Stuck on the usual ‘flowers or chocolates’ dilemma? Why not find some inspiration in the garden this Mother’s Day, and treat the woman who knows you best to everything from decorative twine to wind chimes, seed collections or serious tools.

Here’s our round-up of some of the best mum-friendly gardening gifts.


If you’re on a strict budget, what about some pretty candle holders? These bird tealight holders from Crocus (£4.99, are unfussy, would suit a contemporary or traditional setting, come in two finishes - zinc plated and white gloss powder coated - and you can use them outside or indoors.

Flour-themed seeds presented in eye-catching cubes are the latest idea from Mr Fothergill’s, reflecting the continuing demand from gardeners for mixed flowers. The cubes are available in four colours - Vibrant Red, Vibrant Yellow, Cool Blue and Cool White – and contain quick-to-flower hardy annual mixtures which will cover up to ten square metres per cube and allow gardeners either to ‘pick and mix’ or colour-theme their beds, borders and containers. £2.95 each or £5 for two, visit


For a gift that keeps on giving, buy a premium quality David Austin English Rose. Available in six colour options, the rose comes wrapped in a pretty box and is available from your local David Austin stockist or garden centre, priced £14.99.

A pretty addition to any patio table, or even to an indoor one, is this parasol tealight holder from Homebase (£9.99,, which has a contemporary and space-saving design along with citronella candles to help keep insects away.


Don’t just give one present, give a whole box! This stylish Sussex trug gift set (pictured) is packed with gloves, garden twine, raffia and flower scissors, and should please any green-fingered enthusiast.

For all your mum’s bits and bobs, including labels, pencils, scissors and string, these gardener’s gubbins tins come in deck egg, soft grey or galvanised. From the new collection of Sophie Conran tools and accessories for Burgon 7 Ball, £19.95,


Wildflowers are so popular at the moment, and a Wild Flower Seed Starter Pack from the Seed Pantry can help Mum on her way. The kit contains five different types of wild flower seeds – field poppies, yarrow, musk mallow, chamomile and wallflowers – which can be planted from March to July. Offered at the introductory price of £24.50 (until March 31) from

The latest range from Fiskars are light, smooth and cut tough hedges like butter. For thicker cuts, go for Fiskars new SmartFit Telescopic lopper (£49.99,, with excellent extension buttons on the handles to go to the length your require. With blades made from carbon steel, they’re lightweight and sturdy and will make pruning a breeze.