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Stocking filler gifts for gardeners

Brown Resin Garden Tools. Picture; Gisela Graham
Brown Resin Garden Tools. Picture; Gisela Graham

Presents for under £10

Don’t just buy your gardening-mad friends and family warm socks for their stockings – there are a host of gifts out there for under a tenner.

This is the first of a series, and I’ll be outlining my favourite things to buy – watch out for:

Stocking fillers for under £5

Brown Resin Garden Tools decorations: Four designs, 5cm x 6cm x 3cm, £2.40 each, www.giselagraham.co.uk.

GroMat: A two-metre, biodegradable mat pre-sown with either flower or vegetable seeds – cut to fit border or container. Poppy, Wildflowers, Blue Mix, Red Mix, Salad or Vegetable Mix. £4.99, www.mr-fothergills.co.uk.

Winter Warmer Bird Feed: Buy a 1.7kg seed bag, £4.99; pre-filled easy feeder, £4.99; eight-pack of suet cakes with a free feeder for £10, all www.gardenhealth.com/products/peckish.

Chilli Pepper Grow Kits: Available in fiery red or medium-hot green, £4.99, www.mr-fothergills.co.uk.

Stocking fillers £5-£10

Butterfly Mix Seedball: Made with a mix of wildflower seeds including forget-me-not, red campion, yarrow, purple-loosestrife and musk mallow recommended by Butterfly Conservation, £6, www.nhmshop.co.uk.

Grow Your Own Pesto Kit: Includes basil seed, compost discs, a ceramic pestle, mortar and instructions on how to make the sauce for pasta, £6.95, www.mr-fothergills.co.uk.

Boxed Pruners: These secateurs in a daisy pattern have high-quality carbon steel blades with lightweight aluminium handles, £7.99, www.townandco.com.

Mode Prints Plant Life Girl Poster Print: A hand-illustrated art print from the Plant Life collection. Unframed on premium matte finish 220 gsm paper, and is available unframed or with a black frame and mount. Sizes available: A5, A4, A3, starting from £8.50, www.modeprints.com.

Laura Lee Vintage Gardening Tools Small Mug: Inspired by a family collection of vintage gardening tools and printed onto a stoneware mug, £8.50, www.lauraleedesigns.co.uk.

British Bloom Twine in A Tin: Jute twine in a tin printed with the new British Bloom design from the RHS Lindley Library and endorsed by the RHS. Contains 120m of 3-ply natural jute twine, £9.95, www.annabeljames.co.uk.

Juicy Fruit Grow Kit: Features five packets of seeds – Rhubarb Glaskin’s Perpetual, Strawberry Mignonette, Melon Ogen, Tomato Moneymaker and Pineapple Berries, £9.99, www.thompson-morgan.com.

Beamie: Keep your head warm with this black beanie hat which comes with a removable LED light unit built in so you can see where you are going hands-free! Three brightness settings and replaceable batteries, £9.99, www.suttons.co.uk.

Twool Soft and Natural Trio: Naturally blending into your garden. Cheeky chocolate, Slinky minky and Au naturel. 3 x 35m spools, £9.99, www.dobies.co.uk.

Cactus Earrings: These earrings are laser cut from 3mm thick green perspex, then hand painted, £10, www.finestimaginary.com.

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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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