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Come visit us at FutureScape 2021 Stand K43 16th/17th November
22
SEP
2021

Come visit us at FutureScape 2021 Stand K43 16th/17th November

On the 16th and 17th of November we'll be attending the at the FutureScape 2021 Landscaping exhibition (stand K43) at the ExCel London. We'd love it if you could pop by and have a chat. Attendance is free, register for free tickets here.If you'd like to know more please contact us or visit www.futurescapeevent.com/visitor-info/ for more information.
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Alnwick Garden expert's three tips to keep your garden healthy during a heatwave
15
SEP
2021

Alnwick Garden expert's three tips to keep your garden healthy during a heatwave

Strulch was recently mentioned by George Swordy, Deputy Head Gardener at The Alnwick Garden, as one of his three tips on how to keep gardens healthy during a heatwave. We recommend visiting The Alnwick Garden if you are visiting the North of England especially as this year is 20 years since the first visitors entered it's gates. You can read the full article here and below is a great video by...
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Happy World Elephant Day!
12
AUG
2021

Happy World Elephant Day!

Elephant Orphans' Project Bondeni and kinyei © SWT Elephants are a Keystone species that define ecosystems. Their dietary habits and movements help control environments, along with creating new habitats for other animals. Even their large footprints act as water collectors and generate water sources for smaller creatures! Not only that but they also teach us the fundamentals of how to be...
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The Alnwick Garden becomes a stockist of Strulch Garden Mulch
26
JUL
2021

The Alnwick Garden becomes a stockist of Strulch Garden Mulch

Geoff and I made a visit to The Alnwick Garden a few weeks ago. It is always a pleasure to visit the gardens which were created by the Duchess of Northumberland. This time we met up with the new Head Gardner, Rob, who escorted us around the garden and showed us where they use Strulch Garden Mulch. We have always been proud of our association with the garden and this year we are excited to learn...
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Elephants are important to us
26
JUL
2021

Elephants are important to us

Geoff and I recently visited Green Park in London to visit a herd of wooden elephants. An amazing sight. ‘CoExistence is the latest public art installation by Elephant Family & The Real Elephant Collective, raising awareness and funds to support wildlife protection and coexistence projects across the globe. ‘The Tree Trunk herd is part of a 100 strong collection of life-size sculptures,...
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National Gardening Week (and what many of us suspected...)
27
APR
2021

National Gardening Week (and what many of us suspected...)

National Gardening Week 2021 is taking place between Monday 26th April and Sunday 2nd May 2021 and is a celebration of gardening aimed to raise awareness of the difference garden and gardening can make to the lives of everyone in the UK. Recent research has shown that gardening more frequently may be linked to improvements in well being, perceived stress and physical activity. The study...
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World Water Day - 'Water for Wildlife’ by Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
22
MAR
2021

World Water Day - 'Water for Wildlife’ by Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Herd of Elephants with safe water source in Kenya (© Sheldrick Wildlife Trust) On a planet amid climate change, water shortages are fast becoming a fact of life and Kenya faces this persistent challenge every year, with the dry seasons becoming less predictable and often longer, with devastating effects. To highlight this crisis further, between 2016 and 2017 when Tsavo was gripped by a...
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Belated Happy New Year and doing something positive in 2021
23
JAN
2021

Belated Happy New Year and doing something positive in 2021

We all deserve a better year. Life has become very strange but thankfully we have been able to take solace in our gardens. Thank you for your support for Strulch and for the garden centres that you visited once they opened. Gardening is good for us and has kept us looking forward. We have just launched our new website which will be easier to use. Geoff and I have decided we would like to...
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Water warning after Britain basks in warmest winter day ever - Using Strulch Garden Mulch Can Help
26
FEB
2019

Water warning after Britain basks in warmest winter day ever - Using Strulch Garden Mulch Can Help

Strulch Garden Mulch used to keep moisture around plant roots. Gardeners told to fill their water butts and prepare for a scorching summer that could rival 1976 Sarah Knapton The daily Telegraph today is predicting a hot summer as the last time we had warm conditions in February was in 1976 when we had a scorching summer. I remember it well as we were growing runner beans on a very small...
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Strulch Garden Mulch keeps moisture in the soil
28
JUL
2018

Strulch Garden Mulch keeps moisture in the soil

Strulch Garden Mulch will keep mositure in the soil. Water is a precious commodity and it seems we are experiencing the hottest summer since records began! This is bad news for gardeners trying to keep plants from shrivelling up! Apart from a daily rigorous watering regime what else can we do? Mulching will reduce moisture loss considerably. Ideally, you would have done this earlier in the...
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