Posts Tagged ‘Mothers Day gifts’

You may recall a blog that I posted in September 2012 ‘Plant Hyacinth bulbs for a stunning display and wonderful fragrance at Christmas’ with growing instructions for planting indoor prepared Hyacinths.

Newly planted bulbs in September 2012

Newly planted bulbs in September 2012

To follow up this blog I thought I would show you how mine went on.

hyacinths flowering in pots

On the cool windowsill in January 2013

Although they did not quite meet the christmas deadline I was able to place them on the living room windowsill in early January, where they are fully appreciated and will benefit from the cool temperatures by the window which will extend their flowering period. All 3 bulbs were grown in a different container and were all successful, each producing a beautiful flower stem and wonderful fragrance.

Growing indoor bulbs is a great thing to do especially with children, the size of the bulbs make them easy to handle and they’re pretty undestructable – they just want to grow.

Indoor Minnow Narcissi Bulb Pot

Indoor Minnow Narcissi Bulb Pot

Why not grow them in a clear container, children will be able to see their roots forming and growing.

The Crocus Glass Cube

The Crocus Glass Cube

The Tete a Tete Glass cube

The Tete a Tete Glass Cube

Indoor bulb kits make a unusual and attractive gift, it is still not too late to plant indoor bulbs, why not plant some now, they would make a lovely gift for Mother’s Day on Sunday, 10th March.


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This year Mothering Sunday is on 18th March, little over a week away, here are a few suggestions (which are also on my wish list) for Mothers Day Gifts available from The Recycleworks.

The Family Kitchen Garden. This invaluable book provides clear instructions on growing vegetables, fruit, herbs and cutting flowers including an A-Z of plants and month-by-month advise on what to do when. A must have book.

Grow your own gift pots, these seed kits contain all you need to grow either Basil, Cape Gooseberry or Chilli on your windowsill in a stunning hand painted terracotta pot.

Watering Cans are a very useful gift and are available in all sizes and attractive colours.No gardener would be without a good pair of gloves and these Rostaing Violette Ladies Gardening Gloves are perfect for protecting your mum’s hands and look great too.

Our Fairtrade products are currently on offer and our range includes some lovely handcrafted items, by buying these you will be helping the most economically-deprived people of the world improve their lives.

I hope that I have given you a few ideas but there are many more products available on our website so take a look for your perfect gift.

If you want to be creative and make your own gift click here for details of how to make a homemade card and a decorated windowsill pot.

So go on spoil your loved ones on their special day, and my idea of a perfect Mothers Day – a nice sunny afternoon spent in the garden, I am keeping my green fingers crossed!

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This year marks the 20th year of the Fairtrade Foundation.

For the last 20 years Fairtrade has worked with producers in developing countries to achieve better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers.

During Fairtrade Fortnight 27th February – 11th March why not ‘take your step for Fairtrade’ (fairtrade.org.uk/step) and support this brilliant charity, your step could be to simply try a new Fairtrade product , swap brands of some of your favourite products to Fairtrade ones, hold a Fairtrade Chocolate tasting at school or home, or to ask your shop to stock more Fairtrade products.

Look for the Fairtrade Mark when you go shopping! Over 3000 products from coffees to flowers are Fairtrade certified.

Flower Brooch

Garden Lovers Apron

Beaded Scarf

We at the Recycleworks support this worthy cause by selling some lovely Fairtrade products including; pretty hand stitched Flower Brooches, glamorous Beaded Scarves, stylish Cotton Messenger Bags, extremely practical Cotton Whopper Shopper Bags and strong, hard wearing Cotton Garden Lovers Aprons (with appliqué shears, trowel and secateurs) all these products are on special offer at the moment and with Mothers Day only a few weeks away (18th March) they would make ideal gifts for mums or grandmas so support Fairtrade Fortnight and spoil the ones you love.

Whopper Shopper Bag

Messenger Bag

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