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Four Oaks Show Winner

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Congratulations to C Pipper & Sons Ltd for winning our Hose Trolley at the Four Oaks Show. Four Oaks Show Winner


Alty’s at Four Oaks Trade Show 2nd & 3rd September 2014

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

We are pleased to be attending Four Oaks for the 44th time and we look forward to welcoming you to our stand B79 + 92.

We will have on display our latest range of pots, planters and hanging baskets.  Also a range of our supplier’s compost and peat – Bord Na Mona, Sinclair, Melcourt and Everris.

Come and visit us to pick up a copy of the ‘Alty’s Buyers Guide’ and to enter our special ‘prize’ draw.

Four Oaks Logo

 

 

 


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

 

 

 


Vine Weevil Control

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Vine Weevil is a beetle that attacks a wide range of plants, both indoors and outdoors, but especially plants grown in containers.

For more information, please click here:   Black Vine Weevil Info

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

Sales Office:    

01172 817217 or 01772 817216

Technical Sales Managers:       

Steve Usher                         m: 07889 165402

Jan Grandal-Johansen      m: 07889 829015


New product available from Spear & Jackson – The Colours Range

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Loppers £16.66 + VATColour Shears

17¾” Bypass (scissor action) with geared mechanism for easy cutting, plus light but strong

aluminium handles with non-slip grips for comfort. Cuts branches up to 32mm max diameter.

Shears £13.33 + VAT

 Shears for tidying and trimming shrubs, hedges and grass with a 9” wavy edge blade, light but strong aluminium handles with  non-slip grips for comfort.

Available in three colours:   Blue, Green and Pink

 

Contact our Horticultural Shop to order on

01772 817217 or 216


Visit our Horticultural Shop at Hesketh Bank for all your gardening needs.

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Looking to visit our Horticultural Shop, Station Road, Hesketh Bank, PR4 6SS – please find a map of our site and where the shop is located.

Open from 7.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 7.30am to 4pm Friday and 7.30am to 12pm Saturday.

Tel: 01772 817217 or 216.