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A time to reap and sow

Published 12 September, 2017

The hot sun is scarcer with each passing day and the wind is picking up - autumn is arriving. For the avid growers among your customers, they’ll be making the most of what harvests are left to collect. Potatoes in particular will need to be dug up before the slugs get the best of them. With hardy produce that keeps well, such as potatoes, onions, carrots, and the last of the pears and apples, storing them away in a cool, dark place will ensure that they last as long as possible. That’s where you can help by keeping a good stock of our mesh log net bags to hand. These tough orange HDPE sacks are conveniently designed with drawstrings for ease of storage and are available in packs of 100.

Balancing out the harvest, customers will also need to get back out in the garden to start planting spring-flowering bulbs. Daffodils, crocus, and hyacinths in particular need to be planted by the end of this month. Not all your customers will have a border to fill in their garden and instead will be looking for containers in which to grow their bulbs. We stock a range of planters, in all shapes, sizes, and materials, providing your customers with a selection to suit their particular tastes.

When buying containers, it’s fair to say that your customers may also be in need of compost to fill them with. The type of compost needed will depend on the bulb and the display your customers have in mind. For example, it's the difference between whether the bulbs will spend a single season in their containers or whether they will make a home there for more long-term displays. From multipurpose to John Innes, we have a full range of compost, available in bags from 10 to 100 litres.

Browse through our catalogue online to find exactly what your customers will need this autumn.