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Grandpa Haxnicks tells of Adventures in a Sunbubble

Written by Grandpa Haxnicks

A Haxnicks Sunbubble was originally designed as an instant pop-up greenhouse, but we had not envisaged that it might become so much more than that. Some people have been extremely creative with their Sunbubbles and I would like to share the inspiration. 

Runner beans in a Haxnicks Sunbubble

Early this year our good friend, the The Potty Gardener, was tasked with growing runner beans in time for a display at the RHS Chelsea Flower show. The beans grew in Vigoroot pots and climbed up strings inside her Sunbubble. With maximum daylight exposure in a cosy, moist environment the beans flowered early. They produced great looking, healthy runner beans by mid May. Perfect timing for Chelsea. 

Using a Haxnicks Sunbubble as a tent

One customer sent in this picture of a Haxnicks Sunbubble extension to his tent. A brilliant idea! Due to the great British weather, campers are often forced into the gloom of their tents. Now they can take a portable conservatory and enjoy the daylight. 

Haxnicks Sunbubble at a festival

Then there were the festival goers who were thrilled that they could easily spot their Sunbubble in a sea of tents. Although they did have to remember that all in-tent activities were on view! 

Haxnicks sunbubble as an art studio

But the most creative use of a Sunbubble this year has to go to Alice Maddicot who used it as travelling pop-up art studio. Touring Somerset in September, Alice invited members of the public to create work inspired by the landscape in a new location each day. You can read more about Alice's artistic adventure with a Sunbubble here. 

Haxnicks Sunbubble under cover

Finally, we are not sure what is going on inside here. A pop-up circus perhaps? Goodbye for now, Grandpa Haxnicks



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