Experts say that “the number of giant house spiders creeping into UK homes is set to rise after the hot wet summer weather”. (BBC News, 22.08.15 – we’d link you to the article, but it’s full of graphic spider pictures!)
Enid and Robbie’s story on ITV’s Love your Garden last night was special. Having been close friends since 1945, they now live together and care for each other. Robbie’s deteriorating eyesight meant that she was unable to even go in their garden and, over time, the weeds took hold. As she’s also suffering from a type of skin cancer, it’s important that any design will have to include a lot of shaded space.
“I want to give them a garden that they can really enjoy together.”
The garden was carefully planned to minimise maintenance. The team fixed a dangerous slope and created a lawn-free space.
“It’s got that seaside feel to it.”
The idea of a fragrant flowerbed by the patio filled with chocolate, strawberry, and aniseed scented flowers was inspiring and definitely worth keeping in mind when planning to change a section in the garden. It’s not always just the looks that matter!
We were honoured to have been chosen to provide one of our half cassette awnings to help shade Robbie from the sun whilst still being able to enjoy her garden from the comfortable furniture set.
As it is electrically operated, it means that Enid can very easily open and close it. Plus the fabric blocks over 98% of harmful UV rays which is ideal for people with sensitive skin or skin conditions.
Even if you love tending to your garden as much as we do here at Primrose, we bet you’d probably jump at the chance to spend less time on your knees pulling up weeds and a bit more time relaxing with friends and family.
To help you do just that and make the most of what will hopefully be a sun-filled summer, we’ve unearthed some of the best time-saving gardening hacks. As well as hacks to help you get your garden chores completed a little sooner, you’ll find advice for repelling pests, attracting butterflies and finding out whether your soil is acidic or alkaline.
And while we haven’t found out how to grow a money tree yet, there are plenty of cost-cutting tips to help your cash stretch a little further!
An online garden retailer based in Reading is seeking to recruit a talented and experienced plants communicator to join our team.
Applicants need to be skilled and well versed with all flora. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join a company expanding their plants inventory. Established 12 years ago, the company is growing yet closely knit with a knowledgeable and friendly team.
Able to hold one sided conversations with all types of plants.
Able to speak using different dialects – some plants respond better to Scottish accents for example.
Able to react to changes needed, such as repotting plants into differently coloured planters if they indicate they don’t like the colour. You’ll need to have familiarity with our range of over 1000 planters to match the right pot to the plant.
Monitoring the success of the communications through monthly and ad hoc reporting.