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Show the gardener in your life how much you love them11 February 2014
Show the gardener in your life how much you love them with a green-fingered present to set the heart beating faster. All romantics love a bunch of red roses on February 14th – but for something longer lasting and just that little bit different, you'll find plenty of more unusual ideas in our garden centre too.
Heart-shaped climbing plants: twine fragrant jasmine or stephanotis around a wire support in the shape of a heart and you'll have perfume, beauty and romance in a single houseplant.
Pink tools: if it's not red or heart-shaped, it's got to be pink on Valentine's Day – so remind her of you every time she reaches into the garden shed with candy pink secateurs, hand forks or trowels.
Red roses: a scarlet rose for the garden keeps that loving feeling going for years: spicily-scented 'Souvenir du Docteur Jamain' or velvety climber 'Guinée' are among the best.
Romantic plants: it's not all about roses on Valentine's Day, though. Valentine-themed plants include love-in-a-mist (Nigella) seeds, Clematis 'Mon Amour', Dianthus 'Romance' and bleeding hearts (Dicentra spectabilis).
Lovebirds: heart-shaped bird feeders and cosy nest boxes tempt feathered friends into the garden for you to watch on long, cosy summer evenings à deux.