OUR well-known gardener writer was sharing his passion for Christmas on a Channel 5 programme last night.

Geoff Stonebanks featured in a brand-new programme, which was filmed over the last 10 days, called ‘Incredible Christmas Trees and How to Decorate Them.’

Geoff, from Seaford, has been interested in Christmas decorations since his early childhood, when his parents had a country pub in Oxfordshire.

The production team from Athena Films, who made the programme for C5, had been researching possible scenarios and had contacted Geoff through his social media.

Nikkita and Ollie from the production company, within Covid secure restrictions, spent half a day at Geoff’s home last week, filming part of his amazing collection gathered over the last 60 years.

Normally, he would not have put his decorations up until December 1, but with a broadcast deadline looming the producers asked if he would decorate just one room ahead of time to facilitate filming.

Geoff said: “Many thanks for all the lovely comments about my inclusion in the Christmas programme on TV last night.

“Should you have missed it and want to view, click link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYxYFzEyWEw&feature=emb_logo or view the whole programme through the catch up link on my web site www.geoffschristmas.co.uk