Hartley Magazine

All the latest news, hints, tips and advice from our experts

Alt-Light: Bright and Easy Ideas for Outdoor Lighting

Decorating a conservatory, garden or patio doesn’t begin and end with fussy plants and lawn chairs. And in this month’s article let me revisit my favorite trick – decorating with light: for me, luminarias and Christmas twinkle lights (see December’s article) are just the tip of bulb. With this article, I hope to win even […]

Handmade business cards

At Hartley we always strive for perfection Whether creating a beautiful custom made greenhouse, handmade for a customer, or one of our team meeting someone for the first time, we want to express our passion for business and products. Even our business cards get the handmade treatment from the skilled and traditional workforce at Barnard […]

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Handmade business cards

  At Hartley we always strive for perfection   Whether creating a beautiful bespoke glasshouse, handmade for a customer, or one of our team meeting someone for the first time, we want to express our passion for business and products. Even our business cards get the handmade treatment from the skilled and traditional workforce at […]

Fabulous Foliage—Putting the Greenery in Greenhouse

We share a commonality with bees and butterflies. We are all drawn to flowers. As gardeners we grow them, admire them, and arrange them, both outdoors and in the greenhouse. But, often, we tend to overlook what accompanies that panoply of colors—the foliage. Now Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz have written an eye-opening new book, […]

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Echeverias, houseleeks from sunnier climes

“Why are you growing houseleeks in your greenhouse?” said a friend looking at some Echeverias I had around the base of a Bougainvillea. An easily made mistake for these are a fine example of parallel evolution. Houseleeks are temperate plants designed to survive conditions as harsh and impoverished as crevices of dirt on rock-piles or […]