Christmas Presents for Gardeners

I  don't know about you but I would rather have something for the garden as a Christmas present rather than another novelty pair of socks, but with so many possible things to ask for whats do you go for?

There's several different items on my list for friends and family this year (hint hint), all of which are useful and desirable. The following are from a delightfully co-ordinated range available online.

How about a thermometer for the garden, with weather conditions  being very variable and different in various parts of the garden, let alone the country it is handy to have at least one outdoor thermometer in the garden. Ideally you should have several in different places, I always have one in the greenhouse as well.

This small tube thermometer is wall mounted and comes in a range of different colours, (shutter blue - illustrated, clay and also in slate) and can be easily wall mounted, very elegant design that would work well in a contemporary garden or classic country cottage garden.

The Small Tube Thermometer is available for £15 from Garden Trading.
As regular readers will know we love growing herbs in pots (remember our post from October?). And of course one of the important things when growing herbs in pots are the pots themselves. These pots would be ideal for a windowsill for growing  smaller herbs such as sage, parsley etc, have them to hand for when you are cooking and need to grab a few.

Perfectly colour co-ordinated with the thermometer above this trio of charming pots are perfect to create a miniature herb garden and again comes in (shutter blue, clay and slate). At just £18 for set of three they are good value too.

Available from

Another one to add to the list is this string and seeds box gift set.

I am always losing packets of seeds, leaving them in drawers, old coats, even in the cats basket (although I blame him, not me!). But if like me you are less than organised with your seeds this gift set of seed box and string caddy is a perfect and very stylish solution.

As with the other items in the range the boxes are available in the same complimentary colours and this little set wont break the bank at just £12.  

The final item on my list (for now!) is the lovely bug box, with winter well on its way now (or in my case well and truly arrived) do spare a thought to all the little pollinators that you will need in the garden and allotment for next year. They need a place to be snug and safe over winter and this bug box is a perfect solution to help them on their way.

With plenty of holes, gaps and tunnels this can be home to various bug-allies such as ladybirds, and lacewings.

Do remember that the novelty sock shops will be grabbing your families attention any day now so get your alternative suggestions off to Santa soon!

1 comment:

  1. I love the ladybird hotel, we have several of these in the garden, with different sized holes to attract different sized bugs (and lady birds)


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