Horticultural presents with the wow factor
Wanting to splash out a bit? Up your Christmas present budget for friends and family who love gardening with these stellar gifts.
Nutscene Iconic Tin Jute Twine Collection, £20, Sir Gordon Bennett
Scottish-made twine in Natural, Red and Green. Use them in floristry, to gift wrap, crafting or to support plants and mark out growing lines, www.sirgordonbennett.com.
This fun little ceramic planter brings a rainbow of colours to your home. Dimensions 13cm x 13cm x 13cm, www.redcandy.co.uk.
Metal Watering Can with Copper Trim, £22.95, Live Laugh Love
This stylish watering can has a fixed handle and includes a rose. It is finished in powder-coated galvanised steel and has a 9-litre (2 gallon) capacity, www.livelaughlove.co.uk.
Sophie Conran Full Apron, £27.99; Tool Bag, £24.99, Burgon & Ball
New in Sophie Conran’s stylish ticking stripe fabric, the full apron features a central pocket, patch pocket and key clip, with a bib. The tool bag is a really handy size, not too heavy to lift when loaded, www.burgonandball.com.
Luba Bordeaux Plant Pot, £28, Urban Coo
This planter from House Doctor is a deep burgundy that offsets greenery perfectly. The visual imperfections on the surface add a raw and rustic quality to the pot, www.urbancoo.co.uk.
Davallia Lava Plant, £29.99, Suttons
For a plant with a difference, try this Davallia Lava Plan. The fern gets its minerals and support from the lump of real lava – all you have to do is water it. Order by November 30 for delivery on December 11, www.suttons.co.uk.
Deluxe Pruner Twin Pack, £29.99, Wilkinson Sword
The bypass pruner allows accurate cutting of younger stems, while the anvil pruner is better suited to woodier growth. Both have a high-quality SK5 steel blade which can cut through stems up to 22mm thick and a central safety catch, www.wilkinsonsword-tools.co.uk.
Firefly Decorative Frost Guard, £29.99, Biogreen
The terracotta Firefly is heated by a specially designed candle and will keep small greenhouses and cold frames frost-free. The candle can burn for up to 48 hours and is made from biomass material. The Firefly can also be used to burn essential oils in the home, from Hillier Garden Centres, www.hillier.co.uk.
Natural Trust Boxed Topiary Shear, £29.99, Burgon & Ball
Forged in precision hardened and tempered high-carbon steel, these shears are ideal for trimming soft green growth such as Buxus (box), www.burgonandball.com.
Glass Plant Terrariums, £29.99, Thompson & Morgan
The ideal way to display air plants. There are two shapes – a pyramid and pentagon. Each kit contains 1 glass terrarium, 3 air plants, 1 pack of gravel, 1 pack of moss, www.thompson-morgan.com.
Cheetah Watering Can, £38, Mint and May
Quirky ceramic cheetah watering can good enough to keep on display! Dimensions: 12cm x 18cm x 32cm, gift-boxed, hand wash only, www.mintandmay.co.uk.
Buddy Barrel Cactus in Garden Pot, £40, Sweetpea and Willow
Bring the Arizona desert into your home with a barrel cactus in a terracotta pot, www.sweetpeaandwillow.com.
Personalised Luxe Copper Trowel and Fork Set, £44.99, Treat Republic
The copper-plated carbon steel tools are offset with solid ash handles, designed with a slight curve for extra comfort and can be personalised. The trowel has been marked in centimetres and inches so planting at the correct depth has never been easier, www.treatrepublic.com.
Saguaro Cactus Terrarium, £49.50, Red Candy
Your home may not be the ideal environment for an 18-metre tall Saguaro cactus but bring a dash of Mexican flora indoors with this terrarium, with little glass dome with matching pot? Dimensions 15cm x 15cm x 26cm, www.redcandy.co.uk.
Aged Dachshund Planter, £49.90, The Farthing
The dog’s hollow body is ready for planting, crafted in polyresin pots (not frost-proof). Hand-finished, dimensions 31cm x 57cm x 20cm, www.thefarthing.co.uk.