The Litter Picker from Gardman has become one of our surprising Top Sellers! When you read all the customer comments and feedback below, you’ll soon see why!
Click to buy The Gardman litter picker from Crowders now, or just to find out what all the hype about the Litter Picker from Gardman is all about!
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Crowders Sponsors the Lashings Cricket Match at Woodhall Spa!
W Crowder and Sons are proud sponsors of the Woodhall Spa Cricket Club any day of the week, but with all the happenings over the last few weeks, we feel the need to tell our avid readers…!
It’s all been a bit exciting just lately though…… what with the Lashings International Cricket team match on Monday 23rdJuly, the Olympic Torch making a star appearance, and world renowned England cricketer Kevin Pietersen opening the new nets all in the space of a week- Woodhall Spa Cricket Club has really become the place to be!
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On Wednesday 18th July, W Crowder & Sons Ltd said farewell to long-time employee Dennis ‘Dinky’ Bell after 48 years of service for the company’s nursery business. Celebrating his 65th birthday and final day of work, Dennis was joined by his colleagues and friends in the company’s on-site restaurant, The Redwood, for a few drinks. During his lengthy career, Dennis undertook numerous roles and has seen the company develop from a regional grower of countryside and garden plants into a major national supplier for large commercial projects, including the Olympic Park.
During the farewell celebrations, Robert Crowder thanked Dennis for his long and loyal career and wished him well for a lengthy, healthy and happy retirement. Dennis is looking forward to spending more time with his family, and having the opportunity to travel.
The Easy Guide to Watering & Feeding.
Hurrah! Three water companies have lifted their hosepipe bans thanks to all the glorious rain! (See, every raincloud DOES have a silver lining…!)
So….where do I start on getting my garden looking lush again?
If you’re desperate for a garden with a stunning array of flowers and pretty plants, then there’s nothing more important than watering and feeding. Its simple, without water, your plants and flowers will die, and all that back-breaking work weeding and planting will be for nothing! A complete fertiliser or adding specific nutrients to your plants is essential, especially for borders with plants growing close together, all fighting over the soil’s yummy bits.
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The easy way to manage your soil.
Everyone thinks that soil doesn’t need much looking after as it’s so robust and self-serving. Well, in actual fact, it’s a fragile living environment that needs protection and cultivation by mixing with organic matter at least twice a year.
Organic Matter? Compost of course!
Making your own compost is rewarding, good for the environment and really easy!
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W Crowder & Sons Ltd recently said farewell to one of their longest serving employees, Dick Carrot of Horncastle. Dick worked for almost 44 continuous years within the company’s nursery business. At a recent celebratory dinner, Chairman Robert Crowder thanked Dick for his exemplary loyal service and wished him well for a long and healthy retirement.
Dick intends to spend his retirement gardening, fishing and cycling. His real passion is supporting Manchester United Football Club, in fact he’ll probably be spotted out and about enjoying a pint with his mates, chatting about the footy… luckily, there’s no more early mornings!
A guide to choosing the correct compost!
There are many different types of compost available to help you grow a range of plants that are unsuitable for your ordinary garden soil. Compost is full of nutritional balances for specific plants and growing purposes.
Plants in hanging baskets, for example, need suitable potting compost that’s specially formulated to attend to their growing needs, by providing the correct balance of nutrients, helping along healthy root growth, and allowing the plant to anchor it well. The compost needs to be open enough to allow air to the roots and surplus water to drain, yet sufficiently binding to keep enough water in.
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How to Build a Suntime Havana Duo Seat
Building the Suntime Havana Duo Seat can sometimes be a challenge as the instructions supplied are poor and the parts often do not line up easily.
These walk through pictures along with the instructions will help you to build your new furniture which will give you years of pleasure.
Important notes before building the Havana duo seat:
Always leave the screws loose while building to allow you to line up the parts easier.
Un-package the glass carefully as it will break if damaged.
If too much weight is put on the front of the fabric or it is tightened too far, it will come out of the frame. Use a large flat screw driver and hammer to knock it back into place and large grips to close the frame tighter.
Parts of the chair are easily bent when building especially the legs which can cause the seat to not sit level. The legs are easily bent back to shape if needed by putting weight on them carefully.
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Chelsea Flower Show 2012.
With all the excitement built around one of the most magnificent shows in horticulture, we thought it was only right to write about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012!
Congratulations go to all the winners of medals, awards of the year, and especially to the best in show winner: Cleve West for his Brewin Dolphin Garden.
This year’s Chelsea incorporated Jubilee Fever- to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. With stunning arrangements throughout the show to acknowledge the landmark event, the Queen’s visit to Chelsea, her 48th, was an extra special one this year.
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We want to hear from our gardeners! If you have some interesting stories, hints, tips, anecdotes, jokes, or experiements which have gone right or wrong in your garden or allotment, we wanna know about it! Maybe you’re into photography too, and have some stunning photographs to show off? Or maybe you’ve just received a plant or product from us and would like to share how you’ve used it? Won an award? Tell us!
Whatever it is, we’d really love to hear from you.
The best stories* will be posted here on our blog and the authors will receive a £15 voucher to spend on www.crowders.co.uk!
*Stories must be of your personal experience, in the case of plants you may review the plant and comment on its uses, growth or suitability etc.
*Stories must be unique and not copied from other websites. Plagiarism checkers will be used and all stories will be disqualified if found to be copied.
*By submitting a story you agree to allow us to publish it and use it for promotional purposes.
*This promotion may be withdrawn without notice at any time.
We’re really looking forward to hearing from you. Send us your name, telephone number, address and birthday (which will not be published)! along with your story and photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org and you could be in for a reward!