Do you have a hands-on prac­ti­cal mum who loves new gar­den­ing tools or a more leisurely mother who prefers flow­ers and flo­ral scents? Homes & Liv­ing has found some­thing for ev­ery gar­dener on Mother’s Day.

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If you want to buy her a stylish gift built to last, a pa­tio planter may be the way to go. The Blox­ham Wooden Planter, with its at­trac­tive shape, is suit­able for small trees and shrubs as well as flow­ers and bulbs.

Made from lengths of 4.5cm x 10cm Scan­di­na­vian red pine, the base is slat­ted with 20mm thick planks to al­low for drainage and fin­ished in white (shown here with a green trim - you can do this with a Cupri­nol Gar­den Shades sam­ple pot to suit your scheme), golden brown or clear preser­va­tive.

Your mum won’t let spring show­ers get her down if she has a com­pact um­brella fea­tur­ing the el­e­gant new Flora and Fauna de­sign from Bur­gon & Ball, in­spired by the RHS Lind­ley Li­brary of his­toric botanic art. (£16.99, www.burg­onand­ball.com)

If pam­per­ing af­ter a long day’s gar­den­ing is her bag, treat your mum to a RHS Nat­u­ral Gar­den­ers Ther­apy Hand Care gift set from Bronn­ley, fea­tur­ing ex­fo­li­at­ing hand wash, hand lo­tion and a wooden nail brush. It comes in a keep­sake tin which is per­fect for stor­ing seeds and small gar­den­ing es­sen­tials. (£20, www. bronn­ley.co.uk)

If mum is the type who likes pretty light­ing in her gar­den, these warm LED bulbs have del­i­cate sprigs of pretty pink flow­ers inside them. Ideal for hang­ing in trees or around a sun um­brella on the pa­tio dur­ing sum­mer evenings, they are bat­tery-op­er­ated and wa­ter­proof, so can be used inside or out. (£30, www. no­ton­the­high­street.com) Ar­ti­san Julie Dodsworth, who paints and creates all the orig­i­nal de­signs from her nar­row boat and is in­spired by the flora and her­itage of the wa­ter­ways, brings a touch of class to this metal 10-litre ca­pac­ity wa­ter­ing can. And there are many match­ing Flower Girl ac­ces­sories in­clud­ing gloves, tool boxes, herb trays and kneel­ers. (£27.99, www.brier­sltd. co.uk) Give mum buck­ets of joy with at­trac­tive metal pails filled with ei­ther lilies or be­go­nias, depend­ing on pref­er­ence. One pail fea­tures five ‘On Stage’ lily bulbs, which pro­duce stun­ning star­shaped flow­ers, with bucket and com­post, the other three ‘An­gelique’ be­go­nias, a dou­ble va­ri­ety with cas­cad­ing white and pink blooms. (£20, Wye­vale Gar­den Cen­tres, in store only)

Add some flower power to your gar­den­ing footwear with a pair of clas­sic back door shoes fea­tur­ing a new sun­flower de­sign. These light­weight, com­fort­able wa­ter­proof slip-ons are ideal if you’re pot­ter­ing in the gar­den or need to go out­side, but don’t want to dig out your reg­u­lar shoes. Women’s are avail­able size 3-8 in a range of pat­terns. (£25, www. back­door­shoes.co.uk)

The LED bulbs, avail­able from no­ton­the­high­street.com Sun­flower de­sign shoes, avail­able from back­door­shoes.co.uk

The Blox­ham Wooden Planter, avail­able from the­lich­field­planter­com­pany.co.uk

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