I’m not even going to count the days till Christmas, but if you still have some shopping to do for the gardener in your life, here are a few ideas. All prices exclude postage and packing.
Rostaing Leather Gardening Gloves – £22.65
The Rostaing tannery in France has been in business for two centuries. These leather gloves are not only soft and stylish, they are also very tough.
Vitopod Heated Single Propagator – £122.29
For my money, this is the best propagator around. The temperature is adjustable, the vents help prevent fungal problems and you can buy extra tiers for taller plants. A great investment.
Tisserand Lavender and Bergamot Body Butter – £8.95
This rich cream is just the thing after a day’s gardening. Softens, heals and revives the skin.
The Greenhouse Gardener by Anne Swithinbank – £12.99
This is a lovely book to give to anyone who already owns a greenhouse and is looking for some inspiration for new projects. It’s also useful for anyone who is thinking of getting a greenhouse.
Silky Gomtaro Root Saw – £31.90
This powerful saw makes light work of sawing roots but also works remarkably well on branches too. Used by professionals for good reason – the best garden saw I have ever used.
Hawes 1L Copper Watering Can – £39.99
This beautiful copper watering can is perfect for watering delicate seedlings and house plants.
Sweet Pea Super Fragrant Plant Collection – £10.95
No garden is complete without sweet peas. In summer, their colour and heavenly smell is irresistible. This collection has 6 varieties, 36 plants in total.
White Rhubarb Forcer – £69.95
This white forcer will add drama to the garden in winter when all around is dull and dreary. Made from white clay, it would look superb in a modern or traditional garden.
Libra Copper Shovel – £119
You will never look on digging as a chore again. This copper shovel is easier to use than a conventional spade due to its pointed end and bent shaft. It’s also the most handsome tool you could ever hope to meet.
Fat Ball Feeding Ring – £8.99,
12 CJ New Recipe Fat Balls – £2.99
These fat balls come without netting so that birds won’t trap their feet in them (as recommended by the RSPB). A square meal for your feathered friends, and endless hours of watching pleasure for you.
Vintage Seed Labels from £6 for a set of 24
These beautiful seed packet covers/ labels are all original (mostly from the 1920s) and would make a very special gift for a gardener. Choose from vegetables or flowers.
Opinel Walnut Handle Knife – £13.21
Opinels knives have a big following. The stainless steel blade is made in Sweden and comes with a locking mechanism to prevent accidents. You must be over 18 to purchase.
Japanese Nail Brush – £2.99
Just because you are a gardener, doesn’t mean you should have dirty paws. This brush is guaranteed to make your hands look presentable.
King of Spades/ Queen of Spades Mug – £9.99
Simon Drew’s zany drawings and play on words – Weeder’s Digest, Lawn Ranger, Incapability Brown never fail to put a smile on people’s faces. They come with a handy lid too, to keep the slugs from having a slurp.
Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas!