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Wearable gardens

I’m not generally big on shopping or consumerism, but  I love this  wearable planter as it means even nomads and couch-surfers can do a bit of micro-urban gardening. There are lots of designs to choose from, at around £35: a reasonable price for something this original, quirky and fun.

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Garden loves #10: Sandcastle planter

Bring a touch of summer into your home and fight off the Autumn blahs with herbs in a bucket. At £19 apiece, these ceramic sandcastle planters are a tad pricey but they’re rather beautiful too. Of course, there’s nothing to stop you from using sandcastle buckets instead, as long as you put drainage holes in […]

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Garden loves #4: Toadstool bird bath

  At £140, this toadstool bird bath isn’t exactly the cheapest bird bath option around, but if you can afford to splash the cash, it’ll add a touch of fairytale whimsy to any garden, along with a vibrant splash of colour.

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Gardening with Rob Ryan

This gorgeous Rob Ryan watering can may not be the cheapest one available, at £35, but it’s utterly gorgeous and large enough to ensure you don’t need excessive visits to the tap. The rose end means it’s as good for watering freshly-seeded grass as it is for watering your fruit and veg, as it’ll sprinkle over […]

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Lego for grown ups

OK, it only counts as recycling if you happen to have kids that have outgrown their Lego (which may be tricky, given I’m not entirely sure *I’ve* outgrown it) but this planter from the Bob blog is adorably kitsch – and great inspiration. I’m now seriously considering making a Chanterney carrot windowbox with a Lego tractor ploughing it. A […]

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Scaring cats in style

Velvet is one of my favourite shops for fun gardening accessories. These cute windmills are great for scaring away the cats and adding some glamour to your garden at the same time. And a bouquet of windmills makes a great alternative to a bunch of flowers for any gardening fans with birthdays coming up (though […]

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