Monthly Archives: November 2012

  • Don’t wait for the first frost

    To protect plants and trees from frost damage, they need to be covered. So when the weather forecast is for overnight frost, it is advisable to be prepared. Haxnicks’ Easy Fleece Jackets are ideal for potted patio plants as you can easily pull them over the plants and draw the bottom together using the integral drawstring which closes off the air flow giving the plant its own microclimate. With a choice of 3 sizes the Easy Fleece Jackets are ideal for both large and small plants as well as for hanging baskets.

    Haxnicks Garden Fleece Jackets

    Made from high quality 35gsm polypropylene fleece material, the jackets will protect your plants but also allow light and moisture to filter through to provide a healthy growing environment and the soft material does not cause harm to buds or leaves.

    Haxnicks Fleece Jackets

    Once the threat of frost is past, simply remove the Fleece Jackets, fold them and store them until the next time you hear the words “.....and tonight there will be an overnight frost”!

  • Haxnicks presents trophy at Garden Retail Awards

    Garden Retail Awards 2012

    Haxnicks sponsored the Retail Outlet Under £3m Turnover Award at the Garden Retail Awards 2012.  At which Sidmouth Garden Centre collected the top accolade.  The representatives from the garden centre were invited up onto the stage and received their trophy from Smart Solar’s sales director Paul Knott.

    Garden Retail Awards - 3 men in dinner jackets collect trophy

    The Awards were held on Wednesday 7th November at London's Grosvenor House in Park Lane. .  They are the chance for garden retail businesses and suppliers to the garden sector to showcase their achievements, innovation and success. For that reason winning is very prestigious.  As a result winners enjoy industry wide recognition for the work they have done over the year.


    The winner

    Last year was very strong for Sidmouth Garden Centre.  With the weather making things harder in 2012, this year the focus has been on service and margins.  The aim was to reduce expenditure without affecting service.  A tricky balancing act that they managed to pip the competition to the top accolade.

    Smart Solar, which has recently acquired the distribution rights for Haxnicks ‘Love to grow’  range was keen to support the Awards.  A spokesman said “ This clearly demonstrates our commitment to the garden industry.  We are excited to be working with Haxnicks.  We are keen to build on this established, trusted gardening brand”

    Paul commented, “It was an honour to present the Haxnicks Retail Outlet Under £3m Turnover Award to Sidmouth Garden Centre in front of three hundred and fifty key industry guests. Haxnicks and Smart Solar both enjoy leading roles in this industry. Above all it was great to share the evening with so many colleagues and friends.”

    Haxnicks is responsible for many key gardening products.  These include Rootrainers, Soft Tie, Vigoroot fabric planters and Easy Tunnels.  Enabling urban gardeners to grow their own food whether they have a garden or not is a passion.

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