Removing faded flowers or ‘dead heading’, (see image) is a wonderful job for a late spring day, it extends the flowering season of annuals, hanging basket plants like Pelargonium’s, herbaceous plants – even shrubs, where it’s practical and is vital for sweet peas, which stop flowering if they are allowed to produce seed. Cutting bunches […]
Few crops so require a greenhouse as melons. True seedsmen do sell varieties that may in a very good summer crop outdoors, but most years the results are rather disappointing. Come under cover though and truly amazing melons can be had of a size, sweetness and aroma far exceeding any sold commercially. The main reason […]
At Hartley Botanic, we are very proud of our heritage and the top quality greenhouses that we supply. As we build them with such care and precision, they can last for decades. We have even been made aware of one greenhouse (installed in 1979) that was sold by a customer at 100% profit; an amazing […]
Mini greenhouses are an excellent choice for those who wish to get into gardening. Not only do they offer a great taster into the world of horticulture, but they are great stepping stones to buying a bigger greenhouse. Of course, if you do not have the room in the garden for a fully fledged greenhouse, […]
A few photos from this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Photos of the Hartley range at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012.
Make do and mend, learn to do without, pull your socks up and get stuck in: it’s time to cultivate some old-fashioned values in the garden.
Hook Lane Primary School, in Kent, has won a greenhouse from Hartley Botanic, worth £2500 for staging the most ‘inspiring’ Get Your Growing event. They will be holding a photocall on Friday 4 May, at 9am. Part of RHS Campaign for School Gardening, Get Your Grown-Ups Growing is an initiative designed to encourage adults to […]
Growing your own produce is second nature to a united society of gardeners, most of whom have a greenhouse as the top tool in their gardening kit. There’s not much point in growing your own food if you can’t trial a few new things, try something different and grow what you want. Generally growing from […]