Monthly Archives: April 2013

A farm diversification project that’s a real (Gin and) tonic!

Warner Edwards Gin was meant to be a part-time project, a fill-in for the down-season in Lavender Essential Oil production. However, three years and some heavy research later, old friends

Pic Courtesy Warner Edwards Website

Pic Courtesy Warner Edwards Website

Tom Warner and Sion Edwards have a product to be proud of!

Realising  from the outset that their biggest selling point would be the provenance of their product, the pair distill and bottle the Gin at the farm premises and use Spring Water from one of the Northamptonshire farm fields.

The product has super-strong branding and has been taken up by leading food and drink retailers including Fortnum & Mason and Harvey Nichols, with the pair sticking to a plan to find the right person in the right store and to approach them directly.

There are plans for fruit flavoured Gins to come, we can’t wait to try them!

You can see a full story here on farmers Weekly Interactive. 

The Warner Edwards Website is here, and you can buy the Gin online, too – quick pass the credit card!

Now Stocking Hozelock Products

Due to popular demand, we are now stocking a selection of Hozelock products.

Hozelock are one of the most trusted manufacturers of Garden watering, spraying and aquatic accessories, and the products are sold worldwide.

One of the most innovative companies in this market, Hozelock are constantly striving to devlelop new products in response to consumer demand and changing environmental & climate conditions.

A perfect example of this is the Aqua Control Pro electronic water timer; a technologically advanced automatic garden water timer that has a choice of four programming modes, and can also be linked directly to a remote Rain Sensor, which means when rain is detected it automatically overrides the watering programme; saving your water and ensuring that your garden does not get over-watered. These timers can be set in any one of eight languages.

Our selection of Hozelock items will increase as the gardening season begins in earnest so please keep checking back. Just for now though you will find Garden pressure and Knapsack sprayers, Micro Irrigation and automatic watering kits, spray lances and guns, hose connectors, water butt pumps and the electronic water timers as detailed above.

You can see and buy from the Agratech Website by clicking here

Final Closure of school Easter Holidays

Just a final reminder that we will be closed on Friday 12 April.

The last despatch of the week will be at 2pm Thursday 11th, the cut-off time is 12 noon.closed-sign

This will give us time to pick, pack and book items onto carrier.

There will be no-one available on Friday 12th, though you may of course continue to order online at

We are open from 9am Monday 15th.

Many thanks



Delay with Next Day Deliveries

Our carriers, APC, have just alerted us to problems they have experienced with their new software and labelling system, so that some items have arrived at the wrong depots.

This means that some of our Next Day delivery items may not arrive by the  expected time, as there will be additional time required to route them to the correct depots prior to them being loaded onto local delivery vans.

man parcel If you have a delayed item please first check the tracking information using the tracking data that was sent on your despatch notification email, as this should be updated with all the relevant details.

Please note that this will not apply to any packages despatched today as APC are now aware and have fixed the problem.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you.

Seeding or feeding your lawn?

If you have a large lawn seeding job to do, why not consider a lawn spreader to lighten your work load?

Photo credit

Photo credit

We have a range of spreaders ideal for lawn seed, granular lawn care products, sand and even winter road salt!

There is a range of spreaders in varying widths and sizes to suit your workload, all made by trusted brand Scotts.

The range of spreaders are available here, and you can see granular lawn care products here.


Coming Soon…Tractors!

Toy ones, that is!

Ford 6610 2wd-gen1

Ford 6610 2wd-gen1

Or I should say Die-Cast models.

Coming soon and sure to appeal to model collectors and old tractor enthusiasts!

The Marge Models Ford Generation 1 and 2 and county tractors replica’s in 1:32 scale are a joy for collectors and for buying as play toys for little boys and big kids!

They also make ideal gifts for Fathers Day!

The models will be in stock in a couple of weeks, but you can pre-order to ensure you have your favourite one!

View the range on the website here! 

Just a reminder, Easter Holidays…

We are having two extra days off during the school Easter Holidays –                                                                       day off

Thursday 4 April and Friday 12 April

On those days NO orders will be despatched, and there will be no-one here to take your calls and emails.

If you need items for this coming weekend, please order now