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  • Winter tools trial...

    As its time to start preparing the garden for winter its time to think about clearing leaves,

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    digging over beds and generally having a tidy up.  To help you, Grow Your Own magazine has completed a trial of the tools you will need.

    Included in this is the Haxnicks Leaf Picker.  Deeming it to be " An efficient, easy pick-up and discard mechanism for leaves without any backbreaking bending over"  it gets a big thumbs up from Simon Akeroyd.  Especially good for picking up leaves in flower beds where a traditional rake may damage plants it is definitely a must for the tool shed.

     

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  • Wishing you luck with Fire in the Kitchen!

    one One of our regular bloggers, Madeleine Cardozo has just released a new cookery book.

    As well as an Fire_in_the_kitchenauthority on growing veg, Madeleine is a trained chef.  Our readers have been enjoying the recipes from her last book Plot to Pot for some time.

    With her latest book she has now turned her hand to the world of teenagers.  Fire In the Kitchen tempts teenagers, and younger children with a passion for cookery, into the kitchen.  It contains lots of family favourites and new dishes that are sure to be on the menu going forward.

    Always with an eye on the garden and with the last of the raspberries currently being harvested she kindly offered to share one of her recipes.  Here is her  delicious Raspberry Smoothie recipe to give you a taste of Fire In the Kitchen.

    Recipe

    We understand Fire in the Kitchen is selling fast on Amazon in the run up to christmas and wish Madeleine the best of luck with this soon to be family favourite.

     

  • Award Winning planet-friendly pots!

    Haxnicks new range of Bamboo Pots and Seed Trays has won Best Garden Care - Accessories Award in the prestigious GLEE Gardening Industry Awards.

    Sustainable bamboo, rice and natural resin is used to make the pots and trays. The range is BPA free, compostable and designed to help you reduce the petrochemical plastic in your greenhouse.  It’s estimated that 500 million plastic plant pots are sold every year. The majority end up in landfill or are incinerated.  Very liGlee_award_with_bamboo-potsttle is recycled as there are few facilities to do so. A large amount of fossil fuel is used in the production of plastic pots which furthermore  take around 500 years to decompose.  Haxnicks Bamboo Pots once broken up in active compost will decompose in 6 to 12 months. Quite a difference! https://www.haxnicks.co.uk/garden-products/new-products

    GLEE is a trade exhibition for the gardening industry.  500 leading UK and international wholesale garden suppliers exhibit so that every gardening retailer; big, small, online or on the high-street can source the very best products for you.

    Damian Cardozo of Haxnicks says.  "The Products that win at GLEE are those that really move the industry forward and offer the gardener what they need.  The appetite is there for sustainable pots so it is the right time for this product. We are thrilled Haxnicks Bamboo Pots and Seed Trays  have been recognised by GLEE and excited about playing our part in making our gardening more environmentally friendly"

    The Pots and Seed Trays will be available online and in all good Garden Centres from December 2017.

     

     

  • Mere School children get a taste of France

    <p>As part of their community activity Haxnicks has set up a partnership with its local Primary School.  This is to encourage the local children to start growing their own food.</p><p>

    </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.haxnicks.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC_0331_1.jpg"><img class="wp-image-2614 alignright" src="https://www.haxnicks.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC_0331_1-169x300.jpg" alt="" width="323" height="573" /></a>They were supplied with Rootrainers to grow beans and tomatoes.  Once grown they planted these round the Eiffel Tower.  They sold the remainder to some very grateful parents to raise funds for the School's Gardening Club.</p><p>Mrs Tavener who runs the Gardening Club reports that the Mere School children were very excited to receive an amazing Eiffel Tower garden support from Haxnicks.  The year 1 class were all keen to plant it with runner beans they had grown from seed.  The Gardening Club then planted some sweet peas they had grown.  As you can see, from these pictures taken in mid June, the beans had reached the top and the sweet peas needed picking daily.   She expressed her thanks to Haxnicks for giving such a lovely feature for their School garden.</p>

  • Bunny Guinness features Haxnicks Easy Net Tunnel to help your plants survive the heatwave

    easy-net-tunnels-combat-heat Easy-Net tunnels one of the ways to combat the heat

    With an almost unprecedented spell of hot dry weather gardeners are searching for ways to save their garden from the scorching sun.  Bunny Guinness, writing in the Telegraph, has found the ideal solution in the Haxnicks Easy Net Tunnel.  It is the only tunnel that uses shade netting to protect from the sun.  It also conserves valuable moisture which is key with the weather as it is.

    Haxnicks-easy-net-tunnel Shade netting tunnels keep plants cool!

     

     

     

     

     

    There are other ways to combat the heat too.

    Self-Watering

    For those who really don't like watering, then self watering solutions such as the Self Watering Tower Garden and the Vigoroot Easy Table Garden are a great choice.  Most plants like to remain moist at all times.  Drying out or irregular watering can play havoc with popular plants such as tomatoes causing fruit to split or become deformed.   As well as keeping the plants hydrated both the Tower Garden and the Table Garden use Vigoroot fabric so that the roots of the plants are air-pruned allowing much more to be grown in a small space.

     

    Meanwhile, if you are already growing plants in pots then Water Saucers may be the answer to your problems.  An imminent hose pipe ban has led to a huge increase in sales of Water Saucers.  A nifty solution that works with any potted plant. The plant draws up water as needed via a super absorbent capillary wick.  This is better for the environment as it conserves water and none is wasted.  A three way win for plant, gardener and the environment.

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  • Speed Hoe comes top of the class

    The highly respected publication Garden News has conducted a trial of slicing hoes.  According to Geoff Hodge, writer, broadcaster and product guru, The Haxnicks SpeedHoe has come out top of the class.

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    The hoes were tested for quality, comfort, performance and value for money.  The SpeedHoe got 5 stars on all counts.  It was especially noted for how sharp the edges were all round it, greatly increasing the ease of use.  As a result it beat off stiff competition from bigger brands with big price tags to be crowned the best slicing hoe in the trial.  As much as other hoes had their benefits they all scored less in at least one area.  One proud owner commented that it was "the best hoe on earth" and we aren't going to disagree with her.

    Read the full article below to understand more,  Furthermore if you want to make sure you are receiving the best possible gardening advice every week then you can subscribe here Garden News magazine.

    Garden News Magazine review of hoes trial in which the Haxnicks SpeedHoe came top The full article

     

  • The Perfect Fit - by Garden Trade News

    Find out how the recently signed deal between Haxnicks and The Tildenet group will impact on the Industry.

     

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  • Haxnicks presents trophy at Garden Retail Awards

    Haxnicks sponsored the Retail Outlet Under £3m Turnover Award at the Garden Retail Awards 2012 which was won by Sidmouth Garden Centre, who received their trophy from Smart Solar’s sales director Paul Knott. The Garden Retail Awards were held on Wednesday 7th November at London's Grosvenor House in Park Lane.
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    Last year was very strong for Sidmouth Garden Centre, but with the weather making things harder in 2012, this year the focus has been on service and margins through reducing expenditure without affecting service.
    Smart Solar, which has recently acquired the distribution rights for Haxnicks ‘Love to grow’ product range was keen to support the Garden Retail Awards to demonstrate its commitment to the garden centre industry.
    Paul commented, “It was an honour to present the Haxnicks Retail Outlet Under £3m Turnover Award to Sidmouth Garden Centre in front of 350 industry guests. Haxnicks and Smart Solar both enjoy leading roles in this industry and it was great to share the evening with so many colleagues and friends.”
  • WIN £100 & Haxnicks goodies

     

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    Potato Growing Competition

    You could win £100 and a bundle of Haxnicks grow your own goodies.

    All you have to do is send us pictures of your Haxnicks’ potato planter full of plants (or home grown potatoes) - it couldn't be easier.

    Don't fret if yours don't flower as you'd hoped - there are a couple of other ways to win:

    Growing the Hugest Harvest – How many tatties can you grow in one planter? Send us an image of the potatoes laid out on the ground next to or on top of your planter. Super Spud – photograph your largest potato on a flat surface next to a ruler or tape measure on top of the Haxnicks’ potato planter it was grown in. Extra snaps of how you grew it would definitely help your chances.Haxnicks Garden Products can be brought onlineHow to enter
    You will need:
    • A pack of Haxnicks Potato Planters
    • Some Seed Potatoes
    40 litres of compost per planter
    • A camera to record your progress

     

    When you come to harvest your potatoes (from June for early crops), email pictures of your produce to: [email protected].  Alternatively, you can write to us at Haxnicks Ltd, Beaumont Business Centre, Woodlands Road, Mere, Wiltshire BA12 6BT.

    Haxnicks Patio PlantersYou can also use our Facebook or Google+ pages to post comments and photos.
     

    Check out our neat 'how-to' YouTube video to help you get started with planting your very own potatoes.  Click here to see the potato planter (pictured, right) product page.

    Be sure to take photographs of your progress so you can prove that the potatoes were grown by your own fair hands, but if you get stuck let us know.
    Images submitted may be used on www.haxnicks.co.uk, www.facebook.com/haxnicks and in promotional material.  Any personal details we receive from you, however, shall be kept strictly confidential and remain on our files only.

     

    Follow or search the blog for further information, tips and updates.  Good luck!
  • Merry Haxmas

    We would like to wish everyone one of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    We've had a momentous year and 2011, our 15th year in business will go down as one of our busiest ever.

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    If you're in the snow, sun, rain or cloud we hope you enjoy the holiday period and have a wonderful time with your families or without (if you prefer!).

    As a gift to those of you that aren't able to buy your products from your local garden centres, we have decided to run a special January Sale on the website from the 26th December.

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