Eiffel Tower Plant Frame

  • March gone already? Jobs for the Spring

    Garden jobs are on my mind.  March is supposed to be spring. ‘In like a lion, out like a lamb’ is one of the sayings about this particular month. Literally meaning that often the beginning of March feels like mid-winter but then it all warms up and becomes very spring like by the end of the month.

    I'm not sure this will relate to March 2018 because as far as I can see we have only had a couple of nice days and three sessions of the Beasts from the East!   


    On the sunny days that we did have I think that anybody who has a garden simply had to get outside. Also if we don’t plant our seeds now we won’t have any plants to plant out in May. this extended cold spell is set to disrupt the whole season.

    So what to plant now then? Here is my personal list to start you off.

    Seeds to sow now indoors: 

    Aubergines, Brussels sprouts, celery, courgettes, cucumbers, fennel, kale, lettuces, melons, nasturtiums, marigolds, peas, rocket and spring onions. 

    Seeds and plants to sow now directly outside:  (if the ground is not too sodden)

    Onions (sets), parsnips, potatoes, spinach, rhubarb (crowns) and strawberry (plants). All these will have an even better chance if you cover them with either fleece or Easy Seedling Tunnel .  These will keep them warm and give them the chance to catch up.   

    I used these wonderful seedling tunnels in my greenhouse, later on when the seedlings are large enough I plan to transplant them outside. 










    I think that we are all longing for April and better weather so we can get the garden jobs moving.  We have had glimpses and I am starting to be optimistic!  

  • Haxnicks finalist at Chelsea Flower Show

    Hello Gardeners,

    Preparations are already underway here at Haxnicks for Chelsea Flower show and they have been given en extra boost this month with the news that our Big Ben Bean Frame has been chosen as a finalist for the Garden Product of the Year Award!

    Haxnicks Big Ben Bean Frame for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

    Could our Big Ben Bean Frame be heading for further fame? Well it was designed to attract attention, and where better to do that than at the fabulous Chelsea Flower show just a few miles down river from its iconic inspiration. Haxnicks Big Ben Bean Frame is just one of our new and exciting range of architectural growing frames that include Eiffel Tower and London Eye Plant Frames. The range is designed to inspire creative, ornamental vegetable growing, offering the necessary support for climbing veg and making the most of limited ground space. The officially fabulous Big Ben Bean frame will be on display at RHS Chelsea flower show this year as part of the Haxnicks range on the Agriframes stand (RHW/356).

    This Grandpa is very proud of the accolade, but not half as proud as he will be if he can manage to grow early enough runner beans to climb up our Big Ben bean Frame in time for the show on 24th May!

    Happy gardening,

    Grandpa Haxnicks



  • Grandpa Haxnicks announces this year's exciting new products

    Hello Gardeners,

    I have lots of exciting new Haxnicks products to tell you about. After their successful launch at GLEE (the biggest UK garden trade exhibition) we are looking forward to seeing them out on the shop floor and on our website very soon.  This year our new products range from small essentials to great ideas and monumental showstoppers.

    So let's start with the small essentials...

    Water Waiters from Haxnicks

    Meet our cheeky new Water-waiters who have arrived to serve water to your plants whilst you are away. This simple self watering system draws water into the soil as needed, preventing under and over watering, and allows you to happily go on holiday without worrying about thirsty plants. They come in a pack of 3.

    Slug Busters from Haxnicks

    Slug-Busters ( 2 in a pack)  are non toxic and reusable slug traps. They are simply filled with beer or salt water and sunk into the soil to attract and trap those greedy slugs and snails that might otherwise be heading for your crops.

    Haxnicks Easy Riddle

    The EasyRiddle is a lightweight garden sieve that takes the strain out of soil sifting. Unlike a traditional riddle, it is flexible and lightweight so no vigorous side to side shaking or bouncing is needed, and what's more it folds flat for easy storage.

    Haxnicks Leaf Picker in full use

    More Haxnicks innovation.....The Leaf Picker! An exciting, new, fast and efficient way to collect leaves. This durable and lightweight tool is designed to spike up the leaves and then, using the instant release slider on the handle, the leaves are cleverly pushed off the spikes into your wheelbarrow or leaf pile. It's ingenious! Click on this link to see Leaf Picker in action.

    Next come our show stoppers!  An exciting new range of iconic plant frames designed for ornamental vegetable growing. You can create beautiful and impressive displays with your climbing veg. Beans, gourds, cucumbers, squashes and melons all taste great, but now they can look fabulous too. Those of you who have never considered growing gourds, squashes and pumpkins due to limited ground space can now grow upwards and use sky space instead.

    Haxnicks London Eye Plant Support Structure


    Haxnicks Eiffel Tower Plant Support Structure

    These are just two of the Frames in our range which includes a Big Ben Bean Frame as well as a long and a square ornamental growing frame. All of them are made of fully galvanised steel with a high quality powder coated finish. They come flat packed and can be easily taken down for winter storage.

    Oh and there is more....  StrimGuard a tough wrap around plastic mesh to protect young saplings from the evils of nylon strimmer wire and finally we will be bringing olive green coloured Cane Toppers  into stock soon.

    More news coming soon, but in the meantime Happy Gardening!

    Grandpa Haxnicks

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