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Price reductions at Gardening Direct

by Sarah - April 21st, 2018

Gardening Direct has cut the price of these items

Petunia Trillion Bells Celebration Mix (Trailing) 24 Large Plants

Petunia Trillion Bells Celebration Mix (Trailing) 24 Large Plants was £28.96 now £14.48
Beautiful pastel coloured flowers on this trailing petuniaA brilliant mixture of dark and bright colours. This trailing variety will add a touch of class to your displays this summer and will trail beautifully down from your baskets and containers for an elegant effect in your arrangements for the season

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New products at Gardening Direct

by Sarah - April 21st, 2018

Gardening Direct just added this new item

Strawberry Ariba Red F1 24 Large Plants

Strawberry Ariba Red F1 24 Large Plants £26.96
A Heavy Cropper!The Strawberry Ariba Red is perfect for hanging baskets and containers making it almost too easy to pick your fruits. This variety will produce plenty of strawberries that you can enjoy throughout Summer or store them for later in the year when it will be too cold for these to bear fruits.

Price reductions at Jersey Plants Direct

by Sarah - April 21st, 2018

Reduced lines at Jersey Plants Direct

Petunia Trillion Bells Celebration Mix (Trailing) 24 Jumbo Plants

Petunia Trillion Bells Celebration Mix (Trailing) 24 Jumbo Plants was £28.96 now £14.48
Create Terrific Trailing Displays this SummerThis Trailing variety of Petunia will produce a wealth of trumpet-shaped blooms in stunning shades of indigo, pink and white from May until the first frosts. Petunia Trillion Bells Celebration Mix has a good all weather tolerance, resistance to diseases/pests and with it’s improved vigour and branching habit ensures superior flower power with no deadheading required.

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New products at Jersey Plants Direct

by Sarah - April 21st, 2018

Jersey Plants Direct has this new item today

Strawberry Ariba Red F1 24 Large Plants

Strawberry Ariba Red F1 24 Large Plants £26.96
A Heavy Cropper!Enjoy your own strawberries throughout the Summer with this exceptional variety that will provide a bountiful supply of these delicious fruits. The Strawberry Ariba Red is perfect for hanging from a basket or container making it almost too easy to pick your fruits.

Price reductions at GreenFingers

by John - April 21st, 2018

GreenFingers has cut the price of these products

Greenfingers Poly-Weave 2 Seater Swing Seat

Greenfingers Poly-Weave 2 Seater Swing Seat was £99.99 now £89.99
This great value Greenfingers Poly-Weave Garden Hammock Swing allows you to enjoy lazy sunny days in your garden or on your patio.Made from powder coated steel with hidden welds and featuring weather-resistant Poly-Weave fabric seating which dries quickly should a summer shower suddenly strike plus a 180g/m

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New products at GreenFingers

by John - April 21st, 2018

GreenFingers has these new items today

Doff Liquid Seaweed Plant Feed 1L

Doff Liquid Seaweed Plant Feed 1L £3.99
Use Doff Liquid Seaweed Plant Feed 1L to stimulate plants to produce higher yields of crops and flowers.Improves natural plant vigour and helps plants ability to withstand environmental stressUse on plants shrubs and vegetablesContains: organic seaweedUse between February and OctoberMakes up to 300 litres or 66 watering cans

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Price reductions at Blooming Direct

by John - April 21st, 2018

Blooming Direct reduced the price on these lines today

Blackcurrant "Ben Lomond" bare root

Blackcurrant "Ben Lomond" bare root was £9.99 now £2.99
Bursting with flavour and Vitamin C, the large glossy black fruit of Ben Lomond cover the branches of this completely new type of blackcurrant in mid-summer. Unlike most others, which require a lot of space to grow, this compact beauty only ever grows to 3ft (1m) making it perfect for the smallest of gardens grow it in a border, a large pot or even plant several to make a fruiting hedge. Really easy to grow, Ben Lomond will thrive in a sunny, sheltered spot out of strong winds and prefers well-drained soil (or compost). Plants are as tough as old boots and have flowers that are resistant to frost. All you need to do to ensure a bumper crop is feed them well with blood, fish and bone in mid-spring, followed by a dose of poultry manure or another high nitrogen plant food, in June.

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Fiskars! Gets you a hedge-start!

by Diane - April 20th, 2018

FISKARS – GARDENING

April 2018

GET A HEDGE-START THIS WEEKEND WITH FISKARS

With this weekend set to be blissfully sunny, now is the time to get out into the fresh air and bring your garden back to life!

Whether you are looking to entertain by throwing a summertime BBQ bonanza with friends or enjoy a newly-renovated outdoor sanctuary with your loved one,Fiskars, one of the UK’s leading gardening tool brands has some expert top tips for easy gardening and instant results. So, whatever your plans are this weekend, you can snip back, relax in the sunshine and enjoy your newly-groomed garden.

  1. Prioritise your pruning. Now is the time to prune shrubs, perennials, as well as plants that have grown a bit unruly with Fiskars’ PowerGear™ X Pruner. Ideal for both expert and novice gardeners, the comfortable handles and ergonomic blades make for pruning perfection.
  2. Tend to your lawn. Turn your attention to the pesky weeds that pop up anywhere and everywhere, and target them with Fiskars’ Xact Weed Puller. Suitable for any surface whether lawn or gravel, this weed puller effortlessly removes any weed root with ease and efficiency. What seemed like a back breaking and tedious task has now become a pain- free experience to make your garden or drive a weed-free zone!

  1.  Beam about your borders.  Impress your guests this weekend by giving your lawn and its edges some TLC with Fiskars’ Servo-System™ Grass Shear GS42. Boasting lightweight and precise design features, these grass shears are perfect for detailed work. With an adjustable 360° cutting angle, we’ve got you covered from every direction, so your borders will be looking pristine in no time.

  1. Reach new heights. To maximise the amount of sunshine flooding into your garden this weekend, clip back any overhanging tree branches with Fiskars all-new PowerGear™ X Telescopic Tree Pruner. Reaching up to a whopping 6m compared to the standard 3.5m, and built with a 230° cutting angle for superb versatility, this Telescopic Tree Pruner enables you to trim overhead easily, whatever the height or angle.
  2. Be sure to shear. If your hedge has become dense over the winter months, do not fear, as Fiskars PowerGear™ X Hedge Shears are built for longevity and accuracy so you can effortlessly cut back hedges ‘til your heart’s content. Its comfortable handles and expertly shaped blades mean these shears will tackle any task.

 

Michelle Mendes Souza, from Fiskars said: “Sunny days create the perfect opportunity for a spot of gardening, and this weekend is no exception! Whether you are looking to prune your trees or weed your lawn, at Fiskars, we want to make your green-fingered tasks as easy and enjoyable as possible. Our state-of-the-art product ranges are all designed with you in mind, so whether you are novice or seasoned, your garden is sure to be looking glorious in the sunshine, in no time! ”

For more information on Fiskars’ gardening tools and the new PowerGear™ X range visit www.fiskars.co.uk.

Price reductions at Gardening Direct

by Sarah - April 20th, 2018

Gardening Direct reduced the price on this item today

Lucky Dip Seed Potatoes 3kg

Lucky Dip Seed Potatoes 3kg was £9.98 now £5.99
Potato Seeds in a Lucky Dip OfferTake advantage of this great price point and get 3 kilograms of at least two different potato seed varieties for a incredible return in a few months time. When your potatoes will be ready.

The Chelsea Fringe – One Month to Go!

by Diane - April 20th, 2018
The Chelsea Fringe – One Month to Go!

On 19th May, the seventh annual Chelsea Fringe will burst into life for nine days of colourful and eclectic events across London, the UK and wider world. Entirely independent but run with the Flower Show’s blessing, the Fringe was launched in 2012 as an inclusive and open festival of community horticulture and has flourished ever since as a celebration of the rich variety of vibrant ways in which people engage with gardening and plants.

Now an established part of the horticultural calendar, the 2018 programme is brimming with eclectic and entertaining events including hands-on gardening sessions, art installations, walks, workshops, talks, food tastings, open days, film screenings, exhibitions and performances. Its open-access principle means that just about anything goes – as long as it’s interesting and legal, and on the subject of gardens, flowers, veg-growing or landscape – and hundreds of events are now confirmed.

Whilst the organisers set no theme, a number of trends have emerged across the 2018 programme:

Many events this year focus on the role of gardens and plants in wellbeing and health. These include a celebration of the work of 17th-century apothecary John Parkinson at the gardens of the British Medical Association (Bloomsbury, London); an exhibition of botanical paintings of plants that promote good cardiac health(The Chelsea Courtyard, London); a workshop with medical herbalist Alex Laird and top chef Arthur Potts Dawson to explore how foods and herbs work therapeutically in us, and a talk and workshop on fermentation and its role in a healthy gut at (both at Omved Gardens, Haringey, London)
Food and drink feature prominently, with edible growing, vegetables, herbs and botanicals strongly in evidence. A herb-boat moored in Hackney will host an exploration of the history of bitters and botanicals and their use in cocktails; you are invited to ‘grow a pizza’ at Lauriston School; Chiswick House’s renowned kitchen garden is hosting open days; or you can learn the art of salad making at the Jetty in Greenwich.
Art is always in evidence across the Fringe, as it is again in 2018. Visitors can follow join a Botanical Sculpture Trail of Walthamstow Wetlands; visit the first London solo show of botanical collages by American artist, Jane Hammond at Lyndsey Ingram Gallery; take part in a human-powered floral sundial at the Patmore Estate in Battersea; or try out cyanotyping and sun printing at King Henry’s Walk Garden.
Trees get a special mention for 2018, with a host of events as part of the first Urban Tree Festival including an online map of London’s favourite trees as chosen by tree officers in each of London’s 33 Boroughs.
As ever, many events defy categorisation, such as a theatrical performance exploring the Great Hedge of India at the South London Botanical Institute, a cycle-based ‘Tour de Plants’ run by the Geffrye Museum, and a series of installations and exhibitions in Sicily. 2018 also sees events taking place in Henley-on-Thames, Bracknell Forest, Exeter and Pentillie Castle in Cornwall.
Founder and director of the Fringe Tim Richardson said:

‘Every year we as organisers are amazed by thethere have really ‘got it’ so we rarely have to ask them to rethink their ideas. The creativity out there is incredible, and just comes flooding in.’

The 2018 Chelsea Fringe runs from Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th May. The full programme can be browsed online at www.chelseafringe.com.

Individuals and organisations, first-timers and Fringe veterans, can still take part this year. Formal registration continues until the end of the Fringe, but potential event organisers are encouraged to make contact as soon as possible via email: info@chelseafringe.com.