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Archive for July, 2014

Work Experience Placement

Monday, July 28th, 2014

It was our pleasure to give a student of Tarleton Academy the opportunity to experience the World of Work through a Work Experience placement.

A Practical Guide to Controlling Vine Weevil on Ornamental Nurseries

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Black Vine Weevil WEB

  • Understanding the pest
  • What to look for
  • When to act
  • What control options are available
  • An example programme for control

Black vine weevil (Otiorynchus sulcatus) is one of the most serious pests seen on ornamental nurseries. As a native species it is endemic to the whole of the British Isles and can be commonly found in woodlands and hedgerows. As such it is a constant threat, especially in HNS, as adults can arrive on site from any number of sources and establish a population.

Once on site numbers can build rapidly over a year or two, and if not kept in check can cause considerable damage. This practical guide is intended to give growers an overview of the options and tools they can use to deal with vine weevils before they become a problem.

View Guide on Vine Weevil Control

To discuss a range of preventative and curative controls, please contact our sales team:

Technical Sales Managers:       

Steve Usher                         m: 07889 165402

Jan Grandal-Johansen      m: 07889 829015

Sales Office:    

01172 817217 or 01772 817216

Sponsorship for Banks St Stephen’s Bowling Club

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Alty’s has sponsored Advertising signage at Banks St Stephens Bowling Club.  Why not visit their ‘Grand Open Day’ on Sunday 17th August 2014 11am to 4pm, and try your hand at Crown Green Bowls.

Bank ST Step Bowling

Sponsorship to Tarleton Cricket Club

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Alty’s have sponsored a cricket ball for the match to be played 19th July 2014 against Hindley St Peters.

Cricket Club




Contribution to Hoole St Michael CE Primary School

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Alty’s donated gardening equipment to Hoole St Michael CE Primary School.

Please see the lovely thank you card from the children.

Ornage thank you front                 Orange Thank You inside