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Garden Gifts - things for the gardener

Give a garden gift!  There are lots of different sorts of garden gifts - you can treat your loved one to a personalised garden gift, a personalised garden calendarhand care products to help care for those green fingers & hard-working hands, and gifts to give people simple enjoyment in the garden.  If your loved one loves their garden and likes or loves animals and wildlife, one option could be to give them a garden gift which encourages birds, bees, butterflies, hedgehogs and the like to their garden so that they can enjoy watching them.    

You could send a house plant Send a House Plant

I often send my Auntie Joan a house plant, rather than flowers.  She is living in a care home, and she loves bright colours as she has trouble with her sight.  Today I've sent her a house plant from Bunches - they have several to choose from, and I think these make lovely gifts.   Auntie Joan used to love her garden and so it's nice to send her something colourful and floral.   Order online and delivery is free! From £18.99.  Click here to go to Bunches.
Tree2mydoor.com have lovely ideas for Mothers Day including this Dwarf Diamond Peach Tree Gift

Send your Mum a Tree or Plant for her garden!

Tree2mydoor.com have lovely ideas for Mothers Day including this Dwarf Diamond Peach Tree Gift.  The company is the equivalent to a florist who sends flowers - Tree2mydoor.com sends trees or plants or bushes as gifts instead.  If you're thinking of sending flowers but are thinking of how long they last, something for the garden could be a great alternative.  Click here to see Tree2mydoor.com's range for Mothers Day. 

Gardeners Bucket Savoury Treats Gardeners Bucket Savoury Treats
£12.00
The National Trust Online Shop has this delightful small cream metal pale with savoury treats:  Old English chutney with cider, sweet apple chutney and tomato & herb vegetable crackers.  This is a bit of a different gift but a lovely idea!  Click here to buy this Gardeners Bucket
 Never mind flowers - give a tree! Never mind flowers - send a tree!
There are experience days away from home and there are experiences to enjoy at home.  This gift idea falls into the latter category - how about giving your loved one a tree, bush or a plant?  They can enjoy watching these grow and nurture your gift.  Tree2mydoor.com  will deliver your tree, bush or plant - they send them as gifts (the equivalent of a florist delivering flowers...)  And you can find tree gift ideas for the location you have in mind - e.g. decking, small gardens, patios, large gardens, balconies, porches or conservatories etc at their webpage Trees by Location.  Prices start from about £20.  Click here to find a tree to send as a gift with Tree2mydoor.com
Name a Rose Deluxe Edition Name a Rose Deluxe Edition
£24.99
Find Me a Gift have this lovely Name a Rose Deluxe Edition gift which enables you to name an authentic rose (and include a message) and have its name and number stored on the Amore Rose Registry system.  This gift has a presentation box, an A4 Framed Personalised Certificate, an Introductory Letter and a Unique Pack of seeds with a unique database number.  There's also a How to grow and care for your rose booklet, plus an A3 double sided rose calendar poster, a History of the rose, and "The Rose Expert Book". Click here to go to Find Me a Gift to buy this gift.  
Suttons Seeds  have lots of gardening gifts for any garden lovers.  Whether you're looking for stocking fillers or garden gifts, and whatever your budget, you'll find something from Suttons Seeds.  My Auntie Joan, who is 93 and who has always been a mine of helpful info when it comes to gardening, swears by Suttons Seeds.   Click here to visit their website

Birdnests & Birdfeeders The RSPB has a wonderful range of gifts perfect for the garden, whether to encourage wildlife to come and visit it & to care for them while they are there or to give you the chance to mug up on your knowledge of bird life & wildlife & find out more about it.  This charity works to keep nature amazing and your gift will support its efforts.  Or give your loved one and the wildlife a gift with flower seeds from Mr Fothergill's from the RSPB.

Garden Bird & Wildlife Co has everything anyone could want for the birds in their garden - including bird houses she can put up on a wall, so it doesn't matter if your loved one doesn't have a garden. Food, feeders, accessories, nest boxes, bird baths, books, DVDs and things for wildlife, too - there's plenty to choose from for bird lovers.  Click here to see their gift section which includes Bath & Beauty, Gifts for Pets, gifts for young nature lovers, books, DVDs and CDs, gifts ofr wildlife, home fragrance, gifts for gardeners, stationery, bird watching ideas, cards and calendars, house and home.

Gardening Magazines There are plenty of gardening magazines to choose from, from various online retailers.  Great Magazines & Magazine Subscriptions offer garden titles, varying from Smallholder  (great for anyone who dreams of escaping the rat race in the city & setting up in the country), More from Your Garden, Grow Your Own, Kitchen Garden, Homes & Gardens, the English Garden, Garden News, BBC Gardeners World & Amateur Gardening.  And if your loved one is very green minded as in the eco-friendly sense of the word, Select Your Magazine plants trees on behalf of all the publishers they feature in their range.

Send a Tree, not flowers You think of giving someone a tree - a great gift, it benefits people and animals alike.  And then the questions start to sink in - what sort of tree would suit the intended recipient?  What sort of tree can you fit onto a patio, balcony, in the hall, in a small garden, in a big garden?  Tree2mydoor.com helps you answer all these questions and choose the right tree, from something in a hallway or conservatory to a  large native tree.  They do what florists do - except they send trees, not flowers, and they have a tree for every occasion. You can also dedicate a tree as a conservation gift.   Visit Tree2mydoor.com here.

 

 

 

Other garden gift ideas are....
 Visit to Kew Gardens and Afternoon Tea for Two RSPB Gardening for Wildlife RSPB Garden wildlife camera 
Visit to Kew Gardens and Afternoon Tea for Two £69.00 Go to Virgin Experience Days

 RSPB Gardening for Wildlife "Give them a home and they will come" £19.99 from the RSPB Online Shop

 RSPB Garden wildlife camera Connect to your TV to see  what's happening in your garden! £139.99  from the RSPB Online Shop 

Wildlife Friendly Pack from Garden Bird Seed Box & 4 Packs of Sunflower Seeds The Balcony Gardener 
 Wildlife Friendly Pack Give your garden wildlife a place to hibernate over winter Was £26.97, now £22.49 Go to Garden Bird Seed Box & 4 Packs of Sunflower Seeds A special offer From Suttons Seeds

The Balcony Gardener Make the most of your gardening plot £14.99 from the RSPB Online Shop

 Gooseberry Bush Gift from Tree2mydoor.com	   
Gooseberry Bush Gift A great variety for growing in the garden. £16.99 from Tree2mydoor.com    
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Look after the earth

Take care of the earth and she will take care of you.

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