Gardening is good for the mind and body and it doesn’t matter how much space you have either. Even the smallest space such as a balcony can create your own private botanical gardens or grow your own veg – you just need to know where to begin!
If you’ve just been bitten by the gardening bug, we’ve got the best products that are both pretty and practical. In fact, with some gorgeous gardening gloves available, you don’t even need to get your hands dirty if you don’t want to!
Make sure your cuts are clean and sharp every time with a good pair of secateurs. We love these perfectly purple ones from gardening guru, Sarah Raven. Take good care of them and you’ll be using them for years!
We love this cute little set! It comes in its own bag so hang it from a hook and you’ll always know where your essential tools are. This would be a wonderful gift for a friend or why not treat yourself?
Endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society, these patterned gloves are ideal for simple tasks such as pruning when protecting your hands is important. As an added bonus, they are machine washable, too!
Every gardener needs a bit of inspiration, so if you’re new to the hobby or buying for a friend who’s just starting out, a subscription to Garden Answers means every month you’ll receive a magazine full of ideas, new plants to experiment with, and garden designs to inspire you.
This is a classy watering can that will last a lifetime. Holding 5 litres of water, it’s big enough to tackle your flower beds and it looks so stylish, you’ll be inclined to leave it on display! Available in two colours, it’s a must for all gardeners.
These small structures offer cosy conditions for tender plants, cuttings and seedlings. While it’s possible to propagate seeds and cuttings on a sunny windowsill, it’s far easier and more successful if you have a purpose-built greenhouse.
There’s a great story behind these seed markers. They are made from antique wood that was once part of buildings in Philadelphia during the 19th century. And now you can use them in your garden to remind you what you’ve planted where.
OK, so an elephant planter might not be strictly essential but look how cute it is! You’ll definitely be needing plenty of pots and this one will definitely add some kerb appeal if you place it outside your front door. There’s a bigger one too if you’d like the set.
All of us want to do more for wildlife and in addition to planting bee and butterfly-friendly plant, you could also put up a bee hotel. This one is handmade and would make a lovely feature on a suitable wall as well as giving the bees a place to shelter.
With an aged appearance, this rustic plant support is easy to erect – just stake it into your garden. It’s ideal for plants that need a little help as they grow. It could also be used to screen off areas of the garden.
Keep your seeds safe in this pretty vintage-style tin. Suttons was founded in 1806 so the company know a fair bit about gardening. This design is a replica of its 1871 Spring Catalogue. Other designs are also available.
A decent digging fork is a must-have for anyone that wants to grow their own veg. Use this to dig in compost and to prepare the ground for planting. It’s weather-proof and rust-resistant so if you left it out in the rain, it’s not a total disaster.
There’s not many things that have a lifetime guarantee but this does! Use it to move plants that have got too big for their plot and for general jobs. It’s comfortable to use so you won’t hurt your feet if you need to dig deep!