Sophie Conran Designer Range
We are pleased to announce that Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball Garden Tools have won the Silver Award for “Best Garden Product”, in the House Beautiful Awards 2011.
Sophie Conran’s inspiration for the range: “As a gardener I have always dreamed of creating a range of garden tools and accessories. I believe that tools should be functional and beautiful, and make each job a pleasure. One of the problems I face as a women when gardening is that my hands are generally too small for standard tools. My designs specifically address this issue and I hope will add to the joy of gardening. The better the tools, the easier the job.”
"One of my favourite products - a gorgeous journal for recording horticultural triumphs, disasters and ideas as well as storing important clippings." Contains 160 A5 pages, featuring 12 monthly sections. Each month is split into a to-do list, weekly planner, photo diary, and weather log. Also included are sections for special plant notes, planting plans,
The perfect pocket notebook for carrying around the garden, or when visiting other peoples' gardens or even at the garden centre. Contains 148 A6 pages, alternating plain and lined, to jot down notes and sketches.
“For young and old. It’s true – the old ones really are the best. I guarantee you fun galore with these 10 outdoor games for children and grown-up children of all ages. Simply add your own ginger beer!" Kit contains: Instruction and rules booklet, whistle, 4 x eggs & spoons, 2 x three legged race
There is nothing nicer than watching a pair of birds move in and start a family. Simply hang up, ideally at least a couple of metres off the ground and wait for the new inhabitants to arrive. The 32mm opening is suitable for a wide variety of garden birds.OUT OF STOCK UNTIL MID APRIL -
Encourage lots of birds to visit your garden - hopefully they will scoop up a few tasty slugs on their travels! Fill the tray with bird seed or nuts and then just hang it up so the opening faces away from the prevailing wind – to keep the food dry. Made from FSC wood. 26cm
A perfect home for some of the little creatures. Without insects our gardens would not bloom, our plants would not fruit and the birds would be very hungry. I particularly cherish the ladybird who, in its short life can devour more than 5,000 aphids and the solitary bee – non-aggressive wonder pollinator. SORRY OUT OF
Homemade Lemonade and Cordial Kit. “This includes my recipe for Sip Me Sloe gin. Homemade lemonade and cordials knock spots off the ones you can buy in the shops – just add a hot summer’s day for perfection.” Kit contains: recipe booklet, muslin square for straining, silicon funnel, 4 x glass bottles with ceramic flip
"For the boy scout in you… Looking for shooting stars, building a campfire, watching the sun rise… just some of the amazing (and free) things you never normally get to do. I’ve put together all the essentials for a night under the stars – just add a sleeping bag and away you go.” Kit contains:
Ready To Cook Barbecue Kit. “One of my top tips is to have a BBQ packed up and ready to go – so when the sun shines I just raid the fridge and grab the moment!” Kit contains: portable BBQ, 0.5kg sack charcoal, box of matches, soft-grip handle all-purpose tongs and recipe booklet.
Sophie say “Perfect Party Kit. Whether it’s a few friends or a huge bash, I love to throw my garden open for a party. It doesn’t take much to create a magical atmosphere – and I’ve put it all into this gorgeous ice bucket for you." Kit contains: Enamel Party sign, 10m white voile bunting,
Sophie Conran says "I do my potting up on a table in the garden and usually end up with compost everywhere. My hands are too small and my trowel just won’t hold the soil. My new compost scoop enables me to shovel just the right amount of compost into my pots without the ensuing mess."
Sophie Conran says "I couldn’t help noticing that whenever I would dig, half the soil fell off the back of the trowel, making each job take longer. The gently curving backstops of my trowel prevent this from happening – one less frustration in my day." Waxed FSC Beechwood handle, brass ferrule and stainless steel head.
Sophie Conran says "I think a good fork should slip into the soil with minimum effort. That is why the ends of the tines on my fork are shaped and sharpened, making tasks like turning soil and weeding a pleasure!" Waxed FSC Beechwood handle, brass ferrule and stainless steel head. 26.5cm long x 7.5cm wide
Sophie Conran says "I believe in having the right tools for the job. That is why I have designed this little potting sieve. It is just the right size for sprinkling fine compost over my seeds (and not all over my potting bench), giving them the best start." Waxed FSC Beechwood handle, brass ferrule and
Sophie Conran says "My unique three-pronged weeder is especially good at tackling those devilish weeds that re-grow if you leave in any of the roots. Simply hold the weed in one hand, submerge the prongs around the roots of the plant and twist to remove the offending intruder and its roots." Waxed FSC Beechwood handle,
Sophie Conran says "An invaluable tool for planting seeds, bulbs and seedlings, even in grass or harder soils. Simply push the point into the soil to make a hole, (wiggle around for a bigger hole), drop your subject in, and cover with soil. Pray for clement weather and enjoy the results." Waxed FSC Beechwood handle,
Sophie Conran says "One thing about me is that I have been known to abandon my tools in the garden as I rush off to do something else, leaving them at the mercy of the elements. My secateurs are made from a special stainless steel, making them outstanding for cutting as well as being rust-free.
These gloves are amazing to wear when I’m pruning and cutting; soft, supple and beautiful.
Sophie says "I keep this pair of gloves by my back door and slip them on every time I pop out for a spot of gardening. They fit like a glove should and are deliciously comfortable and elegant too". One size fits all • Palms & fingers made from hard wearing yet ultra-soft fabric that