Hartley Magazine

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Sowing the Seeds – better than a Paul Daniel’s Magic Set!

I’ve got two daughters, Frances and Zoe, and Frances used to spend many a happy hour trying to do tricks with her Paul Daniels’ magic set. She’d arrive, complete with cape, top hat and wand, and then she’d entertain us with varying degrees of success whilst we tried to take it seriously. That was the […]

HARTLEY BOTANIC’S TRADESTAND SCOOPS 5 STARS AND DIRECTOR GENERAL LINLEY ACCOLADE AT RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

Hartley Botanic Tradestand – stand number SR32 Lancashire-based greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has this year been awarded both the 5 Star award and the Director General’s Linley award for its ‘provenance and history’ themed tradestand at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The stand, which has been designed and planted by RHS winning […]

Keeping On—Toni Gattone shares tips on how to be a forever gardener

Toni Gattone doesn’t ever want to stop gardening. This prolific writer, dynamic speaker, and author of an upcoming book on adaptive gardening from Timber Press says, “We all have physical limitations. Especially as we get older. But the question is—how and when and what do you change so you can keep on doing what you […]

HARTLEY BOTANIC’S TRADESTAND SCOOPS 5 STARS AND DIRECTOR GENERAL LINLEY ACCOLADE AT RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW – PRESS RELEASE

Press Release For Immediate Release Wednesday 23rd May 2018 Hartley Botanic Tradestand – stand number SR32 Lancashire-based greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has this year been awarded both the 5 Star award and the Director General’s Linley award for its ‘provenance and history’ themed tradestand at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The stand, […]

Named after ashes this is not at all dull

Some plants, and oddly rather many glasshouse plants, have somewhat misleading common names. This gem has perversely come to be known as Cineraria though it is not a Cineraria but a Senecio. Cinerarias are so named for their soft white downy leaves like cineres the Latin for ashes. Some Senecios also have white or grey […]

80TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR FOR HERITAGE, BRITISH GREENHOUSE MANUFACTURER HARTLEY BOTANIC

THE ONLY ALUMINIUM GREENHOUSE & GLASSHOUSE MANUFACTURER ENDORSED BY THE RHS 80 YEARS MAKING THE FINEST GREENHOUSES MONEY CAN BUY LANCASHIRE-BASED COMPANY WITH EXPERIENCED TEAM This year, Lancashire-based greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic is celebrating its 80th anniversary – marking 80 years of making its stunning handmade, made-to-order horticultural buildings, with its team still […]