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Bosmere News Letter
  2/16/2015 11:56:35 AM  
  You may not know it, but Bosmere has been distributing Spear & Jackson tools here in the US for over 10 years.  
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  1/30/2015 3:30:04 PM  
  Bosmere has just what you need to make it through the winter!  
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  1/23/2015 9:38:23 AM  
  Check our list of new items for 2015  
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  11/26/2014 9:47:41 AM  
  Check out our Christmas list:
 
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  11/4/2014 1:17:29 PM  
  Couldn't be more excited about our latest blog on Composting!;  
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  10/15/2014 4:23:32 PM  
  check out this weeks blog post...its time to start cutting back!
 
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  10/7/2014 1:06:30 PM  
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  10/5/2014 3:15:32 PM  
  Bosmere's social media vacation is over! Working on some new stuff...will keep you posted. Follow us on Twitter(@BosmereUSA) and Facebook(bosmereusa).  
 
  11/12/2013 4:13:42 PM  
  It's time to cover up the outdoor furniture to protect it from the winter weather ahead. Bosmere has a huge selection of Covers to choose from. See what's available today!  
 
  4/16/2013 11:55:00 AM  
  Real Simple magazine tested a bunch of gardening tools and the Haws Practican came out on top as Best Watering Can. The Practican comes in Sage (see V118), Red (see V119) and the original Green (see V120).  
 
  4/3/2013 12:40:22 PM  
  Spring is definitely in full swing in our part of North Carolina but we tend to forget that other parts of the country are still experiencing winter. An Easter trip to the Chicago area revealed no spring flowers, no spring blossoms and no trees beginning to bud. So if spring hasn't arrived in your area yet, we hope it arrives soon, so you can get outside and start planting!  
 
  3/21/2013 3:45:16 PM  
  Last weekend we thought Spring had arrived in our part of North Carolina, with temperatures up in the 70's. However, winter has returned again, with frost warnings for the next couple of nights. Although I know that our average frost free date is April 5, I have started to leave seedlings outside during the day to get them acclimated to the great outdoors. However, once they are in the ground, there is no way to bring them back inside. For an unexpected overnight chill after the official frost-free date, I use the L870 Bosmere Fleece Coat to cover up any tender plants or some of the Haxnicks Victorian Bells. For covering up rows of vegetables outdoors, then the Haxnicks Tunnels are ideal or the N402 Bosmere Tunnel Hoops and N406 Protection Fleece.  
 
  3/11/2013 11:57:39 AM  
  This weekend I decided to deadhead and fertilize our winter Pansies. Bosmere has a great little tool called a "Stainless Steel Widger" (P870US) that is perfect for working granular fertilizer into the soil around the base of your plants. They also have a "Stainless Steel Houseplant Tool Set" (P872) that works really well for weeding around plants in pots, planters and window boxes outside. After removing the weeds, I then used the little miniature fork for loosening the top of the soil that had become compacted over the winter.  
 
  3/4/2013 3:37:34 PM  
  The weather is just crazy at this time of the year. Wet & windy. Cold & snowy. Warm & Sunny. And all in one week! A walk around the garden this weekend revealed green shoots coming up here & there. Thank goodness we had labeled many of our plants with our Bosmere Zinc Plant Labels, so that I didn't pull up anything important, thinking they were weeds. I also pruned back a Weeping Cherry Tree that is becoming very unsightly and overgrown. As I was getting in right underneath the branches, I noticed a shiny Wren Stainless Steel Tag hanging down. I had not only made a note of the type of tree it was but also when we planted it. Time certainly flies.  
 
  2/25/2013 5:05:42 PM  
  My mother always told me that potatoes should be planted on Good Friday, which is coming up in about 4 weeks. Even if the ground is too wet (which mine definitely is!) or you don't have space for planting potatoes, you can use our Bosmere Potato Planter Bags. They are perfect for growing potatoes on a deck, patio or even on a balcony. The bags have a flap near the bottom that you can open up and see how your potatoes are doing and if they're ready harvesting. The other thing I love about them is that no heavy digging is required. Just drop the seed potatoes on a layer of dirt in the bag and cover with dirt.  
 
  2/11/2013 3:18:27 PM  
  Although much of the northeast was slammed by a blizzard this weekend, our part of North Carolina has remained relatively mild. Early Yoshino Cherry Trees, Forsythia and Star Magnolias are starting to bloom. However, recent local storms have brought down tree branches and twigs, so there is still a lot of clean-up going on. Thank goodness for our Bosmere Bos Sheets, which make it easy to collect together all the debris and haul it out to the kerb for yard waste collection and recycling.  
 
  2/4/2013 1:07:49 PM  
  Haxnicks Rootrainers

If you're starting to sow seeds to get a head start on your spring planting, you might want to try our Haxnicks Rootrainers. Each growing cell is 5 in. deep which encourages the plant to produce strong, healthy roots. When you're ready to plant the young seedlings outdoors, the cells open up like a book, so that the plant isn't damaged or the root system disturbed when you remove it from the propagator.
 
 
  1/28/2013 4:40:45 PM  
  Although we have been getting snow and ice in our part of North Carolina, there are some early daffodils blooming in our garden. The cold weather often lays them flat but they usually perk up once the sun comes out. However I noticed that a couple had broken stems when I was out in the garden this morning, so they are now sitting in a vase on my kitchen counter. The daphne and lenton roses are also starting to bloom, so the garden is beginning to wake up again.  
 
  1/22/2013 11:38:02 AM  
  Bosmere Plant Protection and Season Extenders

If you want to get a head start on your vegetable garden this year, then check out our Plant Protection products, such as the Kozy Coats water-filled protectors and the Haxnicks Solar Bells and Tunnels. These not only warm the soil prior to planting but also protect young plants from the damaging effects of frost and other bad weather.
 
 
  1/14/2013 1:53:00 PM  
  Bosmere Planters and Raised Bed Corner Kit

If you'd like to grow your own veggies this year but don't have room for a garden or have less than ideal growing conditions, then think about using Bosmere's Planter Bags on a deck, patio or balcony. This is also a good way to get your kids (or grandkids) involved. Once the season is over, you simply empty them, fold them up and put them away for next year.

If your soil is hard to cultivate, then you need Bosmere's Raised Bed Corner Kit. Use it to put together purchased lumber and fill with bagged soil for an instant garden. No digging required!
 
 
  1/7/2013 3:22:08 PM  
  You know that Christmas is really over when you start getting plant and seed catalogs in the mail. Even though there is snow on the ground in some parts of the country, this is an ideal time to start planning your garden for the coming year. Take a walk around your garden and see if there are any gaps that need to be filled or any plants and shrubs that need to be moved once the weather improves.

Next, think about what worked for you last year and what didn't. Is there something new or different you'd like to try this year? Fruit trees? Heirloom vegetables? A bold new color scheme for your pots and planters? I had a lot of success with container gardening on my deck last year, so that's definitely something I'm going to do more of this year.