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What has beautiful flowers, stunning colour & tasty fruits?

Seldom found in glasshouses or conservatories this compact shrub is near ideally suited. Although requiring lime free compost and rainwater this’s not much disadvantage as tub culture is so easy and allows the plants to be moved outdoors for those months when they’re dormant. Beautiful flowers? Yes, like large white heather bells these bloom on […]

Potting on and hardening off.

Sow: outdoor cucumber, marrow, squashes, pumpkins on edge, individually in 7.5cm pots plus French and Runner beans and Sweetcorn in gentle heat in multipurpose compost in a propagator. Tie in the leading shoots of tomatoes, peppers and aubergines as they grow to support growing stems. Continue to prick out and pot on seedlings, gradually increasing […]

HARTLEY BOTANIC’S 2019 RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW STAND TO SHOW HOW GLASSHOUSES CAN CULTIVATE OUR GARDENS’ WELLNESS POTENTIAL – PRESS RELEASE

WELLNESS ‘UNDER GLASS’ – Hartley Botanic’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show tradestand – stand number 33 – Designed by Tina Fraser of Valentine Wyatt Garden Design – Landscaping by award winning RHS Chelsea stalwarts Stewart Landscape Construction English Greenhouse and Glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic is to showcase a wellness focused tradestand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show […]

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Making Kokedama—Chance Justbe Tells How

Imagine walking into a leafy greenhouse. There you find a group of plants, suspended in space, each growing out of a rounded ball of moss, and dancing lightly in the breeze—an utterly exquisite show. You’re looking at kokedama, an elegant Japanese bonsai technique for showing off superstar plants. Several years ago, Chance Justbe, a Pacific […]