Category Archives: 2021

Good for the Planet, Good for your Garden!

By far our bestseller for 2021 was our newest product – the Easy Pallet Planting Pot range! Gone are the days when we saved pallets up for bonfire night… So many of you have told me about your pallet upcycling projects – seats and benches, tables and wall decorations – and now you can plant them up with no effort.

These brilliant pots are made from recycled plastic, and are designed to fit standard pallets by sitting in the top or clipping over the sides. Available in three sizes and four colours their popularity took us by surprise and at several shows we were out of stock. (Sorry!)

Also made from recycled plastic, the Conny Drainpipe/Railing pot is a brilliant way to hide a downpipe and another practical way to introduce vertical planting if you are limited on outside space. The pot clips onto an easy to attach webbing strap which will fit an average (10cm) drainpipe with ease. (Strap included with pot.) Available in the same four colours as the Pallet Pots for simple colour coordination!

Update to 2021 show dates.

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to cancel our attendance at this years RHS Hampton Court Show; we hope it doesn’t cause inconvenience to anyone.

   Where to find us in 2021*       

Chenies Manor Plant Fair – July 18

Newbury Flower Show – July 31 – Aug 1

Hyde Hall Flower Show – August 4-8

Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show – August 29 – 30

Wisley Flower Show – September 7 – 12

Harrogate Autumn Show – September 17-19

Malvern Autumn Show – September 24 – 26

Autumn Show & Game fair – October 2-3

*All venues & dates subject to confirmation

Harrogate here we come

Traditionally our first show of the year it feels strange to be heading to Harrogate this late in the calendar, but we will still pack our woollies just in case! The show opens on Thursday 20th for four days and we look forward to seeing you there. Obviously any website orders will not get processed while we are at the showground (or while we are setting up); any orders placed after Saturday 15th May will be despatched Tuesday 25th at the earliest.

At Last…

It’s looking like this year will be a good strong step on the road back to normal.

We are so looking forward to attending our first show of 2021 – Spring Live! at the South of England Showground, Ardingly on this coming weekend Saturday 24th April – Sunday 25th April. Of course, it will feel different to previous years. There will be limits on the amount of people allowed to attend. We will have to wear face masks, use hand sanitiser, keep our distance from each other, touch things as little as possible. This obviously poses challenges – traditionally we have laid tools out for you to try to help you make your decision about what is right for you. Those demo tools will still be available; they will be kept on the stand and brought out and sanitised when requested. We want your experience to be as close to the good old days as possible and as safe as possible.

The organisers have worked really hard to ensure that this show can go ahead; as frustrating as some of the restrictions will be please remember that they are there for the safety of us all, and that by following the rules we can get our lives back to the way they were.

Several items are showing as out of stock on the website – this is because the stock will be at the show. Don’t panic! More stock will be arriving over the next month, with some new Darlac products making an appearance too.

After Spring Live! we will be getting ready for Harrogate Spring Flower Show at the Yorkshire Showground from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd May. Looking forward to seeing you all at the showgrounds!

2021 – Here we come!

Well, fingers crossed we may get out and about again this year – at the moment most of our regular shows are going ahead (Unfortunately not Suffolk County Show, but it should be back in 2022) so bookings have been made where possible; we are still waiting on dates for Autumn shows but will update the list as information arrives.

   Where to find us in 2021*       

Spring Live! – April 24-25

Harrogate Spring Flower Show May 20-23

South of England Show – June 11-13

Blenheim Palace Flower Show – June 25-27

Hampton Court Flower Show – July 5-11

Chenies Manor Plant Fair – July 18

Newbury Flower Show – July 31 – Aug 1

Hyde Hall Flower Show – August 4-8

Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show – August 29 – 30

Wisley Flower Show – September 7 – 12

Harrogate Autumn Show – September 17-19

Malvern Autumn Show – September

*All venues & dates subject to confirmation