What’s on MY WISH LIST
WHAT TO GIVE GARDENERS IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION
I’m giving notice that I am no longer a form before function person. The change came about a few weeks ago when I finally admitted my midcentury chairs looked fabulous but were bloody uncomfortable, and the cute bee house I bought recently is of no interest to bees. Friends and relatives are now on notice that if they happen to see a gift for me that is gorgeous, but largely dysfunctional, I don’t want it. What I do want is:
A TOOL BELT
I would like this tool belt – and this bum, please! If that’s too big an ask, just the bum will do. Seriously, a good belt is an essential piece of kit when you have a huge garden, for obvious reasons. A FLASH WATERING CAN I’m fond of watering cans.
I far prefer watering with a can than a hose or a sprinkler – and I’ve become a watering can snob, so don’t be getting me anything bright and plastic, thanks. I want a tin can with a stylish brass handle and head. WALLPAPER
Obviously there is a vestige of the old “form before function” characteristic remaining in my system, because I’d like to hang a panel of wallpaper in the style of this botanical print. And, actually, I wouldn’t mind that perspex garden lounger either...
an ashThe Partner bought me
spade a handled, stainless steel
to use few years ago, but if I want
of his it, I have to sneak it out
to work. I’d wagon before he goes
plus like that spade back, thanks,
steel a selection of other stainless
that will tools fitted with an alarm
by anyone sound when picked up
mine. with different DNA from A GARDEN HOSE
I want a 25m flexible hose that promises to be kink-free. It has to be soft, come when it’s pulled and not get tangled up in the garden furniture. It must have sturdy fittings that do not allow the attachments to fly off when you turn the water on.