Hartley Magazine

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

What Garden Tools Are Best in a Greenhouse?

One of the first things you learn when working in a greenhouse is that long-handled tools can be a problem in such an enclosed space. While the tool’s working end is where you want it, the other end may knock pots off shelves, damage plants, or even break window panes. The only long-handled tool I […]

Make a Flowery Hat—Another way to enjoy your garden’s bounty

It’s the season when our gardens are overflowing with flowers. So, I asked garden writer and photographer Janet Davis to share her delightful tips for creating wearable floral art. And with a greenhouse, you don’t even have to wait for the bountiful season. You could get this look year-round. Here’s how she does it.   […]

Hampton Court Palace

Win tickets to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Preview Evening!

This competition is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. The winners can be seen in the Rafflecopter widget below. Are you a garden lover who fancies a behind-the-scenes experience at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show? Hartley Botanic has two pairs of tickets to give away for the Preview Evening at RHS Hampton […]

HARTLEY BOTANIC’S ‘TROPICAL BRITAIN’ TRADESTAND WINS BEST IN SHOW AT RHS CHATSWORTH

Press Release For Immediate Release Wednesday 6th June 2018 HARTLEY BOTANIC’S ‘TROPICAL BRITAIN’ TRADESTAND WINS BEST IN SHOW AT RHS CHATSWORTH -STAND TAPS-INTO THE VERY MODERN AND PERSONAL WAYS GARDENERS ARE USING THEIR GREENHOUSES – Hartley Botanic’s RHS Chatsworth tradestand – stand number 390C British greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has been awarded the […]

Common & uncommonly good

Lobelia is a world-wide genus of uncommonly good glasshouse flowers, indeed almost every member of this large genus has attractive blooms, often coming in masses, usually in a shade of blue. Lobelia has shrubby, evergreen and herbaceous members, annuals, biennials and perennials, there are even a few hardy sorts for the outdoor garden. However the […]

HARTLEY BOTANIC’S ‘TROPICAL BRITAIN’ TRADESTAND WINS BEST IN SHOW AT RHS CHATSWORTH – PRESS RELEASE

Press Release For Immediate Release Wednesday 6th June 2018 HARTLEY BOTANIC’S ‘TROPICAL BRITAIN’ TRADESTAND WINS BEST IN SHOW AT RHS CHATSWORTH -STAND TAPS-INTO THE VERY MODERN AND PERSONAL WAYS GARDENERS ARE USING THEIR GREENHOUSES – Hartley Botanic’s RHS Chatsworth tradestand – stand number 390C British greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has been awarded the […]

Greenhouse tomatoes – what to do now

Now your greenhouse tomatoes are growing steadily, it is important to remove the side shoots of ‘cordon’ varieties to form a single productive stem. You don’t need scissors or secateurs, just snap them off with your finger and thumb. Make sure your tomatoes are well watered, too, particularly if they are in growing bags where […]