely time too.