Ten of the best:Christmas gifts for gardeners

Treat the gardener in your life to something special this Christmas.

That’s got the prezzie problem tied up

Gardeners can never have enough twine, so guarantee a big supply with 24 mini spools of jute twine in different colours, packaged in a recycled seed tray stamped with the Scottish maker’s launch date.

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The set costs £19.99. Last orders for Christmas by December 20. Buy it now


 

Sow-and-grow feast in a tin

Encourage the sow-and-grow gardener with decorative tins that keep seed packets safe and dry.

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The Peas & Beans Tin holds four packs of pea and bean seeds worth over £11, for £11.99. Last orders for Christmas by December 12. Buy it now


 

Oh-so pretty accessories

Inspired by the Royal Horticultural Society Lindley Library archive of botanical art, the gorgeous Flora & Fauna collection includes indoor watering can, £14.95, and twine in a tin, £8.95, as well as trowel, secateurs, gardening gloves and kneeler.

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Place your last orders for Christmas by December 16. Buy it now


 

For the G&T lover

Nothing revives like a G&T after a hard day’s gardening, so give two juniper bushes to plant — the berries give gin its distinctive flavour — plus a large bottle of London Dry Gin and a supply of fresh lemons.

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The Gin Drinkers Companion, crated and delivered with your message, costs £65. Last orders for Christmas by 1pm on December 21. Buy it now


 

Luscious gem colour vases

The funnel tops of these 14cm-high bottle vases hold small bunches of cut blooms perfectly in place.

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Choose from a set of pink and purple vases, or green and blue, at £25.50 for the two, or all four for £29.95. Last orders December 18. Buy it now


 

Get hip to a trug

The Hip-Trug is handy for gathering in the harvest or collecting faded blooms. In soft neoprene, the holster clips to pocket or belt, while the tough — and microwaveable —container lifts off the band so that you can empty it.

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With holster choice of navy, moss or poppy, the small size Hip-Trug costs £9.95, the larger size, £12.95. Last orders for Christmas by December 16. Buy it now


 

A book to inspire

Nobody makes magic like designer duo Julian and Isabel Bannerman, who have created fabulous, fanciful gardens at Highgrove, Waddesdon Manor and Arundel Castle. The couple’s weighty book, Landscape of Dreams, chronicles these gardens and more, and makes inspiring reading.

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Landscape of Dreams (Pimpernel Press) costs £50, but you can buy it for £40 including p&p by calling 01206 255 800 and quoting code LANDSCAPEH&P. Last orders for Christmas by December 19.


 

Makes perfect scents

Ten bulbs of fragrant white hyacinth are packaged in a zinc bowl and, on arrival, will peek through a bed of moss, in time to flower over the festive season.

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Potted hyacinth gift set costs £37.95. Last orders for Christmas by December 18. Quote code XM16R3 for 15 per cent discount on orders over £35. Buy it now


 

Give a frog a home

The Frogitat offers a cosy haven for visiting amphibians year round, with a shelf at the rear designed for overwintering frogs and toads.

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Measuring 15cm x 21cm x 21cm, the Frogitat costs £19.99, with five per cent going to Greenfingers charity. Last orders for Christmas by December 12. Buy it now


 

Butterflies on your plate

Bone china dinner plates from RE bring beautiful butterflies in from the garden in six colourways.

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Dishwasher safe, each 11in diameter plate costs £16. Last orders for Christmas by December 22. Buy it now

 


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