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We are a friendly, enthusiastic company that have been designing, manufacturing and distributing garden care and plant protection products for many years. Professional, experienced and amateur gardeners all love to grow using our innovative, easy to use products.
We've put together a collection of Videos from our archives that demonstrate the great things our gardening products can do.
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26th May 2020
Easy Path is an instant fold-out garden pathway for placing between rows of vegetables, herbs, flowers or strawberries so that you can work between the crops without damaging the soil or weilding planks of wood.
Anything that you plant in a veg bed as well as flowers borders - its great for getting to the back of beds without leaning and stretching. Much kinder on your back than trying to manage without.
Use it anywhere where you have soil that you don't want to tread on and compact. In healthy soil half of the volume should be made up of solid material. The remainder should be either water or air. If the soil becomes compacted then it harder for the roots of plants to penetrate the soil. There is also no space for the water and air that are needed for excahnge of gases a healthy ecosystem of soil microbes.
It is portable and lightweight and stores easily. A plank of wood could do a similar job. However, the Easy Path is much easier to move and can used in places where you wouldn't want to put a plank of wood. It can be laid down and left but it can also be rolled out, used and then foded away. For example it can be simply laid down in a flower border while weed, then packed away. Much easier than carting a plant of wood round.
See it in action: Easy Path doesn't have its own video yet but you can see it in action in our Frost Protection Video (about one minute in) - head over to our YouTube channel to see Frost Protection
Related Blogs: Read about it in use Grow at Home: Super Strawberries
Buy it Now: See it here Easy Path
24th May 2020
There are 4 types of gardeners -- which one are you?
These people will generally have an allotment although they can be found in the garden shed equipped with a kettle or corkscrew. They are generally there because they don't want to be somewhere else. Even before Lockdown these gardeners were running away from busy households, stressful jobs and being trapped between 4 walls.
The lure is a combination of fresh air, a mug of tea enjoyed in silence and being surrounded by greenery. They do like growing stuff but if its too wet to be out you won't hear them complain.
These are the the people who are there for the people. They love other gardeners and like a chat as they lean on their spade. You'll find them on allotments and at Gardening Clubs sitting in the back row. They will be the one wearing a "Stay Calm and Keep Gardening" T-shirt to prove their dedication and will be happy to give and receive advice.
All the chatting over the years may mean they turn into an expert. Their plot may not have as much planted as the next person's (where does the time go?) but they'll have a chat about it if you like...
These gardeners are there with a purpose. A higher purpose. They are there to save the planet or at least do their bit. Vegetables feature heavily on their plot and in their diet. They will care deelpy about reducing food miles and will know the mileage between their allotment and their home so they can scatter their lengthy blog posts with the necessary stats.
They are to be admired for eating seasonally and their in depth knowledge of international pickling techniques.
For these gardeners the plot is a studio or film set for their life story. These gardeners will be stocking their plot with all things photogenic - they will have cucamelons tumbling from planters, carrots in every colour but orange and sunlight glinting through rainbow chard.
They opened the Instagram account the day they go the plot - nothing like a good before and after picture! And if you follow them you will get to experience every garden bird, shaft of sunlight and emerging seedling as they happen.
Which one of our types of gardeners are you? Most people will identify more with more than one. Whatever category you fit into (or don't fit into) chances are you are getting a lot out of being in the garden. A survey done by Gardeners’ World magazine in 2013 found that 80 percent of gardeners reported being “happy” and “satisfied” with their lives, compared to 67 percent of non-gardeners.
It is hard to pin down why gardening works but it is proven to relieve stress. Key reasons why gardening makes us feel good are that it is both physical exercise, which releases endorphins, and also a creative passtime that allows us to express ourselves. It gives responsibility for nurturing the plants and a sense of achievement when you move from the 'before' to 'after'. It has certainly been a sanctuary for many during the pandemic.
So if you know anyone who is stressed then buy them a pot plant. Its not a joke. Just having a single house plant to look after has been proven to reduce stress and make you feel more energised. It helps you think more clearly, and starts to relieve anxiety or depression.
Even if we can't pin down the reason why gardening helps there are countless real life stories of it happening. We'd love to hear yours...
Types of gardeners
19th May 2020
Tomato Tubes are like a mini grenhouse for your tomato plants. They are a tube of lightweight polythene which is fitted over the plant to give the tomatoes the warm moist environment that they need to thrive.
They offer simple, inexpensive, organic crop protection for tomato plants grown outside the greenhouse.
What crop are Tomato Tubes for:
All types of tomatoes. Anything from large corden varieties to small bush types can be successfully grown in Tomato Tubes
Use them outside to protect plants from changeable weather. Unseasonal weather can cause havoc with outdoor tomato crops. Too much rain, too little sunshine, harsh winds, plummeting temperatures...the Great British summer is not always ideal for a bumper crop of tomatoes!
They are an organic way of protecting tomatoes from both weather and pests. The Tube retains warmth and moisture and also boosts ripening - great for late season toms.
Tomato Tube comes as a 3pk of 2m lengths. Once over the plant it can be supported in the pot with canes and tied off at the top and bottom with the tie wires included in the pack.
Related Blogs: Read about it in use Grow at Home: Tomatoes
Buy it Now: See them here Tomato Tube
Walk this way. Talk this way. Padding this out to make it longer. Use them outside to protect plants from changeable weather. Unseasonal weather can cause havoc with outdoor tomato crops. Too much rain, too little sunshine, harsh winds, plummeting temperatures...the Great British summer is not always ideal for a bumper crop of tomatoes! Unseasonal weather can cause havoc with outdoor tomato crops. Too much rain, too little sunshine