Top gardening gifts for Mothers’ Day

Roberts Travel Pad,

Roberts Travel Pad, - Credit: Archant

As spring arrives, so do new gardening tools, sundries, gadgets and seeds, which are timely additions to the wealth of possible presents to give your gardening mum on Mother’s Day.

Love The Gloves,

Love The Gloves, - Credit: Archant

There are so many gardening gloves on the market, the mum who needs a new pair will be spoiled for choice, but Burgon & Ball’s new Love The Glove collection will take some beating. They feature advanced two-way stretch, breathable mesh and ultra-soft yet hard-wearing cushioned fabric.

Available in 12 styles and colours, priced £12.95-£14.95, available from all good garden centres and

Suttons seed tins,

Suttons seed tins, - Credit: Archant

Those who love to grow plants from seed should look at Johnsons Designer Garden Collections, a new ‘border in a box’ concept, with collections including Cottage Garden, Fragrant and Cut, and Wildlife-Attracting Designer Garden Collections.

Each box contains 12 packets of annual and perennial flower seed varieties, plus an easy-to-follow seed sowing and planting plan. All are presented in a beautiful box with border designs by leading illustrator and printmaker Hannah McVicar.

Glass Cloche from

Glass Cloche from - Credit: Archant

Priced £9.99, available from garden centres, supermarkets and leading DIY stores and at

She can store her seeds in one of Suttons new collectable seed tins for 2015, in six new designs including chillies and pepper, herbs, pea and bean and scented flower.

Dobbies new sweet pea set

Dobbies new sweet pea set - Credit: Archant

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The range costs £4.99 (apart from the large Pea & Bean, which is £6.99). Available from

For the mum who likes music while she works, the Roberts Travel Pad may be an ideal gift, as it’s small, portable and has Bluetooth technology, to connect with any Bluetooth mobile device, so you can play music from your mobile. It also has HFP (Hands Free Profile) which means phone calls to a paired phone can be answered from the Travel Pad itself, while it acts as both a speaker and microphone.

Priced £80, available from

Afternoon tea in the garden, or indoors, can be brightened up by buying your mother a gorgeous new tea set with floral notes - check out Dobbies new Sweet Pea set, featuring two-tier cake stand (£18), afternoon tea set (£10), flower and garden jug (£8), sweet pea teapot (£15) and sugar and cream (£15).

Available from Dobbies garden centres nationwide (

If she doesn’t want to keep tender plug plants on a tray on the kitchen windowsill, treat your mum to a more stylish alternative to the outdoor green house, a glass cloche, which is more like a home decor piece.

The Scandinavian-designed sage green base and glass cloche cover keep the perfect climate for plug plants and seedlings to progress, or growing herbs or even houseplants.

Indoor Greenhouse, £29.95, available from

And if Mum likes keeping records and planning future growth, she may welcome the new Sophie Conran garden journal from Burgon & Ball, containing more than 200 useful pages, including a gardening calendar, tips for each month, to do list, weekly planner, weather log, photo diary, space for notes and storage wallet.

Priced £14.95, available from all good garden centres and