Of course, if you’re a hardworking Mum yourself, it may be time to start dropping a few subtle hints to galvanise the troops. After all, ‘practical’ doesn’t have to be ‘boring’. With these gift ideas, you can have the best of both worlds.
This year of all years, when we’re all feeling so adrift and not even sure which month it is, let alone whether it’s time for elevenses or an afternoon cuppa, an outdoor clock makes a perfect gift for the mum who likes to while away an hour or two in the garden. Fully frost proof and weatherproof, the classic good looks of our Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball garden clock (top photo) will bring a touch of Sophie’s modern country house style to any garden.
For the mum who likes to make a style statement, our RHS Gifts for Gardeners ‘British Bloom’ design is just the thing. Darkly dramatic, the pattern features early nineteenth century botanical illustrations and watercolours dating back to the 1630s. The British Bloom seed storage tin has just been selected by Gardeners’ World as one of the best seed tins out there and as it’s seed planting time… Well, it’s just too perfect.
Tiny plants are very much in vogue at the moment, and for the mum who just loves these delicious dainties, our Florence indoor plant pots might be the perfect way to show them off. Just 8cm high, the Florence design has an unusual footed pedestal design, which beautifully lifts and displays these tiny lovelies. Baby succulents, mini ferns, tiny tumbling ivies… Florence offers them the perfect home and makes a striking display.
For the mum who likes a gadget, the FlexDIAL ComfortGEL Branch & Stem Pruner from our American sister company Corona Tools could come in handy. It’s a durable and reliable secateur with non-stick high-carbon steel blade, ten year guarantee and soft comfort-grip handles. But intriguingly, the central dial gives control over how wide the handles open, from 1 right up to 8. Users can simply set the dial to their own custom setting, for reduced effort and fatigue during repetitive cuts, such as for dead-heading. This unique feature also makes it very useful for gardeners with smaller hands.
Gardening gloves that are practical but which also look good are always a sure-fire winner for the mum who likes the best of both worlds. We have a hot-off-the-press new design with our Love The Glove Oak Leaf design in Plum. In a pretty purple shade, the glove is packed with thoughtful and very useful design features: padded palm and fingers for protection; a wrist strap to keep out debris; and mesh between the fingers to stop hands getting too warm. It’s even available in a choice of two sizes, to fit every mum.
Make Mother’s day this year with one of these gorgeous gift ideas and get her gardening season off to a great start.