Get Growing and Gardening during National Allotments Week

Did you know that it is National Allotments Week from the 5th to 11th August 2013? This year the theme is ‘fruity’ feel and organisers are also encouraging allotment owners to have a ‘party on the plot’.

Whether you have an allotment yourself, enjoy gardening, or grow your own fruit, vegetables and herbs in your outdoor space, we thought we would highlight some of our favourite products which can make gardening easier, along with some top tips…

Get busy planting your seedlings or herb garden into our Aged Terra Cotta Wooden Crate Sets with Handle.

TIP: During the summer months water your hanging baskets on a daily basis

Encourage birds and wildlife into your garden, or allotment with our range of Bird and Wildlife Care Products.

Our Insect Hotel Box for Bees, Ladybirds and Others will encourage good insects into your garden, or allotment to help keep pests to a minimum.

TIP: Picking flowers regularly can help encourage more blooms and also prevents plants from putting too much energy into seed production

Our Willow Reusable Wine Bottle Carriers can be perfect for gathering your flowers in, whilst in your garden or allotment, so you can bring them into your home.


TIP: On warmer days, open vents in your Greenhouse to reduce humidity and prevent disease spreading

If gardening is your passion, have a bit of fun with our Gardeners Know all the Dirt’ Wall Plaque.

Growing fruit tip: Strawberries can be planted outdoors from late June until September, to achieve the best results. The plants can last for two or three years, before they should be cleared.

Clean up your gardening boots, before you trail mud through the house with our Cast Iron Spade Boot Brush.

Growing fruit tip: Raspberries are one of the best low maintenance plants to grow, but they do require a larger space

Enjoy spending some time relaxing in your garden, or prepare your allotment for a ‘party on the plot’ with our Bistro Dining Table and Chairs set.

Growing fruit tip: Rhubarb is a very easy fruit to grow, so is ideal for beginners. They can take a couple of years to get established so resist the urge to pick all the stems in the first year, to allow them the chance to get properly established.

Check whether you need to water your plants with our Fork and Spade Shaped Rain Gauges which make a decorative, as well as practical garden accessory.

Happy planting!

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