My Barrow
Your barrow is empty
WELCOME TO THE TRADE SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE
Trade Site
Log In Trade Account Sign Up Log In
  • Tools
  • Accessories
  • Gifts
  • Collections
  • Agriculture
  • Journal
  • Our Story
  • Contact
  • Stockists
Show more
Posted on

Roses are red, violets are blue…

Valentine’s Day approaches, that annual festival of love. It falls when the first buds are bursting forth, with the promise of longer days hanging in the air – so why not treat someone (or even yourself!) to some gorgeous gardening goodies?! Here's our gift guide.
shares0 comments
Roses are red, violets are blue…
Show more
Roses are red, violets are blue…

Valentine’s Day approaches, that annual festival of love. Named for a third-century priest who helped Roman soldiers to marry when it was forbidden to do so, it’s a time to show that special someone how much you care.

Now, it might seem fairly odd to feel obliged to wax misty-eyed and sentimental simply because the calendar dictates. But, frankly, January always feels such a long month, and Valentine’s Day falls when the first buds are bursting forth, with the promise of longer days hanging in the air – so why not treat someone (or even yourself!) to some gorgeous gardening goodies and enjoy the start of spring?!

Read on for our top picks for gifts this Valentine’s Day.

 

Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball heart apple bird feeder

This charming bird feeder looks simply delightful in the garden. At this time of year, after a long winter, our garden visitors need all the help they can get. Our feathered friends enjoy an apple, plum, pear or other soft fruit, and this will serve it up in designer style! In easy-clean powder-coated galvanised steel, with natural leather hanging cord, this feeder will stay looking good in all weathers.

 

RHS-endorsed rose pruner

Perhaps an unusual tool, but a very useful one, perfect for safe, scratch-free pruning of that most romantic of blooms, the rose. A bypass secateur with razor-sharp high-carbon steel blade, the pruner has a gripping device which locks onto the stem as it closes, holding the stem firmly in place. The stem can then be removed from the plant, and released into trug or barrow without having to ever touch it. Of course, it’s ideal for irritant plants like rue and euphorbia, too – but we prefer the more romantic connotations of the rose!

 

 

RHS Gifts for Gardeners British Bloom Trowel & Fork set

A gorgeous gift set of RHS-endorsed trowel and fork, with wooden handles painted in a deep cranberry shade. The trowel is engraved with the Gertrude Jekyll quote, "The love of gardening is a seed once sown, that never dies." The box carries the gorgeous British Bloom design of dahlias and peonies, and is finished with ribbon. They may look lovely, but these are serious garden tools, and carry the RHS lifetime guarantee. A lovely gift for any gardeners, and a thoughtful way to convey your affection.

 

‘Oak Leaf’ Love The Glove ladies’ gardening gloves

The new design in our popular Love The Glove collection of ladies’ gardening gloves. Marrying form and function, these gloves are packed with high performance design features, including padded palms for protection, a wriststrap to keep out debris, and mesh between the fingers to avoid overheating. Available in Poppy, Navy and Moss, we’ve created these gloves to match the most popular colours in our Kneelo® kneeler and knee pad collection, as well our our Hip-Trug and poc-kit ranges – so it’s easy to put together the perfect gardening gift set!

 

 

RHS-endorsed classic pruning knife and steel set

There couldn’t be a more perfect gift for a gardener than this beautiful knife and steel set. Hand crafted in Sheffield with a high-carbon steel blade and scales (handle) in FSC® oak, this knife will last a lifetime. The blade housings are solid brass so they’ll never rust, and the handle will mould to the user’s hand over time. In a presentation gift box with a miniature steel to keep the blade razor sharp, this knife is truly a gift to treasure.

 

This Valentine’s Day, show your loved one how much you care, with gifts to help love grow.

 

0 comments
Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

You may also be interested in

A bee-autiful giveaway! Win ‘The Secret Lives of Garden Bees’ plus planting tools

As the days warm up, we caught up with author and wildlife gardener Jean Vernon to get the low-down on the bees in our gardens - those beautiful buzzers who provide the soundtrack to our summer. We have a copy of Jean's latest book to give away, plus some planting tools to create an all-day buffet for your bees!
shares2 comments

Serious gardening, made stylish: new additions to the Sophie Conran collection

This season our much-loved Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball collection sees exciting new additions, including many new large garden tools like a digging spade and fork. The addition of these new large tools, including cutting tools, creates a comprehensive gardening range. It's serious gardening, made stylish.
shares0 comments

New 'National Trust made by Burgon Ball' garden tools: high-quality with heritage style

This year we are launching an exciting new licensed range of tools in a major collaboration with Europe’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust. The new range offers gardeners superior quality and a heritage aesthetic, while also celebrating traditional manufacturing techniques.
shares0 comments

Are you a green-fingered gardener? Sign up for the latest tips and news.