We Love: Climate Compost
Exemplary of the adage that the best things come in (microscopically) small packages. Climate Compost is an inoculum compost, abundant in naturally occurring soil microbes, created by the Land Gardeners to improve the health of your earth.
We Love: Bloom Magazine
Bloom is a magazine for gardeners, plant admirers, curious explorers and outdoor adventurers. It is beautiful and useful and hopes to inspire you to get outdoors and be a part of nature, whether that’s planting veg in a container or exploring the wilderness.
We Love: Tuckshop Flowers
Established in 2012, Tuckshop Flowers owner Carole Patilla sources natural and exuberant flowers and foliage to curate elegant wreaths, unique bouquets and eco-friendly centrepieces. Growing much of Tuckshop Flowers’ material herself, Carole uses British-grown blooms and foliage wherever possible.
We Love: Metalbird Steel Silhouettes
We love these steel silhouettes, which bring a sweet, artistic sense of wilderness to any garden setting. Now launched in the UK, Metalbird is the brainchild of London-born New Zealander Phil Walters, an industrial designer. Hammered into trees, fences or posts, the birds form a layer of rust in time; their natural patina, blending into the landscape.
We Love: Haws Watering Cans
We love these indoor and outdoor watering cans, made by family-run company Haws based in Smethwick. The small cans and misters – made of copper, brass or plastic – are perfect for looking after indoor plants. The larger cans – based on the iconic designs of the company founder, John Haws – are easy to carry and tip when caring for your hanging baskets, pots and planters.
We Love: Plant Belles Plant Supports
We love these elegant plant supports, and often recommend them for our customers – particularly those whose gardens have abundant herbaceous perennials, such as peonies and asters. These grow-through structures are named after gardening stars – such as Gertrude, which recalls a wide crinoline of the sort worn by Gertrude Jekyll, and Christopher (in honour of the rotund Christopher Lloyd of Great Dixtor).