Monthly Archives: January 2013

Local Event – Great Harwood farmers market

A new Farmers Market launches this Sunday at Towngate, Great Harwood. The event is a collaboration between the local council, and Gaskells Motor Bodies who already operate a successful farmers market from their Bodyshop premises.

The cost of a stall is just £10 and you can book by calling  Rob Grigorjevs, Town Centre Manager, on 01254 380 980.

gaskells farmers marketThere is more information about the market on the Hyndburn Council website here


Find out more about Gaskells here

Problems with our Checkout?!

There are intermittent problems with our website checkout process, mainly affecting visitors using Internet Explorer. If you experience difficulty in accessing your cart, and/or completing your purchase, please call us on 01706 211399 for our immediate help. The image below illustrates the typical error.

Our technical team are currently working on this issue and we hope it will be resolved very soon.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Thank you!

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Deck Envy!

The problem with spending your morning looking at Decking Sprayers and editing videos, is that you wander off on a quick websearch of garden decks, and then spend your tea break wondering how you can make your own garden so lovely!

Here are some beautiful garden decks, just so you can see what I mean:

A good way to spend a hour daydreaming, especially if you are snowed in.

And for when the dreams turn into plans, and job lists, remember you can buy your deck   sprayer from us!

Click here to go to the Agratech Store!

Planning a Spring Paint Job? – Cuprinol Sprayers and Spare Parts

Due to popular demand, we have a small selection of Cuprinol Sprayers and spare parts added to the website.

Cuprinol sprayers make fence and deck painting an easy, almost effortless task, and there’s a great range of paints and treatments that are suitable for use with your sprayer readily available in good DIY stores.

Watch these videos to see just how easy it could be to transform your garden fence or deck!


We hope to add to this range soon, so please keep checking!

Clicking here will take you to the right place on the website.

Your Garden Makeover just got easier!

All Change! Trade Shows & Expos cancel, reschedule and move…

It seems it’s all change for Landscape, Amenity & Horticulture shows as they change dates, venues or even cancel altogether for 2013.

The Landscape Show Have moved from Olympia in March to Battersea Park in September, with a decent exhibitor list already confirmed. TradeshowBadge300

Also running in September, Glee returns to a Sunday-Tuesday format at the NEC, in response to exhibitor and attendees opinion. Again there is  a decent exhibitor list confirmed but we have found the show shrinking in size year on year, making us question the viability of time out of the business compared to cost of attending. A puzzle for later in the year!

Meanwhile, as reported on Landscape Juice forum back in the Autumn, British Association of Landscape Industries has cancelled their BALI two-day trade show because of the sliding economy. This show is in it’s infancy with just two years behind it, perhaps starting up as the economy was slowing down? The organisers predict a return in 2014, but are there just too many shows and expos?

If your business offering is Gardening and home and gift products your head will hardly touch your own pillow as you do the rounds of Saltex, Autumn Fair, Glee,  Four Oaks and the Landscape show  in September!

Of course if you are looking for farm and agricultural machinery, service and equipment, the LammaShow runs 16-17 January at Newark. More details here.


Credits to Landscape Juice



Be Prepared….Winter Weather’s on the way again

ImageThe forecasters are predicting an Icy blast to reach us by Friday with risk of icy and wintery showers by weekend. Be prepared to keep your site safe with our range of grit boxes and spreaders, which you can see here!

Agratech can also design and build your Eco-Thaw or brine spraying system. You can see an exampleEco Thaw, LCC

of a system made for Lancashire County Council on our website here, and more general information about Eco-Thaw is here.


2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.