Amie, Decoration, Events, Garden Furniture, Gardening, How To, Make over, Media, Primrose.co.uk, Sail Shades, TV

Our Kookaburra Shade Sail on Love Your Garden!

Did you watch Love Your Garden on ITV last night? If so, did you spot our shade sail?

Last night’s episode featured a garden renovation in Eastleigh near Southampton, whereby an ‘uninviting patch of uneven lawn’ transformed into a wonderful cruise ship-inspired heaven for Rosie and her husband Tony; the theme truly fitting for the location given Southampton is the cruise hub of the country.

Rosie has spent over 38 years looking after and nursing sick and ill children, so is rightly deserving of this makeover, whereby she can spend hours relaxing in her retirement. The idea behind a cruise theme transpired from her and her husband’s love of cruising in her spare time, and as she says ‘it was the only time I felt I was able to relax’.

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One of the key features of this new garden was a shady seating area for relaxation, and what better accessory for this than our very own ‘Kookaburra Shade Sail‘ – Alan has great taste. The ultra-tight weave of the fabric has been independently tested to UPF34+ making these sail shades near impenetrable by sunlight. More than 96.5% of harmful UV rays are blocked out as a result, making it a perfect spot for Rosie and her family to spend many a summer day under.

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What a great end product I think you would all agree?

Watch the full episode now to see the finished garden.

AmieAmie is a marketing enthusiast, having worked at Primrose since graduating from Reading University in 2014.

She enjoys all things sport. A keen football fan, Amie follows Tottenham Hotspur FC, and regularly plays for her local 5 a side football team.

Amie also writes restaurant reviews on  Barnard’s Burger Blog.

 

Amie, Decoration, Events, Gardening, How To, Media, RHS

This week has seen the RHS Chelsea Flower Show enter its 104th year at its current Chelsea location, and it’s once again proved to be an absolute corker, with plenty of unique and stylish designs, an array of colourful flower arrangements and a competitive edge from the gardening community. If you have been fortunate enough to attend, you would have witnessed some wonderful displays , or perhaps you have been following the show on BBC.

Although there are still two days left (with the show finishing tomorrow), we’re here to highlight some of the best photos thus far from the show, with a small appearance from Prince William.

  1. To kick start this collection is the winner of the ‘Best Show Garden’ award, with this lovely garden created by Andy Sturgeon. Inspired by geological events over a number of years, this garden took 10 months  to design, and is a worthy winner.
    Best Show Garden - Andy Sutrgeon - RHS facebook(Photo taken from RHS Facebook)

  2. Another winning photo from Sarah Eberle (who has won more categories than any other designer at the show), winning ‘best Artisan Garden’. It resembles a tranquil garden area, that you could immerse yourself in on a warm summers evening. Best Artisan Garden - Sarah Eberle - RHS Facebook(Photo taken from RHS Facebook)

  3. The Chelsea Barracks Garden, designed by Jo Thompson, is a modern day triumph incorporating elements of the Barracks site next door to the Royal Hospital in Chelsea. With roses being heavily featured , assumingly with their links to British heritage, the bronze sculpture pays tribute to the Barracks’ former residents. The Chelsea Barracks Garden - Chelsea Barracks Site - RHS Instagram(Photo taken from RHS Instagram)

  4. This wonderful sculpture has been designed by Rosy Hardy, and forms part of her Brewin Dolphin Garden, entitled ‘Forever Freefolk’. Inspired by Freefolk, Hampshire and the industry of high security paper-making, this is Rosy’s first time making her own show garden at the show.
    Rosy Hardy Brewin Dolphin Garden - Sarah Cuttle(Photo taken by Sarah Cuttle)

  5. Perhaps one of those most British photos at the show this year, the Senri-Sentei Garage Garden designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara is a simplistic design, featuring a Mini and a colourful rooftop shelter. Even the average Joe could take inspiration from this design.The Sneri-Sentei Garade - Kazuyuki Ishihara - Jack Taylor(Photo taken by Jack Taylor)

  6. Our last photo for you is of the Royal couple Kate and William, observing the poppy (5000 of them) display surrounding the Royal Hospital in Chelsea on Tuesday. It is reported Kate said to Will ‘Babe, we’ve got loads of those’. Cute.Will and Kate 'Babe' 0 Express - PA(Photo taken by from express..co.uk)

Did you go to Chelsea this year? Did you follow the coverage on TV? Let us know!

AmieAmie is a marketing enthusiast, having worked at Primrose since graduating from Reading University in 2014.

She enjoys all things sport. A keen football fan, Amie follows Tottenham Hotspur FC, and regularly plays for her local 5 a side football team.

Amie also writes restaurant reviews on  Barnard’s Burger Blog.

George, Media, News, Primrose.co.uk, Promotions

With spring now sprung and summer fast approaching, we’ve released the latest edition of the Primrose catalogue. We’re very excited to announce that this one contains not one but two exclusive Primrose discount codes. You can choose between a voucher for £5 off your next order from www.primrose.co.uk or a free bird feeder set!

Primrose Discount Codes

As well as the voucher codes, the catalogue is packed with loads of great offers such as:

If you’d like to order your very own copy of our catalogue, please fill in this request form.

Here are some of our favourite products featured in the catalogue:

Lacewing™ 6ft x 6ft Traditional Greenhouse

Lacewing Traditional Greenhouse

On the inside cover we have one of our most popular greenhouses, a Lacewing™ Traditional model that combines quality and affordability. This greenhouse includes a roof vent and sliding door, which you can place on either side as desired. With shatterproof polycarbonate panels and a robust frame, it comes with a 5 year warranty.

Kookaburra™ 3.6m Marsala Red Shade Sail

Kookaburra Shade Sail

Heading up our shade sail range is this beautiful triangular sail in the colour of the year – marsala red. As well as blocking over 98% of harmful UV rays, the fabric is woven to be waterproof, which is ideal for our unpredictable British summers!

Easter Island Solar Water Feature Planter

Easter Island Water Feature

An old favourite here at Primrose, our Solaray™ Easter Island Head functions as both a water feature and planter. Simply pack the inside of the head with plants to give the statue some fabulous hair. The eco-friendly water fountain is solar powered and fitted with LED lights for maximum impact.

Pestbye™ Cat Repeller V2

Pestbye Cat Repeller
New for 2016, the famous Pestbye™ battery operated cat repeller returns in an updated version complete with HyperResonance Frequency™. This exclusive technology shocks intruding cats with short bursts of ultrasound to keep them on their toes and fleeing your garden.

Please note that the voucher codes expire 31st August 2016. For full terms and conditions see the printed catalogue.

Find out more about Primrose voucher codes.

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.

Animals, Events, Gardening, Media

Following on from the video of the poor lady who got her hair stuck in a bush, we have collated a collection of the funniest garden-related videos for when you’re stuck inside on a rainy day (or rainy weekend if the weather forecast is sadly correct).

  • It’s a warm, summer’s day and you have the hose pipe filling the pool. However, this dog decides to have a bit of fun..

  • How on earth does one manage to get stuck inside a compost bin?

  • Just remember, dogs aren’t always the bravest pets in the household.

  • This would be ideal if you were having a party and needed ice!

  • This may well be fake, but ouch!

  • Sometimes a strong man isn’t always useful in gardening situations.

  • And finally, a compilation of garden videos to enjoy!

We hope you have enjoyed these videos. What’s your favourite?

AmieAmie is a marketing enthusiast, having worked at Primrose since graduating from Reading University in 2014.

She enjoys all things sport. A keen football fan, Amie follows Tottenham Hotspur FC, and regularly plays for her local 5 a side football team.

Amie also writes restaurant reviews on  Barnard’s Burger Blog.

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