Gardeners are a sharing and caring community of people and generally easy to please. If you are struggling for ideas for festive gifts that don’t cost a fortune but will be really appreciated, here are a few ideas to get you started.
For a range of alternative gardening gifts and accessories visit the
Richard Jackson’s Garden page on the QVC website, where you will find even more ideas for gardening gifts, including his very popular Gardener’s Diary 2016.
Tidy tool belt:
Burgon & Ball
This is one of the latest introductions from garden tool and accessory experts Burgon & Ball. The new
is the innovative solution to overloading trouser/jacket pockets in the garden. Keep it all to hand and safe while you garden in comfort. Priced at just £14.95 so you might be able to afford to buy one for yourself too.
Fancy something bright and useful for a gardening gift? Or maybe you’ve bought a gardening friend and plant that needs wrapping. Pop it into one of these bright and colourful
. New this year and available in a wide range of funky colours and designs for around £13 each.
My Garden School
Give the gift of knowledge and buy a
to exchange for a 4 week, specialist online gardening course. Recipients can choose from a range of gardening skills, taught via video tutorials and 1-2-1 tuition with some on the world’s leading experts in horticulture including Richard Jackson’s Garden’s very own plant expert, Andy McIndoe who runs several gardening courses. MyGardenSchool Gift Vouchers cost £145, which will buy almost any of the 4-week courses. Once purchased it’s pretty instant; vouchers will be e-mailed immediately for you to print, so no need to worry about postal dates.
Grow Your Own voucher:
Tap into Pippa’s passion for veggie growing with Pippa Greenwood and give a gardening fan a gift that will last for months and help feed the family. A
Gift Voucher Card
for £29 will provide access to Pippa’s tasty selection of her favourite varieties of vegetables. They choose what they’d like to grow and the UK-grown garden-ready plants are sent out at the perfect time for planting (approx mid-May). Each week Pippa emails tips and advice about the selected vegetables. Her at your-elbow advice ‘tutorials’ cover everything from pre-planting preparation right through to harvesting techniques.
Most gardeners have a basic set of tools, so buying more can be risky. These garden shears from
are simple, neat and very effective and great all rounder for most gardens and gardeners. At just £26, they can be used to lightly trim hedges, cut back perennials and generally tidy and clip garden growth; keep them oiled and they will prune forever.