Monday, 15 May 2017

Hello everyone and welcome to another wonderful week!  Today I want to tell you all about our fantastic Sophie Conran Seed Boxes.  Sophie is a renowned designer who loves gardening so she has put together these clever seed boxes which contain four packs of seeds all wrapped up in a beautiful presentation box.

This is the Herb collection so we have basil, wild rocket, thyme and coriander all of which are great for adding to your cooking.  Each pack has planting instructions and the inside cover of the box has handy recipe tips for getting the most out of your herbs.  We also do edible seeds and wildflower seeds but lets just concentrate on the herb seeds for now.

 So coriander is great chopped up with lime juice, it can be crushed and added to meat dishes where it brings an orangey flavour or the seeds are great in curries.
 This variety of basil has a lemon zing to it and is great for pesto or with spaghetti.
 Thyme is a real favourite and is fab when added to soups and stews.
And finally wild rocket is great in salads or with fish.  So all in all you are getting a really good selection of herbs to grow and experiment with.
Each seed box is £9.95 which is a great price when you consider you are getting four packs of seeds plus the gorgeous presentation box, instructions and recipe ideas.  This would make an ideal gift for anyone who loves gardening, loves to cook or just wants to try something new.  In fact this Sophie Conran Seed Box won the Gift of the Year 2016 award! So why not have a closer look now at and have a go at growing some herbs.

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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Good Morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  Hope you all had a fab weekend.  We were once again busy, busy, busy in the garden.  So if you have lots of jobs to do you need the right tools - right?  Check these out.........................................
Our Sophie Conran designed, stainless steel secateurs.  Not only do they come in a gorgeous gift box making them an ideal present but they are rather fabulous. They are outstanding at cutting, will stay rust free and have a simple brass lock which keeps the blades safely closed when not in use.  They are priced at £22.99 but if it's quality you are after then these are the secateurs for you (or a friend).

So why not pop your feet up, grab a cuppa and head on over to our website at and take a look at these and much, much more.

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Friday, 28 April 2017

Goooood Morning all and welcome to Friday - sorry I have been a bit quiet of late but Spring is here and life has just been very, very busy. So without further ado I would like to let you all in on a little secret........
we currently have a fab offer on so that when you buy any of our fabulous MR. FOTHERGILL'S FLOWER SEEDS you can get them delivered to you completely 
Yes for a limited time only we are offering FREE P&P ON ALL MR. FOTHERGILL'S FLOWER SEEDS.  So if you want a wonderfully colourful garden this summer now is the time to start thinking about it.  Check out our great range of seeds at 

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Morning all and Happy National Gardening Week.  Hope the weather has been good enough for you to get out in the garden.

 I am loving this oh so cute bird bath that has just arrived.  Made from polyresin and with four little birds as decoration, a great addition to any garden.  Priced at just £20 why not take a closer look at

Also just flown in is this Rosie Robin glass ornament for the garden.  Hand painted, the glass is durable so great for outdoors. Priced at just £9.99 I'm sure you'd agree she would brighten up your garden.  See more at

 A couple of NEW clocks have arrived too.  This stonegate 10" clock/thermometer has a sandstone effect surround, is made from polyresin and is fully weatherproof.  Priced at £17.99 take a closer look at
And finally for today how about our hand painted barn owl clock/thermometer.  This is 12" in diameter, comes gift boxed and is suitable for both indoors and outdoors.  Priced at £22.99 this would make a fab gift.

So there are just a few items to tempt you with this National Gardening Week but we have loads more gift ideas on our website so why not go and have a look.

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Friday, 31 March 2017

Gooooood Morning everyone hope you have all had a super week and are looking forward to the weekend.  Well now that spring is finally here there is soooooooo much to do in the garden.  For instance if you want a lovely display of flowers in the summer now is the time to be sowing your seeds.  As you know we are now stocking Mr. Fothergill's Seeds (so excited) and we have a fantastic range from these gorgeous canterbury bells to cosmos, penstemons and lobelia.  However, rather than having to buy loads of little plant pots to sow your seeds in we also have a fab idea for making seed pots out of recycled newspaper.

Our wooden paper potters are a brilliant eco friendly gift that makes 4x5cm seed pots. Full instructions are given and it is so easy that it's a great way of getting children interested in planting too.  And once the seeds are big enough to be planted out just plant the whole thing and the paper will bio-degrade!!

This is such a simple yet effective way of planting seeds and fun too.  But of course you still need to keep your fingers clean so we have great gardening gloves to offer you as well.  Our soft n care flora range are perfect for planting seeds as they fit close to your hand like, well like a glove really!  You wont even know you're wearing them, they really are like a second skin.  They are available in small and medium and a variety of colours.  They are washable and last for ages.  So why not take a look at and treat yourself this spring and happy sowing! 

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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Happy Sunday everyone and a Happy Mother's Day to all you fab mums out there hope you're going to get truly spoiled today.

So today I just want to let you know that we at Ruddick Garden Gifts are very proud to be stocking a fantastic range of Mr. Fothergill's Seeds from Sweet Peas and Lobelias to Cosmos and Penstemons we have something for everyone.  Here are just a few but if you want to see the whole range go to 

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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Good morning everyone and what a beautiful sunny morning it is here in Carlisle.  Hope the weather is great where you are. So I am super excited to show you some of our fab NEW PRODUCTS that we have added to the website ( just in time for Mother's Day ) hint hint.

 We are now stocking Beefayre candles made from 100% natural plant wax and hand poured into lovely decorated glass holders. These luxurious candles have an amazing burn time of 50 hours!!!  and cost £18.00. Available in four wonderful fragrances.
We also have new designs and colours in our ever popular cup & saucer bird feeder, plus they now come in a very pretty gift box making them an even better gift for anyone who loves feeding their garden birds.  Still priced at just £7.99 well worth a look at

Now this 3 in 1 nestbox/feeder is rather special.  As the picture shows it can be a closed nestbox then simply remove a screw at the bottom to convert it into an open nestbox or feeder by simply removing the pieces of wood making this a truly multi functional bird box.  Priced at £22.50

And finally for today one of my favourites is our yellow petal bird feeder. This easy to assemble ceramic petal feeder will brighten up any border whilst feeding your garden birds. Comes gift boxed making it a great present too.  Priced at just £8.50.

So there are just a few of our NEW PRODUCTS to whet your appetite.  More will be coming in the next few days so watch this space - or better still pop over to our website and have a look for yourselves.

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