Growbags’ Chelsea Choice #1 – Hartley Botanic

Well I’ll definitely be going to see the folk at Hartley Botanic when we go to Chelsea Flower Show this week, to tell this Peak District-based firm how much I’ve enjoyed being their customer this last year. They make glasshouses of every shape and size, and their Victorian range is to die for, in my book.  I wanted a glasshouse to attach to my prospective home in the Highlands. There were some gorgeous options but many were too expensive for me (my sister Laura’s very fancy glasshouse is what made me yearn to follow suit). Hartley Botanic’s Victorian Lodge...

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Growbags’ Chelsea Choice #2 – Twool

I bought this fantastic handbag at Chelsea Flower Show last year, but it looks as good now as it did then despite being my constant companion (it’s coped better than my husband in this respect). Picture the scene if you will. I was being supervised by my sister Laura as we trawled the trade stands on the final day at Chelsea looking for something with legacy to give big sister Elaine’s new grandson, Stanley, born just hours earlier –  That’s when we came across the Twool stand and all thoughts of being a generous great-aunt evaporated – suddenly it...

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