Autumn Planting: Spring Flowering Bulbs

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

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Lou's Poo at Chelsea Flower Show & Hampton Court

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. 

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Alleyn Park Garden Centre, Dulwich now selling Lou's Poo!!

Alleyn Park Garden Centre is such a treasure trove of stunning plants and lovely people. Go see Robby Ward and the Team and get yourself some wonderful plants and a bag of Lou's Poo, Dried Alpaca Fertilizer 400g, to feed them. I saw an amazing Octopus Campanula when I was there delivering Poo. The prices are astoundingly reasonable and the combined expertise is fan-dabba-dozy too. Plus you get to pet the resident cats. Brilliant place - Can't wait till I'm delivering there again.

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Batsford Arboretum; now selling Lou's Poo, Dried Alpaca Fertilizer 400g

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.

 

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Alpaca Bedding - Comfort

Two friends' husbands have issues with natural fibre bedding. Both find they are itchy and uncomfortable when near wool or feather and yet, as they are both country gents, they strongly dislike the idea of man-made fibre.

Husband 1 is now happily enjoying his new alpaca pillow and has ordered a duvet, there is no itch, just itch-free sleep. Husband 2 spent a day with raw baby (Shadow) alpaca fleece against his neck. He was only going to test it for an hour but he forgot it was there. I rest my case.

http://www.thearchersatthelarches.com/products/pillow-luxury-alpaca

If you aren't enjoying your sleep, I suggest you look to the benefits of my Alpaca bedding.





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Orders and product update..

Well I'm chuffed to bits; after just four days trading I've had some orders, signings for the newsletter and several sign-ups for customer accounts. I've already had thanks from two customers who have received their orders. #Proud.

 

With new products coming on board next week the customers who sign-up for the newsletter will be first to know about these exciting developments and with limited edition products ( some 1/1) arriving in September, this could be crucial.

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