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April showers bring May flowers

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It’s very nearly summer!

We keep telling ourselves this each time the clouds gather and the temperature drops here in the UK. Still, there’s something about seeing those little shoots of green popping up everywhere,  followed by buds and blossoms in every possible shade. We’re looking forward to summer. Aren’t you? After all, its very nearly time for the RHS Chelsea Flower show for us Londoners!

Grab a cup of tea and settle down. You’re about to discover some marvellous sustainable products for the home and garden.

Eco Home & Garden Products by ashortwalk

This Cornwall-based company offers a range of pioneering ECO products made in the UK ranging from house numbers and house signs to unique tableware. As with all their other products, the ECO garden range is made from recycled materials.

gardening products


 Artistic furniture by Spencer Jenkins

Spencer creates bespoke furniture to commission as well as continues to explore, experiment and develop an understanding of greenwood to produce his own wonderful work. It’s that perfect balance of art and function!

Spencer Jenkins

Sweet home from Barrel Top Wagons

Design and make unique structures from timber grown and milled in the South West. They are crafted to entirely to suit your needs whether that be a tiny cabin in the woods to a beautiful studio or family home. Their wooden caravans are more substantial than shepherds huts or wagons.

Barrel Top wagons

Barrel Top Wagons

Striking statements from Anvil Metalworks

John Loveluck has an eye for good design combined with a practical engineering background. His metalwork business was born in his garden shed, which became Anvil Forge. Anvil Metalworks is a small family run company of blacksmiths and metalworkers serving clients wanting quality bespoke metalwork. They also run Blacksmith Experience days so everyone has the chance to be a ‘ blacksmith for a day’.

Anvil Metalworks

Standing solid with English Oak Buildings

Based near the charming heritage city of Bath, English Oak Buildings have been producing unique oak frames for over fifteen years, and provide a complete service that expertly covers your project from beginning to end.

English Oak Buildings


Green thumbs with Roelofs & Rubens

These ceramic plant markers come in the traditional Roelofs and Rubens blue and white colour scheme. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use and a great way to add some decoration to your home and garden.

Roelofs & Rubens

Playtime never ends with JC Gardens & Climbing Frames

This independent company is based in Battersea, south London specialises in the design and construction of bespoke wooden climbing frames and play areas for children.

Each climbing frame is custom made to order by hand using the finest British sustainable timbers, then carefully erected on site by their highly skilled and dedicated team. The engraved Oak Tree Swing can be found here…


JC Gardens

Sunny afternoons with Factory Furniture

Hand-made by this experienced, UK based, design and manufacturing team, who select the best materials for each product. After 27 years of experience, Factory Furniture has the necessary insight into the challenging demands of public spaces and the needs of the people who use them.

Factory Furniture

Settle in with Rough Stuff

This company works closely with about 20 prison inmates in Hertfordshire, teaching them woodworking skills and giving them something to take pride in. They create the boards that are used to make these sturdy pieces of furniture for the home.

Rough Stuff

Befriending birds with Green and Blue

Green and Blue create an innovative, award winning range of products for wildlife and your garden. This unique and beautiful bird feeder may cause you to be the envy of bird lovers far and wide.

Green And Blue bird feeder

Bee Kind with beepalace limited

Be kind to solitary bees in your garden and they, in return, will be kind to you. These colourful ceramic bee hotels are especially designed for mason and leafcutter bees that are brilliant pollinators. They even double as beautiful garden decor!

beepalace limited

Wild paradise with Wildflower Turf

Turn any area into a wildflower paradise with Wildflower Turf. They create wildflower landscapes on many different scales, from back gardens and rooftops to acres of meadow – the sky is the limit!

Wildflower Turf

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Posted on May 19, 2017 by Blue Patch Team
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