Hartley Magazine

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Front Right View of a White Hartley Botanic Cottage Greenhouse.

Inspiring Primary School Children in Southend-on-sea

Hartley Botanic Inspires Children to Build Their Own Greenhouses at Primary School It is not every day that a greenhouse manufacturer gets to help out and inspire school children, but last month, that’s exactly what Hartley Botanic did. After receiving a request for brochures from Mr Lane, a KS2 teacher at Edwards Hall Primary School […]

Home-Made Bee Hotels with John Walker

“A Buzzing Hotel that helps the environment” Here at Hartley Botanic, we know how important it is to look after the animals and insects that are found within our gardens. Working in conjunction with John Walker the expert in earth-friendly gardening we developed this fun guide to help you create the most important hotel for […]

Summer Maintenance

Unless you’re growing plants for their ornamental seed heads or want to save seed for the following year, ‘deadheading’ by removing the fading flower heads, extends the flowering season. It stops them from wasting energy producing unwanted seeds and prevents those that self seed freely, like ‘Lady’s Mantle’ or ‘Love in a mist’ from becoming […]