Hartley Magazine

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

Feed and water for bumper harvests

I hope that your greenhouse tomatoes are growing well, despite the lack of light. Itit is time to remove the side shoots of ‘cordon’ varieties, as they appear, using your finger and thumb, to create a single productive stem and channel moisture and energy into fruit rather than leaf. Keep the compost constantly moist, particularly […]

Planting for second crops in midsummer

The greenhouse has now been planted up with tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines and some basil, and the growing year is underway. I want to say ‘finally’ – it is finally underway. It all happened quite late this year – that long, cold, wet spring really didn’t lend itself to early sowings and plantings, even under glass, […]

Hartley Botanic at RHS Chelsea Flower Show Featured in Livingetc’s Latest Issue

Just one week since the event, read about this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where Hartley Botanic’s exquisite Victorian Glasshouses and cutting-edge garden design trends stole the spotlight. In their latest feature, Livingetc brings you the lush, innovative, and sustainable gardening trends that are shaping our outdoor spaces for 2025 and beyond. From sophisticated Victorian-style […]

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Award-winning Plants—Richie Steffen Tells How to Find Them

It’s that time of year when gardeners go out on the great plant hunt. “There are so many choices out there, “says Richie Steffen. “Some are fine, but there’s a lot of poor-quality plants as well.” Richie should know. He’s the Executive Director of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle, as well as […]

An Award Winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024

‘SIMPLE ELEGANCE – A TRADITIONAL ENGLISH GARDEN’  Our unrivalled reputation as England’s most historic and respected Glasshouse and Greenhouse manufacturer was proudly cemented at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Where we took the opportunity to showcase four of our beautiful handmade structures (two in brand new colours), launch our exciting new range of […]

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Down a Garden Path

Does designing your garden ever cease? Or is it an ongoing process, and just like any work of art, it’s never really “finished”? Do you find yourself tweaking planting schemes, altering plans to changing growing conditions…or interests, eliminating this, adding that…I’m certain few gardeners set their patch in stone. Except, literally, when setting paths through […]