Soil Association members receive a 10% discount off all purchases from a specially selected range of garden décor, outdoor furniture and garden gifts. A further 5% will be donated to the Soil Association.
Enter SAM10-2012 in the discount code box at the checkout to receive 10% off your basket value or present your membership card in-store.
Solitary bees are non aggressive to children and pets, and are vital pollinators for garden fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs. Hang the bee log in a corner of the garden to provide a natural habitat for pollinating bee.
Between the months of March and August bees such as Mason and Orchard bees will lay their eggs in the tubes and create a series of cells from mud or leaf. The larvae will develop over the winter months and emerge the following Spring.
FSC approved wood.
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Jo Downs is a talented glass artist based in Cornwall. She makes large glass sculptures and wall art by layering many strands of beautifully coloured layered glass.
By accident, she invented the Wishstick, a spectacular piece of hanging glass that catches the light, but looks gorgeous even on a dull day.
Hang it near the house, in a tree or large shrub - catch the light and see the colours of the rainbow- we think the Wishstick is much better for the neighbours than a wind chime, anytime!
Comes ready to hang with a sturdy rope loop.
A bar at the end of the tines protects the potatoes and the spacing and shape allows the potatoes to be sifted from the soil. Forged from stainless steel with a hardwood handle. When harvesting, loosen the soil around the base of the plants first, then lift them up from the ground. After harvesting potatoes, remember to leave them lying on the top of the soil for a few hours to dry off in the sun. Then brush off any excess soil and discard any that have been damaged. Remember that you don’t need to harvest all your potatoes at the same time.
An absolute must - one of the best small hand tools we have come across.
The razor hoe can cut into soil, weed, hoe - easy to dig holes for planting. Dispense with forks, trowels and hoes this does the same job as all three but with such easy and little effort.
The pointed blade pulls easily through all soils, the sharp pointed end means it can be used with some precision yet the tough, laminated carbon steel gives it incredible strength.
Guaranteed for 5 years against manufacturing defects.
One of the best ways of attracting birds to your garden is by providing sites where they can raise their young. Nest boxes come in all shapes and sizes, each designed to attract a particular species.
The best site is on a tree, wall or garden fence and secured between 2 and 5 metres above ground out of reach of predators. Ideally they should face between the northeast and southeast to avoid facing the sun and westerly winds.
The size of the hole on the front of the nesting box is 32mm making it suitable for small birds such as the tit family.
Please note log finish does vary.
With more and more people growing their own food, coping with gluts can often be a problem.
The Quattro Stagioni preserving kit contains 8 jars and lids needed to preserve and store food hermetically. Bormioli Jars are amongst the sturdiest jars made and they guarantee a completely modern vacuum seal (when hermetically sealed).
Home grown food was traditionally stored and preserved by this method - where the filled jars are filled, lids put on and then boiled to create an airtight vacuum. The filled jars can then be stored for several months.
The kit contains 4 x 0.25 litre preserving jars and 4 x 0.50 litre preserving jars with sterilised vacuum button lids, a wide-mouth preserving funnel for filling jars, a packet of Franchi basil seeds for Genovese pesto and a Aristo seasoning sachet from Milan.
The Quattro Stagionie preserving kit is a wonderful home essential that introduces an exciting Mediterranean feel to home cuisine.
See Passata Jars too.
Extra/replacement lids can be bought separately.
Go on - liven up those bare patches of concrete in the urban areas in our towns and cities.
Help our struggling bees and butterflies to find pollinating flowers in the concrete jungles
Give life to neglect waste land and help create floral havens for our wildlife.
The Seedboms are made from biodegrable paper and are packed full of native flower seeds, just desperate to liven up desolate places. So go on try a little guerrilla gardening - and if you don’t feel brave enough, they work equally well in the comfort of your own back yard or garden.
Set of 4 different seedboms containing: forget-me-not, cornflowers, poppy and nectar mix.
Hand made in Scotland.
A simple wooden bird box made from FSC cedar wood to blend with the garden/wildlife area. It has a double lined roof for extra insulation.
The size of the hole on the front of the nest box can be altered to encourage different species of bird - the small 32mm hole is for the tit family or you can remove the front panel to reveal a larger hole (80mm x 92mm) suitable for robins, wrens and wagtails.
The side door opens for easy cleaning.
There is a small hook on the back of the nest box so it can be attached to a tree or a wall. Made in the UK.
As seen in the Mail on Saturday November 2010.
The serrated teeth on the curved blade ensure a clean, easy cut every time. Made from the best material for cutting tools; high carbon steel. The hardwood handle fits comfortably in your hand. A protective sleeve helps keep the blade clean and safe when not in use. To use, hold the vegetable firmly in one hand and the harvesting knife in the other cut and through the stem. Home grown produce recipe book included with every purchase.
Handle length12cm, serrated edge 19cm
Made from glazed terracotta, the frogitat is a cool, smooth hiding hole for all types of garden amphibians. By encouraging frogs and toads in the garden, they help keep your slugs and snails at bay, allowing hostas and tender young seedlings and vegetables to grow and flourish.
As seen in and suggested by Country Living Magazine August 2012.
Great clock which not only will help you see the temperature, garden by the moon and tell you when it is time for tea, but it is made from recycled coffee cups, so helps keep the planet a little bit greener!
Suitable to be used outside as well as inside.
Hook on back to hang it on a wall or fence.