Birthday gift for wife whilst we're stuck at home

Roger Burton

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Hi chaps, posting this here as my wife doesn't visit this site (I'm the cook) we are in the UK and are "staying at home", (we are in our early 70s) we have a reasonable amount of food and wine stocks and can, with difficulty, order more but it's my wife's birthday in 2 weeks and I wondered if anyone could give me a suggestion as to what I could possibly get as a gift that can be delivered, just a few bright ideas please, budget up to £50.
 

Roger Burton

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Thanks MG, we lead a simple (very happy comfortable) life, little money but we get by, Mags enjoys her garden, no special interest in food ... has enjoyed dressmaking but her sight is not good these days, enjoys doing things with the grandchildren but we are keeping away from EVERYONE until told otherwise (she is type 1 diabetic so "vulnerable") I will think of something.
 

morning glory

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You say she enjoys her garden, does she grow stuff from seed? A mail order of seeds, compost etc will keep her busy.
Good idea. Or maybe a speciality ornamental tree. £50 ought to buy a shrub or tree of a decent size which will perhaps flower this summer. A rose perhaps? The only thing that worries me is that garden centres are closed and its unclear how long any internet order for plants etc will be viable. My local garden centre closed today and is no longer doing internet orders.

I've already been thinking about this as one of my plans is to concentrate more on the garden.
 

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Good idea. Or maybe a speciality ornamental tree. £50 ought to buy a shrub or tree of a decent size which will perhaps flower this summer. A rose perhaps? The only thing that worries me is that garden centres are closed and its unclear how long any internet order for plants etc will be viable. My local garden centre closed today and is no longer doing internet orders.

I've already been thinking about this as one of my plans is to concentrate more on the garden.
Thats why I thought seeds, the online seed people could keep going. But, yes a special shrub would be a gift to remember.
 

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Where I am, the big box hardware stores aren't closing (sometimes essential to fix spewing plumbing), and they have garden centers attached. Wishing you health and success on your venture.
 
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