Happy Easter from Primrose!

Happy Easter from Primrose!

Whether you’re celebrating with family or just relaxing, we hope you’ll have a fantastic time this Easter holiday.

If you’re looking for a day out this Easter and are local to the Henley-on-Thames area, we’d love to see you stop by our new concession area at Toad Hall garden centre. We’ve also got a voucher for a free tea or coffee on us. Read more about it in our blogpost.

Still missing some essential items to make your garden look as beautiful as it deserves to be? Take a look at our popular categories below to get it delivered for next weekend which is looking to be a hot one!

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Our Vortex whirlpool water feature is in today’s Daily Express!

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Our vortex whirlpool water feature is featured in today’s Daily Express newspaper!

It has stunning colour changing lights and a mesmerising whirlpool effect which is guaranteed to be a focal point in your home or garden. Even better, you just need to fill it with clean water, plug it in and you’re ready to enjoy it!

The vortex whirlpool orb sphere water feature with colour changing lights is currently £134.95 (RRP: £199.95).

wedding-meCat works in the marketing team and is responsible for online marketing, social media and the newsletter.

She spends most of her time reading about a variety of interesting facts, such as oddly named Canadian towns, obscure holidays and unusual gardening.

She mostly writes about Primrose news and current events.

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Primrose in the Daily Mail

6 best planters

We were delighted that the Daily Mail chose to feature not one but two of our planters in their ‘6 of the Best’ series in the last Weekend Magazine!

redflaredplanter

Our fibreglass flared square planters come in striking colours and are sure to create a focal point in your garden. Whether you’re looking to create a Japanese style garden or just want a splash of colour, these high gloss planters are hard-wearing and come in a range of sizes. They start from £54.95.

zinc planter

Our zinc flower troughs can be used for special occasions, such as wedding centrepieces, as well as a herb or flowerpot on your kitchen windowsill. They are incredibly lightweight and are suitable for use both indoors and outdoors. They cost £6.45.

wedding-meCat works in the marketing team and is responsible for online marketing, social media and the newsletter.

She spends most of her time reading about a variety of interesting facts, such as oddly named Canadian towns, obscure holidays and unusual gardening.

She mostly writes about Primrose news and current events.

Mirror, mirror on the wall (or the fence, or the trellis)…

Black garden mirror

I love to use mirrors in the garden, to reflect light and add a feeling of extra space to my small patch, which is only 25’ x 35’, so every little helps! I’ve had my mirrors for years, and they’ve stood up to the weather well, although maybe they’re just a little bit tarnished now. Only three are specific “garden mirrors” – the rest are from junk shops, car boots, pound shops etc. (Did I mention I was a thrifty gardener?), but they all serve to add a touch of mystery. So would you like to come with me and take a look through the looking glass?

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Hiring help in the garden the 4th

So now we are set up to plough through the rest of the plot with the system in place to filter to soil… However, Dex the digger finds yet another layer of buried debris, and we review our tactics.  I looked at hiring a small digger, one small enough to get round to the back garden; but that would set me back £186 for the week, plus £30 each way to deliver and collect.  Even then, we would still need to spend time sifting the soil.

Meanwhile at the local tip where I had just dumped the first rubble load of the day, the sun was shining.  I returned with another load, not an hour later to meet the man at the gate doing the waggy finger thing at me saying “No, no, no, you got to go to the weigh bridge.”  Spluttering and protesting I went there, explained that this was all new to me and I had no money on me. The patient and understandably defensive man showed me the signs that explained this new policy, but let me leave the rubble this time as a sort of trial run.  The eight bags that were light enough for me to lift would have cost me £55. I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!  Was this the end of project revamp?

Hmmmm.

Since I was in any event going down to deepest Sussex the next day I checked with the dump down there. No proof of residency and no charges, hoorah, job done. Now the top soil and turf is ordered, next comes trellis and the decorative planting. Since the chap from the job centre is sooo good, many other jobs are being tackles as well; just a path relayed and a side bed wall rebuilt, but I will stop as we approach the walls of the house itself.

I hired a wacker plate this week for the very reasonable sum of £23 for 24 hours.  It went in the back of my estate car as the handle folded down.  Having leveled the new top soil it needed compressing so that it would remain level and not sink in odd places.  Dex then laid the turf just before the hosepipe ban came in, and we had a timber to walk across so as not to damage the new grass.