Remember all those years ago, when it was the done thing to make a mixtape for your boyfriend or girlfriend. It all began on the three-in-one stereo system (radio, tape deck and turntable), where you could record your favourite track from vinyl to tape - or directly from the radio if you couldn’t afford to buy the single or album. Those were the days, weren’t they? We’ve come a long way since then, but there is still something romantic and nostalgic about gifting your loved one a ‘mixtape’.
One way you can do this is by creating and then sharing your playlist. For iTunes users, click here for instructions. You can also gift single tracks. Click here to find out how to share music in your Google Play library.
Here are 11 garden themed songs we’ve come up with for the gardener in your life. Admittedly, number 11 isn’t a garden themed song, however the band’s name makes reference to a garden, and is a phrase taken from The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice - "Beauty was a Savage Garden".
1. Octopus's Garden by The Beatles (1969)
2. Every rose has its thorn by Poison (1988)
3. Bed of roses by Bon Jovi (1992)
4. For the roses by Joni Mitchell (1972)
5. You don't bring me flowers by Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand (1978)
6. Build me up buttercup by The Foundations (1968)
7. Kiss from a rose by Seal (1994)
8. Let it grow by Eric Clapton (1974)
9. San Francisco (be sure to wear flowers in your hair) by Scott McKenzie (1967)
10. Thorn in my side by Eurythmics (1986)
11. Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden (1997)