From new gloves to the latest high-tech tools, Hannah Stephenson reveals her Father’s Day picks
Want to treat your dad to a gardening gift he’ll enjoy on Father’s Day (June 16) and beyond? Whether it’s a plant, a patio pick-me-up or a shiny new power tool, here are some to consider.
Your tea-loving dad could make his own cuppa from scratch with a tea plant, Camellia sinensis, a shrub which grows well in either a large container or in the border (Lubera.co.uk).
This new cordless hedge trimmer from Bosch is powered by an 18-volt battery, so there’s no faffing with cables. It’s lightweight and will cut around 160 square metres per battery charge (Bosch-garden.com).
A comfortable place to sit is an asset in every garden — and now your dad can have a personalised chair to relax in. Its weatherproof design means it can be left out all year round (Theposhshedcompany.co.uk).
The Master Gardener gloves will enable him to tackle weeding, pruning and a host of other tasks in comfort. They offer great protection against thorns and other sharp objects and have excellent grip in wet and dry conditions (Townandco.com).
Make him his morning coffee in his own personalised contemporary, botanical-inspired enamel mug. You can choose your own wording to personalise it (normadorothy.com).
Any dad who feels overwhelmed by the amount of weeding he has to do should welcome the new Super Slice, which has an extra-wide head for rapid weeding (Burgonandball.com and garden centres nationwide).
This luxury kneeler and seat will also fold up flat so should be able to fit in his shed. The seat is sturdy and ideal for perching on at a comfortable height (Harrodhorticultural.com).
If your dad is a dab hand on the barbecue, make the job even easier and more enjoyable by treating him to a hot accessories kit, which includes everything he’ll need for forking, flipping and skewering (B&Q stores and Diy.com).