From gloves and tools to a mini-greenhouse!
If you have a little more to spend on your gardening friends or family members, here’s the pick of the £10-£20 price range. For gifts under £10, please see my post here.
The Herb Grow Kit, £10.95, Mr Fothergill’s
The kit has three galvanised pots on a tray, basil, parsley and chive seeds, plus compost discs, www.mr-fothergills.co.uk.
Kitchen Seed Sprouter, £11.99, Johnsons
This is a fuss-free way of producing fresh and tasty sprouts from your windowsill, www.johnsons-seeds.com.
Mini Greenhouse, £12, Johnsons
Children can build this like a puzzle, then use it as a novel propagator to start seeds off, www.johnsons-seeds.com.
A Pocketful of Herbs by Jekka McVicar, £12.99, Johnsons
Jekka’s new book has been hailed a ‘genius little book’ by Jamie Oliver. The A-Z guide describes more than 300 varieties of herbs grown at Jekka’s Herb Farm in Bristol, www.johnsons-seeds.com.
Gin Garden Seed Kit, £14.99, Thompson & Morgan
All you need is a sunny windowsill and the Gin Garden Seed Kit to grow your own rosemary, basil, thyme and cucumber. There’s everything you need included and a chalkboard panel for easy labelling. Kit contains wooden herb planter, 4 packets of seeds, 4 x 10cm (4in) metal pots, 4 growing plugs, a set of chalks, garden snips, www.thompson-morgan.com.
Thermal Comfort Fit Leather Gloves, £16.99, Town & Country
These new gloves are ideal for use in winter. Reinforced palms combined with extra protection on the fingers make them perfect for pruning roses. The fitted wrist and secure strap help to keep the gloves in place for comfortable working, www.townandco.com.
Orchidea Plant and Pot, £16.99, LECHUZA
Send a beautiful orchid in the Orchidea pot which has been designed for these light-loving plants. Its semi-transparent removable inner pot provides the roots with light while an integrated water reservoir provides moisture when needed. Available in a range of colours, 12cm pot, www.lechuza.co.uk.
V&A William Morris Potting Gloves, £17
Protect your green fingers in the Bower wallpaper print designed by Morris (1834-1896). Made of 100 per cent cotton, the gloves are a gorgeous gift for a keen or budding gardener. The V&A collection includes tools for the home and garden, store.wildandwolf.co.uk.
Sophie Conran Long Thin Trowel, £17.99; Ultra-Slim Pocket Knife, £12.99; Garden Kneeler, £19.99, Burgon & Ball
In the Sophie Conran Range, there’s a long, thin trowel ideal for planting, digging, and weeding. An ultra-slim pocket knife is perfect for a smaller hand. The garden kneeler features memory foam Kneelo® kneeler for exceptional comfort, www.burgonandball.com.
Pine Cone Bird Feeder, £19.99, Suttons
This attractive feeder is made from resin, with each scale acting as a tiny bowl to hold seed, 18cm x 22cm, www.suttons.co.uk.
National Trust Bypass Secateur, £19.99; Stainless Steel Pocket Knife, £12.49, Burgon & Ball
The boxed bypass secateur is crafted in stainless steel, with an all-steel drop forged body and dark FSC® hardwood handles and solid brass rivets. There’s also a handy stainless steel pocket knife, again with a dark FSC® hardwood handle and solid brass rivets, www.burgonandball.com.