Did You Know

Did you know that our artificial weighted fruit not only looks very realistic but due to each peice of fake fruit being made from foam it also feels nearly as heavy as  real fruit

Did you know that the fake garlic and onion strings make great fancy dress props, purchase two and use cotton or string to tie them around your neck.

Did you know that the artificial weighted peach has a flocked skin so it not only looks but feels very realistic.

Did you know that the artificial pansy bushes are ideal for window boxes and patio tubs.  They give a lovely splash of colour to your outdoor plants.

Did you know that the plastic boxwood balls can be purchased complete with a chain for hanging or without a chain ready to install into your own decorative planter.

Did you know that the artificial pansy baskets with short ivy are ideal for the winter months and will give a lovely splash of colour.

Did you know that the plastic cherries make great decorations for any hats or clothes.

Did you know that the using a mixture of the artificial apples, fake oranges, plastic pears, artificial banana, artificial peach and the plastic grapes can make up a lovely fruit basket for your home.

Did you know that the artificial cherries are brilliant for using as a decoration for hats.

Did you know that I have been trying out Hermes and am very pleased with the service that they have given so far. The reason I went with Hermes is that in April the Post Office not only put up their prices but they also changed how they categorise the parcels.  The problem then was that my products whilst relatively light in weight are often quite bulky.  Due to the size of the boxes I was then having to pay virtually double the cost so I felt it was better to go with a courier company that collected from my premises and their charges were actually less than the Post Office for a lot of products.


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How to secure a boxwood ball in a planter

How to plant a plastic boxwood ball into a window trough, round or square planter.

When you get your plastic boxwood ball you will see 2 pieces of plastic sticking out, remove these and you will see either end of a tube that runs through the middle of the boxwood ball.  The gold string just needs removing – I have no idea why it is on there!

This tube has a diameter of 15mm.  

To secure your boxwood ball into a trough, square or round planter you will need

1 no: canister of expanding foam – one canister will fill a 40cm diameter by 40cm high planter and 2 window troughs 800mm x 200mm x 180mm.

15mm dowel – this is a round wooden pole that fits into the tube in the middle of the boxwood ball.  You will need to get a longer dowel than the height of the boxwood ball as the dowel also needs to go quite some way into the planter.

1 no: bag of coloured stone or gravel to use as the top dressing and also to give some weight to the planter to stop it blowing over.  A 20kg bag will give you more than enough – depending on the size of your planter obviously!

All of these things are available from places like B & Q or your local builder’s merchant – the expanding foam will be a lot cheaper from the builder’s merchant and you need the canister with the nozzle attached to the side.  I explain this in more detail here.

Spray a little water over the inside of the planter to help the foam adhere – I just flick a bit from a bowl, it does not have to be too precise!  Follow the instructions on the canister and fill the planter up to around half way.  Leave the foam to expand – I usually reckon on 24 hours as it is a lot of foam to cure and the top may seem set but the middle might not be.  As you need to give a good top dressing of stone you really want the foam to stop about 15mm/6” from the top of the planter.  If the foam rises too much then just cut it down with a sharp knife.

Use the stone to fill the gap, this acts as a top dressing and weights the planter down.  Stick the dowel into the foam in the centre of the planter.  The deeper you can put the dowel into the planter the better but don’t forget to leave just under the height of your boxwood ball showing.  So a 45cm boxwood ball needs around 40cm left sticking up.

The really easy bit – just push your boxwood ball into the dowel using the tube in the middle. 

The boxwood balls are really quite robust so if the foliage gets slightly flattened with you handling it then just gently run your hands over the foliage and it will fall back into place.

Then stand back and admire your handy work.

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