The Handbook
The Handbook

Been neglecting your summer garden for one too many weeks? As we gradually enter the height of summer and lockdown begins to ease, there’s never been a better time to get in your garden and dig through your riffling weeds, pretty up your potted plants and attempt to tackle your overgrown lawn.

Whether you’re lucky enough to have a big country garden or a modest terrace, we’ve put together a list of 18 gardening tools that’ll help you get stuck in and forget about the muddy fingernails you’ll inevitably get post-garden spruce up. All that’s left to do is throw on your gardening rags and get stuck in.

Good Gardening Sunflowers

£19.95

Of course gardening isn’t gardening without a trust cuppa on the go. We love Emma Bridgewater’s garden mugs that replicate an English summer garden picture almost perfectly (minus the pesky weeds…) They’re good for a simple gardening inspo too, who doesn’t love a sunflower?

Personalised Copper Plated Garden Pruner Secateurs

£27.00

With Father’s Day round the corner or if your friend is celebrating their birthday in their new place, a pair of personalised copper plated garden pruner secateurs might just be the perfect gift. Not only are they as cute as a button, but they will also see you tearing up your garden rose bush in no time. No pesky thorn cuts for you this summer.

If you’re steering away from potting plants on your terrace or balcony and fancy tackling your lawn and raised beds, these trusty guys might help you out too.

Wave goodbye to your pesky weeds with the corkscrew weeder – we can’t get over how satisfying it looks to use. Or, get to work on your overgrown grass with these shears – they’re a whole lot easier than investing in a big old lawnmower.


Wondering where to start? Here’s 10 gardening tips whether you’ve a sprawling pile or a modest windowsill with an expert.

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