Unique gardening gifts
Gardening is a past time enjoyed by millions of people across the world. Not only is gardening fun it is good for our health. For this reason all forms of gardening should be encouraged! What better way to do this than giving unique gardening gifts to our fellow man?
The fundamental process of working the soil and nurturing nature’s plants is something man has done for millennia. It was mankind’s love of cultivating plants and manipulating the landscape which led to the first civilisations. Over a period of the past ten thousand years our manipulation of plant life and the domestication of wild animals have led to an explosion in our population.
It is no wonder that humans are sill drawn to the practice of clearing wild ground and planting rows of delicious crops. This process seems to be instinctive to our nature and represents our rise from hunter gatherer societies. These activities are manifested in gardens every day across the land with thousands of hectares of well manicured garden landscapes.
In the past thirty years an explosion in technology has meant a reduction in outside activity especially within the young population. Social media and digital forms of entertainment have all contributed to an accelerated sedentary lifestyle. This has been linked to a rising trend of obesity, and mental illness throughout the population.
Many schemes and initiatives have found that gardening is a powerful tool in battling these negative symptoms of modern living. Interacting with natural environments has been shown to reduce stress and enhance mental well being.
Vigorous physical exercise which gardening encourages has been shown to increase fitness and also enhance mood. Gardening is an activity which can reverse the negative symptoms of modern living.
For these reasons gardening should be encouraged at every opportunity. Unique gardening gifts encourage existing gardeners to explore new themes and can provoke non gardeners to take up the hobby. Cool Garden Gadgets have put together a comprehensive selection of unique gardening gifts on the market here.
Unique gardening gifts for propagation
One of the most fundamental and exciting parts of gardening is planting a seed, giving it everything it needs and waiting for it to sprout. For those who have never experienced such a delight it has to be said they are missing out. There is something about the germination of new life and the nurturing of that life which is extremely rewarding for the human spirit.
Germinating and propagating seedlings is a big part of gardening. Seedlings are grown on until they are big enough to endure outside conditions. Propagators can make unique gardening gifts with many different types to choose from. We have put together a selection of these here.
Gardening gifts for growing under cover
Growing under cover whether it is in a greenhouse, polytunnel or cold frame provides huge benefits to the gardener. These undercover growing environments allow the gardener to start growing plants much earlier in the season than if they just grew outside.
This main benefit is also realised at the end of the season prolonging the growing year by up to three months. This can allow for extra cropping time and rearing cropping vegetables for the spring.
Growing under cover in greenhouse structures is effective because the glass or plastic structure trap heat and retain it. This creates a light, warm and humid growing area perfect for raising plants.
Another benefit of this type of growing is the gardener can grow much more exotic species. Growing undercover products can make very unique gardening gifts and spike the gardener’s enthusiasm whatever the time of year.
Unique gardening gift boxes
Sometimes the best way for you to show your gardener friend you care is to buy them a compact and unique gardening gift. One of the best ways to do this is look for a suitable gardening gift box or garden hamper.
There are many different types of these ranging from growing exotic seeds to gardener skin care sets. These are easy to wrap and always very affordable, we have put together a selection of great gardening gift boxes here, they make very unique gardening gifts.
Gardening gifts for the greenhouse
Greenhouses are a joy to all who owns them! Many gardeners aspire to owning their own greenhouse and they are ideal for a number of horticultural endeavours. Firstly greenhouses are fantastic for the germination and propagation of seeds. They have the added benefit of wide shelving systems which makes it very easy to organise young plants.
Greenhouse shelving is also very useful for keeping young plants away from slugs. Shelving makes it much easier to organise seedlings especially when doing successional sowings throughout the growing season. There are many gadgets and gizmos which can be bought for the greenhouse gardener. From lights, to heaters to digital atmospheric monitors these all make unique gardening gifts.
Unique gardening gifts for lawn care
A perfect garden lawn is the aspiration of many across the country. A good quality garden lawn has become somewhat of a status symbol over the years. There is much neighbourly competition for the most even and greenest garden patch. In recent years there has been much desire for a low maintenance alternative to garden lawns.
This has seen the rise of the artificial lawn. These can be successful for some garden situations but are inferior in many ways to a real living breathing lawn. Many gardeners who are into creating the perfect lawn will tell you it’s a labour of love. There are many lawn care products which make rather unique gardening gifts. Check out some of our favourites below.
Unique gardening gifts for irrigation
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.