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  • New sustainable gardening tools

    new_prodcut_2019_bamboo_scoopHaxnicks Bamboo Scoop

    A garden scoop is one of the most useful things to have in the garden.  Yet, many gardeners get by without one.  They scoop compost out with a whatever is to hand.  A handy trowel maybe?  It works but as it has no sides it holds very little it makes pot filling much longer than it could be.  The alternative is to pick up the bag of compost and tip it.  Cue compost all over the floor and an aching back at home time!  So, i say even though you can get by without a garden scoop make 2020 the year you treat yourself to a Bamboo Scoop!

    The new Haxnicks Bamboo scoop is made from the same tough material as the Bamboo pots.  If treated nicely (don't leave it down the side of the shed in the rain all winter!) It will last 5 years +.  After use it is fully compostable.  Just break into pieces to speed the process and add to your compost heap.  See exactly how, and learn more about the material in this video. If you have a trusty plastic one then do keep using it until it gives up the ghost. But when it comes to replacing it, the more sustainable Haxnicks Bamboo scoop is the way to go.

    Bamboo Plant Markers

    new_rpoduct_2019_bamboo_plant_markerAnother first from Haxnicks.  The first sustainable Bamboo Plant Markers.  Their purpose needs no explanation but I'd just add they are compostable just like the rest of the Bamboo range and free of BPAs and petroleum based plastics.  And they will help you remember where you planted your carrots. Because, lets face it, although you are 'sure' you will remember - if you are like me, you never will!

     

     

     

  • 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.

    The material used for the pots and trays is sustainable bamboo, rice and natural resin.  The range is BPA free and compostable.  Best of all, using these pots will help you reduce petrochemicals in your greenhouse.  It’s estimated that a staggering 500 million plastic plant pots are sold every year. The majority end up in landfill or in an incinerator.  Very few are  Glee_award_with_bamboo-pots recycled as there are few facilities to do so. Unfortunately, a large amount of fossil fuel is needed to produce plastic pots.  Once produced they 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!

    GLEE

    GLEE is a trade exhibition for the gardening industry.  500 leading UK and international wholesale garden suppliers exhibit there.  GLEE is where every gardening retailer; big, small, online or on the high-street can source the very best products for you. Its like a gardening Aladdin's cave!

    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 very excited about playing our part in making our gardening more environmentally friendly"

    The Pots and Seed Trays are now available online and in all good Garden Centres and are the perfect choice for the environmentally aware gardener.

    In December 2019 new sizes have been added to the range.  these are the 3 inch, 4inch and 8 inch pots in both Sage Green and Terracotta colour.  This will replace even more plastic in the greenhouse.

     

     

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