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Valentine's Day Gift Collection


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VALENTINES GIFTS FOR THE GARDEN LOVER

This year we have chosen some romantic yet practical gifts that will give lasting pleasure to your loved one & which you will be able to enjoy together. We have some great gifts for both men & women.

Valentine's Day will come and go, but you can create a lover’s paradise in your outdoor space, incorporating all the senses of touch, smell, sight, taste and sound.

Whether it’s a woodland garden, flowing fields or a rustic cottage garden bursting with fragrant blooms, deliciously-scented roses and clematis growing around an arbour, or waves of purple wisteria blooms draping over the walls of a house, all gardeners can have their share of romance.

Even on the smallest plot, you can create a touch of romance with old-fashioned plants, winding walkways, rustic arches, willow trellises and soft climbing blooms.

Choose your plants carefully and place the scented varieties where their delicious fragrance will come into its own, near to the house or bordering a well-used walkway.

Climbers including the fragrant honeysuckle or repeat-flowering roses, such as the silvery pink hybrid musk ‘Felicia’ or ‘Old Blush China’, can fill an area with sweet scent.

Informal planting creates a soft palette, with dainty plants such as violas or bell-flowered campanulas mingling in front of taller specimens such as delphiniums, lupins and the many wonderful varieties of clematis. Irises, peonies and gentle wild-meadow flowers can all add a romantic touch to your garden. Make sure you take note of where the sun rises and sets, so that you create your seating area to enjoy the sun as it goes down at the end of the day or when you are likely to use that area most.

In the evening, candle light comes into its own to create a romantic setting, so place some close to the plants you want to highlight and include citronella candles near where you are sitting to keep mosquitoes at bay.

Long after Valentine’s Day, you’ll have the perfect setting for romance in your garden.

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