Animals, George, News, Press Releases, Primrose.co.uk, Surveys

Strangest Things Buried In Gardens

Have you ever buried something in your back garden? Ever stashed away anything secret as a child, laid a loved one to rest, or wanted to cover up something best forgotten..? 51% of people have, according to a survey we conducted.

We’re a nation of animal lovers, so it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that out of everything that was buried something, 77% were pets:

  • 26% cats
  • 18% dogs
  • 9% birds
  • 8% rabbits
  • 7% fish
  • 5% guinea pigs
  • 27% undisclosed
  • And even a deer that was found by the roadside.

Perhaps cats are easier to lay into the ground than dogs. Or most people take the traditional drainage route to dispose of deceased fish. Clearly, it seems an unusual decision to bury roadkill in the garden.

The next most popular items are time capsules, but only making up 4% of the total buried. Many people had made them for their grandchildren, or made them when they themselves were younger. But how many of us have ever excavated our buried memories?

It can be a fascinating insight into the minds of our neighbours to uncover what people have stowed away in their soil. Here are a few of the stranger things people admitted to burying:

  • A piano frame
  • A ‘husband’s dinner’
  • ‘New potatoes in a sealed tin to dig up again for Christmas dinner’
  • A daughter’s letter to her older self
  • A copper coin ‘to make a plant turn blue’
  • A pig’s head
  • A mangle
  • A broken bath
  • An old hard drive
  • A miniature spitting image statue of Margaret Thatcher
  • A love letter
  • A banana to ward off verrucas
  • The diaries of someone’s mother who had died of dementia
  • And a wish (that apparently came true).

Thank you to everyone who took part in our survey, and we hope you find the results as fascinating as we do!

George at PrimroseGeorge works in the Primrose marketing team. As a lover of all things filmic, he also gets involved with our TV ads and web videos.

George’s idea of the perfect time in the garden is a long afternoon sitting in the shade with a good book. A cool breeze, peace and quiet… But of course, he’s usually disturbed by his energetic wire fox terrier, Poppy!

He writes about his misadventures in repotting plants and new discoveries about cat repellers.

See all of George’s posts.

Flowers, Gardening, George, Grow Your Own, How To, Planters, Planting, Primrose.co.uk

There comes a time when most plants will outgrow their pots. You may notice the flowers beginning to wilt or roots poking through the bottom of the pot. This means it’s time for the plant to move.

Here are three easy steps to repot your plant, along with a few pictures from our own attempts with the office plants at Primrose!

1. Prepare the new pot
When you know your plant is ready for a bigger home, make sure it’s well watered – this will help to ease it out. Choose a new pot that’s bigger than the old one. Line the bottom of the pot with a layer of compost and dampen it with some water.

Plant For Repotting
The roots are showing so this plant’s ready to go!

2. Take the plant out
This can be the tricky bit. You have to be careful not to damage the plant, so try to keep your palm placed over the soil with your fingers round the stem as you ease the plant from the pot. Give the pot a tap on a table or step to dislodge the roots. You may even need to break the pot away if they’re really stuck!

Taking Plant Out
And after a little work, the plant should just slide out.

3. Put the plant in its new pot
If the roots are especially compressed, you may need to work them out a bit – just use your fingers to loosen them up. Then place the plant into the new pot. It should fit in easily, with some free space around. Add a bit more compost to fill the gaps and give it all a good water.

Plant In New Pot
All settled in its new home!

So that’s it – 3 simple steps and your plant is repotted!

We particularly recommend our Miracle-Gro compost – you’ll only need a little because it expands up to 3 times with water. If you’re looking for plant pots we have a great range, starting from just 99p! And of course, if it’s plants you’re after, we’ve got you covered.

For more, visit primrose.co.uk.

George at PrimroseGeorge works in the Primrose marketing team. As a lover of all things filmic, he also gets involved with our TV ads and web videos.

George’s idea of the perfect time in the garden is a long afternoon sitting in the shade with a good book. A cool breeze, peace and quiet… But of course, he’s usually disturbed by his energetic wire fox terrier, Poppy!

He writes about his misadventures in repotting plants and new discoveries about cat repellers.

See all of George’s posts.

Garden Screening, George, Media, Primrose.co.uk, TV

Love Your Garden Hazel Hurdles

Last night’s episode of Love Your Garden featured the most ambitious transformation by Alan Titchmarsh and his team yet. They were in Dorset to help young couple Rachel and Andy, who had been struggling with the news of Andy’s terminal cancer. Determined to make the most of their time left together, they wanted to be able to enjoy the garden they’d been unable to work on.

The Love Your Garden team rose to the challenge and created an incredible space for the whole family to play and relax in. They built tunnels and a log tractor for Lucas, the couple’s son, alongside a wooden bar, swinging daybed, and a seating area with a fire globe.

 

To round off the frontier style garden, Alan bordered it with our Papillon hazel hurdles. The hurdles are handwoven from durable hazel wood using sustainable sources. These enhanced the rustic aesthetic and were the ideal, natural-looking fencing the team were searching for.

Watch the full episode to see the finished garden!

George at PrimroseGeorge works in the Primrose marketing team. As a lover of all things filmic, he also gets involved with our TV ads and web videos.

George’s idea of the perfect time in the garden is a long afternoon sitting in the shade with a good book. A cool breeze, peace and quiet… But of course, he’s usually disturbed by his energetic wire fox terrier, Poppy!

He writes about his misadventures in repotting plants and new discoveries about cat repellers.

See all of George’s posts.

Decoration, Garden Screening, George, Planters, Ponds, Primrose.co.uk, Sail Shades, TV, Water Features

Here at Primrose, we’re celebrating 12 years of delivering dream gardens with our new video advert. We believe that anyone can find exactly what they’re imagining for their perfect garden right here on our website.

Our film tells the story of a family planning the garden of their dreams, which Primrose delivers… with some fantastic results!

We’re incredibly proud of our new advert and really hope you enjoy it!

Visit our website and start creating your dream garden today.

As seen in our latest video…

Pond in a Pot

Pond in a Pot
Bring instant wildlife to your outdoor space with our innovative Pond in a Pot kits. Designed exclusively for Primrose, these offer a pond you can easily set up wherever you like, complete with beautiful flowers to make your garden bloom.

 

Shade Sail

Shade Sail
Transform your patio with our stylish range of shade sails. Offering shelter from the sun (and rain!), these shades will create a stunning feature for entertaining or relaxing outside.

 

Bubble Water Wall

Bubble Water Wall
For a modern touch, take a look at our range of bubble water features, which bring a magical ambience to indoor and outdoor spaces. With bubble jets and changing colours, these water walls make a spectacular centrepiece.

 

Hammock

Hammock
Nothing beats an afternoon relaxing in the summer heat, especially when you have a hammock! Ours are affordable, durable and easy to put up. So choose your favourite colour, lay back and enjoy.

 

Bamboo Fence Panel

Bamboo Fence Panels
Decorate your garden with some of our eye-catching framed fence panels. Made from natural bamboo, these panels are a sustainable and eco-friendly way to add stylish privacy to your garden.

George at PrimroseGeorge works in the Primrose marketing team. As a lover of all things filmic, he also gets involved with our TV ads and web videos.

George’s idea of the perfect time in the garden is a long afternoon sitting in the shade with a good book. A cool breeze, peace and quiet… But of course, he’s usually disturbed by his energetic wire fox terrier, Poppy!

He writes about his misadventures in repotting plants and new discoveries about cat repellers.

See all of George’s posts.

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