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Mother’s Day gardening gifts

Personalised planter from Plantabox. Picture; Plantabox
Personalised planter from Plantabox. Picture; Plantabox

Present ideas if kids haven’t a clue about gardening

Don’t go for the obvious bunch of flowers or chocolates – if your mam (yes MAM) loves gardening, here are some gifts that will really make her day…

Under £10

These upcycled rubber planters are made from reclaimed truck tyres in Vietnam, available in a large range of shapes and sizes, starting from £6.75. The company’s based in Australia but it ships to the UK. Visit www.upcyclestudio.com.au.

The Wilkinson Sword Stainless Steel Hand Trowel, Hand Fork and Patio Knife have ash handles with leather hanging straps and are ideal for transplanting and general border work. All retail at £9.99 each, visit https://wilkinsonsword-tools.co.uk/ for stockists.

Bamboo gloves from Town & Country are made from natural bamboo fibres and have a soft feel that is naturally hypoallergenic. Bamboo is naturally antibacterial, helping to reduce the bacteria that cause unpleasant odours. They are available in many colours, rrp £5.99, visit https://www.townandco.com/ for stockists.

Treat your mam to Mr Fothergill’s four windowsill kits in Sunflower, Strawberry, Fragrant Garden (thyme, oregano and lavender) or Herb, rrp £7.95 each, including a galvanised metal windowsill container, seeds, compost and instructions, available from most large garden centres and DIY outlets or visit www.mr-fothergills.co.uk.

Under £20

Sophie Allport’s Green Fingers gardening mug is made in fine bone china, featuring illustrations of wellies, trowels, veg, watering cans and herbs, price £11 (standard), £14 (large), www.sophieallport.com.

The new Wilkinson Sword MultiTool Garden has 14 functions, including three screwdriver fittings, three spanners, a can opener, a bottle opener, a saw, a knife and a pruner, rrp £19.99, https://wilkinsonsword-tools.co.uk/.

She’ll love secateurs from WOLF-Garten, available as both anvil and bypass, with soft grip handles, non-stick PTFE coated blades and internal spring mechanisms, rrp £19.99 each, https://www.wolfgarten-tools.co.uk/.

If your mam spends time tackling heavy-duty tasks, she will love Town & Country’s Ultimax gloves. The palm is made from strong, supple synthetic leather and has textured pads for improved grip, protection and durability. The back is made from stretch elastane with a neoprene knuckle ‘shock absorber’ and reinforced fingertips, rrp £15.99, https://www.townandco.com/.


This Orla Kiely Bird House is decorated in the iconic 60s Stem pattern with a sloped Persimmon orange roof and entrance hole. Suited to smaller birds, such as blue tits and sparrows, rrp £35, www.cuckooland.com.

Put your mam’s name first with this personalised small wooden planter, measuring 31cm x 20cm x 15cm, rrp £28, www.plantabox.co.uk.

Save her knees with a Kneeler and Stool, especially useful for people who have difficulty bending, rrp £29.99, https://www.townandco.com/.

Finally, why not personalise this stainless steel trowel and fork set? A message in up to 16 characters can be engraved on each tool, rrp £24.99, www.GettingPersonal.co.uk.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.


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