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Christmas Gift Guide - Best Garden Gifts For Him

Posted on November 18, 2015 by Garden Secret Gifts

With Christmas fast approaching, it's a good time to start shopping for your favourite gardener. After all the hours he's put into mowing, weeding, planting and watering, you're sure to strike gold when you buy him any of these gardening gifts. They're a thoughtful way to show your appreciation for his hard work.

1. Eco Horizontal Sundial

Come rain or shine, it'll tell the time! This sundial adds a bit of charm to your garden with its quality slate like appearance. The next time he's tending the plants, he'll spot this ancient time-telling device and instantly think of your thoughtfulness.

2. Love the Glove – Denim

Say goodbye to pricked fingers and sore green thumbs with this durable glove set. Both fashionable and functional, these gloves will let him garden in total comfort without wearing down his hands.

3. Personalised Slate Garden Sign

Welcome visitors to your garden space with style! This sturdy slate sign shows just whose hard work created such a masterpiece. Men love putting their names on things, and this sign is no exception!

4. Seed Packet Organiser

Anything that helps stash the clutter away is a gift well given. This handy organiser takes the fuss out of sorting through a pile of seed packets and spilling them as you go. It's like a recipe holder for your garden!

5. Folding Pocket Secateurs

The convenience this little tool provides is unrivalled. No longer will he have to worry about losing his prized pruning tool amongst long stretches of vegetables; these secateurs will be close at hand, right in his pocket!

6. Robin Fence Post Finial

The watchful eye of this delightful robin will make your gardening guy feel all warm and cosy inside even in dreary, chilly weather. With the sun shining through its sharp eye and illuminating its steel frame, this Robin sentinel is your gardening angel.

7. Bee Nesting House

 

A healthy garden needs happy bees! Provide shelter for your buzzing friends with this nesting house. The honeycomb design will make them feel right at home when they return from pollinating your Buddleias. 

8. Paper Pot Maker

 

Yesterday's newspaper is tomorrows gardening pot with this clever gift idea. Aside from saving him money on expensive garden pots, he'll be able to grow them in an eco-friendly pot from leftover tabloids (you'll finally get some use out of those rags!).

9. Cell Tray Trowels

Transplanting seedlings is a breeze with these perfectly-sized trowels. Made to fit into the tiniest of seedling cells, the usually fumbling task of transplanting becomes as easy as popping an ice cube from the tray.

10. Cushioned Knee Pads

Sore knees are a gardener's worst enemy. As tough as he looks, all the hours of weeding and raking can take a toll on his knee joints. Let him garden in comfort with these cushioned knee pads.

Need more gift ideas? Make sure to check out our full selection of gardening gifts and tools for your green-thumbed friends.

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National Bird Box Week

Posted on February 11, 2015 by Hannah Gayler

This week is the start of National Nest Box week which runs from the 14th – 21st February.

Its aim is to educate and encourage us all to put up nest boxes in garden to compensate for the loss in natural nest box sites.

The BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) organises this week and there are various ways you can get involved.

To find out more information visit their website http://www.bto.org/nnbw/index.htm.

To help you get started we are offering 20% off our entire range of bird boxes.

Just enter coupon BIRDBOX20 into the checkout to claim your discount.

This coupon is valid from now until 21st February (subject to availability and terms and conditions apply).

Take advantage now and visit our range of different bird boxes for lots of different species.

We value any feedback and reviews on our bird boxes so please get in touch.

We wish you every success in attracting more birds to the garden.

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Collecting Seeds - Share, Store and Sow

Posted on September 18, 2014 by Hannah Gayler

It is that time of year when all the flowers start to die down in the garden and we can go around collecting seeds.

This is my first year of having a go at collecting seeds and I can’t wait to sow them in spring.

It will be exciting to see if they grow and whether or not they are going to be the same as the parent plant.

This year I have taken seeds from all our aquilegia plants in the garden as I love them so much.

I have cut the flower heads into a large envelope (don’t forget to label) and allowed them to dry.

Once they are ready I will separate them from any seed heads that are still attached and store in one of our Seed Storage Envelopes.

Aquilegia’s are very easy to propagate as they self seed themselves easily in the garden without any help.

However, other seeds may need extra treatment before sowing so always best to look them up in garden books.

Why not share some of the seeds you collect with your friends so you can all have a go at growing something different next year?

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Get On Top Of The Weeds During September!

Posted on August 30, 2014 by Hannah Gayler

As recently reported, this summer has turned out to be the wettest summer in 100 years.

All this rain has affected our garden and turned weeds into a new variety of monster weeds.

It is hard to believe that these weeds have grown to this size since the last time we put on our gloves and attended to this border.

I have to confess with the weather not being fantastic weeding is not on our top priority list and when the sun does finally come out we just want to sit and enjoy the garden.

September is a really good month at having a go at starting to tidy up the garden ready for winter, or perhaps in time to enjoy the last bit of sunshine!

Our gauntlet leather gloves for men or women are perfect for tackling those extra long and thorny varieties of weeds.

Why not treat yourself or somebody else so that you can tackle the borders with as much ease as possible.

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