Archive: September, 2015

Spectacular Display Results with Top Quality Bedding Plants

High Quality Bedding Plants, Pot Plants, Ornamentals & Christmas Hyacinths with Bespoke Labelling & Fast Delivery


crosby'sBedding plants are the most popular form of plant around due to their versatility and ease of management. They can bring an inspirational splash of colour to any environment, even shaded areas, and good quality bedding plants are hardy and tolerate variations of temperature surprisingly well.

Places such as public gardens create spectacular displays using a variety of bedding plants in stunning colours and tones. The designs and plants will usually be changed throughout the year to maintain a fresh and stimulating appearance. Favourites for the warmer months include begonia, salvia, verbena, alyssum, and larger plants like canas and dahlias give late summer colour. Colder weather calls for plants such as bergenia, viola, hellebores and cyclamen, as these have attractive foliage, so they will still look nice even when blooms have finished.

Designing with flowers is an art in itself and requires pretty extensive skills, as the visual considerations need to be teamed with knowledge of plant growing patterns. Displays constructed from plants can be formal with blocks of colour, straight lines, symmetrical shapes and tight borders. A more informal and fun effect can be achieved by experimenting with colour and texture, allowing the imagination to run wild. Bedding plants are ideal for brightening up sections, or filling out areas of bare soil such as underneath rose bushes.

crosby's 2Exquisite and breathtaking results are possible when bedding plants are used as carpet bedding. These intensive designs consist of tightly compacted plants giving the impression of a carpet, which can be fashioned into fantastic and elaborate shapes. They are sometimes incredibly complex, and can depict scenes, emblems, coats of arms and even spell out words, all in stunning technicolour! Experts in the field [scuse the pun] will sketch out designs on paper before executing their creations with low growing plants.

Of course one of the most important aspects of a successful and eye catching display is the quality of the plants used. It is advisable to source plants from highly reputable bedding plant specialists such as Crosby’s Nurseries based in Timperley, Cheshire. As digital promotion partners of ours, Crosby’s are exceptionally reliable and skilled wholesale producers and suppliers of top quality bedding plants, pot plants, ornamentals and hanging baskets. They are a long established family business, using the latest technology to assure robust seed production, and also use seeds from the worlds top breeders. They are registered with the Horticultural Development Council [HDC] and are dedicated to providing customers with a first rate, flexible service.
Call Crosby’s on 0161 980 5195.

Wholesale Bedding Plants for Retailers, Garden Centres, Landscapers & Local Authority Parks & Gardens

Stylish, Well Designed and Functional Traditional Oak Constructions

Oak Cart Lodges, Garages, Car Barns, Stables, Workshops & Summerhouses in Essex, Bedfordshire, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire


woodJust about everything these days that we buy or use is mass produced, often in countries on the opposite side of the world. While mass production has its advantages like precision, convenience and lower cost, many complain about falling standards, lack of choice and reduced quality. People hark back to a time when everything used in daily life was designed and hand made by somebody who had developed their skill or craft over a number of years.

There are still of course tradesmen who have perfected their trade, and work together when constructing a property like builders, plumbers, plasterers, electricians and joiners. Most of these trades have now adopted a more automated approach in an attempt to ensure uniformity. However the skilled hand of the timber craftsman can still be found, and was sought in the 1990’s during the rebuilding of Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London. The construction was an exercise in perseverance as well as expertise and there were many challenges, beginning with the fact that nobody knew what the original theatre, built in 1599, looked like! The little circular theatre was completed successfully using oak by talented craftsmen, and is loved by all.

Our digital promotion partners Traditional Oak Constructions Ltd, expertly blend bespoke elements from the past with dynamic modern themes and designs. Their traditional oak buildings include timber cart lodges, car barns, summerhouses, gazebos, workshops and stables, and are professionally built to the highest standards. Precisely designed and engineered, these beautiful and functional oak constructions are extremely robust and long lasting, and can incorporate lighting, heating and plumbing. Traditional rural charm is the phrase which comes to mind with these timber buildings, which are produced using locally reclaimed, or responsibly sourced materials.

Elegance teamed with enhanced security systems, and solid doors give these wood constructions a highly practical edge, and a range of stunning stains and colours are available for an exceptionally attractive finish. Based in Chelmsford, Traditional Oak Constructions Ltd, offer their contemporary oak framed buildings to customers throughout Essex, Suffolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Give them a call to discuss your project on 01376 388757

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