You can’t go wrong with tools and boxes
Forget socks, tie and beer for Father’s Day – if he’s a gardener, go for one of the top-notch products here – from under a tenner to, er, a lot more (get siblings to chip in)…
The GARDENA NatureUp! Basic Set Vertical is an easy way to create a living wall. The connecting system with planters are made from weather-resistant plastic and can be extended. An innovative drainage system means plants are never waterlogged but excess water stays off walls and floors. The set has three vertical planters, three covers, one floor plate and 12 connecting clips. £57.68, Amazon.
The Wilkinson Sword Pruning Knife is suitable for small pruning tasks and general garden use. The stainless-steel blade folds away and the curved handle provides a good grip, even with wet hands. RRP £9.99, at good retailers.
Premium Leather Gloves from Town and Country are perfect for heavy-duty tasks. They have a specially designed thumb and elasticated wrist to enhance the fit and a fleece lining. RRP £13.99.
Don’t lose your secateurs
For the absent-minded dad, this Leather Tool Pouch from Wilkinson Sword has belt clips and loops that can hold most secateurs designs and provides safe and storage. RRP £14.99, at good retailers.
Keep tools and blades sharp with the Wilkinson Sword Garden Tool Sharpener, which has seven sharpening edges that will keep knives, secateurs, etc, in perfect cutting condition. RRP £14.99, at good retailers.
The new Wilkinson Sword MultiTool Garden is a single, handy tool, with a pruner, knife, wood saw, stem stripper and lanyard ring. RRP £19.99, at good retailers.
The Turbo Folding Saw from Wilkinson Sword provides triple ground teeth for a smoother cut and the ability to saw through even thick branches. RRP £19.99, at good retailers.
The Professional Grass Shear from WOLF-Garten has a rotating blade making it comfortable and easy to use in a variety of positions and it has a grass collector. RRP £24.99, at good retailers.
This versatile 2-in-1 kneeler and stool from Town and Country will allow your dad, whether kneeling or sitting. It is light to carry and is especially useful for people who have difficulty bending. RRP £29.99
The Bosworth Wellington Boots from Town and Country are traditional length natural rubber boots with a cushioned insole. They have a contoured design and reinforced seams for strength and a steel shank for added support. Available in green, navy and aubergine. RRP £49.99.
The RR550 Power Cut Bypass Loppers from WOLF-Garten have a 35mm cutting diameter, non-stick blades and a new cutting head technology. RRP £49.99, from good retailers.
Keeping everything tidy
A Garden Storage Box from Forest Garden is ideal for storing wellies, tools and equipment. With a choice of finishes, RRP from £129.99.
This grey Shed Tidy will bring order to your dad’s shed and keep tools, rags, string and bits and bobs tidy. Width 28cm, Depth 20cm, Height 17cm, RRP £21.95, www.annabeljames.co.uk.
A small personalised pine apple crate with a lid is ideal for a keen gardener – adding a hessian liner makes it perfect for storing small items. They stack to make an attractive storage system. Dimensions: 31cm x 20cm x 15cm, personalised with 18 characters per line. RRP £34, www.plantabox.co.uk.
Lastly, this sage or grey Potting Table has 3 hooks, a shelf, a sunken tray and spacious work surface. Arrives flat-packed. Price: £34.99, www.sueryder.org/shop.