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Christmas gardening gifts: chocolate and pots

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Mini skull plant pots from MiaFleur
Mini skull plant pots from MiaFleur

Stocking fillers for gardeners

Grow Your own Chocolate Daisies kit from Prezzybox
Grow Your own Chocolate Scented Flowers Kit from Prezzybox

Troublesome gardener to buy for this Christmas? Here’s a selection of gifts to give you some inspiration, all easily available on the internet, so you don’t have to set a foot out of doors if you don’t want to.

Flowers and chocolate: what could be a better combination, so why not treat someone to this Grow Your Own Chocolate Scented Flowers Kit? It contains:

  • 2 x packets of chocolate daisy seeds
  • 4 x coconut husk starter pots
  • 4 x coconut husk compost discs which expand when watered
  • 4 x wooden plant markers

Available from Prezzybox.com, price £9.95, www.prezzybox.com.

These Mini Skull Plant Pots look great when planted up with succulents like Sempervivum. Made from white ceramic with a shiny, glazed finish. Height 6cm x width 5cm x depth 7cm, from MiaFleur, price £8.50, www.miafleur.com.

Display your plants in style in this enamel pot from the Oak Room, featuring Orla Kiely’s iconic flower stem design, with a hole at the bottom for drainage and an enamel saucer to protect surfaces. Beautifully packaged in an Orla Kiely gift box. Pot diameter 11cm x height 11cm, price £16.99, from www.oakroomshop.co.uk.

Inspired by architectural structures, this range of hand-made planters are exclusive to The Glasgow School of Art Shop and are made in the city. The double-cuboid concrete shape is softened with a gradient colour of pastel lilac. On the base, cork circular feet avoid any scratching of surfaces. Designed by GSA student Katherine Moriarty, the pot’s dimensions are 14cm x 7cm x 5.5cm, price £18, www.gsashop.co.uk.

Cement pots are all the rage again and this set of two pots from Idyll Home is a stylish way to show off your indoor or outdoor plants.

They look stunning on coffee tables, shelves or in any spot that needs a little modern but organic planting solution, price £12.95, www.idyllhome.co.uk.

Lastly, an ideal pot for Poinsettias from Poundland, price £1 (obviously), www.poundland.co.uk.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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