Friday, 26 April 2013

Hey hey hey it's Friday!!!  Just had Alfie for a lovely long walk, sun was shining, really warm and I saw my first butterfly of the year.  
It was one like this and I thought oh great the weather is definitely getting better now.  Just got home and in the back door and would you  believe it torrential hail stones!! What is going on with this weather?  Obviously it can't make it's mind up.  Anyway following on from our Product of the Week, if you would like to attract butterflies into your garden then we do have a box of seeds that does just that.  It is in our Garden's Friends Range and specifically has species that will attract butterflies.  Sowing time is perfect for now and you get about 23 different species in the pack including Clover, Corn Cockle and Dill which is known to attract many caterpillars.   The box is priced at £9.99 and will cover 7m2 of your garden.  So why not give it a go and have some of these lovely creatures coming into your garden.
It's been another busy week here at Ruddick Garden Gifts, have you seen our facebook page? If not then go have a look and please click the like button, (if you do).  Watch out for next weeks blogs as we have something special coming up in May which could mean that some of our lucky customers could be getting a FREE GIFT when they order.  Watch this space for more information.  Have a good weekend and speak to you on Sunday.

"Gifts To Make You Smile"

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

 Hey everyone and welcome to Wednesday!!  Did you know there are only 52 days until Father's Day.  So now is the time when you should be putting your thinking caps on and deciding what to buy for him.  Forget about socks and mugs and boring stuff like that we have some great ideas at Ruddick Garden Gifts - here are a few that I picked out, see what you think.  Firstly, what about this Robin Thermometer Clock.  Hand painted and made from polyresin meaning it is weather resistant this would make a great gift idea and at only £19.95 it's affordable too!  Next up what about this cast iron Garden Tool Hook, great for hanging things on in dads shed and its only £8.99, he's worth that isn't he?

Finally I have chosen 
this German Shepherd Plaque.  Don't worry if german shepherds aren't his thing, there are other breeds to choose from.  All the ceramic tiles can either be hung or left free standing and all are priced at £29.99.

Hopefully, these items have given you some ideas but don't worry if none of them have taken your fancy we do have lots of other products that would be suitable for all dads out there.  So go on everyone don't leave it until the last minute get browsing through our website and see if you can get something really different this year, something that he will appreciate and will last forever!

"Gifts To Make You Smile"

Sunday, 21 April 2013

 Good Morning everyone and welcome to this weeks Product of the Week.  Before we get onto that though, I thought you might like to see a bit of spring colour from my own garden.  It's so nice to see all the flowers coming out now and it makes you want to get into your garden and get busy.
With that in mind and as we have had some half decent weather this week I felt the time was probably right to focus on our seed collection.  Produced by Nova-Flore they are a garden in a box.  They come in four ranges, The Garden's Friends Range, The Summer Flowers Range, The Specifics Range and the The Dwarves Range, so we really do have something to suit everyone's garden.  I have selected two boxes from two of the ranges to talk about today but for all the others take a look at our Seeds page.
Firstly the Perennials are from the Dwarves Range.   Dwarf plants are essential in creating a good looking landscape and are brilliant at filling in all those nooks and crannies of your garden.  These seeds can be sown in either Spring or Autumn so now would be perfect.  There are approximately 29 species in each box and they only grow up to 50cm.  The species include Achillea, Centaurea and Bellis and are perfect for growing a mini meadow.  There are enough seeds in the box to cover 7m2 and will give you 3 - 4 months of flowers.  They are priced at £9.99.

The next box are for Wild Flowers and as you can see from the above picture they are really pretty.  These are from the Specifics Range.  Again they can be sown in Spring or Autumn and there are about 13 annual and perennial species per box enabling you to establish a wild flower meadow at the heart of your garden.  Species included are Chrysanthemums, Centaurea and Grasses.  The seeds will cover 7m2 and will give you flowers over a two year period.  These are also priced at £9.99.  For more of our range visit our Seeds page.  Well I hope this has given you some inspiration to get growing your own flowers.  Even if you've never done it before these boxes are so simple and come with full instructions you will have no problem in creating a beautiful garden.

"Gifts To Make You Smile"