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Greenhouses are the ultimate growing environment for people who are dedicated to the hobby of gardening. As well as the structures themselves greenhouse accessories can come in a wide variety of shapes and forms with multiple uses and adaption’s.
Greenhouse accessories can further allow the gardener to extend their growing season allowing for more exotic plants in the summer and grow hardy vegetables in the winter. Electric fan heaters, digital thermometers, grow lights and greenhouse manuals all make for, exciting greenhouse accessories. These can make great gifts for birthdays or just a special occasion. Maybe you have just bought your first greenhouse and excited about the new possibilities for your up and coming growing season.
The idea of greenhouses and growing under cover goes back a long way. By allowing UV light to pass through a glass house allows warm air to accumulate within the structure.
This provides the perfect sheltered growing environment for young plants or even more exotic varieties. Buying a greenhouse can accelerate a gardeners ability to grow earlier and later in the growing season. Greenhouses also give the ability to grow more resilient fruits and vegetables straight through the winter months. Some of these include spinach, cabbage and lettuce.
Greenhouse accessories can increase the productivity of your space even further. This can be achieved by providing deeper soil, pest control, heating and also even a little bit of humour. Greenhouse accessories allow for customisation and specific growing enhancements for specific planting types.
So why not check out our extensive list of cool greenhouse accessories below? You will not be disappointed with our comprehensive list.
Most greenhouses warm up extremely quickly on sunny days especially in spring when conditions outside can be still very cold. This means seedlings and young plants get to burst into life much quicker that anything possible outdoors.
On the other hand however on cloudy days and the depths of winter greenhouses can be extremely cold at night. In fact at night greenhouse temperatures can match those of outside meaning winter mercury below freezing. This can be problematic especially if greenhouse gardeners wish to keep exotic plants alive all year or raise plants early in the season.
In spring greenhouse temperatures can fluctuate so much young plants can become overwhelmed and stressed. Hence serious gardeners regularly invest in a robust greenhouse heater. This fantastic greenhouse accessory can keep the greenhouse extremely warm even in the depths of winter.
This results in a complete revolution of the gardening calendar and allows a gardener to enjoy their hobby even in the depths of winter time.
Sometimes the only thing that can limit greenhouses growing capabilities is its growing medium. Soil is one of the most important factors in providing healthy plants in any environment.
The reason why this is so important in a greenhouse is normally plants are grown in pots. The reason for this is most greenhouses sit upon a solid concrete base. Gardeners know that plants grow much better in the soil than in pots. This is because the greater volume of soil means a more consistent moisture content.
Pots are prone to drying out and over watering making most greenhouse gardening far from optimal. Pots also can mean less nutrients available than in larger volumes of soil. One of the best greenhouse accessories to rectify this problem is a raised timber planter. This planter will allow you to add a large volume of soil and deeper growing medium perfect for allowing your plants grow to their very best potential.
Cold frames work on the same principle as greenhouses but are much smaller and usually used for hardening off young plants in spring. One of the added bonuses of cold frames is they can be situated against the wall of a building which provides heat and shelter.
This means cold frames can easily take advantage of microclimate adding to more warmth during those colder parts of the season. These are a popular way of germinating seeds early in the year and due to their compact nature rarely suffer from pests.
Traditionally cold frames have come in a box shape with an opening top but there are now many on the market with some actually resembling miniature greenhouses. Some of the best cold frames in my opinion are the cupboard cold frames which are basically a glass wardrobe.
These are perfect for starting off rows of seeds in springs or growing heat loving crops like chillies or even melons. These cold frames if situated on a south facing wall can be warm all year round making them ideal for overwintering less hardy plants.
Cupboard cold frame
This cupboard cold frame has all of the conveniences of an orderly cupboard but at the same time acting as a greenhouse. The swinging doors ensure heat is easily locked in while shutting pests outside. This cold frame can be kept outside against a wall or even used as a propagation area inside the greenhouse.
Its stacked shelf system means you can germinate multiple seedlings knowing they are safe from all risk of frost. The cold frame is made of rigid plastic meaning no replacement covers or the risk of broken glass. This cupboard cold frame is perfect for starting off young plants in spring allowing them to get to a hardy size before planting outside.
Greenhouse shelving system
Greenhouse gardening is a subject all of its own and requires a level of knowledge and skill. A typical greenhouse or polytunnel has various zones of heat and humidity.
Generally the higher up in the greenhouse the hotter and more humid the greenhouse becomes. This means plants can be positioned to a height which directly facilitates their optimum growth.
For example young seedlings positioned near the top of the greenhouse will benefit from extra heat and out of reach of ground dwelling pests. The only real way to take advantage of these greenhouse zones is to obtain a good shelving system. This shelving system is easy to assemble and will ensure the efficient use of vertical space within your growing area.
Seed tray staging
Seed tray staging racks are fantastic greenhouse accessories enabling you to germinate multiple seeds by stacking growing systems vertically. This is particularly useful in the spring and summer when greenhouse space is taken up by copious amounts of young developing seedlings.
Another benefit of these staging structures is they help prevent garden pests like slugs and snails reaching the new plants. Seed tray staging is effective for both commercial and domestic growing undercover with a wide range of materials and styles to suit your needs.
These useful greenhouse accessories allow you to maximise the vertical spaces within the structure and are not restricted to just germination. During the height of the growing season these multiple levels can also be used to grow hanging varieties of plants. Tomatoes are a great example of fruiting plants which can be grown down structures such as seed staging to maximise greenhouse growing space.
Mobile seed sprouting trays
Seed sprouting trays at first glance are similar greenhouse accessorries to the seed tray staging above. The main difference with these is they generally focus on quick and condensed growing of crops such as cress and microgreens.
Taking advantage of the humid, warm and light conditions of the greenhouse much tasty dense foliage can be produced very quickly. These sprouting trays can be sowed in succession allowing for a continuous supply of fresh growing material. The mobile nature of these growing trays mean they can easily be worked with to even an industrial scale.
As well as food production on a commercial scale they can also be used for quick germination for standard vegetable growing. Growing trays can use hydroponics or soil based systems.
Greenhouse potting tray
Greenhouse gardening can be a pleasure but it is also high pace, especially during the growing season. The greenhouse in early April can be as hot as a typical summer day outside meaning plants grow at an exceptional rate.
This means growing areas can soon become overcrowded and messy. One of the best greenhouse accessories for this problem is a potting tray. This allows you to condense any mess or potting materials in one area as you work. This potting tray enables the greenhouse gardener to move soil and pot up new plants with a minimum of fuss and mess.
Mobile potting bench
For larger greenhouse and polytunnel gardening operations a sturdy and comfortable place to sit and work is always worthwhile. Gardeners can always be tempted to crouch or keel awkwardly when carrying out tasks such as taking cuttings and sowing seeds.
This can mean extra strain on the knees and even lead to injury. Hence a great greenhouse accessory can be this mobile potting bench. This mobile work station provides a comfortable place to work on all those timely greenhouse projects throughout the gardening calendar.
Seedling heat mat
There is no better way to spring young plants and seedlings to life than the warmth of a heat mat. These cool garden gadgets plug into the mains electricity supply and very easy to use.
Simply place the mats under pots and seed trays to provide the extra warmth they need. These are particularly useful in the greenhouse during late winter and early spring time when it is still very cold. They come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes to suit every gardeners needs.
Electric heated propagator
Even though the greenhouse is generally a warm and comfortable place to grow all sorts of plants sometimes extra heat and shelter is needed. This is particularly the case with trying to germinate and grow more exotic varieties.
Most greenhouses in temperate climates can still become very cold at night. Some warm loving plants prefer consistent warm temperatures especially during germination and early life. One of the most effective greenhouse accessories to cater for this is an electric heater propagator.
This compact growing compartment makes germination easy and very effective even if night time temperatures drop below freezing.
Outdoor digital thermometer
One of the great things about growing under cover in greenhouses is the ability to grow inside a controlled environment. Every greenhouses temperature will fluctuate throughout the season depending on how large it is and its positioning.
Getting to know your greenhouses varying temperature fluctuations is essential to mastering optimum growing within your space. This outdoor digital thermometer is a perfect way to do just this. It allows you to make a record of temperature readings throughout the growing season allowing you to better manage your gardening operations.
Soil testing kit
Generally greenhouse growers have the ability to choose their soil type due to the fact most things are grown in pots or raised beds.
On the whole this is a great advantage but smaller planting areas means a greater chance of fluctuations in a soils fertility, acidity and moisture content. Seeing all these factors are essential for growing success it is beneficial to monitor the soils condition.
A great greenhouse accessory is this small, digital soil testing kit. It allows you to take accurate readings on the soil quality so you can both monitor and perfect your greenhouses growing medium with ease.
Seed pack tin
One thing that greenhouse growing allows you to do is germinate seeds for a longer period throughout the year. Germinating seeds is one of the most exciting parts of gardening so greenhouse growers are never short of new exciting projects.
Greenhouses however being rather humid places can provide problems for a typical seed growing gardener. Typically open seed packets made of paper can become moist and soggy when left in the greenhouse for too long.
Also the extreme temperature fluctuations inside greenhouses can have a negative effect on germination rates. This seed pack tin will enable greenhouse gardeners a strong and sealed place to keep their seeds so they are always dry and ready to use.
Many have often thought that greenhouses are a sealed and separate environment separate from the rest of the outside world. This is not actually true with plants still requiring pollinating insects and ecological balance to flow throughout the space.
Greenhouses can soon become infested with a pest species that has no natural control methods. Most greenhouses have to be opened up during the summer months to allow for suitable ventilation. This means it is a better cause of action to encourage predator species such as solitary wasps and pollinators such as bees.
Insect hotels like the one above are perfect greenhouse accessories encouraging beneficial ecology to the greenhouse.
Unfortunately for all gardeners slugs and snails seem like they are here to stay. Greenhouses generally are good at keeping these little plant munching pests out but especially slugs can get in.
Slugs and snails can cause a tremendous amount of damage to small plants very quickly so it is best to take no chances. This slug trap with help catch any slugs or snails that slip through the net so your plants will not get wiped out any time soon.
The greenhouse gardener’s manual
This comprehensive guide to growing undercover is the ultimate greenhouse reference accessory. The book enables gardeners to get the very most out of their growing both spaciously and seasonally. This resource is packed with information which can excel your greenhouse projects from germination all the way through to harvesting and overwintering.
Digital weather station
Greenhouses are thought of as separate environments from the outside but these manmade biospheres do have their own microclimates. The transparent sides do not only hold in light and heat but also moisture.
These micro climatic features can have a dramatic influence on what can be grown inside the greenhouse. A great way to monitor these inside conditions is with this digital weather station. This hi-tec greenhouse accessory is perfect for monitoring humidity and temperature even from your smart phone.
Mighty dripper greenhouse irrigation bag
Greenhouse growing although fun and productive does have its drawbacks. One of the biggest drawbacks being the very manual nature of keeping the space well watered.
Many greenhouses rely on pots and raised beds to grow within a confined area. Smaller bodies of soil mean much more chance of the ground drying out leading to poor growing conditions. Not benefiting from the natural hydraulic cycle no amount of rain will keep a greenhouse watered.
The first obstacle here is to firstly remember to irrigate in warm weather and also the method of watering. When watering smaller pots and raised beds it is common for water to run over the top of dry soil or simply run away at the bottom. The best way to water in a greenhouse is little and often to ensure maximum absorption.
This can be achieved by an electrical timer and drip feed pipes but this can be expensive and unsustainable. This Mighty dripper greenhouse bag on the other hand is ecological and will water your plants slowly. It can hold up to 10 litres simply fill the bag, hang it above the soil and point the pipe where you wish the water to go.
Growing inside a greenhouse gives the gardener so much choice and flexibility in what they want to grow. Unless you have a huge commercial polytunnel however space can be at a premium.
Trying to fit in all of the things you wish to grow can be a challenge. Hence it is a good Idea to label all of the things you have inside the greenhouse. These quality plant labels are extremely useful greenhouse accessories with the option to reuse them multiple times.
Small wildlife pond
For many the idea of a small wildlife pond taking up space within the greenhouse is a ludicrous notion. However wildlife ponds can help raise the humidity levels which can benefit some plants.
Rain water from the greenhouse roof can be collected and channelled into a pond providing a natural way to water greenhouse plants. The best reason however to install a pond is to encourage beneficial creatures that will eat greenhouse pests.
Small amphibians such as frogs and newts will help eat through pests such as slugs and burrowing beetles.
Gardeners trowel set
A great thing about greenhouse growing is that you can organise all plants within a compact growing situation. This means you can spend extra attention to specific sections of your greenhouse maximising the care you give your plants.
Greenhouse growing typically utilises raised beds and pots which can make it easier to work the soil and keep weeds at bay. This means growing undercover can be an up, close and personal affair requiring smaller hand utensils than larger gardening tools.
This gardening hand tool set make perfect greenhouse accessories helping you to plant, sow and weed in your glass house.
Greenhouse grow light
Even though greenhouse’s have the extraordinary ability to create an environment much warmer than the climate they reside in, night time temperatures can still drop dramatically.
Early on in the season greenhouses can get very cold making it difficult for young plants to become strong. One of the best ways to mitigate this problem is to invest in this Greenhouse grow light.
These greenhouse accessories can keep your plants warm and growing well even in the middle of winter. This grow light is perfect if you want to produce micro greens in the depths of the colder months.
Sometimes greenhouse gardeners just need a little time to escape away and do the things they love. This makes shutting yourself away in the greenhouse a perfect retreat.
This intimate relationship gardeners have with their greenhouses means they often wish to add their own personalisation. A great way of doing this is by mounting a greenhouse sign. These can be personalised or have a funny message. This greenhouse accessory is bound to have your guests laughing their socks off.
Paper pot maker
If there is one thing that can be said about gardeners it is that they care about the environment. Nurturing and growing young plants is one of life’s delicate miracles.
In modern times it is becoming clearer that ecological destruction is on the increase. What we do in our homes and gardens also has an impact on the greater environment. One of the biggest polluters of gardening comes from the plastic used in pots.
Plastic pots are commonly only used once and then thrown away making them completely unsustainable. This paper pot maker allows greenhouse gardeners to utilise waste paper into perfect pots for growing seedlings and young plants.
Sowing and harvesting calendar
Due to the fast nature of greenhouse growing gardeners have to be on their toes. Sowing seeds at the correct time can be vital to ensure plants get as developed as possible before the season.
Being organised in this way will ensure the greenhouse gardener has as much productive growing as possible. There is no better way of reminding gardeners what should be grown and harvested when than this sowing and harvesting calendar.
This is one of the best greenhouse accessories for organising your gardening season under cover.
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Gardens are usually associated with hours of hard digging, hoeing and pruning but gardens do not have to be all hard work and no play! It is true that luxury garden lovers will need to put in some hard work to keep their garden at its best but this is all a part of the satisfaction.
There is nothing quite like sitting back, relaxing looking over your recently completed masterpiece! The smell of freshly cut grass, the sight of radiant flowers, this is the time gardeners get to enjoy the fruits of their labour! It is these moments when a garden lover gets to wallow in their own success.
This calls for an occasional amount of garden enjoyment and luxury. What better way to reward them for all their hard work than a luxury garden gift! There are quite simply so many luxury items to be had and cherish large and small.
Form outdoor spas to relaxing garden rocking chairs these garden delights can make the perfect luxury garden gift. Whether for Christmas or a birthday we have put together the top luxury garden accessories to treat your garden loving friends here!
Luxury garden pic nic basket
When the weather is fine, one wants nothing more than to spend their weekend relaxing and having a good time in the garden. If you want a little bit of luxury and have a sophisticated party in mind why not a civilised pic nic to have on you’re freshly cut garden lawn. There is simply no better way to enjoy the garden than to sit out drinking fine wine and eating nibbles on warm weekends.
Why not make your pic nic extra special with this luxury pic nic basket. Not only can you enjoy it in the comfort of your own home but also out and about in your favourite public spaces. It comes with plate holders, glasses and napkins so you are ready to indulge wherever your adventure takes you.
Patio swinging seat
Heading for the patio when the days are long and warm is all a part of savouring the fruits of a garden lovers labour. Now you have spent all year cutting, hoeing and clearing it’s time to sit back and enjoy the garden. It is very important to have a comfortable place to sit when relaxing on the patio and what better way than this luxury garden gift.
This swinging seat will provide you with hours of blissful joy gently swinging back and forth enjoying the tranquillity of the outdoors. Why not invite some friends over, open some drinks and talk about old times into the night?
Fire pit with barbecue grill
When its summer time and the garden party has gone on all day and the evening draws in there is nothing better than the warmth of a fire.
There is something so captivating about watching the dancing flames and being around the warmth of the fires glow. Watching a good fire is something us humans have done since the beginning of civilisation.
It is no surprise therefore that we are so drawn to it. This rather luxury garden gift is light and mobile so you can bring a fire to you anywhere in the garden you like. It has an added feature of a grill which fits neatly over the pit itself. This means later on in the night when the fire burns down you can also satisfy your appetite.
Gardens provide us with the perfect environment to sit back, relax and enjoy nature. Feeling the wind against your skin is a rare novelty for many of us today especially in winter. When the weather warms up we crave to be outside but still want to feel comfortable like we do in the home.
The problem with most traditional garden furniture is it just isn’t as comfortable as the sofa inside. This is until however you discover the serine bliss of relaxing inside a garden hammock.
The fabric hugs your whole body creating an even support and very comfortable lounging position. Everyone should have a piece of luxury in the garden and everyone should have a garden hammock.
Rolling patio cooler
When the time finally does arrive to get out onto the patio you want to make sure you have absolutely everything to hand so you can spend your time enjoying yourself. You have spent most of the year closed up inside due to bad weather, house chores and family commitments.
Now is your time to have some fun! The weather is perfect the garden looks great and all you want is to share some fun times with friends. It’s these memorable times when all you want is some luxury in life.
What better way to bring the bar to you than with this rolling patio cooler? This luxury garden gift has a touch of class and will keep your bubbly cool or even snacks and treats.
Garden bean bag
Garden furniture is always a must for most people when planning their garden décor. The problem with many garden table sets is they rarely live up to the vigour’s of outside life. Metal eventually rusts down, looks terrible and eventually breaks. Timber starts to bow and crack with the colours looking tired and worn.
Not only is that, most garden furniture rather uncomfortable compared to interior seating. For those reasons alternatives to traditional garden seating is at least worth looking into. Why not consider one of these fun garden bean bags. Not only are they extremely comfortable they can be moved about to any part of the garden. These can make a fantastic luxury garden gift for any occasion.
Rocking sun lounger
Eventually there will come a time when it’s warm, the sun will be shining and yes you will get some time off work. These magical moments are so far and few between that you simply cannot afford to waste them. Its times like this you have to squeeze out every piece of luxury as you can.
This is a perfect opportunity to get some sun bathing into your day while the good weather still lasts! This rocking sun lounger will allow you to gently rock the day away in blissful contentment. This luxury garden gift will ensure you relax to the fullest every summer time!
Jaques garden bowles
In modern times it is so easy for family members and friends to be sucked into the unsociable pool of gaming and social media feeds. When summer eventually comes friends and family finally get some time to spend together.
Make sure that your loved ones savour these special moments and get to spend some time outside enjoying themselves. There is no better way than getting everyone’s attention than a competitive garden game. This bowls set is extremely fun and even addictive! You will find yourself spending hours of your time trying to know your competitors bowls out of the way.
While your in the partying mood and up for playing a good garden game it is important not to get too sucked into sport completely. The main reason everyone is out in the garden is to be together.
You are in your finest clothes, its summer and all is right with the world! These are the opportunities to look good, have a conversation and dabble in some light entertainment.
Croquet is a game which allows you not to break out too much of a sweat. A Croquet set for sure will make the perfect luxury garden gift for summer. Sip some Champagne, have a nibble and gently put your way across the green looking as cool as possible.
Perhaps the ultimate way to live a life of luxury is treating you to a day at the spa. The only problem is not everyone has the opportunity or budget to spend their days enjoying such privileged pampering. Well dream on no longer! This luxury garden spa, hot tub will enable you to enjoy a spa day whenever you wish!
Perhaps you can design your garden with a specific area just for hot tub occasions! Perhaps there is as great view or some personal gardens landscaping you are proud of. Sit back, have a drink and let the bubbles tickle your senses all day long!
Inflatable spa tray
Now are you are getting used to the finer things in life it is important to keep the ball rolling! Too often in life we forget just how hard we work just to secure the basics in life. A garden should be an extension of your dreams and aspirations.
Hence it is important to treat yourself at every possibility with as many luxury garden gifts as possible. Now that you are relaxing at your spa or pool don’t get up to pour yourself a drink! Let the drinks and nibbles float to you with this wonderful inflatable spa tray. We don’t want to strain yourself now do we?
One of the only few draw backs of garden fun is it cannot last all year. Eventually the shorter days and cold evenings force us to head back inside to shelter from bad weather. This is less of a problem the further you are to the equator but for most of us this is no consolation.
However in a time with modern technology and outstanding human achievement why must we take this lying down? Well now you don’t have to! The garden Igloo creates a protective transparent dome around yourself within your own garden. This enables you to enjoy a 360 degree view of your garden whatever the time of year.
Bring in a small heater, a stereo system and sit inside while outside. You can even experience sleeping under the stars! Now that is what we call the ultimate luxury garden gift!
The fantastic thing about gardens is there are very few limitations when coming to pushing the boat out. With gardens there is an inevitable freedom to plan them out exactly as you wish. If you are the type of person who loves to spend time pampering yourself in luxury then a garden should reflect that.
Why not allow your well pampered friends get the very best out of their garden by getting them this extravagant garden sauna gift! After a long run or hard work out, sit back and allow the hot steam to allow you to wind down.
Rawlinson garden pavilion
Every garden designer and architect will tell you that outside space should transition seamlessly into inside space and vice versa. There is nothing quite like having an extra part of the home out in the garden for when you want some quiet time alone.
Contempory summer houses like this Rawlinson garden pavilion gives you just such a space. It can be used as an office, a small gym or just somewhere for friends to get together and have a great time.
This exceptionally extravagant modern summer house could make the perfect luxury garden gift for the person you love!
Milano rain water feature
A luxury garden gift should not only appeal to the aesthetic qualities of an outside space it should also invigorate the senses! Gardens can be places where people reconnect with nature by working with natural elements such as planting and water.
The sound of trickling water can be very relaxing for the soul and a very popular attribute for gardens across the land. The best way to experience running water in the garden is a water feature. These come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, styles and types.
This Milano rain water feature is extremely stylish and modern. It allows you to watch the trickling water and soothed by the sound of dancing droplets.
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If there is one thing that gets a gardeners juices flowing at special occasions such as birthdays and Christmas it is gardening presents. The fact is gardening is more of a lifestyle more than a hobby and gardeners simply love to indulge in anything that can mean more gardening.
Gardening presents can be large or small, informational or practical the bottom line is with gardeners anything to do with gardening is always a hit. Many friends and family members know gardening is a seasonal affair, this can make them apprehensive about buying gardening presents if an occasion is out of season.
Most of the time however this fear is completely unfounded. Half of gardeners enthusiasm for gardening comes from the long and cold winter months when not much is going on in the garden. It is the anticipation and dreaming during these times which make gardening even more alluring.
Even during Christmas when the thought of growing new plants seems far away gardening presents are always well received. Perhaps an informative gardening book at this time will allow them to make use of cosy afternoons by the fire. Whatever your choice of gardening present or at anytime of the year it is important to consider one thing.
Gardening is known to be good for the people who practice it both mentally and physically. Seeing we live in a world where mental and physical health seems to be declining gardening must be encouraged at every given opportunity. Gardening presents not only can provide for our loved ones at a special time of year they could actually encourage good health and general well being.
For this reason we have decided to celebrate gardening gifts large and small by selecting some of our favourites here.
Cool cocktails seed kit
Now it is no secret that as well as gardeners not being afraid of a little hard work they also don't mind relaxing either. Seeing Saturdays are a fantastic opportunity to enjoy summer days gardening it is no surprise gardeners sometimes like to look over their work proudly sipping something strong and satisfying.
This Cocktails seed kit allows gardeners to grow a selection of herbs and plants perfect to use in homemade cocktails. The gift set comes with various cocktail recipes with adjoining instructions.
Even if your gardening friends don't even drink the herbs inside are useful for culinary dishes and fantastic soft drink equivalents can also be created. This is a gardening present that your gardener friends will love and cherish for many years to come.
Hydroponic aerogarden herb grower
Now not all gardeners are contained by the ravages of winter. For some gardening is just so enjoyable they simply have to continue their hobby well into the winter. Many gardeners will utilise window ledges and conservatories to overwinter favourite plants and start off seeds.
Many feel that it is simply impossible to grow fresh kitchen herbs and micro green during the winter time but that would be a false assumption. The weakness of winter sunshine has always been a barrier to growing fresh greens but not any longer!
This fantastic hydroponic aero garden herb grower is the perfect gardening present for growing fresh greens all year. With its powerful UV lights and hydroponic growing system your gardener friends will never be far from fresh greens in the depths of winter.
Bonsai growing kit
Gardeners know and understand that to be successful at gardening you require patience, attentiveness and skill. All three of these attributes can no better be demonstrated by those who keep bonsai's. Bonsai is an ancient art from the far east which involves growing miniature trees by restricting conventional growth.
This is done by providing the young trees with adequate moisture and nutrients while clipping and training them into shape with clippers and wires. For gardeners growing a bonsai from seed into a convincing miniature tree is the ultimate challenge! This bonsai growing kit has everything to get you started and makes the perfect gardening present!
Electric hand shears
It is sometimes difficult for non gardeners to appreciate just how quickly a garden can go from a neat and tidy work of art into an out of control jungle! Keeping a garden in check can be a laborious task indeed but one which also requires knowledge and skill.
Traditionally cutting and clipping has been done with either secateurs, shears or hedge trimmers. These are great garden gadgets but usually only efficient at one type of cutting. These electric hand shears are compact, easy to store and can power through all different sorts of vegetation quickly and easily.
Their compact size means they are great for cutting those hard to reach areas or for more detailed topiary type cutting. These electric hand shears will change the way your gardener friends trim forever making the perfect gardening present.
Vertical green wall grower
When searching for gardening presents it is sometimes very difficult to come up with new and exciting gift ideas. Most of the time you have given gardening presents to all or your garden loving friends once before making locating the perfect gift a minefield.
This vertical green wall planter is a new and exciting garden novelty which will make your friends overwhelmed! This fantastic product is great for covering any unsightly areas such as fences or garden walls. For more information on the benefits of green walls there is a good article on the subject here.
It can maximise space for urban gardeners, even people who live in tower blocks! This vertical planter is perfect for growing herbs and even leafy vegetables in summer. This cool garden gadget can lift gardening to new heights quite literally.
Gardeners are not afraid of a little bit of dirt and grime. In fact most gardeners actually rejoice in getting close to nature and not at all scared of getting their hands dirty.
This can however go a little too far sometimes. It is true that the ears of the land hear husbands and wife's complain about dirty clothes and carpets every weekend. This apron is an excellent solution to dirty clothes is just perfect for most gardening tasks including potting up and clearing up outside.
Not only will this amazing gardening present keep horticulturists clean it also has tool compartments! This means your gardening mates can garden away to their hearts content without going back to the garage at any point.
Funny gardening mug
Gardening requires hard work, enthusiasm and a little bit of knowledge to expect the best results. When searching for gardening presents however it is important to realise your gardener friends need some light hearted breaks also.
Encouraging your gardening friends to take a few more breaks can be a beautiful sentiment. What better way to encourage these well earned tea stops than with this funny gardening mug.
It will have them in fits of laughter every time they reach for that cup of warming brew. This mug will keep them warm and amused on the coldest of gardening occasions.
Gardening hand care gift set
Sometimes people who do not like gardening simply can not understand what people enjoy about it. Watching gardeners spend hours involved in back breaking work covered in mud and in all weathers seems like a large mental leap to take. Most of the time you may just have to except that gardeners are just a little extreme.
This acceptance and general concern for their well being can assist in locating some very effective gardening presents for birthdays and Christmas time. This gardening hand care gift set will be the perfect way to show the gardener in your life you care. No more cracked skin or dirty fingernails, fantastic!
Gardening tool gift set
Gardening is an activity which requires so many tools and gadgets to carry out the multiple seasonal tasks. It can sometimes amaze non gardeners just how many tools and accessories they have loaded up in their sheds and garages. One thing that gardeners are good at it seems is breaking and losing tools!
Being exposed to the extremes of weather and working in dense vegetation means tools can break and be lost easily. This can especially be the case with hand tools which brings fourth our next gardening present ideas.
This gardening tool gift set has all the vital and necessary gardening hand tools needed for an effective gardening operation. It comes with its own carrying case meaning they will always have everything they need to hand!
Cut resistant gloves
Gardeners have to endure the very worst nature has to throw at them. This is especially true with their hands. In the winter months hands can become dry and cracked and in the summer they can be exposed to irritation, cuts, abrasions and thorns.
Conventional gardening gloves do generally help but they are not always completely full proof protection. These cut resistant gloves are built for even the most toughest of gardening gloves!
They protect against thorns, cuts and scratches making them the ultimate in hand protection. These are a gardening present your friends will both love and be thankful for during hazardous tasks.
Gardening throughout the year
Gardening presents are always some thing to get excited about for gardeners. They make a break from the normal socks, bath time gift sets and boring underwear. What better way to stimulate a gardeners mindful thoughts than a really good book on the subject.
Gardening through the year is a popular gardening book with lots of content on the latest gardening tips and information. The book focuses on considerations throughout the whole gardening calendar making it a fantastic resource to be cherished for years to come.
When you think about it composting makes a lot of sense. Recycling organic waste within a garden is the best way to produce organic fertiliser and help feed soil life. The problem is most gardeners compost heaps become vile smelling heaps of slime.
The reason for this is most gardeners do not turn the composting material allowing oxygen to reach the decomposing particles. In conventional composting systems doing this involves strenuous lifting and turning of the compost. This can be time consuming and hard graft meaning it can be commonly left all together.
For this reason a great gardening presents idea is to buy them a compost tumbler. This clever gardening gadget allows you to spin the material inside the composter with ease adding to good aeration and great compost.
Gardeners in recent years have become more eco friendly and open to wildlife visiting their garden. In the past many thought less mess and more simplistic landscaping was the best way to avoid pests.
Nowadays the realisation that pests prefer less mess means their predators have nowhere to shelter has changed everything. Gardeners now accept that the most effective way to avoid pests is to allow their predators to thrive. Creatures like ladybirds, solitary wasps and birds all help to keep garden pests at bay.
One of the best way for gardeners to encourage such creatures is to create habitat for them. This insect hotel will encourage solitary bees and wasps to shelter in the garden meaning less pests for your gardener friends.
Funny gardening sign
Gardening presents allow you to embrace the humorous side of your friends green fingered talents which can make them fun and exciting! This funny gardening sign makes the perfect gift for any special moment. It is great for a garden shed, patio, vegetable area or even inside a summer house.
Paper pot maker
This cool garden gadget allows you to create multiple garden pots without spending a penny! Even better these pots can be planted directly into the soil and decompose as the plants grow. This is a great gardening present for any green fingered friend who wants to do their bit for the environment.
Gardener’s mobile potting table
Gardeners take great care and enjoyment from nurturing their green family which is a process to be savoured. The most important thing for such careful work is that a gardener has adequate work space with everything to hand.
A truly fantastic gardening present idea is this splendid mobile potting table. It has everything a gardener needs for potting up including a compost tray and multiple shelves for stacking pots. This table also has wheels so it can be moved to any location they wish.
These pioneering wild plants have deep roots and seed freely meaning they are almost imposable to eliminate completely! One of the most frustrating parts of weeding for a gardener is knowing that within a few weeks the weeds will be back.
A gardening present which can help to stop this endless cycle would be highly favoured indeed! This thermal garden weeder blasts weeds with extremely high temperatures. Just plug it in and hover the nozzle over the weeds for a few seconds. This kills the weed to its root stopping it from remerging with a minimum of effort.
Most gardeners care for the environment and do not wish to use chemicals to repel pests. On the other hand many gardeners are not cruel enough to trap or shoot birds and mammals which enter the garden.
Perhaps the only real way to attempt to scare off these unwanted garden visitors is with this quirky scare crow. Regardless of how effective they actually are you can be assured they will be a wonderful garden focal point. Hence he will make a wonderful gardening present this season and beyond.
Lawn aerator shoes
Many gardeners spend a lot of time trimming, edging, fertilising and applying weeding treatments to their lawn. Unfortunately however many neglect the importance of aerating their lawn which is essential to reach the perfect lawn. Aeration involves making hundreds of tiny holes in the surface.
These are usually filled with sharp sand or grit by brushing it across the surface. Not only does this add oxygen it also relieves compaction and improves drainage. One of the easiest ways to aerate your lawn is with these lawn aerator shoes. Not only will they make the perfect gardening present they can also be a great work out for the legs.
Nibble my bits bird feeder
Not everyone loves garden gnomes but those who do rarely cannot just have one. Many gardeners say they can even have their own personalities and a joy to have watching over the garden. If your gardening friends like gnomes or not I am pretty sure they will appreciate this nibble my bits bird feeder.
This cheeky and funny little garden gnome will have all the birds after him in no time! He makes a great gardening present for those gardeners who like a giggle in the garden every now and then.
If you want more gardening gift ideas check out our article on 100 gifts for gardeners here.
Paul Nicolaides is a Landscape architect and garden builder with over 30 years experience in designing, building and maintaining gardens. Contemplating just how important garden space is for nature and recreation he created 'Cool Garden Gadgets' to explore the best gadgets for enhancing outside spaces. From outdoor dining ideas to the latest garden technology we break it down for you here.