Love to Grow

  • 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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