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When I was a little girl my dad gave me a small vegetable patch in the garden, I remember growing lettuce, beans, radish and carrots, it was my very own garden where I sowed, planted, weeded, watered and picked my precious vegetables and flowers, I can still picture it now although the garden has changed quite a lot.

This was the start of my love of gardening; my dad was my inspiration and my mentor, as I got older I outgrew my vegetable patch and was then able to help in the ‘big’ garden to grow the vegetables that we regularly picked, cooked and ate and to tend the flower beds.

 MyReal Potting Tabe/Raised Bed Combo

If you are looking for a Christmas gift that is just that little bit different that will last for many, years instead of just a few months like so many of this years ‘must have’ Christmas presents why not treat that special person to a Raised Bed, whether it’s for a child or an adult gardening is a hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities, when they unwrap their present they may not get excited at the sight of wooden posts and boards but once assembled and filled with rich compost when those first few shoots start to appear I can guarantee they will be hooked, as their interest in gardening flourishes and grows, one raised bed can become two, three, four or more by simply adding extra modules, don’t forget those all-important garden accessories, quality raised bed tools, a good pair of gloves, a watering can, seeds, labels, a gardeners note book to record the gardening year and cloche hoops to support fleece, film or netting to protect plants from bad weather and unwanted pests. Wooden Raised beds are available in different designs, sizes and depths if you want to grow a variety of different crops I would recommend a depth of 45cm.

The Economy Plot Wooden Raised Bed

Children love being outdoors and getting hands on, gardening helps them connect with nature and teaches them where food comes from and how it grows, nothing beats the taste of freshly picked produce, as well as the health benefits of fresh food gardening can help keep you fit both physically and mentally.

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When I visit my dad he is often in the garden, we always talk ‘gardening’ discussing plant pests/problems/diseases, which crops have done well, are tasty and worth growing, gardening ideas and new gardening products that we have seen, there is always something new to learn, discover and grow – gardening is a wonderful hobby.

Why not inspire someone you know this Christmas, click here to have a look at the full range of Raised Beds.

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There are some lovely Christmas present ideas now available at Recycleworks , and our choices this week are all priced at £25 or less.  So avoid the time and expense of driving into town and buy your gifts from home!

These lovely Ladies Gardening Gloves are practical and very comfortable – available in size medium, I have average sized hands and they are a perfect fit for me.  Made from cotton and latex they are supple enough to allow the gardener to do the most tricky of jobs whilst wearing them.  At only £5.99 my mum will be getting a pair of these in her christmas stocking.

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And for children there are these lovely embroidered gloves.  Priced at just £7.80 they are both colourful and practical for the budding young gardener.

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The Willow Trug & Accessories  is a charming gift set and contains scissors, gloves, twines, raffia, dibber and labels.!  Priced at £21 it’s a great gift for any child who loves gardening.

 

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These Willow Herb and Salad Planters look very attractive anywhere and will provide a constant supply of herb and salad crops.  The Herb planter is £15.95 and the larger salad planter is £22.95.  Also suitable for bulbs they will be useful and lovely to look at throughout the seasons.

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We are busy thinking about Christmas 2009 and spring time 201o, and it’s all fast approaching.

Everyone wants to spend the Christmas money wisely without wasting it on gifts that aren’t 100% appreciated.   And the almost fail safe option for all ages has to be flowering bulbs.

Buy now to flower at Christmas, for example the pots of Amaryllis, Merry Christmas or Amaryllis Snow White. These fine quality bulbs are guaranteed to please. They will flower with many flower heads and will flower again for many Christmases to come so your gift could last for many years.

Amaryllis Merry Christmas available from www.recycleworks.co.uk

Amaryllis Merry Christmas available from http://www.recycleworks.co.uk

Or you can choose the small pots of 5 or 6 small bulbs with their own biodegradable pot and compost.  Crocus Bulb Kit Rememberance and  the Narcissus Bulb Kit Tete a Tete, both well under £10.00. Also under £10.00 the Hyacinth water culture kit.   Who cannot fail to melt under the spell of a Hyacinth?   Bulbs are perfectly simple to plant now in Pots and Planters to flower as the days get longer again. Try a mixture of Blue and Yellow Crocus or a mixture of Tulips Ali Baba and Mickey Mouse or a mixture of Red Riding Hood and Pinocchio Tulips.

Tulip Ali Baba available from www.recycleworks.co.uk

Tulip Ali Baba available from http://www.recycleworks.co.uk

…And please remember all bulb orders must be received at Recycleworks Ltd by 31st October.

bulbs for spring

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