From seed collections to fashion-conscious gloves for the green-fingered and innovative tool ranges, no gardening mother should be without a gift on Mothering Sunday. There’s a plethora of choice. Here’s a few of the gifts on offer:
£5 OR UNDER
If your mother’s cuppa always goes cold when she’s working in the garden, treat her to a MugTopper, a clever accessory that creates an airtight seal on the top of a mug or glass, preserving the heat inside a warm drink and ensuring a cold drink stays cool. It stops insects getting inside. Four designs feature a rose, a bow, a mouse and a cat on top (£4.99 for a set of four, from www.apollohousewares.com).
£10 OR UNDER
Birds, bees and butterflies are featured in lifestyle artist Katie Alice’s vintage-inspired tableware and this floral-patterned porcelain tankard mug from her English Garden collection may provide inspiration for the gardener. (£6, from www.english-table.com and selected garden centres)
If you miss phone calls or text messages when you’re tending the garden, Briers’ new Pruner Pouch offers a solution, comprising secateurs and a pouch complete with a mobile phone pocket. Fitted with a belt clip, the Pruner Pouch enables you to stay contactable while you’re out gardening. (£10.99, www.briersltd.co.uk)
£20 OR UNDER
Gardening shoes don’t have to be boring any more thanks to a new range of designs from Back Door Shoes, including a pretty red and cream roses print. These shoes have no air holes in them so don’t let water through but are washable and ideal for just popping out on to the patio without getting your feet wet (£20, www.backdoorshoes.co.uk).
£30 AND UNDER
The new Growbag Waterer from Hozelock keeps plants watered for up to 14 days. By placing a growbag on top of the waterer, the integral capillary matting transfers the required amount of water from the reservoir to the compost. (£24.99, from garden and DIY stores)