For national gardening week is just around the corner, from 1st to 7th May 2023 celebrate the KINGS CORONATION in style with a freshly trimmed bush and perfectly striped lawns.

What is national gardening week?

Officially first celebrated back in 2012 this annual and well-loved event has grown in popularity each year. It sees thousands of people sharing their love for gardening and showing what they are growing on social media. This week also raises awareness in the difference that gardening can make to the lives of many avid gardeners, young and old. The aim is to inspire more people and in particular the younger generation, to experience the joy of creating gardens they can be proud of.

Join in for a week of gardening across the nation as we celebrate the theme of the Coronation. Whether that be introducing the little ones to sowing seeds and growing their own fruits and vegetables or planting sunflowers ready to tend and watch bloom throughout the summer months. Getting the children involved in all things gardening can lead to months of fun as they watch their seedlings grow into something exciting.

Why not treat them their own set of gardening utensils, such as a DRAPER Young Gardening Digging Fork and Spade or Hand Trowel and Weeding Fork. Allowing them to earn some independence whilst also keeping them entertained and helping you tend to your garden.

We also do a great range of Children's gardening toys, impressive realistic replicas of chainsaws, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers and strimmer's from leading brands STIHL and HUSQVARNA. The children's battery operated toy backpack bubble blower from Husqvarna is sure to provide hours of fun over the coronation weekend. Suitable for ages 5+ This life like backpack leaf blower looks like a real 345BT! Providing a constant stream of bubbles on trigger activation. It's never too early for your little ones to learn a passion for gardening.

Whilst the STIHL children's battery operated FSA Brushcutter has moving parts and realistic sounds. Ideal for little garden helpers. Simply squeeze the trigger and the light up trimmer head spins ready to mow down the long grass, just like the real thing. The main shaft of the toy is adjustable between 86cm and 107cm for seasons of use.

Enough about the kids, now they are being entertained it's time for the real gardening work to be done in time for the bank holiday weekend celebrations.

Get on top of the pruning, to bring your outdoor space back to life. Give those unruly hedges and bushes the trim they deserve after the harsh winter months. Trim them back into their perfect shape with the right tool for the job.

If your garden is surrounded by tall hedges and shrubs, then a long reach hedge trimmer would be an ideal solution. We have a great deal on the Makita EN4951SH Long Reach Hedge Trimmer, whilst stocks last! A powerful 4-stroke petrol engine with a 49cm double sided cutting blade which can be angled through 13 settings between 135° and 45° tilt-up to 90° tilt-down. This allows you to cut at all angles to tidy up those hedges.

Makita also have an excellent range of cordless hedge trimmers, if you are fan or current owner of their LXT products then a battery powered trimmer may be a great addition to your collection. Cordless hedge trimmers are easy to use, convenient and hassle free from cords. Proving better manoeuvrability, maximum flexibility, and surprisingly long runtimes.

Don't forget to give your lawn a fresh cut ready for your celebrations. It's time to bring the lawnmower out of hibernation or better yet upgrade to a newer model for the season ahead.

Want those envious lawn stripes but your current lawn mower doesn't have that feature, then look no further we have a fabulous choice of Petrol Lawnmowers from top brands such as Cobra, Hyundai and Stihl. For example the Cobra RM46SPC 135cc Self Propelled Lawnmower, features the much loved rear roller, with a generous 18" / 46cm cutting width and self propelled drive system, making your mowing experience easier by doing all the hard work so you don't have too.

Whilst we also stock a wide range of Petrol and Cordless lawn mowers, suitable for all gardens. Offering benefits such as grass collection, mulching, rear discharge and electric start.

Once all the gardening work is done, you'll almost be ready to enjoy and celebrate over the Bank Holiday weekend. But before that you need to add the finishing touches to those freshly jet washed patios.

Our outdoor heating range includes stylish yet practical heaters and fire pits, which provide and inviting feeling of warmth and togetherness at home. This range is sure to create a more relaxing and enjoyable outdoor living space to appreciate those cooler summer nights.

The SIP 09588 Electric Freestanding Halogen Heater is excellent value and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. It uses 30-40% less electricity than a traditional heater, and offers a warm ambiance to your outside seating areas. If you wanted something a little more modern then the Lifestyle Adena Outdoor Firepit will blend in perfectly to any outdoor living area or patio. Made from tough MGO material this firepit is stylish with a granite type stone appearance. Comes complete with a metal fire bowl that retains heat for longer, a wood grate and chrome cooking grill, meaning you can use it to BBQ you food as well as keeping your guests warm and cosy.

If you want to get involved and join in with the celebrations check out the hashtag #nationalgardeningweek run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)- to see thousands of people sharing their love of their gardens.