The Addiction Recovery Agency courtyard project

Flowerpot man KeithThe Addiction Recovery Agency (ARA) is a voluntary organisation set up to treat addictions to drugs and alcohol in Bristol.

Recovering from an addiction requires making huge changes to all areas of ones life; behaviours, relationships, families and social networks in order to develop a quality of life.

Addiction strips away the joy and spontaneity from life – simple things can bring that experience back again! Flowers, getting hands dirty, watching things grow and thrive is a wonderful opportunity to express the change outside which has to take place on the inside.

Jo and plants doing 'Feelings'So staff and clients got together to brighten up the shared courtyard around which all the therapeutic work goes on.

The art group got stuck in making posters, laminated wall hangings and designs of ideas.

Primrose donated the planters that ARA chose for one of the darkest areas and Keda, Katrina (counsellors), Corrado (student counsellor) planted them up and Michael, Gary, Lisa, Dante. Ray, David, Stuart, Shelley, Keith posed and smiled and encouraged the counsellors to do some real work for a change!

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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.

Easter Competition – Win an Easter Island Head!

Easter Island Head Solar Water Feature from Primrose

We’ve got an exciting event going on over at our Primrose Facebook page – a prize draw for this lovely and unique Easter Island statue water feature!
Easter Island Head Solar Water Feature from Primrose
To enter, just visit our Facebook page and follow the instructions. Hurry, the competition closes on Friday the 13th of April!

Just what is an Easter Island Head, though? The statues on Easter Island are known as Moai and have been standing on the island for over 500 years. The statues are made of tuff, a type of volcanic rock, and the largest statue weighs 86 tonnes! Of the 887 statues known, a number have been transported off the island, including two on display the UK – one at the British Museum in London, and the other at the World Museum in Liverpool.
Easter Island moai statues on hill Rapa Nui
The statues sit on the island of Rapa Nui, known as Easter Island in English – so called because it was discovered by a Dutch explorer on Easter Sunday, 1722.

Now that you know a little bit about Easter Island and its statues, enter in our Easter competition to win one of your own! The competition is open to UK residents over 18, and it ends at noon on Friday, 13th April 2012.