As usual Chelsea Flower Show was magnificent. The weather was astoundingly hot and visitors flocked to the show. We met up with RHS judge Jim Buttress again and various celebrities and growers were keen to try our Compost Tea on their gardens and pots. Lou's Poo Crew dominated the PlantsDelivered.net stand, on hand to eulogise about the benefits of feeding gardens with natural (rather than synthetic) feeds.
It was interesting to note that amoung our customers, those growing tree ferns and competition chilli growers in particular, were buying Lou's Poo. James Wong had made a reference to llama (camelid) poo being the best feed for tree ferns on the BBC coverage. We believe our alpaca (also camelid) is the best you'll find and growers clearly agreed.
Many customers are using the lightweight, slow release Beans in their hanging baskets. A handful of these beans will feed a basket for more than 6 months!
Chelsea was fantastic and you'll see the Poo Crew next at Hampton Court, again inside the Grand Pavilion with Todd's Botanics.
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The time is almost upon us for Chelsea Flower Show 2017 and the Poo Crew will be on hand to discuss how to feed your plants naturally. Come see us on the Plants Delivered stand inside the Grand Pavilion. We'll be selling exquisite agapanthus and our range of natural alpaca fertilisers in order to feed these stunning plants.
We're excited to be launching our NEW Compost Tea Mix; dried alpaca fertiliser NPK 2.5-2-1 which has an added shot of potassium to ensure an even greater display of flowers or fruit.
The babes have gone back to school and though we briefly had an Indian Summer, the Autumn seems to be upon us more each day.
I love Autumn. It's a time to plan for next year's garden. A time to harvest, to freeze the rapberries, make jam, make damson gin!!
At this time of year I plant lots and lots of Spring flowering bulbs in pots. I plant lasagne-style with layers of daffodils, tulips, crocus, allium and on each layer I add a small amount of Lou's Poo, Dried Alpaca Fertiliser Beans, which acts as a slow release fertiliser until late spring/early summer. You'll be amazed at the difference this makes to flowering and the colour of the flowers too; the daffs yellow is so intense it looks like the yolks of my gorgeous free-range eggs.
Try it or buy it for a gardening pal. X
We are always thrilled to hear when a customer uses Lou's Poo, Dried Alpaca Fertiliser and sees the benefit. We were especially pleased to hear from Todd's Botanics, Gold RHS winners, who are loving the results from Lou's Poo. They are currently trialing our wonderful alpaca fertiliser on their stunning nursery in Essex and we will publish results as soon as they are available.
Wonderful News: We will also support Todd's Botanics at Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court this year. Come visit us on the stand! GPG223.
If you are free on Saturday 5th December 10m-4pm why not do a bit of Christmas shopping at Burford Garden Centre in Oxfordshire and meet me to boot!
I'll be there with other 'Makers' to chat and advise how best to use Lou's Poo!
See you there.
With the weather turning a tadge nippy I wish I'd followed my latest Lou's Poo order off to The Bristol Tropical Centre where I can only imagine it is cosy and warm with Adrian and Sara Clover.
Suppliers of award winning plants to Gold Medal winners at RHS Chelsea and RHS Malvern, The Bristol Tropical Centre now boasts Lou's Poo, Dried Alpaca Fertiliser too!
Have you visited Batsford Arboretum in the Cotswolds? It is gorgeous and it has an incredible history; the Mitford sisters lived there during WW1. You can now buy Lou's Poo, Dried Alpaca Fertilizer 400g in the splendid gift and plant shop on the site (after visiting the arboretum of course!)
The 56 acre arboretum at Batsford is home to one of the largest private tree collections in the country, providing something of interest throughout the year and famed for trees which originate in Japan and China.
The collection includes a number of Red Data species which are extinct in the wild and several UK champion trees, famed for their size.
The arboretum is managed by the Batsford Foundation, a charity set up by the 2nd Lord Dulverton in 1983 to promote education, conservation and research into gardens, arboreta and historic landscapes.
A fascinating past
The arboretum has a fascinating history, much of which is reflected in the planting and design you see today. For more information about who did what when, please click here.
An exciting future
As with all natural environments, Batsford Arboretum is a work in progress, just on a much bigger scale than most! It will always be protected by the Batsford Foundation but it may also be developed in a sympathetic way, completely in keeping with our charitable remit but making it an even more interesting, informative and special place to visit. Come visit.