UK Hosepipe Ban – What you need to know and how to keep watering your garden!

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As and when a hosepipe ban comes into effect, if you are caught using a hosepipe to water your garden, you could be slapped with a fine of up to £1000. Ouch! As of writing (Mid-July 2022), the likelihood of a hosepipe ban is still low, but everyday we have without rain, the chances of a hosepipe ban being imposed increases. The UK’s underground water levels, reservoirs, and river levels have been healthy this year, but they are quickly depleting. This month is set to be one of the driest on record. In this article, I want to explain what...

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Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend Opening Hours

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With the long bank holiday in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, please be aware of our opening hours. Tuesday 31st May is the last chance for orders to be despatched and delivered before the weekend. Carriers will not be undertaking collections or deliveries on Thursday 2nd June and Friday 3rd June. Any orders placed after 2.00pm Wednesday 1st June will not be despatched until Monday 6th June. Tuesday 31st May 2022Normal Opening Hours2.00pm - Cut off for orders to be despatched on next day service.Tuesday will be the last chance for orders to be despatched and delivered before the weekend. Wednesday...

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Where are the best gardens to visit in the UK?

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With so many spectacular gardens across the country, it’s hard to know where to start if you’re planning a lovely day out. The UK is home to some of the finest gardens, displaying stunning landscaping, horticulture and greenery. With many gardens open to the public to enjoy too, the only question left is, which is the best one to visit? We’ve analysed over 30 of the UK’s most popular gardens, looking at their size, heritage and percentage of excellent reviews on Tripadvisor, to generate a list of the best ones to visit. If you’re looking for a new place to...

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2021 Christmas Opening Hours

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From all of the team at Easy Garden Irrigation, we wish you a Merry Christmas. We hope that you all have a fantastic time. We have special opening hours over the Christmas/New Year period that can be seen below. We have decided to allow a slightly longer break as it is our quieter time of year. I'm sure the team here will be happy with the extra rest. Order Fulfilment Our last day in the warehouse will be Monday 20th December and will return on Tuesday 4th January.Orders placed after 1 PM Monday 20th December will not be shipped until Tuesday 4th January. Customer Support Our last day in the office will be Thursday 16th December and we will...

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Say Goodbye to Peat-Based Gardening

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The UK Government recently announced it would be banning the sale of peat in the UK from 2024. Why? You may ask. In short, peat is not sustainable, and most of it comes from bogs, fens, and marshlands which has a massive negative impact on the biodiversity within these eco-systems. The UK Government has pledged to restore 35,000 hectares of peatland by 2025, and this equates to around 1% of the U.K's total, a small portion but a step in the right direction nonetheless. Peatlands have reached a critical point of degradation as they are now releasing CO2, which adds...

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Beginner's Guide to the Easiest Vegetables to Grow

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Gardens and greenhouses have been enjoyed for a long time, with the first greenhouse having been built in Rome A.D. 30. Are you looking to start your first vegetable garden whether in a greenhouse or outdoors? Are you looking to save time and grow vegetables you don't have to wait around for? In this article, you'll discover some of the easiest vegetables to grow. Read on to explore these delicious vegetables so you can have your dream garden in no time.  1. Tomatoes Tomatoes are one of the best vegetables to grow since you'll save money at the supermarket. Although tomatoes are technically considered a fruit,...

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Business Updates: Corona-virus (COVID19)

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UPDATED: 11th August 2020 We've temporarily changed delivery times. Web and phone orders are expected to be delivered within 2-3 days. Stock is moving fast, but we are replenishing often. To all our customers and partners, We are actively monitoring the situation closely, reviewing our readiness to deal with any wider disruption and ensuring this will not cause any major problems to our staff, customers or partners. The health of our employees is paramount, but we are still striving to maintain the highest level of service to our customers as possible. We will continue to monitor government guidance and act in accordance with recommendations. Information...

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What Is the Importance of Gardening? Why Gardening Is Good For Your Health

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According to recent statistics, UK households spend approximately £7.5 billion on gardening items each year. Gardening is a widespread phenomenon throughout the UK, and it isn't going anywhere anytime soon. And who can blame these people for partaking so intensely in such a hobby? There are numerous health benefits to getting down and dirty in a patch of garden and planting flowers, vegetables, and more. If you're wondering what these benefits are, you've come to the right place. Here, we're going to talk about the importance of gardening for your overall wellness and that of your home. Read on to learn more...

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New for 2019! The Year Ahead

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Howdy gardeners. Happy New Year to you all! We hope you had a good 2018. The summer was a hot one, wasn't it?! It was a busy year for us and we've been enjoying a well-earned rest over the winter. Looking forward now and planning for the year ahead, we have news I want to share with you. 19mm for 2019. Bigger is Better! I promise this was just a happy coincidence. We will be stocking a full range of 19mm fittings and 19mm LDPE pipe for irrigation systems ready for the spring of 2019. This will allow all you happy gardeners...

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New Hozelock Products for 2018

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Back in the 1950's, Hozelock Ltd invented and patented the original click-on style plastic hose end connector, called initially the Hoze-Lock. The Hozelock connector is an iconic product produced in the United Kingdom and is the reliable backbone of watering systems for millions of gardeners around the world. Since it was first launched, enough has been produced to cover an area the size of 30 football pitches.

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