A little help outdoors

Stylish and sturdy gardening aids from Sophie Conran

Spring, so time for gardening. As a fan of Sophie Conran’s cookware for Portmeirion, I’m pleased to see that she has designed some gardening tools for Burgon & Ball that are just as appealing. These are not the tools for heavy lifting, but for smaller jobs they’re perfect.


There are seven in the collection; each is beautifully packaged to make a perfect present. They start at £14.95 each for a fork, a trowel, a dibber and a weeder, while a potting sieve and a compost scoop are £16.95 each, and secateurs are £19.95.