Plants for thank you gifts
Plants by post are a lovely, lasting way to say “thank you”. These appreciative and practical gifts will liven up the recipients garden with fabulous foliage colours, beautiful blooms, delicious scent or even fresh fruit. Plants make a great alternative to bouquets of flowers and can be kept and treasured by the lucky recipient for many years to come. The hybrid tea rose ‘With Thanks’ is perhaps the most obvious choice but there are plenty of options across a wide range of price points, depending on what you’re looking for. For someone with a small garden or balcony, climbing plants are perfect for providing masses of flowers and foliage from a modest footprint. For a spring or summer gift, perennials hold the promise of beautiful flowers and, if you time it well, may even be in bloom when they’re unwrapped. Azaleas – part of the rhododendron family but generally smaller growing – have beautiful, long-lasting spring flowers that clothe the entire bush, growing best on acid soil or in containers in ericaceous compost. Japanese maples are stunning small, slow-growing trees with a dome-shaped habit and beautiful palm-shaped foliage in a range of different colours. Alternatively, fruit trees make wonderful gifts – there’s nothing more rewarding than growing and harvesting ones own fruit. Heathers and herbs make lovely small, cost-effective, potted gifts – you could consider picking a range of different varieties with different foliage and flower colours. All gifts can be accompanied by a card and personalised, hand-written message.