Unsurprisingly, this eponymous website is a good place to go if you are looking for a bench for your garden. Their range of styles is pretty impressive and there are prices for every budget from modest to substantial. In the range of FSC benches, the elegant Serpentine bench (£349.99) caught my eye and I also noticed that the more traditional Windsor Rose bench (click here to view) is currently being offered with a £50 discount at £379.99. I also liked the Bali and Devon reclaimed teak benches (from £299.99). Rather than being made from newly felled trees this range is made using timber from old ox carts, fence posts and buildings. This means that no two are exactly the same. Some of the designs seem to put style before comfort, but I’m sure it’s nothing some cushions wouldn’t fix. Or maybe I’m just showing my age!
Over the next two weeks Carbon Gold is teaming up with Chase Organics to offer its Soil Association approved biochar composts and soil improver for a lower price via the Organic Gardening catalogue.
This unique biochar complex supercharges the soil by delivering more nutrients and speeding up plant growth, plus it’s porous so it physically holds water, which helps to reduce the amount of watering you need to do, while also reducing your carbon footprint.Perfect for planting all types of fruit and veg seeds and seedlings in containers or directly into your garden soil.This is a great opportunity for those who haven’t yet used biochar in their gardens to give these peat-free composts and soil improver a try. The three products are usually priced at £21.00; gardeners buy them for just £14.95 saving £6.00 when purchasing them from Here.
Get your hands on these hot offers from Sarah Raven. There’s 50% off a number of seed potatoes including Winston and Belle de Fontenay. Buy them whilst stock lasts!
‘Buddleja Buzz’ is a recent introduction that has won all sorts of awards. It is the first compact buddleja growing to no more than 1.5m high and spread, but with all the butterfly attracting qualities of its more rangy relatives. It is more restrained in other ways too as it will not self-seed everywhere and does not need cutting back in the spring. Breeders have now developed a range of colours, so it really is a plant for every garden.
We’re pleased to keep you informed on the latest plant offers. This month it’s the UK’s first dwarf variety buddleja. Introduced with much hype, or should we say buzz, in 2009 by Thompson and Morgan it went on to win the ‘Best New Plant Variety’ at the 2010 Grower of the Year awards. With considerable less height and foliage (but the same proportion of flowers) than it’s larger relation the Buddleja Buzz is well suited to growing in pots. The eventual spread and height could be just over a metre making it well suited for balcony or patio gardens. Be aware if growing from pots they will need regular watering and feeding, those planted in the ground will require less attention. Now available in a range of colours that include : Ivory, Magenta and Lavendar. At time of writing a Jumbo plug of Buddleja Buzz costs £9.99 but if you opt for all three colours (worth £29.97) it’s currently half price at £14.99 – good reason to puchase. Click here to take advantage of the offer ?