Dig It! Holiday Gifts (11 Dec 2017)
On this episode of Dig It, Hester Macdonald give great ideas for gardening Christmas gifts!
Seedballs are little tins of clay balls packed with seeds. You can choose from all kinds of themes, wildflowers, bee-friendly and lots more. Either order via the UK website or from the Swiss site Expect to pay about 13 francs per tin from the Swiss site or from the few stores they are already available in.
Ultimate Thermal gloves from Briers, very cosy and lined for gardening on really chilly days, and a very reasonable 9.90 - they’re available from Schilliger in Suisse Romande and other garden centres in Switzerland.
Tools from Burgon and Ball, the British tool manufacturer established in 1730, are now available at Jumbo in Switzerland! Hooray! No more worrying about how to get them home in your hand luggage! The tools are endorsed by the venerable Royal Horticultural Society in the UK and have FSC ash handles and are guaranteed for 10 years.
Trellis from Manufactum, at 47 euros for a small one with 5 honeycombs or the large one with 12 is 76 euros. Check out their superb range
Gifts for people who will be away for the holidays?
A gift voucher from a local garden store like Meier in Zurich or Wyss near Bern, is a good solution, they have much more than just plants in store – or you could go online and buy a voucher from the Swiss gardening School and we look forward to seeing you on a course in the New Year.