Attending Glee, the leading garden and leisure industry show, was a great opportunity for Nathan Dodd to spot trends and anticipate products that will come onto the market in the near future.
In truth it doesn’t matter what you call it so long as you understand what it offers, especially when there is a special offer promotional price available, as there is today. When is a sale not a sale? Just give us the cheapest price please!
Mini greenhouses, in all their variations have been very popular over recent years as they are economical, space saving, and provide an entry level product into the greenhouse market. All very important factors to consider for those interested in buying and developing their hobby, as well as those bringing new products to market.
The humble Cold Frame is the starting place for all miniature greenhouses but cold frames have been marginalised over the decades as you have to stoop down to tend them, they contained horticultural, or float glass, which was dangerous, and they were not very big.
Halls changed the market place with the introduction of the MultiGrow 2000. This unit was about 6ft tall, had 4 shelves and consisted of a metal frame with a plastic jacket. Ideally it was placed against a wall. And it was inexpensive.
But it didn’t last forever….. and that was the problem. Great value for money but gardening can be an all consuming hobby so you need products that last. And this is exactly where the Growhouse Patio Garden (4ft x 2ft) comes in. Based on the same principles but it is manufactured out of high quality red cedar wood and comes complete with toughened glass. Add a top opening vent as standard plus shelving and benching and FREE delivery within mainland UK and you have a quality product that anyone would be proud to own. It really looks at home in the garden.
The shelves can also be removed for growing taller plants, like tomatoes, and the shelves are also made out of red cedar. Having double doors means easy access, whilst the wood and glass combination that forms the patio garden creates a superb growing environment.
The Growhouse Patio Garden is available without a back panel, or with a back panel, as an additional option. This extends the flexibility even further. Protection from the cold and from frosts is an important factor but add to that extra protection from the cold winds we have been experiencing so much in spring 2013 that can easily damage young plants.
All in all a great idea, a great product, and a great gift should you know the right person.
Create a Halloween party in your house or garden with ideas and suggestions from David Coton that will keep your children and neighbours thrilled and spooked on the 31st October.
Looking for some advice on how to decorate your garden for halloween? David Coton has some great ideas to help you create a horror themed garden to scare your neighbours and any trick & treaters who come to your door.
Used originally to frighten away evil spirits, now placed near the front door to deter trick or treaters, carved pumpkins have been part of Halloween for a very long time. Here Martyn Loach explains the process of creating the scariest pumpkin in your street.
To grow the biggest, scariest pumpkin in time for Halloween isn't easy as they take some time to mature and prefer a warm climate. To have the best chance of success Martyn Loach recommends sowing seed indoors during April and then planting out in late May or June.