Romantic treats for gardeners
When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, I’d happily settle for half a tonne of well-rotted manure (gift wrapped), but other people may want something a little less unconventional.
Here are a few ideas – get your orders in sharpish…
The rose has long been a favourite for lovers -.in the language of flowers, red roses means ‘love and desire’.
In a terracotta pot, wrapped in hessian, tied with a red satin ribbon, this rose comes with a Valentine’s card and planting instructions, £25, www.treesdirect.co.uk.
This sterling silver adjustable ring by Shrieking Violet is hand-made with a real miniature rose bud at the centre, £29.99, www.flowerjewellery.com.
‘Bee Mine’ hand cream is deeply nourishing and hydrating hand made with cocoa and shea butter and vitamin E. Gently fragranced with rose geranium. A handy handbag size, 100gm tube, in a beautifully illustrated gift box. Free from parabens and sulphates; kind to your skin and kind to the environment, £12.95, www.annabeljames.co.uk.
This personalised garden trug is a versatile piece of garden equipment beautifully proportioned and manufactured. FSC approved and in the colour of your choice with space for a personal dedication to make it a gift that will never be forgotten.
Dimensions: 45cm x 30cm x 8cm, made of sustainable pine, professionally treated and coloured, personalised with 16 characters, £29.99, www.plantabox.co.uk.
Show a loved one just how special they are by naming a pack of rose seeds after them that they can grow into a rose bush to cherish forever. Name a Rose has simple instructions included within the sleek metal gift box, £19.99, www.GettingPersonal.co.uk.
This glass caterpillar vase has six joined ‘bulbs’ in which to display your favourite short stems. Show off garden blooms or fill with wild flowers and enjoy all year round. Perfect for a windowsill or table centrepiece, the delicate bud vase makes an elegant addition to the home and a unique gift for anyone who loves cut flowers. Length: 25.5cm Height: 3.5cm Width: 4cm £9.99, www.oakroomshop.co.uk.