Grower Frame

  • Haxnicks helps out in Schools

    Hello Gardeners,

    I have always encouraged my children and grandchildren to get out in the garden and get growing, so I am happy to say that Haxnicks have been busy helping out in schools this year. As many of our products are easy to use and can be stored away at the end of the growing season, they lend themselves nicely to school growing projects.

     Haxnicks Rootrainers for Schools

    Our Rootrainers have been put to good use on classroom windowsills to kick start a sunflower growing competition.

    Haxnicks Carrot Patio Planters for Schools

    Our orange Carrot Planters sparked some imaginations when they were sown with purple carrots. Apparently one pupil suggested growing oranges in a purple planter too! The Class teacher was particularly delighted that she wouldn't have to come into school over the holidays to water the carrots as she can send them home to be looked after.

    Haxnicks Garden Maypoles for SchoolsOur Plant Supports are being put to good use in this primary school garden keeping the sweet peas and runner beans firmly in place.

    We also sponsored a Grow your own school garden competition as part of a project funded by the Mayor of London and the Big Lottery fund that aims to cultivate young people’s love for learning, and hunger for knowledge, and develop supportive local communities through food. Designed to get London schools with no previous experience of gardening into growing, this competition involved schools planning their own garden from scratch, complete with an equipment list.

    Boris Johnson Awards Haxnicks Prizes to pupils The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, awarding students from Richmond Park Academy a Haxnicks prize at the Grow Your Own School Garden Competition Awards Ceremony. Photo: Jane Baker/Garden Organic

    Congratulations to the prize winners - Our Lady of Grace Catholic Infant School (Brent) and Richmond Park Academy who won a Haxnicks  Grower Frame with a Poly Cover Giant Easy Tunnel and Potato Patio Planters 

    "The Mayor and I want to see every school in London growing food. We've made huge progress with many pupils in the capital now reaping the rewards of outdoor learning. This new initiative will help us go further, reaching more schools and helping existing growers expand."  Rosie Boycott - The Mayor of London's Food Advisor and Chair of the London Food Board

    So as the school year draws to a close this week, Haxnicks would like to wish all our junior growers happy growing and happy holidays!

    Goodbye for now,

    Grandpa Haxnicks



  • 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 offers a practical solution for raising and protecting large numbers of taller plants, useful for large brassicas and small fruit bushes. It takes only minutes to erect and is easily placed and secured over a nursery bed. 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 Haxnicks Grower Frame is sold separately from its covers. The Grower Frame (RRP £36.99) is made from tubular black powder-coated steel which slots together to make a sturdy, rust-proof frame measuring 3 metres long by 1 metre wide by 1 metre high. Ground pegs are included to secure it to the ground. 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, the Haxnicks Grower couldn’t be easier to use.

    Haxnicks Garden Grower

    The Grower Poly Cover (RRP £26.99) is made from heavy-duty, clear polythene for robust weather and pest protection and an enhanced growing environment; the retained warmth and humidity is controlled using the insect-proof ventilation flaps at either end.

    The Grower Pest Protection Cover (RRP £26.99) is made from Haxnicks’ award-winning Micromesh™ for 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.

    The Haxnicks Grower Frame and Grower Covers are available from all good garden centres from February 2009. For stockists or more information, call Haxnicks on 0845 241 1555 or see our Grower System pages online.

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