Monthly Archives: March 2013

Easter fun with Cadbury & The National Trust

Once again, The National Trust and Cadbury are joining forces to create some special fun events for all the family.                                                           Screen shot 2013-03-18 at 10.29.55

Taking place at 250 locations over the Easter weekend, there will be various events including Easter Egg hunts, face painting and giant games.

You can find exact timings and locations from the official EasterEgg Trail website

And you never know, the weather might be kind enough for a picnic 😉



Hardi Backpack Sprayers in stock now!

In response to customer requests, we are happy to announce that we are now stocking Hardi Backpack sprayers.

Hardi backpack

You can see and buy by clicking here!

If you already own a Hardi Backpack Sprayer and need spare parts and service kits, you need to look at Cooper Pegler Series 2000 spares, listed here

New Disposable Coveralls!

Keepsafe Type 5 & 6 Disposable Coverall

This is a white disposable coverall that is designed for protection against hazardous substances and contamination of both product and personnel. They are typically used, dependent upon the severity of the toxicity and the conditions, for protection against airborne particles and limited non toxic splash and spray.       Keepsafe-Coverall-380

Manufactured in breathable fabric to reduce heat stress.

Excellent chemical particulate holdout and limited chemical splash, protects against radioactive particulates contamination & anti-static.

Elasticated hood, ankles, and wrists with fully covered front zip.

Suitable for Asbestos removal.

Suit Sizes in cms in compliance with EN340, available from Small to XXL.

Buy in singles or in extra value packs from the website here

Last Call for Easter Orders!

If you need an item to reach you in time for Easter, you must order by 12 noon Wednesday 27 March selecting Next Day Courier delivery option.

Please note, Royal Mail First Class post is NOT a guaranteed next day service so if you select this option

but items do not reach you until after Easter, we cannot be held responsible.

Go to the Website now and a reminder of our holiday closure times here


…But we might have a warm summer!

So we’re all freezing now, but the unsettled weather pattern may lead to a heatwave in the late spring, according to the Met Office.Screen shot 2013-03-25 at 16.02.45

Not sure I believe them, they usually tell us things like this to keep us happy, especially when the weather is rubbish! 😉

You can read more in The Telegraph here,



Farmers Face Financial Crisis due to weather….

A return to winter last week following the wettest summer on record means thousands of farmers are facing financial ruin.

Crops are failing in the field and new-born livestock are struggling for survival in the below freezing temperatures that are set to last until Easter. A full story is here

Many rural roads remain blocked today following Friday’s snowfall, despite snow plough’s being busy all weekend!



Story: The Telegraph, Image Lancashire Telegraph

In Surrey? Visit the RHS Grow your own weekend…

…and Spring Plant Fair

Just despatched an order to RHS Wisley so thought it was an opportune time to mention they have a Grow-Your-Own weekend taking place 23-24 March.

Loads of experts including Chelsea-winning gardeners and TV gardeners to help you with your planting scheme, some family sow and grow planting sessions                          Screen shot 2013-03-18 at 16.11.48

and you can buy some plants to get you started at the Spring Plant Fair.

More Info from the RHS website here


Pic courtesy RHS website

Catch-up TV: Toughest place to be a Farmer

Aired last night on BBC2, Devon based dairy Farmer Richard Gibson tries his hand at farming, Kenyan style.

British farmers have suffered from low milk prices and squeezed margins but it is nothing compared to the struggles of Richard’s host, village elder Lemerigichen. In recent years drought has decimated the herds in this region, forcing many Samburu off their land and into the poverty of local towns. Richard launches himself into an alien lifestyle – sleeping rough in the wilderness, drinking cow’s blood and digging and digging to find water.

Screen shot 2013-03-18 at 11.25.01                    The programme is available to watch via the BBC iPlayer until 31 March – click here to get to the programme page

You can read more about Richard here





External links are to BBC iPlayer and the BBC2 programme pages. Picture courtesy BBC2 website

Easter Holiday Closures

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On theses dates there will be NO orders despatched, no phone calls or emails answered. You can of course continue to order via the website.

Your last order date for guaranteed delivery by Good Friday is Weds 27 March and choose Next Day Courier (order by 12 noon please). Note First Class Post is NOT a guaranteed next day service.