As it retains warmth and humidity allowing for quicker growth it is a great way to extend the sowing season for salads and leaves.
It will fit comfortably over a raised bed as shown here, giving protection to outdoor tomatoes, brassicas and tender plants such as courgettes.
Alternatively it can be used as a shelter for tender patio plants, pots or trays.
The frame is easy to assemble, made from powder coated steel with ground pegs to secure it. The protection cover is heavy duty giving protection both against weather and pests. There are 4 side zips for easy access and has insect proof ventilation panels at either side.
We love this harvest bucket - made from sturdy steel wire, it is ideal for harvesting anything from your vegetable plot such as potatoes, courgettes, carrots to cauliflowers.
Lift your spuds and let the soil spill through the basket back to the ground.
And if you don’t have a veg patch … and just love the basket then use it to store anything from kindling wood and old newspapers, to balls of knitting wool…
Handmade in the traditional fashion from strips of shaped wood and held in place by solid brass pins and screws.
Based on a sculpture by Michael Talbot. Would look equally relaxed inside as well as out. Made of lightweight resin with a bronzed finish.
For an extra special gift why not add some Italian seeds too?
Made from glazed terracotta, the frogitat is a cool, smooth hiding hole for all types of garden amphibians. By encouraging frogs and toads in the garden, they help keep your slugs and snails at bay, allowing hostas and tender young seedlings and vegetables to grow and flourish.
As seen in and suggested by Country Living Magazine August 2012.
Made from resin with a textured stone finish texture these hares are a lovely addition to the garden.
This growing (in both senses of the word) art/science can inform you when to plant and to water for maximum effectiveness/yield.
Used by the ancients the phases of the moon are believed to have a beneficial effect on the growth of certain plants.
So when the moon is waxing i.e. where the light of the moon is increasing then it is believed to be the time to plant or sow vegetables that grow above the ground. Such as spinach, peppers, beans, broccoli etc.
Likewise when the moon is waning and there is less light then is the time to plant root vegetable such as potatoes, beetroots or carrots.
Full instructions for setting up your clock are included. Made from recycled coffee cups. Suitable for use outdoors.
For more information on lunar gardening this is the best website we’ve found. http://www.gardeningbythemoon.com/phases.html Please note that this is a US site and therefore whilst the information on the principles of lunar gardening are sound, the calendars featured are only for the US as of course they have a different moon (if you know what we mean!)
Made from treated pine, this garden finial holds 8 garden canes into the perfect wigwam shape.
More practical than just tying the canes together with twine, and makes a decorative feature in the veggie plot or allotment.
Use the wigwam to grow runner beans, borlotto beans or even sweet peas.
Practical, functional and traditional styled cane toppers in oiled beech.
Protect your eyes when gardening either in the vegetable patch or the herbaceous border, simply pop on the top of garden canes which are supporting anything from broad beans, brassicas, floppy perennials.
Made in UK.