Garden and greenhouse gifts from Hopeful Gardener

Those considering treating themselves to a new greenhouse for 2010 might like to point loved ones towards a gardening site offering a range of Christmas gifts.

Set up to add an extra level of fun to horticulture, Hopeful Gardener features a number of novel, yet practical, items on its website.

The pink spotted wheel barrow and luxury gardening apron are gifts that might particularly appeal to growers.

According to Hopeful Gardener marketing manager Sam Gilson, the site aims to provide useful gifts that are made to a good standard.

He revealed that the ethos at the firm is one of fun, adding that the team is full of "enthusiastic gardeners who have learnt through trial and error and a few helpful tips from friends and family."

Among the range of products on offer are trowels, compost bins, spades and the new Tool and Tuck Box.

British gardeners might also be interested to hear that a US website has been set up to encourage Americans to make use of their gardens and greenhouses to grow food as a means of saving cash.