Fathers’ Day is Sunday 18th June this year, just a couple of weeks away. We asked some of the gents in the Hambrooks’ team what they would like to receive as a present. In case it helps inspire you buying for the special man in your life, here’s what they said.
Is it a stereotype to suggest that all men like fire? Probably, but there seems to be some truth in it! Rather than just dominating the BBQ, we’d go for a dramatic firepit. On a nice day, what could be more atmospheric than gathering round to watch the sun go down, perhaps toast a few marshmallows, and enjoy the evening around the fire? We have a selection of firepits starting from just £60.
A sharp blade is a gardener’s best friend and our colleagues said they would really appreciate a good quality set of secateurs (or loppers). A clean, sharp blade ensures that stems are not torn when cut, reducing the risk of infection in the plant as well as being more efficient. This is one of those occasions when splashing out for a quality pair which will last for ages really is a sensible investment. We have secateurs in stock for £8.99 to £34.99, depending on your budget. (Our Fiskars range is also currently 50% off loppers).
Keep your secateurs in good working order by cleaning and drying them after use, and an occasional wipe over with oil (on the blade and moving parts) to help prevent rust and keep them moving freely.
You’ve just spent the afternoon making your lawn look like a cricket pitch – to finish it properly, you need some edging shears! These long-handled shears have the cutting blades set at 90° to the handles, so you can stand upright but trim horizontally along the edges of lawns and borders. If your man doesn’t have a pair already, and takes pride in his lawn, this is the ideal gift for him. We have edging shears in stock from £42.99.
A house plant
Yes, we’re as surprised as you are but our gents genuinely said they would love a houseplant for Fathers’ Day! Of course, we’re not talking delicate orchids here, they would go for something big and dramatic. We have some striking Dracaena (dragon tree) for just £29.99, which would make a bold addition to any room, including his Man Cave. We’ve also got some lemons and oranges with fruit on, so perhaps buy him something he can add to his gin and tonic?
A plant to harvest
If your man isn’t into house plants, how about something for outdoors that produces edibles (or drinkables!)? A grape vine will take a year or two to establish well enough to produce grapes but, find the right spot for it, and “Chateau Your House” could be on the cards. If he doesn’t have the patience for grapes, how about kiwi fruit? Grape vines start from £34.99.
Rose “My Dad”
Fully hardy, disease resistant with a sturdy upright growing habit and wonderfully fragrant. This might sound like your father but, actually, it also describes Rose “My Dad”, which we now have in stock. It has big flowers in a stunning bright pinky-red colour, offset against dark green leaves. And it’s a floribunda type, which means it will repeat flower and is less formal than a hybrid tea rose. Just £13.99 for this lovely potted rose.
For the man who has everything…
Or is just plain fussy, we also have gift vouchers, so he can have the fun of coming in to choose his own present! Hambrooks vouchers are available in multiples of £5 and we also have National Garden Scheme gift vouchers (which could be a good choice if you need to post something elsewhere in the country).
Happy Fathers’ Day, with love from Hambrooks!