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PUBLISHED: 11:03 01 December 2011 | UPDATED: 20:23 20 February 2013

Gardeners Beeswax Hand Cream from Quintessentially English

Gardeners Beeswax Hand Cream from Quintessentially English

Searching for an original and interesting present for the keen gardener in your life? Philippa Pearson offers some tempting suggestions for gardening gifts

Gardeners festive time


Searching for an original and interesting present for the keen gardener in your life? Philippa Pearson offers some tempting suggestions for gardening gifts


RHS Garden Hyde Hall
The huge shop at RHS Garden Hyde hall is packed with sumptuous and practical gardening items. Open 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays, there is lots of free parking making it the perfect place to find a gift for any gardener. The Kneelo is a memory foam cushion kneeler in a selection of colours and perfect for gardening, picnics and outdoor concerts. I always use stainless steel trowels for planting and the hand trowel and fork set with soft green handles from Burgon and Ball will make any gardener happy. Showa Floreo Grip Gardening gloves are the best gardening gloves I have ever used and come in a range of colours. Made from seamless lightweight nylon gloves with a tough nitrile palm coating, they are washable, fashionable and perfect for lots of gardening work. The RHS A-Z Encyclopaedia of Garden Plants is an essential reference book for all keen gardeners while the RHS Allotment Journal has a month-by-month guide with useful tips and plenty of space to make your own notes. For hard-working hands, the Gardeners Barrier Hand Cream is an intense double-action hand cream that works fast to protect and soothe hands. It is part of a range of cosmetics designed to keep the keenest of gardeners looking and feeling at their best.
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Westerns Approach
Rettendon
Chelmsford
CM3 8AT
01245 400256

Seek And Adore
This website has a wealth of beautiful items handmade by craftspeople from all over the UK, so there is plenty of scope for unique presents. The vine and daisy ceramic plaques by Kit Anderson were initially photos taken in a friends garden then turned into these unusual wall plaques for inside and out. Gillian Lee Smith has created some intricate hand-embroidered fragments of nature broaches, inspired by memories and stories and each one is entirely unique. Meanwhile, Helen Slaters bee birdfeeder has a lovely glass bee design. Made from slate, metal, wood and enamelled glass, each design is hand enamelled, engraved and fired onto the glass. Designed to be hung outdoors there is ample space for all kinds
of bird seed.
Visit www.seekandadore.com

Franchi Seeds Of Italy
Franchi is the oldest family-run seed company in the world and its traditional regional varieties come from all areas of Italy, adding to the heritage and tradition of these connoisseurs seeds. Great for stocking fillers for gardeners, there are also lots of other lovely products available like Italian preserving jars and vegetable soap.
Visit www.seedsofitaly.com

Roman at Home
The Sage Gardening Pots and Seed Tray gift set has toiletries together with plant pots which can be used in the garden. The set includes a hand wash with sage extract, bath soak, gardeners soap with palm oil and sage extract, an exfoliating body buffer, moisturising hand scrub, a nourishing hand treatment and an invigorating bath fizzer. The vintage-style Ornate Rustic Double and Single Planter Pot and Stand are great to display plants and can be used on a window ledge, balcony or conservatory, while the Large Green Traditional Bird Box will not only provide a sheltered home for garden birds, but it will also look great in gardens of any size.
Visit www.romanathome.com

Quintessentially English
Quintessentially English has a simply gorgeous range of handmade soap, toiletries and gifts for the home. The English Rose soap gift box includes natural and organic soaps and bath bombs while the Summer Blooms and Cottage Garden gift boxes have soaps adorned with pretty flowers. I really like the Gardeners Wellywash Soap made from natural and organic ingredients which is ideal for lots of gardening uses as well as wellies. The Gardeners Beeswax Hand Cream is a great natural moisturiser and protective barrier for hard-working gardening hands.
Visit www.quintessentially-english.co.uk

All Up And On
You can make a limitless supply of biodegradeable pots for seeds, seedlings and young plants with the Burgon and Ball Eco Pot Maker. This simple kit transforms strips of newspapers into three different sizes of paper seedling pot. Also from Burgon and Ball, the Tool Rack is a clever way of organising your garden tools safely off the shed or garage floor until you need them again.
Visit www.allupandon.co.uk


1. Ornate Rustic Double and Single Planter Pot and Stand from Roman at Home
2. Fragments of nature broaches by Gillian Lee from Seek And Adore
3. Burgon and Ball Tool Rack from All Up And On
4. Cottage Garden soap gift box from Quintessentially English
5. Large Green Traditional Bird Box from Roman at Home
6. The Sage Gardening Pots and Seed Tray gift set from Roman at Home 7. RHS Hyde Hall gifts
8. Gardeners Beeswax Hand Cream from Quintessentially English
9. Summer Blooms soap gift box
10. Vine ceramic plaque by Kit Anderson from Seek And Adore
11. Regional Italian vegetable seeds from Franchi Seeds of Italy
12. Gardeners Wellywash Soap from Quintessentially Englishest Show Garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2010.

www.philippapearson.co.uk or contact her on 01767 651253

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