Hartley Magazine

All the latest news, hints, tips and advice from our experts

Growing Cucumbers

You can grow cucumbers without a greenhouse but these are poor things by comparison with varieties grown under cover. Outdoor or ridge cucumbers are spiny and stumpy whilst indoor ones are smooth skinned, long and gently curved. Both originated long ago in India with the greenhouse strains selected and improved in China and Japan. The greenhouse […]

Ultimate Christmas Hamper Competition

This competition has now closed, thank you to all those who took part Win a Luxury Christmas Hamper With Hartley Botanic – The Greenhouse Company In the spirit of giving we have decided to run a Christmas Hamper competition to say a big thank you for all your support throughout the year. *Win* a Luxury […]

I am now the proud owner of not one but two greenhouses

Now that I am the proud owner of not one but two greenhouses – the ultra gorgeous and swish mini one and the ancient, tumble down, normal-sized one at the end of the garden – I suppose it was inevitable that sooner or later one of them would start to get neglected. I expect you […]

Cherries and Apricots

Both these are hardy fruits and so do not need a greenhouse, however having one gives much earlier and much more reliable crops. Just the protection from frosts, rain and birds is immensely valuable, the earliness is a huge bonus. Apricots and cherries need similar treatment to peaches though preferring cooler drier conditions, a freer […]

Hartley Botanic sponsor an event at RHS Harlow Carr

Hartley Botanic and the RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr were the hosts for a magical evening of gardening pleasure. The RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr are situated ’a stone’s throw’ from Harrogate and provide a real treat for gardening enthusiasts. The evening was a joint venture between Hartley Botanic and the RHS, and supplied the invited guests with […]