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Mothers Day: Gifts for garden-loving mums

Man watering a garden

Gifts for garden-loving mums

Spring time is officially around the corner. The smell of freshly cut grass begins to waft over the garden fences. The hydrangeas and hyacinths emerge from a wintery tomb. That vegetable patch begins to sprouts strange shoots from unknown seeds you planted years ago. Its a beautiful time of year. This time of year, however, happens to coincide with another important day of the year. That’s right! Mothers Day. For some, Mothers day is about flowers and chocolates. For other mums out there, who fancy themselves as an Alan Titchmarsh or a Karen Klein type, they may be better off being gifted items to help the spring blossom.

In our latest edition to the blog, we’re going to be recommending some of the best gifts for the garden-savvy mother. Help your nature-loving mum achieve her backdoor Utopian paradise she righteously deserves.

Garden gloves
Burgon & Ball RHS British Bloom Print Gardening Gloves available in M/L

Garden Gloves

Comfortable, breathable and decorated with beautiful blooms, this pair of gloves is hard-wearing and protects hands when gardening. These stylish, yet durable gloves will be able to help plough through even the most stubborn gardening tasks.

VegTrug 1m Small Wood Seater

Wooden vegetable trough

Is your mother into, or thinking of getting into starting a vegetable patch? If you are looking for a place to put it, look no further than this wooden trough. This (in our opinion) is a stunning looking purchase. Durable but still has a natural look that blends in with the foliage of the garden. Great purchase if your looking to really get your mother a memorable gift as it is long lasting and sentimental.

'find me in the garden' sign
The House Nameplate Company 'Find Me in The Garden' Slate House Sign

Quirky garden sign

A small and quirky addition to your humble home. Give your mum a little chuckle with this sleek and stylish sign that fits in with almost all types of garden decor. Add a touch of personalisation to your mothers garden make it hers.

John Lewis & Partners Ferns in Hanging Glass

Hanging plant in a pot

A modern twist on a timeless classic. You cannot go wrong with a potted plant! It is a very nice looking gift that doesn’t take up too much room. Similarly to the garden sign, it is one of those gifts that goes with anything and still looks fantastic.

Miracle-Gro Plant Food 2kg

Plant nourishment

Give the gift of life to your gardening-obsessed mother. Help her rejuvenate her garden with slow releasing plant food to nourish your collection of growing plants and vegetables. If your loving mother is a hardcore gardener, plant food will go a long way in keeping her happy. As we are heading into spring and summer, it will be the perfect time to optimise plant growth to keep your jungle looking full and healthy.

Kingfisher Deluxe 3 in 1 Suet Fat Ball Seed and Nut Feeder

Bird feeder

For the keen birdwatchers in the gardening community, you need a good bird feeder to get the new species flocking to your natural kingdom. This bird feeder holds everything from big nuts, to small seeds to fat balls. It is the perfect gift for the garden as every garden needs one so why not get an upgrade for your mother, this Mothers Day.

In an English country garden – easy outdoor entertaining

Easy Outdoor Entertaining

You really can’t beat a warm British summer – days spent relaxing in the park and long evenings in the garden with a gentle breeze. Eating outside is such a pleasant experience that we organise barbecues and gatherings like they’re going out of fashion. If you’re holding a garden party then our top tips for outdoor entertaining will guarantee smiles all round:

 

Make your garden party garden themed. Fill a large wheelbarrow with ice and use it to store the drinks and place flowers in a metal watering can for a centrepiece. Place big platters on top of small upturned flower pots and use garden pegs to hold place names. You can even use flowerpots as food covers. Make ice cubes with petals in them and serve appetisers on skewers stuck into trays of wheatgrass.

Try casual outdoor dining. Create a low key dining area with colourful rugs and cushions with a low table for food. Choose colourful plates and cutlery and serve a buffet-style picnic supper. Hang colourful paper lanterns or fairy lights in the trees and place citronella candles in the ground to ward off bugs.

Remember the little ones. Set up a separate kids’ area marked out with balloons. Cover a small plastic table in big sheets of paper and scatter crayons over it so children can draw to their heart’s content. Serve mini jellies, raisins and sweets in coloured shot glasses and cut sandwiches into shapes using cookie or Play-Doh cutters.

Arrange some garden games. If your garden’s big enough, set up croquet or lawn bowls in one area. This is a good ice breaker and encourages talking. If your friends are quite competitive, you could even have a tournament with prizes. You could also buy or hire giant Jenga or chess.

Make the most of nature. Summer fruits and vegetables are delicious so make them a feature of your garden party, so crudités and salads, plus lots of fresh summer berries should be the focus of your food. Serve jugs of Pimm’s or sangria full of summery garnish and add summer fruits to frozen yoghurt or ice-cream for a simple summer dessert.


Homewood hexagonal garden gazebo

Think Gadgets Bunting Fairy Lights, Multi

Gold Large pineapple lantern

Butterfly slimline tennis table

Enjoy the May bank holiday – relax with wine and a barbecue

Enjoy the long weekend BBQs & chilled wine

The long weekend is almost here and if our latest weekly vouchers weren’t enough for you, we’ve found some super summer products to make your May Bank Holiday weekend even better than you were expecting – fingers crossed it’s hot and sunny.
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