Gardening & Planting Accessories - Full List

Many accessories can be homemade for a modest scale planting, but that becomes impractical at some point, and our physical guards against weeds, rabbit, and deer, along with fertilisers, herbi/fungicides and other pest control are made for the task and ready for delivery to your door. If you live in the city where there are no roaming herbivores, with good garden soil and high shelter from wind, you often need no accessories at all, except Rootgrow fungi, which is great on perennials and bulbs.

Rabbits and deer:

Both of these animals will do a lot of damage in one night to young trees and hedges. They are more systematic in the lean months, but still seek out your tender young plants among the lush grass all summer. You might only see them rarely, but if they are in the area, you should make or buy protection to keep them from decimating juicy young trees. Many species that are considered "deer resistant" will still have their spring buds snacked on. 

There are three good options for protecting all the branches of valuable orchard and ornamental trees: physically fencing the entire area with wire or plastic to about 12' / 4m, or giving each tree a custom guard (which could become a permanent enclosure: deer don't like to jump into confined spaces, so these can be under 4m tall), or using a full time alarm dog. 
With other, less precious trees, it is enough to save their trunks from being chewed with 60 - 120cm tall cheap plastic guards, or 80-120cm tall strong strimmer proof plastic guards), or a disposable, expanding plastic spiral for sapling trees and shrubs, which protect against rabbits too. 

Don't be the grower who says "I'll ring off my new hedge with string and clangy metal to scare the wild animals off", or who expects a homemade brew of smelly things to deter deer, or a chilled out dog who sleeps in the house. Strong chemical deer repellents cost money to re-apply (and some of the best ones smell terrible from a distance), gadgets with lights lose their effectiveness on the same deer over time, and some deer are bold anyway because they are more used to humans. All deer are boldest in winter when hungry, so these set-ups may work for a while, until the animals get hungry enough. If you make your own plastic guards from scrap material, design them with appropriate ventilation and translucency, and check them as your plants grow for restriction and rubbing. 

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  1. Bamboo Canes - 90cms From £0.36  Inc VAT

  2. Jute Mulch Mats
    • Recommended for all large trees.
    • Keeps weeds down.
    • Preserves soil moisture while your trees are establishing.
    From £3.72  Inc VAT

  3. Organic, slow release fertiliser
    • Some Nitrogen & a good supply of Phosporous & Calcium.
    • Pack sizes: 1.25Kg & 5Kg
    From £3.90  Inc VAT

    Out of Stock

  4. Buckle and Strap Tree Ties
    • Rubber strap with buckle & buffer.
    • Buffer prevents tree from rubbing against its stake.
    • Used with tree stake for all large trees.
    From £2.94  Inc VAT

    • Convenient: no searching for your bulbs
    • Prevent damage when lifting bulbs
    • Serves as a bulb storage container
    • Ideal for borders or containers
    • 26cm diameter
    • 3 in a Pack
    From £4.92  Inc VAT

    OUT OF STOCK

    • Organic, Soil Association Approved
    • High in fibre and minerals that instantly enrich any soil
    • Holds water in dry soils, and helps loosen up heavy ones
    • Use at planting time, in potting mixes, or fork it into veg beds
    • Made by Rocket Gro
    • Free delivery
    From £14.94  Inc VAT

  5. Fruit Tree Grease in 200g pots, used on older trees with ridged bark. Grease is an organic control to prevent winter moths from laying eggs on your trees. From £9.84  Inc VAT

  6. Greasebands prevent winter moths laying their eggs in fruit trees. One pack is enough for 10-12 medium trees... From £14.88  Inc VAT

  7. Growmore Fertiliser is a balanced 7-7-7 (N-P-K) fertiliser. It is suitable for improving most soils. It is mainly used planting, mixed well into the soil and as a top-dressing to feed mature plants. From £3.60  Inc VAT

    Out of Stock

  8. Kit of leaky pipe and associated fittings for efficient watering. From £31.14  Inc VAT

  9. Codling Moth Traps use the pheromone scent of the female codling moth to attract and catch the males... From £7.08  Inc VAT

  10. Plum Fruit Moth Traps use the pheromone scent of the female Plum Fruit moth to attract and catch the boys... From £7.08  Inc VAT

    • Woven Polypropylene fabric 
    • 1m wide rolls
    • Weed suppression & water rentention 
    • Essential for hedges where watering will be less frequent
    • With correct number of ground pegs 
    • Ground pegs are most secure long term
    • Ground pegs are reusable
    From £25.14  Inc VAT

    • Woven Polypropylene fabric 
    • 1m wide rolls Without pegs
    • Weed suppression & water rentention 
    • Essential for hedges where watering will be less frequent
    • Ground pegs are not essential
    From £21.54  Inc VAT

    • Organic, Soil Association Approved
    • Free delivery
    • No live seeds or animal products
    • Worms LOVE it!
    From £14.94  Inc VAT

    • 750ml
    • Natural pyrethrin extracted from plants
    • Effective on insect adults, larvae & eggs
    • Controls aphids, spider mites, whitefly, thrips, scale / wool / mealy bugs & more.
    • Low toxicity to bees
    • Biodegradable
    From £6.96  Inc VAT

  11. Neudorff Fast Acting Moss & Algae Killer

    • 1 Litre
    • Complete herbicide for moss and algae
    • Fast visible results
    • Biodegradable
    From £13.92  Inc VAT

    • 1 Litre
    • Organic liquid compound fertiliser NPK 3-1-5
    • Made from natural by-products of sugar beet production
    • Contains vitamins, enzymes and minerals
    • Enhances plant growth & flower development
    • For big, beautiful and fragrant roses
    • Can also be used for seramis cultures
    • Not suitable for hydro cultures
    • Makes up to 200 Litres of feed
    From £5.88  Inc VAT

    • 650g
    • Active ingredient: hydrated ferric phosphate
    • No slime trials, no visible dead slugs.
    • Unique micro pellets allow greater coverage.
    • Ideal against juveniles in early spring.
    • Extremely resistant to rain.
    • Certified organic.
    • Biodegrades into useful nutrients for plants.
    From £9.00  Inc VAT

    • 1 Litre Organic liquid compound fertiliser
    • NPK 3-1-5
    • Made from natural by-products of sugar beet production
    • Contains vitamins, enzymes and minerals
    • Enhances plant growth & fruit development
    • For big, delicious tomatoes.
    • Can also be used for seramis cultures
    • Not suitable for hydro cultures
    • Makes up to 100 Litres of feed
    From £6.00  Inc VAT

    • 750ml
    • Active ingredients: pelargonic acid, maleic hydrazide
    • Ready-to-use spray
    • Long lasting, stops roots from growing
    • Visible results for many weeds & grasses 24 hours after treatment
    • Biodegradable
    • No Glyphosate
    From £7.44  Inc VAT

    • 1020ml
    • Active ingredients: pelargonic acid, maleic hydrazide
    • Mix 85 ml of concentrate with 500 ml water per 5 m²
    • 1 Litre covers up to 60 m² 
    • Long lasting, stops roots from growing
    • Visible results for many weeds & grasses 24 hours after treatment
    • Biodegradable
    • No Glyphosate
    From £19.92  Inc VAT

    • Pegs for Mypex or Hemp Mulch Fabric 
    • Reusable
    From £1.08  Inc VAT

  12. Provado - withdrawn from sale as it contains neonicotinoids From £10.80  Inc VAT

    Out of Stock

    • Natural, preservative free, biodegradable
    • Sustainably sourced
    • Looks lovely on flower bouquets
    • Suitable for a range of garden uses
    From £2.99  Inc VAT

  13. For healthy plants & trees, if you only add one thing to the soil at planting time, use Rootgrow.
    Mycorrhizal fungi speed up root development.
    Available as:
    • Rootgrow 150g Pouch
    • Rootgrow 360g Gel Pack
    • Rootgrow 1Kg Gel Pack
    • Rootgrow 2.5Kg resealable tub
    From £6.00  Inc VAT

    • Mycorrhizal fungi enriched plant food
    • For use as a tonic or topdressing for established plants only
    • At planting time, use standard Rootgrow instead
    From £6.95  Inc VAT

    • 500g
    • Use 5g for small bulbs & corms
    • Use 10g for big bulbs & tubers
    • Improves flowering
    • Excellent for naturalising bulbs
    From £3.60  Inc VAT

    OUT OF STOCK

  14. Meadow Seed Pack to encourage pollinating insects. Contains Rootgrow for fast establishment From £7.08  Inc VAT

  15. Rose Clear Ultra 200ml From £14.88  Inc VAT

  16. Vitax Organic Rose Food From £5.52  Inc VAT

    • Treats up to 540 Sq metres of weeds.
    • Area can be planted as soon as it is dry.
    • Effective against suckers from tree roots, without killing the mother plant
    • Acts through the leaves & green shoots, not bark.
    • Safe for humans and animals
    From £36.00  Inc VAT

    • Clear Spirals
    • Perforated. Recycled plastic guards to protect young hedge plants and trees against rabbits and other bark eating vermin....
    • Recycled plastic guards to protect young hedge plants and trees against rabbits and other bark eating vermin....
    • 60 cms tall
    • 4 cms diameter
    From £0.42  Inc VAT

  17. Small stakes for use with tree guards
    • These stakes support the Ashridge Tree Guards.
    • Two sizes for large & small tree guards.
    • NOT suitable for supporting large trees.
    From £2.64  Inc VAT

  18. Tree Stake - 120 to 150cm x 5cm
    • Rounded & treated.
    • Necessary for all standard ornamental trees.
    • Also for half-standard & bush sized fruit trees.
    • Needs be used with a rubber Buckle and Strap Tree Tie
    From £5.76  Inc VAT

  19. Tubular Guard for protection against rabbits and muntjac deer From £1.98  Inc VAT

  20. The best guard for an established tree or a bare root standard From £4.02  Inc VAT

    • All the accessories you need to plant a large tree:
    • Any Ornamental Standard
    • Bush & Half-Standard fruit trees.
    From £10.19  Inc VAT

    • Makes a flexible but waterproof skin over tree wounds
    • Protects tree wounds after pruning or accidents
    • Helps to stop bacteria and fungi infecting or invading fresh wounds before they heal
    From £8.64  Inc VAT

    • An organic spray to kill insect eggs and overwintering insect pests on woody trees & bushes.
    • Each 500ml bottle makes 10.5 litres of spray.
    From £15.48  Inc VAT

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