Any gardener will tell you that gadgets make gardening a whole lot easier. We’ve been trialling the Gtech HT05 Plus Hedge Trimmer, which is the lightest, long reach cordless hedge trimmer you will find. I like that it’s ultralight (so it’s easy to use and carry), and no cord to cut through or worry about, plus no need for a ladder with an amazing 10ft reach. The Gtech HT05-Plus direct is available from www.gtech.co.uk priced £99 including free delivery.
A bit of a revelation for me this year, as a gardener, was using a decent quality garden shredder. My neighbours have this one from Bosch and it made short work on a small tree when they lent it to me. Better still the shreddings make for a good mulch, so there’s less green waste to get rid of and it saves on buying bark chippings.
I like the idea of something a bit different for the garden. Something that makes a change from trowel and fork sets. I love the idea of a weathervane to pop up on my chimney. This one from NOt On The High Street is made from steel, but is given a black powder coat to look like cast iron. It features gardeners at work, so it would be perfect for a green fingered friend. How about a Sloe Crate as a gift for a gin lover who might like to make their own sloe gin? I love that it includes a jar of Sloe and Gooseberry jam so you can taste a little bit of sloe heaven before your home-grown sloes are ready. I really like this pretty wool check garden kneeler, which would be really useful when doing the weeding and it’s so pretty too. There are plenty of gardening gifts available on Not On The High Street and it’s worth looking out for a Notonthehighstreet voucher code.
A seed tin makes a nice stocking filler and some of the tins available are very sweet. This Dill and Mint Seed Tin is a favourite. Some Joules Wellies are a good gardening choice and they are perfect for winter countryside walks too.
Lots of keen gardeners like to encourage wildlife into the garden – it makes it come alive. I love this sweet Beach Hut Nest Box, which looks great and serves a useful purpose for our feathered friends. Or enjoy butterflies year round with this Powertek Solar Butterfly Wall Art which would look great against a wall or a fence. Both are available from Argos and Argos voucher codes are available too.