09/12/2013

Great Christmas gift ideas for gardening enthusiasts

It’s that time of year again when everyone scratches their heads wondering what to buy friends and family for Christmas. This is difficult at the best of times, but buying a great Christmas gift for a keen gardener can be even harder as they generally have everything that they need.

It’s that time of year again when everyone scratches their heads wondering what to buy friends and family for Christmas. This is difficult at the best of times, but buying a great Christmas gift for a keen gardener can be even harder as they generally have everything that they need. 

The ideal Christmas gift for the gardening enthusiast is something that they wouldn’t necessarily buy themselves. Gifts that you should avoid include; plants seeds and basic garden tools like trowels, spades etc. as if they needed them they would go out and buy them. Below are a few suggestions of what you should buy a gardening enthusiast for Christmas 2013. 

1. Robotic lawn mower; if the person you are buying always complains they do not have enough time then a robotic lawn mower is the perfect Christmas present. Day or night rain or shine a robotic lawn mower like the Flymo 1200R will happily cut the grass whatever the conditions. It will also help ensure the grass stay healthy and green. By cutting the grass regularly and short, the grass clippings will mulch and allow the nutrients to re-entre the soil.

2. Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) show tickets; a present any gardening enthusiasts would enjoy, tickets to see a gardening show like Chelsea Flower Show or Hampton Court Palace, isn’t just a great day out, but way for them to generate new ideas for their own garden. Tickets are now on sale at; http://www.rhs.org.uk/Shows-Events  

3. Garden furniture; is one of those things that always gets forgotten and say it will do. Treat a budding gardener to a new set of garden furniture like a set of wooden chairs or table. If that is too expensive, then maybe just help give their current set a new face-lift with a new set of cushions or a throw. Before buying the furniture consider the following; which material e.g. wood or plastic would they like, and which design or style would they prefer?

4. Gardena sprinkler system; one common issue for a keen gardener is that when they go on holiday their garden is lift un-watered meaning they could come back to lots of dead or dying plants and a scorched lawn. An underground sprinkler system is the perfect way to solve this. Installed underground, the sprinkler system will pop up and automatically water their garden even when they are away on holiday. For more information visit: http://www.gardena.com/uk/water-management/sprinkler-systems/  

5. Bird tables and baths; Many gardeners love to attract birds and wildlife into their gardens. Furniture like bird tables and bird baths are a great way to achieve this. There are many different varieties on the market, but it is best to take a look on at their garden to ensure you buy a product that is in keeping with the rest of the garden. These are readily available at most good garden centres and DIY stores.

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