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To Give or To Get? Lizzy’s Christmas Prezzie List

Thursday, November 28, 2013 @ 02:11 PM

We thought we’d post our own Christmas present lists this year. Just some ideas we have and what we’ve spotted as lovely gifts for other people, as well as what we’d like ourselves (!)

Here’s my starter for 10. Anyway, I hope you can find something that inspires.

If you’ve got any bright ideas, give us a shout. More lists from the Woollies to follow in the next few days :)

Cutting Garden Course March 2014 Sarah Raven £150

How to grow truckloads of flowers to harvest between March and November. I’d absolutely love to do this course (if there’s anyone out there listening!) Available on 2 dates in March, the course hosted at Perch Hill Farm in East Sussex is designed and led by Sarah Raven herself.

Growing cut flowers expertise from Sarah Raven

Flower Seeds for a Year Sarah Raven £22.45

If you like the ideas of a cutting garden, but don’t live any where near East Sussex, you can improvise by buying this wonderful ‘doing’ present. If you know someone who loves to fill their house with vases of flowers all year round, this is for them.

You will receive the gift card to give on Christmas Day. Then Sarah Raven will send 10 packets of seed over 5 deliveries throughout next year to the lucky recipient of the present :) The flower seeds are sent at just the right time to sow with full instructions, so it’s ideal for beginners.

Cut Flowers

Garden Games Giant Outdoor Dominoes Set £31.99

If you have little kids, or even if you don’t, this is a fun domino kit which can be played in the garden either which way – its great if you’ve lost your glasses or perhaps had one too many glasses of sherry on Christmas day! 

Giant Dominoes

What a lark!

A Year in the Country Calendar by Matthew Rice £12.50

Wonderfully illustrated, so just up our street :) Imagine a lovely fantasy flower room; Belfast sink, sharp Secateurs, a bunch of bright dahlias and through the window the perennial Labrador walks past, tail wagging… and that’s just the cover! Inside are the usual domestic scenes, recipes, bossy gardening tips (err… maybe not so up our street!)

Matthew Rice Calendar

All *very* Woolly Green!

3 Painted Pots on a tray Garden Trading £18.00

Reminded me of a summer trip to Barcelona where these were used to decorate the old wooden tables in an outdoor tapas bar. Pretty little pots for indoor herb gardeners, or people dying to grow their own, but who don’t have a garden or allotment yet. Drainage holes in the pots so you don’t drown the herbs and the handy drip tray stops you ruining the windowsill :) Also available in galvanised steel.

Pots for the windowsill

Pretty and practical

Large Potting Table Garden Trading £240

Thinking of getting this zinc-topped potting table with loads of draws for my old man. He can listen to the  rugby six nations while getting on with the potting up and pricking on ;-) Bliss!  He doesn’t have to be confined to the garage for this anymore though. It’s such a nice looking thing we can install it in the house :)

Indoor potting unit

Spot of indoor gardening anyone?

Funky Bird Scaring Set Apple to Pears £9.95

One of my Woolly friends gave this lovely, but seriously useful, little box to me last year and I absolutely love it as it is sooo much better than hanging CDs above the  cabbage patch as it has little silver gardening shapes to hang over the crops. 4 Trowel Shapes, 4 Garden Fork Shapes 5m (approx) natural jute twine to hang them all on.

Bird Scarer

You can *keep* all your rubbish CDs!

Pocket Pruner with coloured handles Burgon & Ball £11.95

Designed for us girls with smaller hands and less hairy hands than the average bloke. It’s hard to believe  how much difference a nice small pair of secateurs can make. The pruner from Burgon and Ball is light, compact, strong and comes in 3 colours to match your outfit (!)

Pocket Pruners

Pretty Pruners

Seriously Cute Cosy Hand Warmer £8.95

Love a little nostalgia particularly if it’s practical.

Inside is the cutest hot water bottle you could ever find! In fact, a perfect stocking filler for all your less hardy gardening friends as well as snowballing kids!

Hand Warmers

Cosy Fingers!

Marmalade All Over Large Dish Emma Bridgewater £79.95

Fancy a bit of marmalade in your life?  This is soo lovely that it might inspire me to make some when the Seville oranges come out in January ;-) In the meantime I might even buy this vibrant, but useful serving dish, just to brighten up the dark winter days :)

Emma Bridgewater Marmalade Dish

Zing!

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