Stocking fillers for gardeners
Troublesome gardener to buy for this Christmas? Here’s a selection of gifts to give you some inspiration, all easily available on the internet, so you don’t have to set a foot out of doors if you don’t want to.
Flowers and chocolate: what could be a better combination, so why not treat someone to this Grow Your Own Chocolate Scented Flowers Kit? It contains:
- 2 x packets of chocolate daisy seeds
- 4 x coconut husk starter pots
- 4 x coconut husk compost discs which expand when watered
- 4 x wooden plant markers
Available from Prezzybox.com, price £9.95, www.prezzybox.com.
These Mini Skull Plant Pots look great when planted up with succulents like Sempervivum. Made from white ceramic with a shiny, glazed finish. Height 6cm x width 5cm x depth 7cm, from MiaFleur, price £8.50, www.miafleur.com.
Display your plants in style in this enamel pot from the Oak Room, featuring Orla Kiely’s iconic flower stem design, with a hole at the bottom for drainage and an enamel saucer to protect surfaces. Beautifully packaged in an Orla Kiely gift box. Pot diameter 11cm x height 11cm, price £16.99, from www.oakroomshop.co.uk.
Inspired by architectural structures, this range of hand-made planters are exclusive to The Glasgow School of Art Shop and are made in the city. The double-cuboid concrete shape is softened with a gradient colour of pastel lilac. On the base, cork circular feet avoid any scratching of surfaces. Designed by GSA student Katherine Moriarty, the pot’s dimensions are 14cm x 7cm x 5.5cm, price £18, www.gsashop.co.uk.
Cement pots are all the rage again and this set of two pots from Idyll Home are a stylish way to show off your indoor or outdoor plants.
They look stunning on coffee tables, shelves or in any spot that needs a little modern but organic planting solution, price £12.95, www.idyllhome.co.uk.
Lastly, an ideal pot for Poinsettias from Poundland, price £1 (obviously), www.poundland.co.uk.