Friday 27 June 2014

Special Offer - Mini 4s and Mini 5s - ALL GONE!

Back in April, when we had an enormous rush for Soil Blockers (Thanks, Monty!), the manufacturers were hard pressed to keep us supplied with enough Mini 4s and Mini 5s to keep up with demand, and we were working day and night to get those orders out.

We survived and, as far as we know, everyone got their Soil Blockers OK.  And the orders keep on coming in, so perhaps all those earlier customers are telling their friends . . .

Well, here's a bonus for those of you who have NOT yet bought a Mini 4 or Mini 5 and would like to save some cash.

In the rush of deliveries from the manufacturers, the carriers got a little careless and a total of 10 blockers were damaged - seven Mini 4s and three Mini 5s.  The first picture shows you the worst one.  Definitely not usable!

But here is the same Mini 4 after a little 'surgery'.  As with any operation, there are a few scars, but we are pleased to say that the patient has made a full recovery and should be able to live a fully active life.

If you would like to buy one of these 'unbent' Soil Blockers, we are offering them at £10.00 including UK postage, and of course we will include the usual sets of both long and short Seed Pins, as we do with normal undamaged Blockers.

You won't be able to buy these off our website, so please just email us and we shall send you a PayPal invoice for £10.00.  (Or phone us and send a cheque or bank credit transfer.)

All gone now (19th Oct 2014)

Saturday 21 June 2014

. . . and the winner is . . .

'Stupice' (apparently pronounced 'stoo-peach-kay') , an early tomato from Eastern Europe.  This is the first tomato to (nearly) ripen this year, and the others are following.  We should have saleable quantities fairly soon.

How about the deeply ribbed 'Costoluto Genovese' . . .

and the incredible number of flowers on this truss of 'Millefleur'.  Looking forward to seeing this full of little yellow cherry tomatoes - apparently very tasty as well.

Meanwhile, one of our Chilli plants is producing, too!  Way ahead of all the others, and the Sweet Peppers haven't even started flowering yet!

Aubergines in flower now, so hopefully some fruit before too long,

and the first cucumbers are lengthening.

Watch out for this little fella - a tiny flower, soon to be followed by a miniature cucumber about an inch long.  Really crunchy and tasty.