Love to Grow

  • FSC Timber Raised Beds for Small Spaces

    Haxnicks, the plant protection specialist, has developed an easy-to-build Raised Bed Growing System that requires little maintenance and is ideal for growing vegetables, salads and herbs in small garden spaces. The 100% FSC-certified timber raised bed measures 1 metre by 1.2 metre and comes with an optional fitted frame and choice of two protective covers.

    Haxnicks Raised Bed Growing System is made up of four parts. The Raised Bed Base (RRP £39.99) is easily built using the four lengths of FSC-certified, pressure-treated timber and rust-free corner-joining brackets. The single bed is 15 cm (6 inch) deep, but if greater depth is required, extension brackets are supplied to secure multiple tiers of the bed base.

    Haxnicks' Raised Bed for the garden

    The Raised Bed Frame (RRP £17.99) provides a 50cm high, arched, black-metal framework for the protective covers. It slots securely into holes in the joining brackets of the timber base. The covers can then be fitted and secured at the corners for a snug fit.

    Create a mini-greenhouse with the PVC Weather Protection Cover (RRP £11.99), it warms the soil for earlier planting and retains warmth and humidity for quicker growth. Flaps at either end make ventilation easy. Made of heavy-duty, clear PVC, it provides robust weather protection for newly-sown crops.

    The Micromesh™ Pest Protection Cover (RRP £11.99) helps retain soil moisture whilst providing the best possible protection from insects, including aphids and carrot fly, and other pests. The ultra-fine mesh allows air and water to easily pass through, but protects against scorching and other weather damage.

    Haxnicks Raised Bed Growing Systems are available from all good garden centres from February 2009. For stockists or more information, call Haxnicks on 0845 241 1555 or take a look at our online pages.

  • Go Large with the Haxnicks Grower

    Plant protection specialist, Haxnicks is launching a versatile new growing tunnel for plants up to 1 metre in height. The Haxnicks Grower System offers a practical solution for raising and protecting large numbers of taller plants.  It is especially useful for large brassicas and small fruit bushes. The frame takes only minutes to erect.   It will work hard all year round in the garden.  As a temporary greenhouse in spring for pots and trays and as a useful over-wintering station for tender patio plants.

    The Frame

    The Haxnicks Grower Frame is on sale separately from its covers. The Grower Frame is made from tubular black powder-coated steel.  It slots together to make a sturdy, rust-proof frame measuring 3 metres long by 1 metre wide by 1 metre high. It comes with ground pegs to secure it down. The covers fit snugly over the frame; they are available in two different materials to give the best protection and shelter throughout the year. With four side zips for easy access and watering.  as a result the Haxnicks Grower couldn’t be easier to use.

     

    The Covers

    The Grower Poly Cover is made from heavy-duty, clear polythene for robust weather and pest protection and an enhanced growing environment.  The insect-proof ventilation flaps at either end control the retained warmth and humidity.

    The Grower Pest Protection Cover is just as easy to fit.  It is made from Haxnicks’ award-winning Micromesh™ .  Therefore it has the best possible protection from insects, including aphids and carrot fly,. The ultra-fine mesh allows air and water to easily pass through, and furthermore protects against scorching and other weather damage.

    The Haxnicks Grower Frame and Grower Covers are available from all good garden centres or online here Grower System.

  • New Soft Tie - Woody Brown and Extra, Extra Long

    Haxnicks Soft-TiePlant protection specialists, Haxnicks, have added a new ‘woody-brown’ colour option and larger pack sizes to their award-winning* plant tie range. Haxnicks’ new Woody Soft-Tie, like the innovative pale green version, is available in two widths, Slim or Original, so you can choose the right amount of cushioning to fit the job and protect your plant stems from damage.

    Original Soft-Tie (RRP £4.99 for 5m), with a 7mm diameter, provides superior cushioning and strength and is the perfect choice for tying up plants that are heavily-laden with growing crops, or for tying up the thicker stems of trees, shrubs, roses, large climbers and fruit bushes. It’s also a good choice for securing plants susceptible to wind damage.

    Slim Soft-Tie (RRP £4.99 for 8m), 3.5mm in diameter, is designed for use with the thinner, more delicate stems of climbing annuals, young vegetables and shrubs, tall perennials and houseplants. Both are now available in the new ‘woody-brown’ colour.

    Haxnicks Woody Soft-Tie is the discreet choice for tying up woody stems, for training climbers, and for securing cane and willow structures.

    Soft-Tie has an inner core of galvanised steel wire, which gives it its strength, and an outer coating of a unique, UV-stabilised rubber compound, which gently cushions and protects plant stems. It’s easy to secure with just a twist (no need for fiddly knots) and can be cut with a sturdy pair of scissors. With a couple of quick twists, the tie may be quickly and easily adjusted to accommodate growing stems. Put a twist between the support and the stem and you have a ready-made spacer to prevent damage from chafing. Soft-Tie is long-lasting, does not rot, and can be washed and re-used.

    All four types – Original, Slim, Woody Original, Woody Slim – are available in new Soft-Tie Maxi Reels (RRP £19.99), offering extra value to gardeners with five times the length for four times the price – a saving of 20%. Original is available in 25 metre Maxi Reels and Slim in 40 metre Maxi Reels.

  • New Fruit and Veg Planters in time for Christmas

    Following the success of the Potato Patio Planters, Haxnicks is launching four more similar products in time for the Christmas market. Orders are being taken now for delivery from September.

    A pack of Vegetable Patio Planters contains three planters of varying sizes – deep, medium and shallow – to accommodate different types of vegetable and salad plants. They are accompanied by a detailed growing guide that includes which varieties suit each container and how many to plant in each. Available in either a plain jute design or a fun photo-pictorial design, they will capture the growing consumer interest in both children’s gardening and healthy-eating.

    The Kitchen Herb Patio Planters and the Strawberry Patio Planters contain two planters per pack.

    Strawberry patio Planters from Haxnicks Vegetable Patio Planters from Haxnicks Kitchen Herb Patio Planters from Haxnicks Haxnicks' Vegetable Patio Planters

    The planters have an open top with eight pockets around the side. They have slightly different
    dimensions but are both available in dark green with a decorative rim. Both come with detailed growing guides and useful tips for a successful crop.

    Now, with Haxnicks Patio Planters, anybody can easily grow organic fruit and veg. They are ideal for use in small gardens, or on patios and balconies. They will appeal to the increasing numbers of consumers who want to ‘grow their own’ and try organic alternatives to the usual supermarket produce. Made from a tough, woven polyethylene (the same material as the Potato Patio Planters), the Patio Planters come with reinforced drainage holes and handles on each side so they can be easily moved around.

    All five products in the Haxnicks Patio Planter range have a suggested retail price of £14.99.

  • Aerated Polythene is Ripening for Success

    A unique new fabric from Haxnicks –  Aerated Polythene – helps gardeners to achieve fully ripened garden produce without the aid of a greenhouse.

    Growing ripe melons, strawberries, chillies, peppers, tomatoes and other similar fruit and vegetables outside can be a challenge.  The design of EcoGreen™ Aerated Polythene promotes the ripening process.

    This new horticultural fabric is lightweight polythene with unique perforations that perform two vital functions. The perforations are 20mm in diameter allowing easy access for pollinating insects.  Therefore, plants are protected throughout the season.  There is no need to uncover for pollination. The perforations also ensure that crops are kept well ventilated.  This allows air and moisture to freely circulate around the plants, keeping them healthy and reducing the risk of disease. Compared to other fabrics it has many advantages and is easy to use.

    As an added benefit, the Aero Poly Sheet provides protection from harsh weather and keeps off the birds. Other uses include weather and pest protection for seed beds and newly sown lawns.  When laid flat on the ground it retains warmth and moisture which stimulates seed germination.  Importantly it also stops the seeds blowing away or keeps pigeons off the new lawn!

    Haxnicks Aero Poly Sheet is available as a folded sheet – 1.8 metres wide by 10 metres long.  Cut it to size to size to either lay over crops and secure with fabric pegs.  Or you could stretch it over bamboo hoops to create a mini poly tunnel.  It comes in a pale green colour which makes it less obtrusive in the garden.

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  • Home Grown Potatoes for Everyone

    Home Grown Potatoes for Everyone from HaxnicksHaxnicks has launched an innovative new product which will enable anyone to grow potatoes, even if they do not have a garden.

    The new Haxnicks Potato Patio Planter is a planting bag made from tough, green woven polyethylene. It comes complete with drainage holes and with handles on both sides for easy movement. The planters stand 45cm high and hold approximately 40 litres of compost. They have been designed for use on patios and balconies, or in small gardens where there is no space for growing vegetables.

    The re-usable planters come in packs of three. On the reverse of the pack, there are detailed instructions on how to grow and harvest your potatoes.

    “More and more people  appreciate the huge difference in the taste of home-grown vegetables. ” comments Malcolm Andrews, Haxnicks Sales Director. “The Potato Patio Planter now makes it easy for anyone to grow delicious home-grown spuds. With no digging needed!”

    Haxnicks Potato Patio Planters, priced at £10.99 for a pack of three.

  • Runners around the Maypole

    garden_maypole_with_runner_beansThe Haxnicks Garden Maypole

    First of all, just because something is practical doesn’t mean it has to be boring. The new Haxnicks Garden Maypole Plant Support is an attractive frame for climbing plants. Suitable for flowers such as sweet peas or vegetables such as runner beans.  It bridges the gap between functionality and ornamental interest.

    Though Instagram would have you believe it, decorative vegetable gardening is not a new idea. For many years vegetables and herbs have been a feature in ornamental gardens. Many have interesting textures or colourful foliage and flowers.  Many also smell great.
    As a result, when grown alongside traditional ornamental plants, they really add interest.  Their shapes can create wonderful contrasts and harmonies. Simply designing your vegetable garden in a different way can make a big difference and make it visually more appealing.  Introducing trellises, archways and other architectural features is quite simple and can be stunning.

    Haxnicks Garden Maypole stands over six feet tall.  It creates an elegant frame for climbing vegetables.  Runner beans, French beans, mange tout and peas are all ideal. The Maypole is tough and durable year on year. It is strong: the material selected for the centre pole and decorative finial is black powder-coated steel. From this eight rot-proof, polypropylene strings radiate out.  Finally strong galvanised-steel anchor pegs complete the package.  Like most Haxnicks products it is easily packed away and stored once the season has ended.  And can be used again the following year.

    Vegetable Garden

    Runner beans are one of Britain’s most popular home-grown vegetables.   From sales of the Garden Maypole it seems that Britain’s gardeners are getting more adventurous about where and how they grow them too.

    As long as gardeners are having fun with their plot and creating something they love then we are happy.  However, if you always grow your beans up canes.  And if the beans are always right next to the strawberries. Just behind the lettuces. Next to the onions.  And if it just might be time for a change to happen.  Garden Maypole might be the answer.

    If you decide to go for a redesign then please tag us in your Social Media posts.  We would love to see your new improved garden.

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