Yes I know I should have been baking mince pies, decorating the tree or Christmas shopping, but it was so warm last Saturday that I decided to head outside. And here's what I found: the earliest hellebore flowers I've ever seen in my garden! If yours are also starting to flower, cut the old leaves to the ground to allow the emerging flowers to show. Getting rid of old foliage also deters the fungal conditions that hellebores are prone to. Bin or burn any affected leaves that show evidence of brown streaks or spots. It is rather early, but they are a really welcome sight!