We hope that wherever you’re reading this you are wrapped up warm against the autumn wind and rain that we have experienced recently and can enjoy all the news about what’s been keeping us busy here at Bulldog Tools over the last couple of months.
Vote for Us!
Bulldog Tools are very proud to have been nominated for the Grow Your Own Magazine ‘Great British Growing Awards’ in the Best Garden Tools Range category. Chosen entirely by the magazine’s readers it is a real honour for us to have been nominated. However, we do need your help to win this prestigious award and would really appreciate it if you could take the time to vote for us. Simply visit: www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/awards and complete the short questionnaire – voting closes on January 3rd 2016.
If you visit our Facebook page Bulldog Tools Garden Club, please don’t forget to check out our monthly list of gardening hints and tips. November’s advice includes a reminder to dig up dahlia tubers, making leaf mould compost and tips on planting fruit trees, raspberry canes and evergreens. The feature has been very popular with all of our Facebook followers and is a really easy way to stay up to date with all those seasonal garden jobs that need doing each month. To read all our latest tips for November, please visit the page at: www.facebook.com/bulldogtoolsgardenclub
Annual Spade Award
Each year our friends at the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association present their annual ‘Spade Award’ at the Annual General Meeting. The award is sponsored by Bulldog Tools and this year was presented to Paul Ely, Acting Director of Bankside Open Spaces Trust by the MPGA Chair, William Fraser OBE. The MPGA participates in a wide range of greening projects around the capital’s 33 boroughs including work in parks, churchyards, community gardens, hospitals, hospices colleges, schools and libraries. Recently they launched the hugely successful ‘Bulbs for London’ project which has seen more than half a million bulbs planted across the capital. For more information on the MPGA, please click here.
Wizard in the News
Last weekend’s Daily Telegraph Gardening section included a feature called ‘How to get the plot ship-shape for winter’ and featured our own Wizard rake. Telegraph writer Jean Vernon called the rake ‘a must’ for small gardens and named it her ‘favourite’ for paths, beds and borders. We couldn’t agree more but if you want to find out more about the Wizard rake, you can see it here on our website.
Thanks from FoSOC
Everyone here at Bulldog Tools was delighted to receive a lovely ‘thank you’ from Bruce Larner at the Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery for some Bulldog Tools we sent them to help maintain and conserve their historic cemetery. The cemetery covers an area of 27 acres and has been in operation since 1843 with approximately 116,800 burials. The FoSOC support the ecological aims of the adjoining Southampton Common (a Site of Special Scientific Interest) and treat and maintain the cemetery with the same care preserving the character of the existing flora and fauna whilst restoring the areas surrounding the chapels to a more formal appearance. You can find out more about FoSOC here.