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Make Dad’s day with gardening gifts for green-fingered fathers

Father’s Day provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate the unbreakable bond between a man and his garden shed. Here are our top picks for gorgeous gardening gifts to show the green-fingered father figure in your life how much you care.
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Make Dad’s day with gardening gifts for green-fingered fathers

So often, it’s the man of the house who gives us treasured memories of our childhood gardening exploits. The warm, earthy aroma of tomatoes in Grandad’s greenhouse. Dad’s carefully-mown stripes on the lawn. A neighbour patrolling his borders by torchlight, picking slugs off his prized dahlias. There’s a special bond, it seems, between a man and his shed.

Father’s Day provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate this unbreakable bond, and to show the green-fingered father in your life how much you care. If you’re a father yourself, of course, you may want to make sure that this year Father’s Day brings you something you actually want, rather than another pair of novelty socks - charming as they may be. If this is the case, feel free to direct your loved ones to the below for a little gift inspiration…!

 

Here are our top gift picks to make Dad’s day.

 

Super Slice - A thoughtful way to help Dad spend less time on weeding, and more time on enjoying himself. Super Slice is a super-sized version of our popular Weed Slice, and the wide ‘wings’ of this new weeder make short work of weeding in larger areas such as veg beds or allotments, cutting easily through roots and shoots on both the push and pull strokes. It even works on gravel and other aggregate finishes, so it’s ideal for gravel driveways or mulches of slate chippings. Talk about making life easier.

 

Garden Supplies - A gorgeous collection of gardeners’ storage and gardening sundries. There are lots of ideas here, from a twine dispenser filled with handy jute twine, to a rather stylish seed packet storage tin to keep saved seeds in perfect condition until planting time. All these items have been finished with stylish moulded corners to give them curves in all the right places, and this designer finish means they’re more than smart enough to leave on show, in shed, kitchen, or anywhere else!

 

Tweed gloves - The classic gardening gift! You can’t beat a good pair of gardening gloves. These tweed gloves from our Dig The Glove collection of men’s gardening gloves have a padded palm for protection, a wrist strap to prevent debris from dropping into the glove, and real leather trim for a touch of luxury. We’ve heard it said that they look too good for the garden, more suited to a top-down drive through leafy lanes in a vintage sports car. But the good news is that they’re washable, too, so it’s easy to keep hem looking smart, however muddy they get.

 

Essential Tools - This selection of handy planting and propagation essentials is ideal for making up a mix’n’match gift set. Cell tray trowels, twine, planting line, tampers, dibblet… if Dad grows from seed, there’ll be some bits and bobs here he’ll find useful. In fact, he’ll come to wonder how he managed without them! They’ll help him to cut down on plastic in his gardening, too.

 

RHS-endorsed single-handed grass shear - This new RHS-endorsed single-handed grass shear has real gadget appeal! If he’s a perfectionist about his lawn, this is the one for him. The blade rotates 180 degrees, so it can be used either on the flat, as a grass shear – ideal for tricky areas around trees, statuary or other features - or in the vertical position, as an edger. It even works on the diagonal, so whatever the task at hand, it’s easy to achieve a perfect finish.

 

So this year, inspire Dad to hit the gardening heights, with a stylish but very practical gift to help him enjoy his time in the garden – and to celebrate that very special bond with his shed.

 

 

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