Thursday, 20 November 2014
Do you have a gardener in your life that’s fed up with the same old wellies and garden hose? Perhaps you wish to leave some subtle hints for gardening accessories you would be proud to have on show in your own garden. Then look no further as we unveil the 2014 Vialii Garden Design Christmas Gifts for Gardeners list….
Hanging terrariums are a great space saving idea that allows your recipient to have an indoor garden. Seasonal bauble versions will look stunning on your Christmas tree but will last throughout the seasons. Those by the Urban Botanist are made from natural materials and can be purchased containing airplants or even dried scented fruit and spices, it’s a bit more contemporary than a bowl of pot-pourri! Perfect for Christmas as well as year round quirky decor. We can’t wait to show you some photos of our Epiphyte version adoring our Christmas tree. £44.95.
Looking for stylish gardening footwear? Mouillere make practical and attractive plastic overshoes to protect your shoes. They come in a range of funky colours and are suitable for men or women. Perfect for nipping out to the garden to hang out washing or pick some home grown veg. From 49 euro.
If your standard green garden hose is detracting from your contemporary garden design, how about one of these beautiful coloured hoses by Garden Glory. They come in a range of colours and we LOVE the matching set of antler shaped wall fixings!
The hoses start at £89.95 and the antlers are £249.95.
If you’re short on space on the ground or shelves these hanging planters from Boskke still allow you to grow plants. Plus they are super cool and unusual and will be a definite talking point with your friends. The recycled plastic indoor planters come in a range of vivid colours. Boskke also do outdoor versions, ceramic indoor versions and transparent versions for orchids, whose roots would be exposed to sunlight in the wild. From £14.95.
With all the gold and silver to be found on Christmas ornaments, why not add some copper into the mix with these copper plant labels from Wells and Winter. Simply write on them with a biro and the pressure leaves on indentation behind. Much prettier than white plastic labels, these beauties will be adorning some of our pots very soon. From 35p.
Perhaps your loved ones feel plastic nets are too unsightly a method to protect young plants from birds and rabbits. These rustic architectural cloches by Sophie Conran may be just the ticket. They’re handmade and will add class to a rustic styled garden as well as keeping your prized veg safe from cheeky visitors. £15.95.
If you’ve got a more generous budget and the dark nights are making you dream of summer, these bespoke parasols made by Sunbeam Jackie might be the ideal solution. Each parasol is made from one-off collectable pieces of designer silks, satins, linens and cottons dating from the 1920s to current time. Simply beautiful. From £1450
At Vialii we can offer gardening vouchers to suit your budget. They are available for both our Maintenance and Design and Landscaping businesses and to whatever value you wish. So if you want to surprise your parents by getting them a voucher to have their garden tidied or their grass cut for the year or give a loved-one a voucher for a garden design please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
And that’s our shortlist of design-led Christmas gifts for gardeners for 2014. We hope you saw something that you’d like to add to your own wish list. We certainly covered all budgets from 35p to £1450!
Merry Christmas from all at Vialii
(All prices and suppliers correct at the time of the blog being posted. Apologies if any of these change but it’s outwith our control.)