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Easter Weekend plugs, pots and a special offer….

We’re being constantly told that Spring is here, the daffodils are in bloom, the trees are greening up but then just as we start to get excited that better weather is on the way another beast from the east threatens us…. so this year I am not taking my chances just yet in planting anything outside, but that’s not to say I’m not getting ready for it, this Easter weekend I will be potting some of our laced garden pinks into 4″ pots to grow on, get them more established – then when the weather finally improves I will be able to plant them outside in the border, safe in the knowledge they will thrive and this is the same treatment we advise when we post our plug plants out to people.

As a mail order company we have been growing and posting plants for a long time… well the company itself started posting plants back in 1912, here is an excerpt from our 1927 catalogue…

Allwoods History 211

But we ourselves have been doing it since 1994, so we have amassed quite a knowledge on how to send plants, what they like, dislike – that isn’t to make us sound big headed, I’m more trying to say we know what we are doing and have been doing it successfully, heck with over 20 years experience in growing and posting plants, we must be doing something right!!

But this season, growing has been a tricky one, we have had such awful light levels, with plenty of dull grey, wet days and some bitterly cold temperatures too – both day and nights with -10c recorded on the thermometer one night at the beginning of March!  And then don’t forget the snow… and we live in the South!  this is supposed to be the warm part of the country (hehe) but I know compared to some parts we have had it easy – and when it comes to our range of plants this type of weather keeps us on our toes and makes for sleepless nights – there is nothing more to keep you awake in the dead of night than to worry that if the heater packs up at -4c you will have lose everything… and I do mean EVERYTHING!!  For example Pelargoniums are temperature sensitive and have to be kept frost free, out of our 600+ named varieties that we stock, alot of them, we are the only company who has them – they are not found anywhere else so if we lost them, they would be gone…. forever!! – sobering thought for sure!!

Despite all that, we have carried on regardless, and kept on propagating, through all the cold miserable weather we haven’t stopped taking cuttings, nurturing and tending to the young plants and are now, in these almost balmy spring days (they are balmy compared to some of the days we’ve had recently!!) we reap the rewards of the turmoil mother nature has thrown at us and we now have a greenhouse bursting with beautiful young plants ready to go to their new homes and be planted up to grow on.


So this Easter we have a very special offer available on our Laced Garden Pinks, Heritage Garden Pinks and Alpine garden pinks, for anyone placing an order for either of these 3 collections before Tuesday 3rd April, quote the special Easter code D1279  and we will include 12 plants for the price of 10, so this is your chance to get your summer garden ready, to get your plants now for a summer display of colour. #gallery-717-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-717-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-717-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-717-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

But hurry this offer is only valid on orders placed between 29th March to 2nd April 2018 and you must quote the special offer code at the time the order is placed.  This offer is only available online.


All our plants are supplied as pot ready jumbo

plugs that are able to be potted straight into a 4″ pot and will flower this year, we include full growing instructions on how to get the best from your plants and offer a 30 day no quibble guarantee, all plants are posted in our special post proof boxes that are recyclable and we keep packaging to a minimum.  Items are sent by Royal Mail and delivery will be in April.  

So here we are eagerly awaiting Spring, may the troublesome winter be far behind us and we are looking forward to what the summer has to offer, but most importantly start planning now what you want in your garden so you can reap the rewards later.

Thanks for reading and happy growing.

Emma x

Allwoods | London Road | Hassocks | West Sussex | BN6 9NA

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