Easyshed have put together a list of the Top 10 Gardening Accessories that no shed, lawn and flower bed should live without!
1. Nutscene Natural Jute Fillis Twine – From £4 ? EBay/Amazon/Arts & Craft Shops
The Nutscene factory based in Scotland have been manufacturing high quality twine since 1922. This is a garden essential; it can be safely composted after use. Their website offers a variety of different colours to brighten up a winter flower bed!
2. Haws Watering Can – £26.99 ? www.haws.co.uk
Haws has been the choice of watering cans for many years. They have attractive and classic looking cans that comes in metal or plastic and they promise the cans will last at least 10 years of use. The long spout ensures constant watering pressure. They come with a brass ?rose? spout for light watering. There is also a higher capacity 5-litre version too.
3. Showa Floreo 370 Gardening Gloves £6.99 ? Amazon/eBay
The Floreo 370 is Showa?s bestselling glove. It is designed to be as lightweight as possible, while offering maximum protection with a sensitive, nitrile-coated palm. Gardeners swear by them.
4. Gardman No Mess Bird Seed Mix – £2.99 for 1kg ? www.gardman.co.uk
Brilliant for gardeners who love to feed birds, but wants to avoid weeds germinating under the bird seed holder. This No Mess seed mix of sunflower hearts, peanut bites, crushed wheat, oats and red dari wont leave any husks or waste.
5. Bradleys Leather Knee Pads – £25 ? www.bradleysthetannery.co.uk
Bradleys is a small tannery business in Shropshire, set up by Bradley Burn 30 years ago. It was one of the few tanneries to survive the 2011 foot and mouth crisis. Princess Alexandra, a cousin of the Queen is known to be a fan of their trademark gauntlets.
6. Felco Secateurs – £59.99 ? www.worldoffelco.co.uk/ – Amazon or Tesco
No garden would be complete without an amazing pair of secateurs. Felco?s Model No. 2 are very popular, yes, they are not cheap but they are worth it. They are said to be very strong, shock absorbing and highly precise.
7. Jakoti Hand Shears £24 ? www.handshears.co.uk
Gardening reporters have been praising Jakoti?s sharp, smooth and easy to use handshears. They are very good for pruning perennials, dead heading, topiary, lawn edging and clipping shrubs.
8. The Original Wormery – £55.95 ? www.wormery.co.uk
Wormeries convert organic kitchen food waste into a rich liquid compost which can be diluted and used as fertiliser for plants and lawns. This 100- litre bin was the very first wormery available commercially and comes complete with everything you need, including a supply of young Tiger Worms.
9. HOT Bin Composter – £149.99 ? www.hotbincomposting.com
The Hotbin?s main USP is the speed at which it changes leaves, prunings and other garden waste into compost ? typically in under three months. Half the time a normal compost heap would take. It needs feeding with at least 5kgs per week to maintain the temperature and comes with a lid thermometer.
10. Spear & Jackson Select Stainless Steel 3145EL Soil Rake – £20 ? www.spear-and-jackson.com / Amazon
This has been rated by The Telegraph?s gardening editor, Joanna Fortnam as the best soil rake on the market for easy use and lightness. Its head is made of mirror polished stainless steel to prevent soil adhesions and rusting.