Posted: 19/04/2017 at 23:31
I would go for a more practical gift - either a soil testing kit which is useful to all gardens or a pair of leather gardening gloves - or both! Or all gardeners would welcome a good pair of secateurs or a stainless steel trowel. These are items replaced on a fairly regular basis.
I think if you have not seen either growing space it would be very problematic buying them a plant of any description. without asking them first. It is a nice gesture but what if they dont like fruit, or haven't the room or allotment rules forbid trees etc etc. Much better to get them a non-plant present.
If you don't mind showing the value of your gift, a really good present would be a voucher for Chilterns seeds. I would love someone to do that for me. An excellent selection of flower and vegetable seeds as well as old and new varieties.
Or a subscription to a gardening magazine or The Cottage Gardener.