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Notcutts Voucher

by Diane - January 16th, 2017

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Start Date: 16.01.17
End Date: 05.02.17

homemade bird cakes

by Diane - January 13th, 2017

homemade bird foodAttract birds to your garden with Haskins’ top tips on creating homemade bird cakes

Haskins Garden Centres has released some top tips on how to create decorative homemade bird cakes.

Birds forage for food in the winter as they need high fat foods to provide energy and survive the colder nights.

Alasdair Urquhart, plant advisor at Haskins Garden Centre, Ferndown, said: “Looking after your feathered friends this winter can be a fun and rewarding activity for children. Help them out by creating high energy treats.

“This simple recipe takes just 20 minutes to complete and you can use up all sorts of kitchen scraps such as bread crumbs, dry porridge oats and grated cheese. These homemade cakes are a fun alternative to our premium, pre-mixed food for bird feeders, available at all Haskins centres.”

What you’ll need

  • Bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Spoon
  • String or twine
  • Grease-proof paper
  • Cake shapes or cookie cutters

Ingredients required

  • Lard or suet
  • Wild bird seed, peanuts, bread and cake crumbs, oats, currants, sultanas or grated cheese


  • Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl, using a ratio of one part fat to two parts dry mixture.
  • Gently melt some lard or suet in a saucepan and add to the dry mix. Stir well to ensure all the fat is absorbed and the mixture sticks together.
  • Place a sheet of grease-proof paper onto a tray and lay out the cookie cutters and cake shapes.
  • Spoon a half layer of the warm fat mixture into the moulds and place a long loop of string on top.
  • Then fill the remaining mould to sandwich the string.
  • Leave to set in the fridge overnight.
  • Push the shapes from the moulds.
  • Hang the cakes in a tree or shrub and wait for the birds to arrive.

Haskins Garden Centres are located in Ferndown in Dorset, West End in Southampton and Roundstone and Snowhill in West Sussex. For more information, visit

Price reductions at Harrod Horticultural

by John - January 5th, 2017

Reduced price on products today at Harrod Horticultural

Raised Steel Pond Cover

Raised Steel Pond Cover was £145.00 now £126.00
Keeping Leaves And Other Plant Debris Out Of Your Pond Has Long Challenged Gardeners And Fish Enthusiasts, But Our Raised Steel Pond Covers Provide The Perfect Solution. Combining The Strength Of Black, Polyester Powder Coated, Galvanised Steel With The Protective Qualities Of Our 19mm Mesh Knotted Netting, The Steel Pond Covers Effectively Keep Leaves And Debris Out Of Your Pond And Helps To Protect Fish Too.falling Leaves Decompose And Cause Algae To Flourish But Thanks To The Raised Steel Pond Cover Designs – Available In A Wide Range Of Sizes From 1.5m Square Up To 3.5m Square – Cloudy Water Could Be A Thing Of The Past! Herons And Other Fish Predators Will Also Struggle To Penetrate The Knotted Net And The Steel Framework Blends Into The Garden Background.please Note That The Steel Pond Covers Are Not Designed Or Guaranteed To Prevent Children Or Pets From Falling Into Ponds, And Young Children Should Always Be Supervised Near Garden Ponds Or Water.*please Note That Our Steel Pond Cover Sizes Are Generous And Where Space Is Limited Please Allow An Extra 2% To The Measurements For Fitting.steel Pond Covers Manufactured From 25mm/1″ Square X 1.5mm Thick, Galvanised And Black Polyester Powder Coated Steelcovered With High Quality Polyethylene 19mm Square Mesh Knotted Netraised Pond Covers Are 40cm High To Avoid Marginal Plantingalso Available In Flat Steel Pond Cover Versionsnetting Is Whipped Neatly Onto Frame With Twinesimple To Assemblepond Covers Available In A Wide Range Of Sizes From 1.5 Sqm To 3.5 Sqmlay Covers Side By Side To Span Larger Pondsframes Can Be Easily Moved Or Stored19mm Mesh Netting Will Collect All But The Smallest Of Leavesideal Way Of Preventing Leaves And Other Debris From Entering The Pondeffective Deterrent To Herons And Other Predatorsframework Identical To That Used On Our Heavy Duty Steel Fruit Cagesself Assembly Required – Full Instructions Includedno More Struggling With Awkward, Wet Nettin

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New products at Harrod Horticultural

by John - January 5th, 2017

New lines added today at Harrod Horticultural

Burgon And Ball Stainless Steel Dutch Hoe

Burgon And Ball Stainless Steel Dutch Hoe £29.95
The Burgon And Ball Stainless Steel Dutch Hoe Is Endorced By The Rhs And Is The Perfect Push Hoe To Lightly Aerate The Soil And Remove Weeds From The Surface.long, Lightweight, Fsc Ash Handle For Comfort And Long Life.stainless Steel Head Gives Rust Resistance And Clean Movement Through Soillong Blade Brackets Keep Socket Clear Of Soilsharp Blade Edge – Heat Treated For Edge Retentionhead Width 12cmoverall Height 163cm

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New products at Van Meuwen

by Sarah - January 5th, 2017

New product at Van Meuwen

Greenhouse - 1 Eezee Greenhouse

Greenhouse – 1 Eezee Greenhouse £99.99
This superb value greenhouse offers just what you need to get your plants started. Tall enough to stand up in, it takes just 10 minutes to erect, and folds away to the size of a shoebox at the end of the season! Unbeatable value - made from sturdy, long-lasting, durable plastic. An early start means bigger and better plants. Frost protection, adjustable vents and plenty of space for your whole garden and patio plant requirements! Size: 2m x 2m (6ft x 6ft).

Price reductions at John Lewis

by John - January 5th, 2017

We've found a reduced price today on this product at John Lewis

Kärcher Wheel Washing Brush

Kärcher Wheel Washing Brush was £19.00 now £17.00
This wheel washing brush from Kärcher provides effective 360° cleaning thanks to its shape and all-round bristles. It’s ideal for hard to reach areas and small recesses, such as wheels and bicycle spokes. Uniform 360° water distribution for dissolving and flushing away the dirt A union nut for secure mounting to the trigger gun Ergonomically shaped handle for easy and comfortable handling Quality bristles for efficient and gentle-action cleaning Suitable for domestic Kärcher pressure washer k-series

Price reductions at Dobies

by Sarah - January 5th, 2017

Dobies reduced the price on these items today

Anthurium Red  1

Anthurium Red 1 was £9.99 now £8.00
Create an eye-catching display with these popular houseplants. The dramatic, waxy-looking, heart-shaped red flowers (more accurately known as spathes) are set off beautifully against the glossy green foliage. Pot size 12cm. Complete with decorative snow-white Elho pot (not pictured).

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New products at Dobies

by Sarah - January 5th, 2017

New item today at Dobies

Anthurium Red

Anthurium Red £8.00
Dramatic waxy-looking heart-shaped red flowers set off against glossy green foliage. Pot size 12cm. Complete with decorative snow-white Elho pot.

Price reductions at GreenFingers

by John - January 5th, 2017

Reduced price on lines today at GreenFingers

Chapelwood Suet Balls - 50 Refill Bag

Chapelwood Suet Balls – 50 Refill Bag was £6.99 now £4.99
This handy reusable storage pack with 50 tasty suet balls is just what you need to feed your wild birds throughout the seasons. Make sure they are given a high energy and varied diet with these delectable treats a favourite amongst our feathered friends. The pack can be used to store all your bird feeds when you have run out of suet not that this will be anytime soon!50 Suet Balls

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Price reductions at Blooming Direct

by John - January 5th, 2017

Blooming Direct reduced the price on these items today

Heat Treated Freesia corms - pack x 100 corms 4/5

Heat Treated Freesia corms – pack x 100 corms 4/5 was £14.99 now £9.99
One of the most attractive and sweetly fragrant summer flowering bulbs, this specially selected mixture will be supplied as heat-treated bulbs, which guarantees they will flower from the first season onwards. Supplied in a stunning array of bright colours, these will be perfect for growing in pots on your patio or planting in beds or borders. They will over-winter in mild winters, and produce bigger and better displays in future years. These beauties no longer need to be simply a treat, so grow your own, and you can enjoy bountiful crops to pick again and again, and at a fraction of even supermarket prices and at just pennies per bulb. They thrive in pots in warm spots, or in well-drained soil, they will flower in summer. Cut the flowers when tight in bud for maximum enjoyment and fragrance indoors, or leave them to provide a splash of colour outside.

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