Gift sug­ges­tions for green fin­gers

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Don’t for­get Christ­mas gifts for the avid gar­den­ers in your fam­ily! These will all go down well:

• A sub­scrip­tion to Home mag­a­zine (see page 125 for de­tails), plus a gar­den­ing book or two.

• Bird­baths, bird feed­ers and bird ta­bles for the bird en­thu­si­ast.

• A rain gauge to ac­cu­rately mea­sure rain­fall.

• Trays of flow­er­ing seedlings and a bag of com­post. • An at­trac­tive con­crete fig­urine to use as a hose guard in the corner of a flowerbed.

• A bas­ket of herbs for the en­thu­si­as­tic cook.

• A pot­ting ta­ble or a gar­den bench.

• A mois­ture me­ter to check soil mois­ture in con­tain­ers and beds.

• A gar­den di­ary or cal­en­dar to record sea­sonal plant­ings and bloom­ing times.

• A foot scraper for muddy boots.

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