Things to make life better and easier for you
This beautifully packaged range of seeds includes chilli, spring onion, basil, chives, mint, carrots and others. The seeds can all be grown in window boxes, pots or large containers on the smallest of patios or roof terraces.
2Stainless steel dragonflies, £15.95 each, from home2garden.co.uk
These pretty dragonflies (main picture) come on a 50cm spring wire so they’ll stand out in any border.
3 Porcelain solar lamps, £14.99 each, from Lakeland.
As day turns to night create a romantic or relaxing mood with some new porcelain solar lamps with a leafy pattern. Ideal on tables at elegant parties or relaxed patio get-togethers.
4Mushroom growing kit, £5.99, from greenfingers.com
Keen vegetable growers may want to extend their repertoire to include more unusual veg – so if you’re looking for a gift a mushroom growing kit could be ideal.
5 Showa Floreo 370 lightweight gloves, £6.99, from mstore.co.uk
Gardeners can never have too many gloves and these take some beating. With a nitrile-coated palm, they keep your hands protected while being thin enough to perform intricate tasks in the garden, including potting, seedling work, pricking out, tying up plants and weeding.
6 Willow planter, £42.99, from Lakeland.
Create the wow factor by filling this handsome planter with trailing flowers. It makes a fabulous free-standing addition to a patio or creates a focal point in a bed or border.
7 Pink topiary and trimming shears, £19.95, from burgonandball.com
Hand-forged in Sheffield with soft pink handles, they come in an attractive co-ordinating gift box.
8 Tea set and lemon verbena plant, £24.95, from crocis.co.uk
The verbena will give someone a great ingredient for a delicious herbal tea. As well as the tea pot and lemon verbena plant, the gift set comes with a packet of mint seeds, which when grown can also make a zesty herb tea, a metal plant label and instructions on how to grow the seeds, as well as a booklet that contains other herb tea recipes.
9 Luxe Gardeners Tin, £32, from Crabtree & Evelyn,
This tin includes tools and gloves plus luxurious handcare products to restore skin after a satisfying day of digging in the dirt.
10 Almond tree, £19.99, from Focus DIY stores nationwide.
So much more personal than a bouquet of flowers that will die within a fortnight.
Focus DIY does a range of trees – including almond – and it’s the perfect present for someone who enjoys gardening.