GYO garlic tips for flavoursome fritters
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Grow your own garlic tips for flavoursome fritters Calling all garlic lovers! Have you ever tried growing your own? We’ve paired some helpful tips from our friends at BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, with a tantalising fritter recipe, as seen at the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2022, to bring fantastic flavours to your winter table. /*! elementor - v3.19.0 - 07-02-2024 */ .elementor-widget-divider{--divider-border-style:none;--divider-border-width:1px;--divider-color:#0c0d0e;--divider-icon-size:20px;--divider-element-spacing:10px;--divider-pattern-height:24px;--divider-pattern-size:20px;--divider-pattern-url:none;--divider-pattern-repeat:repeat-x}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider{display:flex}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__text{font-size:15px;line-height:1;max-width:95%}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__element{margin:0 var(--divider-element-spacing);flex-shrink:0}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-icon{font-size:var(--divider-icon-size)}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider-separator{display:flex;margin:0;direction:ltr}.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator{align-items:center}.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator:before,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator:before{display:block;content:"";border-block-end:0;flex-grow:1;border-block-start:var(--divider-border-width) var(--divider-border-style) var(--divider-color)}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-left .elementor-divider .elementor-divider-separator>.elementor-divider__svg:first-of-type{flex-grow:0;flex-shrink:100}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-left .elementor-divider-separator:before{content:none}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-left .elementor-divider__element{margin-left:0}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-right .elementor-divider .elementor-divider-separator>.elementor-divider__svg:last-of-type{flex-grow:0;flex-shrink:100}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-right .elementor-divider-separator:after{content:none}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-right .elementor-divider__element{margin-right:0}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-start .elementor-divider .elementor-divider-separator>.elementor-divider__svg:first-of-type{flex-grow:0;flex-shrink:100}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-start .elementor-divider-separator:before{content:none}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-start .elementor-divider__element{margin-inline-start:0}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-end .elementor-divider .elementor-divider-separator>.elementor-divider__svg:last-of-type{flex-grow:0;flex-shrink:100}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-end .elementor-divider-separator:after{content:none}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-end .elementor-divider__element{margin-inline-end:0}.elementor-widget-divider:not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text):not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon) .elementor-divider-separator{border-block-start:var(--divider-border-width) var(--divider-border-style) var(--divider-color)}.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern{--divider-border-style:none}.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern.elementor-widget-divider--view-line .elementor-divider-separator,.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern:not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line) .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern:not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line) .elementor-divider-separator:before,.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern:not([class*=elementor-widget-divider--view]) .elementor-divider-separator{width:100%;min-height:var(--divider-pattern-height);-webkit-mask-size:var(--divider-pattern-size) 100%;mask-size:var(--divider-pattern-size) 100%;-webkit-mask-repeat:var(--divider-pattern-repeat);mask-repeat:var(--divider-pattern-repeat);background-color:var(--divider-color);-webkit-mask-image:var(--divider-pattern-url);mask-image:var(--divider-pattern-url)}.elementor-widget-divider--no-spacing{--divider-pattern-size:auto}.elementor-widget-divider--bg-round{--divider-pattern-repeat:round}.rtl .elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__text{direction:rtl}.e-con-inner>.elementor-widget-divider,.e-con>.elementor-widget-divider{width:var(--container-widget-width,100%);--flex-grow:var(--container-widget-flex-grow)} This December, why not try sowing garlic for a crop that makes a delicious seasoning to your cooking all year round. Plus, garlic takes up very little space and is an easy crop to grow. Make sure you always buy bulbs at the garden centre or order them from a seed supplier – don’t use bulbs from the supermarket. Ready to use your freshly grown garlic gloves in a delicious recipe? If you’re bored of roast and mash potatoes this winter, why not try making sweet potato and saltfish fritters to put a kick back into your dinner time. Find out more about the recipe below… How to growPlot garlic in a warm, sunny spot in well-drained soil that doesn’t get too wet in winter – dig in some home-made compost or well-rotted manure for best resultsSow in small pots, a large container or directly in the ground 15cm apart, leaving 30cm between rowsBreak the bulbs into separate cloves and plant the large ones with the fat end downwards and the pointy end 2.5cm below the soil.TIP! Lay bird netting or fleece over new plants until the shoots are 5cm tall to keep the birds at bay whilst your garlic grows. Caring for garlic Water regularly in spring and early summer Reduce watering once you see the foliage turning yellow – this is a sign that the bulbs are reaching maturity.  Weed between the plants to reduce the competition for water and nutrients.  Remove any flowers, or ‘scapes’ the plants produce – you can eat these in stir-fries. Time to harvest!When the leaves have turned yellow, gently lift out bulbs with a fork or trowel, taking care not to damage them. Leave the garlic to dry out for a couple of days, by laying it out on a table or tray, in full sun.Once the bulbs are dry and feel papery to touch, you can either store them loose or plait their foliage to make a traditional string of bulbs. Store in a cool, dry place. Take care not to bruise the bulbs, as any damage can make them deteriorate in storage.  White sweet potato and saltfish fritters, ackee cream and green seasoning oilThis recipe is from the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2022, as seen on the Big Kitchen at the BBC Good Food Show Summer with chef Andi Oliver. Serves 6-8.IngredientsFor the ackee cream:165g canned sweetcorn180g canned ackee200ml oat cream For the green seasoning oil:1 handful of mixed herbs (such as sorrel leaves, chervil and tarragon)2 thyme sprigs10g Christmas bush or bay leaf1 small bunch of flat leaf parsley1 small bunch of coriander4 spring onions10 garlic gloves1 green chilli or 1 scotch bonnet chilli (depending on how hot you’d like it)6 little Caribbean seasoning peppers, or a mix of red, yellow and green mini sweet peppers1/2 white onion400ml cold pressed rapeseed oil For the fritters:250g white sweet potato, grated120g skinless and boneless saltfish, twice oiled, drained and rinsed110g grated white onions4 garlic cloves, finely grated15g finely grated ginger 1sp turmeric1tsp cumin seeds1tsp chilli flakes40g self-raising flour30g fine cornmeal1 thyme sprig, leaves only8g finely chopped chives500ml oil (vegetable/rapeseed/sunflower) Method 1.To make the seasoning oil, blend all the ingredients together, add seasoning, and blend until smooth. Sieve the mixture to create a green oil.2.In a bowl, combine the fritter ingredients (minus the oil) plus a big pinch of salt and pepper and mix thoroughly using your hands, squeezing the mixture so it all sticks together. Cover and set aside.3.Heat the oil in a wide pan to 150-170C. Test the heat of the oil by dropping a pinch of the potato mixture into it – if it rises and starts to golden quickly, it’s ready to fry. Slip 1 tbsp of mixture at a time into the hot oil until golden. Transfer the cooked fritters to a plate or bowl lined with kitchen paper to get rid of any excess oil.4.To make the ackee cream, gently toast sweetcorn until it’s slightly charred. Add the ackee and cook for 1-2mins and mix. Blitz the mixture with the oat cream in a blender until smooth and season.5.To serve, divide the ackee cream between six-eight shallow bowls or plates, top with two or three fritters and drizzle the seasoning oil over the top. Looking for garden inspiration? 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GYO garlic tips for flavoursome fritters
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Grow your own garlic tips for flavoursome fritters Calling all garlic lovers! Have you ever tried growing your own? We’ve paired some helpful tips from our friends at BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, with a tantalising fritter recipe, as seen at the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2022, to bring fantastic flavours to your winter table. This December, why not try sowing garlic for a crop that makes a delicious seasoning to your cooking all year round. Plus, garlic takes up very little space and is an easy crop to grow. Make sure you always buy bulbs at the garden centre or order them from a seed supplier – don’t use bulbs from the supermarket. Ready to use your freshly grown garlic gloves in a delicious recipe? If you’re bored of roast and mash potatoes this winter, why not try making sweet potato and saltfish fritters to put a kick back into your dinner time. Find out more about the recipe below… How to growPlot garlic in a warm, sunny spot in well-drained soil that doesn’t get too wet in winter – dig in some home-made compost or well-rotted manure for best resultsSow in small pots, a large container or directly in the ground 15cm apart, leaving 30cm between rowsBreak the bulbs into separate cloves and plant the large ones with the fat end downwards and the pointy end 2.5cm below the soil.TIP! Lay bird netting or fleece over new plants until the shoots are 5cm tall to keep the birds at bay whilst your garlic grows. Caring for garlic Water regularly in spring and early summer Reduce watering once you see the foliage turning yellow – this is a sign that the bulbs are reaching maturity.  Weed between the plants to reduce the competition for water and nutrients.  Remove any flowers, or ‘scapes’ the plants produce – you can eat these in stir-fries. Time to harvest!When the leaves have turned yellow, gently lift out bulbs with a fork or trowel, taking care not to damage them. Leave the garlic to dry out for a couple of days, by laying it out on a table or tray, in full sun.Once the bulbs are dry and feel papery to touch, you can either store them loose or plait their foliage to make a traditional string of bulbs. Store in a cool, dry place. Take care not to bruise the bulbs, as any damage can make them deteriorate in storage.  White sweet potato and saltfish fritters, ackee cream and green seasoning oilThis recipe is from the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2022, as seen on the Big Kitchen at the BBC Good Food Show Summer with chef Andi Oliver. Serves 6-8.IngredientsFor the ackee cream:165g canned sweetcorn180g canned ackee200ml oat cream For the green seasoning oil:1 handful of mixed herbs (such as sorrel leaves, chervil and tarragon)2 thyme sprigs10g Christmas bush or bay leaf1 small bunch of flat leaf parsley1 small bunch of coriander4 spring onions10 garlic gloves1 green chilli or 1 scotch bonnet chilli (depending on how hot you’d like it)6 little Caribbean seasoning peppers, or a mix of red, yellow and green mini sweet peppers1/2 white onion400ml cold pressed rapeseed oil For the fritters:250g white sweet potato, grated120g skinless and boneless saltfish, twice oiled, drained and rinsed110g grated white onions4 garlic cloves, finely grated15g finely grated ginger 1sp turmeric1tsp cumin seeds1tsp chilli flakes40g self-raising flour30g fine cornmeal1 thyme sprig, leaves only8g finely chopped chives500ml oil (vegetable/rapeseed/sunflower) Method 1.To make the seasoning oil, blend all the ingredients together, add seasoning, and blend until smooth. Sieve the mixture to create a green oil.2.In a bowl, combine the fritter ingredients (minus the oil) plus a big pinch of salt and pepper and mix thoroughly using your hands, squeezing the mixture so it all sticks together. Cover and set aside.3.Heat the oil in a wide pan to 150-170C. Test the heat of the oil by dropping a pinch of the potato mixture into it – if it rises and starts to golden quickly, it’s ready to fry. Slip 1 tbsp of mixture at a time into the hot oil until golden. Transfer the cooked fritters to a plate or bowl lined with kitchen paper to get rid of any excess oil.4.To make the ackee cream, gently toast sweetcorn until it’s slightly charred. Add the ackee and cook for 1-2mins and mix. Blitz the mixture with the oat cream in a blender until smooth and season.5.To serve, divide the ackee cream between six-eight shallow bowls or plates, top with two or three fritters and drizzle the seasoning oil over the top. Looking for spring inspiration? Discover the Showcase Gardens from Spring Fair here Delve into more garden inspiration, top tips and hear all our latest news
Your gardening christmas wish list
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Make someone's day merry & bright this Christmas! It’s time to write up that list of names and start the hunt for the perfect gift! Whether treating a veteran horticulturalist or someone who’s only just taking root in the gardening world, there’s something for anyone with a green-thumb below. Featuring products from exhibitors who will be attending BBC Gardeners’ World Live Events in 2023, get ready to tick names off your list and ease your festive shopping worries.  Please note that all gifts are subject to availability and delivery times of independent suppliers may vary.  The gift of a day out  Tickets make a great gift for anyone with green fingers, a day to look forward to!  With BBC Gardeners World Live at Birmingham’s NEC, 15-18 June, and the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair in the stunning grounds of Beaulieu in Hampshire, 28-30 April, there are plenty of days to choose from. Plus, save the date for the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair at Audley End House & Garden in Essex, 1 – 3 September (on sale Feb).  BOOK TICKETS Luxury Gardening Gifts Hydria Life – Hydria Christmas Bundle £179.99 Hydria is the latest in garden tech, having won the prestigious Glee New Product Award and their brilliant bundle comes with the Fountain Kit, Premium Planter and a Christmas Collectible. Harnessing new battery technology, this remote-controlled water feature with lights can run for a 2-month period between charges. Assembled in minutes in any planter wider than 30cm, it will bring the relaxing sound of water to gardens and balconies.   Buy Now Ecosure – 180 Litre City Water Butt Planter£215 Doubling up as an elegant planter, this water butt is one that won’t be hidden away in any garden – it could even become a focal point! With extra-large capacity, collect naturally soft rainwater to sate any garden’s thirst. 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All available to purchase on the Hillier online shop or in their Garden Centres, subject to availability.Helleborus ericsmithii HGC Frosty: enjoy dazzling white flowers with a delightful yellow centre blooming above this evergreen perennial with dark green leaves.Sarcococca confuse: bring sweetly scented flowers to your woodland borders, followed by blackberries with this bushy, evergreen shrub.Viburnum globosum ‘Jermyns Globe’: whether standing alone or part of a mixed border, this rounded, evergreen shrub will bring deep green leathery foliage all year round, as well as white flowers followed by small black fruits in spring.Abeliophyllum distichum Roseum Group: if you prefer deciduous shrubs of open growth, this one boasts oval leaves with 4-petalled pale pink flowers borne in racemes in the leaf axils in late winter and early spring.Sarcococca hookerania ‘Winter Gem’: bring a highly scented evergreen shrub to a shady corner or woodland border, with white flowers opening from red buds in winter, followed by red-black fruits.Can’t choose? 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GYO garlic tips for flavoursome fritters
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Grow your own garlic tips for flavoursome fritters Calling all garlic lovers! Have you ever tried growing your own? We’ve paired some helpful tips from our friends at BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, with a tantalising fritter recipe, as seen at the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2022, to bring fantastic flavours to your winter table. This December, why not try sowing garlic for a crop that makes a delicious seasoning to your cooking all year round. Plus, garlic takes up very little space and is an easy crop to grow. Make sure you always buy bulbs at the garden centre or order them from a seed supplier – don’t use bulbs from the supermarket. Ready to use your freshly grown garlic gloves in a delicious recipe? If you’re bored of roast and mash potatoes this winter, why not try making sweet potato and saltfish fritters to put a kick back into your dinner time. Find out more about the recipe below… How to growPlot garlic in a warm, sunny spot in well-drained soil that doesn’t get too wet in winter – dig in some home-made compost or well-rotted manure for best resultsSow in small pots, a large container or directly in the ground 15cm apart, leaving 30cm between rowsBreak the bulbs into separate cloves and plant the large ones with the fat end downwards and the pointy end 2.5cm below the soil.TIP! Lay bird netting or fleece over new plants until the shoots are 5cm tall to keep the birds at bay whilst your garlic grows. Caring for garlic Water regularly in spring and early summer Reduce watering once you see the foliage turning yellow – this is a sign that the bulbs are reaching maturity.  Weed between the plants to reduce the competition for water and nutrients.  Remove any flowers, or ‘scapes’ the plants produce – you can eat these in stir-fries. Time to harvest!When the leaves have turned yellow, gently lift out bulbs with a fork or trowel, taking care not to damage them. Leave the garlic to dry out for a couple of days, by laying it out on a table or tray, in full sun.Once the bulbs are dry and feel papery to touch, you can either store them loose or plait their foliage to make a traditional string of bulbs. Store in a cool, dry place. Take care not to bruise the bulbs, as any damage can make them deteriorate in storage.  White sweet potato and saltfish fritters, ackee cream and green seasoning oilThis recipe is from the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2022, as seen on the Big Kitchen at the BBC Good Food Show Summer with chef Andi Oliver. Serves 6-8.IngredientsFor the ackee cream:165g canned sweetcorn180g canned ackee200ml oat cream For the green seasoning oil:1 handful of mixed herbs (such as sorrel leaves, chervil and tarragon)2 thyme sprigs10g Christmas bush or bay leaf1 small bunch of flat leaf parsley1 small bunch of coriander4 spring onions10 garlic gloves1 green chilli or 1 scotch bonnet chilli (depending on how hot you’d like it)6 little Caribbean seasoning peppers, or a mix of red, yellow and green mini sweet peppers1/2 white onion400ml cold pressed rapeseed oil For the fritters:250g white sweet potato, grated120g skinless and boneless saltfish, twice oiled, drained and rinsed110g grated white onions4 garlic cloves, finely grated15g finely grated ginger 1sp turmeric1tsp cumin seeds1tsp chilli flakes40g self-raising flour30g fine cornmeal1 thyme sprig, leaves only8g finely chopped chives500ml oil (vegetable/rapeseed/sunflower) Method 1.To make the seasoning oil, blend all the ingredients together, add seasoning, and blend until smooth. Sieve the mixture to create a green oil.2.In a bowl, combine the fritter ingredients (minus the oil) plus a big pinch of salt and pepper and mix thoroughly using your hands, squeezing the mixture so it all sticks together. Cover and set aside.3.Heat the oil in a wide pan to 150-170C. Test the heat of the oil by dropping a pinch of the potato mixture into it – if it rises and starts to golden quickly, it’s ready to fry. Slip 1 tbsp of mixture at a time into the hot oil until golden. Transfer the cooked fritters to a plate or bowl lined with kitchen paper to get rid of any excess oil.4.To make the ackee cream, gently toast sweetcorn until it’s slightly charred. Add the ackee and cook for 1-2mins and mix. Blitz the mixture with the oat cream in a blender until smooth and season.5.To serve, divide the ackee cream between six-eight shallow bowls or plates, top with two or three fritters and drizzle the seasoning oil over the top. Find out what's on at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2023 Find out more about the BBC Good Food Show Summer
Your gardening christmas wish list
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Make someone's day merry & bright this Christmas! It’s time to write up that list of names and start the hunt for the perfect gift! Whether treating a veteran horticulturalist or someone who’s only just taking root in the gardening world, there’s something for anyone with a green-thumb below. Featuring products from exhibitors who will be attending BBC Gardeners’ World Live Events in 2023, get ready to tick names off your list and ease your festive shopping worries.  Please note that all gifts are subject to availability and delivery times of independent suppliers may vary.  The gift of a day out  Tickets make a great gift for anyone with green fingers, a day to look forward to!  With BBC Gardeners World Live at Birmingham’s NEC, 15-18 June, and the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair in the stunning grounds of Beaulieu in Hampshire, 28-30 April, there are plenty of days to choose from. Plus, save the date for the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair at Audley End House & Garden in Essex, 1 – 3 September (on sale Feb).  BOOK TICKETS Luxury Gardening Gifts Hydria Life – Hydria Christmas Bundle £179.99 Hydria is the latest in garden tech, having won the prestigious Glee New Product Award and their brilliant bundle comes with the Fountain Kit, Premium Planter and a Christmas Collectible. Harnessing new battery technology, this remote-controlled water feature with lights can run for a 2-month period between charges. Assembled in minutes in any planter wider than 30cm, it will bring the relaxing sound of water to gardens and balconies.   Buy Now Ecosure – 180 Litre City Water Butt Planter£215 Doubling up as an elegant planter, this water butt is one that won’t be hidden away in any garden – it could even become a focal point! With extra-large capacity, collect naturally soft rainwater to sate any garden’s thirst. With brass outlets moulded into the front and back, this water butt planter works for both watering cans and hoses.  Buy Now STIHL – iMOW®£1,100 – £2,000Cultivate the perfect lawn without the effort using the STIHL iMOW® robotic mower. By cutting grass clippings finely before dropping them back to the ground to act as a fertiliser, iMOW will help your lawn to look lusher over time without you needing to lift a finger.  Buy Now Enchanted Earth – Dancing Leaves Kinetic Garden Wind Spinner£79Make a real statement with this stylish wind spinner that would look stunning nestled amongst beds and borders. Covered with durable copper powder coated finish to make sure the brushed copper is scratch resistant and won’t weather, it will bring movement and style to any garden.   Buy Now Plant Gifts Top Five Christmas Plants – Hillier£12.99-19.99From the stunning sweet box to the winter-flowering hellebore, give a living gift this year. All available to purchase on the Hillier online shop or in their Garden Centres, subject to availability.Helleborus ericsmithii HGC Frosty: enjoy dazzling white flowers with a delightful yellow centre blooming above this evergreen perennial with dark green leaves.Sarcococca confuse: bring sweetly scented flowers to your woodland borders, followed by blackberries with this bushy, evergreen shrub.Viburnum globosum ‘Jermyns Globe’: whether standing alone or part of a mixed border, this rounded, evergreen shrub will bring deep green leathery foliage all year round, as well as white flowers followed by small black fruits in spring.Abeliophyllum distichum Roseum Group: if you prefer deciduous shrubs of open growth, this one boasts oval leaves with 4-petalled pale pink flowers borne in racemes in the leaf axils in late winter and early spring.Sarcococca hookerania ‘Winter Gem’: bring a highly scented evergreen shrub to a shady corner or woodland border, with white flowers opening from red buds in winter, followed by red-black fruits.Can’t choose? Let them decide with a Hillier gift card. Buy Now Winter Flowering Cherry – Hedges Direct£44.99Add a splash of colour in the colder months with the pretty pink and white flowers of a deciduous flowering cherry tree, perfect for smaller spaces. Blooming periodically during milder weather spells between November and March, this specimen also provides deep-green foliage and small fruits that will be popular with local birds.   Buy Now Agapanthus ‘Sweet Surprise’ – Fairweather’s Plant Shop£9-17 Let this gift live up to its name – a pale blue evergreen agapanthus that opens into a beautiful star-shape.  BUY NOW Floyd’s Climbers – Clematis Christmas Surprise£12Bring a new burst of colour to the garden with an evergreen Clematis. This variety flowers at Christmas time, with white nodding bells in 2 litre pots.  Buy Now Hardy’s Plants – Helleborus x nigercors ‘Emma’ PBR£17.50 With green-grey foliage and erect stems bearing large outward-facing, saucer-like white blooms that age to pink then green, this evergreen Hellebore flowers from late winter into spring.   Buy Now Sienna Hosta – Hosta ‘Dinner Jacket’£10 Featuring powder blue leaves and a yellow streak running through the centre, this medium size variety is the perfect way to brighten up a shady spot.  Buy Now Gardening Wildlife Gifts Lincolnshire Pond Plants – Pond Seed Packs£12.99 Make any pond an even more enticing environment for damsel and dragonflies with pond emergent plants, including blue flag irises and water plantain. For those who prefer amphibians, there’s also a Frog & Newt seed pack!  Buy Now Made by Alpacas – Eco Friendly Fleece Bird Hanger£7 Made from recycled drink packaging, this natural fibre will attract small bird varieties including Blue Tits, Robins and Finches as they start their nest building in earnest in the new year. Naturally water repellent, hang it up after Christmas and it can stay out all year, with the opportunity to switch out fleece with fat balls in winter.  Buy Now Little Allotment Co – Spring Beginner Kit £31.50 Perfect for the spring growing season, this set for new gardeners not only comes with high yielding organic vegetable seeds (including sweetcorn and tomatoes), but also three types of flower seeds to entice bumble bees and beneficial insects to your garden.  Buy Now Gardening Tool Gifts Leon Boots Co – Ultra Light Ankle Boots£39.99 The latest addition to Leon Boots Co’s ULTRALIGHT range, these boots weigh only 219g a pair and are great for use in gardens or allotments. With 6 colours to choose from, you’ll find a style to suit.   Buy Now Carbon Gold – 1L Biochar Houseplant Booster£9.99 Help them nurture their houseplants with an organic Soil Association Approved booster designed to support healthier growth by preventing drying out, supporting healthy soil and giving better airflow to protect the roots. Perfect for any indoor plant, including cacti!  Buy Now Jasell Home and Gifts – Wrendale Designs Hydrangea and Bee Garden Pocket Tool Bag£21.99 Have their tools at the ready with a handy bag, finished in the ‘hydrangea and bee’ Wrendale Designs print! A great addition to any gardener’s collection, with plenty of pockets for everything you need and finished with durable handles, a waterproof lining and an antique brass wren detail.  Buy Now Edible Gardening Gifts Robinson Seeds and Plants – Seed Collections£8-£12 Whether they’re craving leeks, radishes or kale, there’s a seed collection for any green fingered friend who’d like to grow their own. Select from the Exhibitors, Winter Salad and Kitchen collections, with the latter able to grow in the kitchen all year round as micro greens.  Buy Now The Little Allotment Company – Grow Your Own Organic Tea Kit£19.50 For those who love a comforting cuppa after some time in the garden, this sustainable kit box gives easy to follow instructions on how to grow a selection of seeds that promote well-being. With unbleached self-fill tea bags, the kit will help grow calming Chamomile, uplifting Lemon balm and invigorating Peppermint to prepare for those soothing sips.    Buy Now Radish Apron – Perennial£21 Bring the allotment indoors, with the bold textile of this apron, made of high quality 100% cotton with an adjustable strap.   Buy Now Or, why not try… Do What You Love Annual Pass£80 What do BBC Gardeners’ World Live, Cycle Show, London Art Fair, The Knitting & Stitching Shows, BBC Good Food Show, The Festival of Quilts, Move It, and the Country Living Fairs all have in common? You can get access to ALL of them in 2023 with the Do What You Love Annual Pass. With 17 events to choose from across the year, they’ll be spoilt for choice! Quote DWYL15 for 15% off the annual pass – that’s entry to 17 events for just £68 (worth over £320).*Offer valid for a limited time only. Buy Now Caley Brothers – The world is your oyster mushroom tote bag £12  Show the world your loved one is the champion of growing their own! With this tote bag, the world is truly your oyster (mushroom).  Ever tried growing your own mushrooms? At the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair, the Caley Brothers will be running a workshop to show you the ropes. Find out more here… Buy Now BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine special edition guidesFrom £7.99The BBC Gardeners’ World special edition guides are the perfect treat for every gardener. From the Year Planner 2023, offering monthly advice and tips for bountiful harvests, to the Your Happy House Plants guide, to keep your house plants healthy and vibrant no matter the season. Whatever gardening challenges you face, our expert advice can help. Pick up a special edition guide now! Buy Now Don’t forget! Tickets to BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair make for a great stocking filler…find out what’s on below. Tick your gardener off your list - buy tickets to BBC Gardeners' World Spring Fair here... Find out what's on at BBC Gardeners' World Spring Fair 2023 *Offer valid until 31 December 2022.
Your gardening christmas wish list
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Make someone's day merry & bright this Christmas! It’s time to write up that list of names and start the hunt for the perfect gift! Whether treating a veteran horticulturalist or someone who’s only just taking root in the gardening world, there’s something for anyone with a green-thumb below. Featuring products from exhibitors who will be attending BBC Gardeners’ World Live Events in 2023, get ready to tick names off your list and ease your festive shopping worries.  Please note that all gifts are subject to availability and delivery times of independent suppliers may vary.  The gift of a day out  Tickets make a great gift for anyone with green fingers, a day to look forward to!  With BBC Gardeners World Live at Birmingham’s NEC, 15-18 June, and the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair in the stunning grounds of Beaulieu in Hampshire, 28-30 April, there are plenty of days to choose from. Plus, save the date for the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair at Audley End House & Garden in Essex, 1 – 3 September (on sale Feb).  BOOK TICKETS Luxury Gardening Gifts Hydria Life – Hydria Christmas Bundle £179.99 Hydria is the latest in garden tech, having won the prestigious Glee New Product Award and their brilliant bundle comes with the Fountain Kit, Premium Planter and a Christmas Collectible. Harnessing new battery technology, this remote-controlled water feature with lights can run for a 2-month period between charges. Assembled in minutes in any planter wider than 30cm, it will bring the relaxing sound of water to gardens and balconies.   Buy Now Ecosure – 180 Litre City Water Butt Planter£215 Doubling up as an elegant planter, this water butt is one that won’t be hidden away in any garden – it could even become a focal point! With extra-large capacity, collect naturally soft rainwater to sate any garden’s thirst. With brass outlets moulded into the front and back, this water butt planter works for both watering cans and hoses.  Buy Now STIHL – iMOW®£1,100 – £2,000Cultivate the perfect lawn without the effort using the STIHL iMOW® robotic mower. By cutting grass clippings finely before dropping them back to the ground to act as a fertiliser, iMOW will help your lawn to look lusher over time without you needing to lift a finger.  Buy Now Enchanted Earth – Dancing Leaves Kinetic Garden Wind Spinner£79Make a real statement with this stylish wind spinner that would look stunning nestled amongst beds and borders. Covered with durable copper powder coated finish to make sure the brushed copper is scratch resistant and won’t weather, it will bring movement and style to any garden.   Buy Now Plant Gifts Top Five Christmas Plants – Hillier£12.99-19.99From the stunning sweet box to the winter-flowering hellebore, give a living gift this year. All available to purchase on the Hillier online shop or in their Garden Centres, subject to availability.Helleborus ericsmithii HGC Frosty: enjoy dazzling white flowers with a delightful yellow centre blooming above this evergreen perennial with dark green leaves.Sarcococca confuse: bring sweetly scented flowers to your woodland borders, followed by blackberries with this bushy, evergreen shrub.Viburnum globosum ‘Jermyns Globe’: whether standing alone or part of a mixed border, this rounded, evergreen shrub will bring deep green leathery foliage all year round, as well as white flowers followed by small black fruits in spring.Abeliophyllum distichum Roseum Group: if you prefer deciduous shrubs of open growth, this one boasts oval leaves with 4-petalled pale pink flowers borne in racemes in the leaf axils in late winter and early spring.Sarcococca hookerania ‘Winter Gem’: bring a highly scented evergreen shrub to a shady corner or woodland border, with white flowers opening from red buds in winter, followed by red-black fruits.Can’t choose? Let them decide with a Hillier gift card. Buy Now Winter Flowering Cherry – Hedges Direct£44.99Add a splash of colour in the colder months with the pretty pink and white flowers of a deciduous flowering cherry tree, perfect for smaller spaces. Blooming periodically during milder weather spells between November and March, this specimen also provides deep-green foliage and small fruits that will be popular with local birds.   Buy Now Agapanthus ‘Sweet Surprise’ – Fairweather’s Plant Shop£9-17 Let this gift live up to its name – a pale blue evergreen agapanthus that opens into a beautiful star-shape.  BUY NOW Floyd’s Climbers – Clematis Christmas Surprise£12Bring a new burst of colour to the garden with an evergreen Clematis. This variety flowers at Christmas time, with white nodding bells in 2 litre pots.  Buy Now Hardy’s Plants – Helleborus x nigercors ‘Emma’ PBR£17.50 With green-grey foliage and erect stems bearing large outward-facing, saucer-like white blooms that age to pink then green, this evergreen Hellebore flowers from late winter into spring.   Buy Now Sienna Hosta – Hosta ‘Dinner Jacket’£10 Featuring powder blue leaves and a yellow streak running through the centre, this medium size variety is the perfect way to brighten up a shady spot.  Buy Now Gardening Wildlife Gifts Lincolnshire Pond Plants – Pond Seed Packs£12.99 Make any pond an even more enticing environment for damsel and dragonflies with pond emergent plants, including blue flag irises and water plantain. For those who prefer amphibians, there’s also a Frog & Newt seed pack!  Buy Now Made by Alpacas – Eco Friendly Fleece Bird Hanger£7 Made from recycled drink packaging, this natural fibre will attract small bird varieties including Blue Tits, Robins and Finches as they start their nest building in earnest in the new year. Naturally water repellent, hang it up after Christmas and it can stay out all year, with the opportunity to switch out fleece with fat balls in winter.  Buy Now Little Allotment Co – Spring Beginner Kit £31.50 Perfect for the spring growing season, this set for new gardeners not only comes with high yielding organic vegetable seeds (including sweetcorn and tomatoes), but also three types of flower seeds to entice bumble bees and beneficial insects to your garden.  Buy Now Gardening Tool Gifts Leon Boots Co – Ultra Light Ankle Boots£39.99 The latest addition to Leon Boots Co’s ULTRALIGHT range, these boots weigh only 219g a pair and are great for use in gardens or allotments. With 6 colours to choose from, you’ll find a style to suit.   Buy Now Carbon Gold – 1L Biochar Houseplant Booster£9.99 Help them nurture their houseplants with an organic Soil Association Approved booster designed to support healthier growth by preventing drying out, supporting healthy soil and giving better airflow to protect the roots. Perfect for any indoor plant, including cacti!  Buy Now Jasell Home and Gifts – Wrendale Designs Hydrangea and Bee Garden Pocket Tool Bag£21.99 Have their tools at the ready with a handy bag, finished in the ‘hydrangea and bee’ Wrendale Designs print! A great addition to any gardener’s collection, with plenty of pockets for everything you need and finished with durable handles, a waterproof lining and an antique brass wren detail.  Buy Now Edible Gardening Gifts Robinson Seeds and Plants – Seed Collections£8-£12 Whether they’re craving leeks, radishes or kale, there’s a seed collection for any green fingered friend who’d like to grow their own. Select from the Exhibitors, Winter Salad and Kitchen collections, with the latter able to grow in the kitchen all year round as micro greens.  Buy Now The Little Allotment Company – Grow Your Own Organic Tea Kit£19.50 For those who love a comforting cuppa after some time in the garden, this sustainable kit box gives easy to follow instructions on how to grow a selection of seeds that promote well-being. With unbleached self-fill tea bags, the kit will help grow calming Chamomile, uplifting Lemon balm and invigorating Peppermint to prepare for those soothing sips.    Buy Now Radish Apron – Perennial£21 Bring the allotment indoors, with the bold textile of this apron, made of high quality 100% cotton with an adjustable strap.   Buy Now Or, why not try… Do What You Love Annual Pass£80 What do BBC Gardeners’ World Live, Cycle Show, London Art Fair, The Knitting & Stitching Shows, BBC Good Food Show, The Festival of Quilts, Move It, and the Country Living Fairs all have in common? You can get access to ALL of them in 2023 with the Do What You Love Annual Pass. With 17 events to choose from across the year, they’ll be spoilt for choice! Quote DWYL15 for 15% off the annual pass – that’s entry to 17 events for just £68 (worth over £320).*Offer valid for a limited time only. Buy Now Caley Brothers – The world is your oyster mushroom tote bag £12  Show the world your loved one is the champion of growing their own! With this tote bag, the world is truly your oyster (mushroom).  Ever tried growing your own mushrooms? At the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair, the Caley Brothers will be running a workshop to show you the ropes. Find out more here… Buy Now BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine special edition guidesFrom £7.99The BBC Gardeners’ World special edition guides are the perfect treat for every gardener. From the Year Planner 2023, offering monthly advice and tips for bountiful harvests, to the Your Happy House Plants guide, to keep your house plants healthy and vibrant no matter the season. Whatever gardening challenges you face, our expert advice can help. Pick up a special edition guide now! Buy Now Don’t forget! Tickets to BBC Gardeners’ World Live make for a great stocking filler…find out what’s on below. Tick your gardener off your list - buy tickets to BBC Gardeners' World Live here... Find out what's on at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2023 *Offer valid until 31 December 2022.