Christmas 2010 was our busiest ever and after all that madness I’m going back to the garden to do some grass-roots research! My New Years resolution is to finally grow something edible in my garden. As well as my small veg plot I am going to set up a poly-tunnel. My children have already bagged a bed each so they can grow their own produce - and I haven't even bought the poly-tunnel yet. I seem to start each year with great intentions, prepare the beds, plant some seeds - and then the weeds slowly take over. I am determined this year will be different so if any of you have some good tips for growing veg or setting up a poly-tunnel please share them with us on our Facebook page.
I was really proud that, despite the snow and other hurdles, we managed to get all of our Christmas orders out to all our lovely customers. In fact I commandeered my husband’s 4X4 (he was not a happy man) and picked up the team from their homes so that we could pack and post presents in time for the big day.
But now it’s time to think about the year ahead, and what better way to plan than to get out in the fresh air and dig. Emily, Oliver and Harry will be road-testing all our gardening and seed kits and as an incentive for all you green-fingered-types out there, we’re running a special offer on our Fun to Grow kids seeds packs. You can buy our Flower Bunch, Scrummy Healthy Veg and Happy Herbs seed packs together for 15% off - they were £9.89, now £8.40. Find the offer on our website here.
I predict a riot!
I went to Toy Fair at Olympia last week and oh my are we in for some fun with tractors this Summer. My big predictions for 2011 are the new Land Rovers in generous 1:16 scale from Britains and Bruder - dads will love these as much as the little ones. The Britains model even has light and sound, with trailer and cow too. There’s also a large remote control tractor from Claas that I reckon is a winner. There are lots more products coming out over the next few months. We already have a great new backpack from Tractor Ted at just £9.95, and Richard has some great new Britains tractors (the smaller 1:32 scale) sitting on his desk, which will be on the website any minute now! So watch this space for more predictions from the fairs in March.
Until then, have fun!