Christmas Gift Guide

A Hedges Direct guide to choosing the right gifts this Christmas

Whether you’re looking for a Christmas gift for a new homer-owner, or filling the stocking of your green-fingered friends and family; we have created this guide full of great and unique Christmas gift ideas that last a life time…

1. Topiary

A festive feature for the garden

Topiary makes a great focal point in any garden. The beautiful shapes make for a great feature in both classic and contemporary gardens.

These ornamental plants have been around since the Egyptian era, and is as popular now as it was then. With the right topiary plants, you can turn a garden from mundane to stunning!

All of our Topiary can be container grown, which makes them ideal plants for patios and urban garden design.

These days, topiary shaping is as much science as art – plants are photographed from all angles and then a computerised trimmer (like a robot) snips all around the foliage to create a symmetrical shape.

With some outdoor fairy lights you can used topiary plants as mini Christmas trees in the garden.

From keen gardeners to new home owners, this is a perfect gift for a loved one.

2. Ornamental Trees

Trees can help bring your garden or landscape to life. With prominent, colourful foliage during the colder autumn and winter months, you can make someone’s garden a talking point this winter season.

The main features that ornamental plants share are their attractive flowers, distinctive fragrance and their unmissable, unique shape. With a range of shapes and sizes available, we know you will find the perfect gift.

Our variety of trees include:

the beautiful Ornamental Cherry Tree which is perfect for smaller spaces; the idiosyncratic Himalayan Birch Tree which adds a touch of winter to your garden;

the Great White Cherry Tree that boasts elegant white flowers; the Crab Apple Tree, perfect for those with a culinary interest.

Their striking colours and fragrant blooms create the perfect focal point for any garden.

So, whether you are looking for a wildlife-friendly feature, or stunning colours and textures brought by our garden trees, we know there is a perfect ornamental tree for every garden.

3. Fruit Trees

Our fruit trees are suitable for the UK climate and are ideal for all gardens. Depending on the size of your outdoor landscape, our selection of fruit plants can be planted and allowed to grow to their full height, or they can be kept in pots which will limit growth but remain healthy.

Potted trees are ideal for smaller outdoor spaces. They also give you the option to move the fruit tree to a more desirable place, as well as moving into a garage or outhouse for protection from the winter frosts.

Our fruit trees are easy to grow and maintain. The vibrant flowers and unique fragrances will add a new dimension to any outside space. Although our range of fruit trees are self-fertile, requiring no cross-pollination, they are a wildlife magnet for bees especially, which has the bonus of bringing a super pollinator into your garden to the benefit of other plants and flowers.

Our collection of fruit trees includes:

the seasonal favourite apple tree, perfect for smaller garden spaces; the cherry tree which is popular amongst gardeners and those who enjoy eating sweet cherries;

plum trees, which grow the most delicious fruit and are perfect for making jams; and the pear tree, which harvests the most delicious pears.

A fruit tree is the perfect Christmas gift for wildlife enthusiasts, those with a passion for baking and those who simply love eating fruit!  Our trees will make the perfect addition to garden and home life.

4. Garden Tools

A gardener’s little helper

Garden tools are essential for maintaining garden appearance and developing plants. We have a variety of garden tools and equipment from the British brand Five Acres; a premium garden tools range that is designed to meet all your gardening needs.

The tools are made from high-quality stainless steels and are FSC approved timber. The Five Acres range comes with a lifetime guarantee and is designed to offer the ultimate in practicality, comfort and enjoyment for gardeners.

Beginners and garden enthusiasts alike will benefit from investing in the right garden tools.

Browse the range for a special Christmas gift this year:

Winter Colour

Evergreens – look fab in winter!

With evergreen topiary or hedging you can brighten someone’s garden this Christmas with green full hedging no matter the frosty scene outside. Evergreen plants offer consistent leaf cover for a full hedge look year-round.

The fullness of the foliage creates a natural green screen perfect for keeping gardens secluded from general view. Evergreen plants, dependent upon the species, also have excellent sound-absorbing capabilities and popular in built-up, urban areas.

They can also act as a natural windbreak for homes and gardens in general but are particularly suitable for those with a more exposed aspect. Evergreen hedging can act as a highly effective pollutant absorbent, helping to filter toxic particles from the air, generated by traffic emissions.

With the permanent leaf cover, the air in the vicinity is consistently cleaner. Environmentally, evergreen hedges have a myriad of positives. They help stabilise the ground and prevent soil erosion. They’re an ideal flood prevention measure, soaking up excess groundwater before it can reach hard surfaces or homes.

For more information about any of these Christmas gifts, contact our expert team on 01257 494 053 or email us at helpdesk@hedgesdirect.co.uk.

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