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J & L Haulage

At King Acre Bicester, we are pleased to announce our new transport provider is J & L Haulage. They will be delivering all our trade and retail customers deliveries. Who Are J & L Haulage? A Family run Road Haulage business based in Bicester, Oxfordshire, they have been operating since 1997. They are fully qualified and insured. Their experienced operators provide a friendly professional service 24-7 all year round. What are their Services? Grab lorry hire, crane hire, muck away, aggregates, low loader for plant transport and abnormal load, heavy haulage, commercial & residential, sand, gravel, topsoil, hardcore, soil recycling and builder's waste just to name some of their services. Rest assured they we always dispose of waste materials by the most environmentally friendly means. We are looking forward to working with them!


Endless Possibilities with Sleepers!

Timber Sleepers can make stunning, unique features in any garden! Timber sleepers may look daunting when you first decide you would like a wooden feature in your garden. Don't fear, there are endless possibilities you can achieve with sleepers! Take a look below for some inspiring ideas! Raised Flower Beds  Stepping Stones    Garden Furniture Edgings If you need any more information, contact us today! Our friendly staff will provide you with all the information you need!  Contact Us


Gardening Tips for May

Now May is in full swing, the days are getting longer and warmer. Summer is most definitely on its way! So now is the perfect time to tidy up and enjoy your garden for the summer. A good way to make your garden feel summer ready is to plant some colourful, summer flowers! Top tips for this month! Water early & late, recycle water where possible. For more information on how to recycle water.Mow the lawn weekly – grass thrives in warmer weather conditions. Mow once a week for a healthy, green lawn. Check out for nesting birds – always check hedges, clumps of leaves and trees before cutting and removing them. Plant some roses! This is the perfect time of year to plant some beautiful roses. If late frost has passed, now is the time to plant summer bedding plants outdoors towards the end of the month. Liquid feeds - you can now start liquid feeding your plants. This will provide beneficial nutrients to the plants. Check for greenfly - especially on bulbs and bedding such as tulips. May is a busy time for planting. It’s not too late to get into the garden and plant a few seeds! These are the vegetables you can plant outside right now. Broad BeansPeasGarlicCarrotsLeeks Strawberries Now just to add a few finishing touches! Continue to keep on top of removing moss and weeds from your paths and terraces. Make sure you say goodbye to those pesky snails and slugs! You don't want them ruining the hard work you've put into summer garden! 


We are a supplier of Robinsons Greenhouses!

At King Acre Landscaping Centre, we are proud to announce we are a supplier of Robinsons Greenhouses. Why Choose Robinsons Greenhouses? Most Octagonal greenhouses on today’s market are quite low at the eaves. They tend to have low doors. Robinsons greenhouses are different to those out the market. They have full 6’2” high doors giving you easier access and more headroom for crops and shelving. Robinsons Renaissance models are excellent value for money. They contain toughened glass, green finish, auto vent for roof and staging all around and two high level side shelves. Not only are they highly practical they also make a fantastic feature in your garden. Features Extremely strong frameToughened glass (4mm)Sliding doorBar cappingFree 10 Year Guarantee2 x roof vents (automatic opening)2 x Louvre ventsDownpipes both sidesHigh eavesDoor lockCresting and finials includedGround level door thresholdStaging and shelving includedInstallation available for a fee Currently we have Robinsons 5’ x 7’ Renaissance Octagonal in Graphite on display in our show yard within Pontarddulais Garden Centre. This will give you an idea of the quality and style of Robinsons greenhouses. We have a catalogue on site for you to have a look through and we will be able to answer any queries you may have regarding Robinsons greenhouses. (Picture of 5’ x 7’ Renaissance) If you are not living in the Swansea, West Glamorgan area, don’t worry you can still order your Robinsons greenhouses from us. Just give us a call and our staff will be more than happy to answer any enquiries you have. Contact Details Email: swansea@kingacre.co.uk Telephone: 01792 885959


New Products For 2019!

This year we are introducing some exciting new products to our concrete range. Take a look below to see what’s new this year! Lakeland Star – Portland Grey & Welsh Slate A new colour of the existing Lakeland Star. The new colours are Portland Grey and Welsh Slate. This darker patio will make a striking feature in any outdoor space. Prestbury Stone Paving Kit 5.76 (Limestone) This is a new addition to our Prestbury range. Available in a choice of 2 colours, Portland Grey & Limestone. Both colours are guaranteed to create a bright, vibrant outdoor space. Cathedral Paving Kits 5.76m2 & Cathedral Circle 3.48m2 Introducing a new size to the existing Cathedral range. Our new 5.76m2 kits are perfect for any garden. Not only do we have a new size in the Cathedral Paving range, we have a new size available in our Cathedral Circle. Our 3.48m2 Cathedral Circle is available in the existing 3 colours, Weathered York, Weathered Moss & Barley. Porcelain Paving Kits Porcelain is now available to buy in made up kits. 18.36m2 and 21.6m2. Scalloped Edging Welsh Slate We have discontinued our Scalloped edging in the colour buff and replaced it with the colour Welsh Slate. Our new Welsh Slate colour will modernise any garden. Celestial Moon Welsh Slate We have discontinued our celestial moon in the colour limestone, but we are replacing it with the sleek Welsh Slate colour instead. Perimeter Edging Welsh Slate & Barley Out with the old (red) and in with the new! We have exciting new colours in the perimeter edging! Barley and Welsh Slate. If you have any enquiries about our new products, please get in touch!


WE ARE OPEN!

Come and see us at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre for all your landscaping needs! We have opened a new King Acre Landscaping Centre at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre. Come and say hello! We have lots of products on display for you to look at and our friendly staff will be more than happy to you help you with any enquiries you have. You will find us within Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxford Road, Bicester, OX25 2NY. We are looking to expand our trade section over the next few weeks so make sure you watch this space for the latest updates! In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact us on: 01869 229923 bicester@kingacre.co.uk


NEW STORE OPENING!

New Store will be opening in...BICESTER! We are proud to announce there will be a new King Acre store opening in Bicester on April 1st 2019. Watch this space for more details or check our social media page for the latest updates! If you have any enquiries please contact us. Swansea: 01792 885959 swansea@kingacre.co.uk Codicote: 01438 821887 codicote@kingacre.co.uk Bristol: 01179 679056 phipps@kingacre.co.uk


KING ACRE SPALDING CLOSING DOWN

King Acre Spalding is CLOSING DOWN! Unfortunately our King Acre Landscaping Centre in Spalding at Springfields Outlet Village, will be closing down. You will no longer be able to visit the site from March 1st 2019.  If you have any enquiries please contact one of our other branches who will be able to help you.  Swansea: 01792 885959 swansea@kingacre.co.uk Codicote: 01438 821887 codicote@kingacre.co.uk Bristol: 01179 667069 phipps@kingacre.co.uk


It’s time to get ready for the Spring!

It may not seem like Spring is just around the corner with all this bad weather we are having. However, it is and it's approaching fast! Gardeners all over the country are beginning to pick up their tools and get stuck into preparing their gardens ready for Spring. If you are making this the year to really improve your garden then a greenhouse is the perfect investment for you. Once installed greenhouses are the simple and easiest way to grow healthy, strong plants and vegetation. At King Acre Swansea in Pontarddulais we are stockists of the very popular Alton greenhouses. Who are Alton greenhouses? Alton greenhouses have been famous amongst gardeners since 1921. They are well known for their amazing quality Canadian red Cedar which gives Alton greenhouses a long life and stable frame. The Alton design team have been using their experience and knowledge to create the best possible Cedar greenhouses for the 21st century. We are very proud to be a supplier of such a fantastic product. Our Top Pick... The Alton Evolution The Alton Evolution has a distinct smell of Western red Cedar the minute you walk inside the greenhouse. It is a pleasant aroma which has the added benefit of pests dislike the smell. This is one of the main reasons Cedar is famous for greenhouse making. All Alton Evolution models are packed with practical features. These features improve the life span of the greenhouse. Some of the features include, roof panes that overlap the timber slightly and the metal base keeps the timber off the damp ground. This is eliminating two of the old trouble spots where water would eventually rot the Cedar. Also included are automatic roof vents that release warm air out of the top of the greenhouse whilst the cooler, fresh air is sucked through the louvre side vents to produce perfect ventilation. Currently we have the Alton 6’ x 6’ Evolution complete package on display in our show yard within Pontarddulais Garden Centre. This will give you a feel of the quality and style of Alton’s Greenhouses. Features Western red CedarExtremely strong frameToughened glassSliding doorFree 10 Year Guarantee1 x roof vent (automatic opening)1 x Louvre ventDown-pipes both sidesLow level thresholdScrew in cedar bar capping systemInstallation available for a fee We have a catalogue on site for you to have a look through and we will be able to answer any queries you may have regarding the Alton greenhouses. If you are not living in the Swansea, South Glamorgan area, don’t worry you can still order your Alton greenhouses from us. Just give us a call and our staff will be more than happy to answer any enquiries you have. Contact Details Email: swansea@kingacre.co.uk Telephone: 01792 885959


Be Prepared for the Freezing Weather Conditions with Rock Salt!

Brrr... It's getting cold outside! We can help prepare you for the freezing weather conditions. What is Rock Salt? Rock Salt also known as Road Salt is a mineral called Halite which is formed from sodium chloride. Rock Salt is the industrial name which is more relatable to the general public. Rock Salt is usually colourless or white. However, the colours can change depending on the amount and type of impurities contained within it changing it to a brownish colour. The primary difference between Rock Salt and ordinary table salt is the size and colour. Rock Salt forms in very large, chunky crystals, unlike small crystals seen in table salt. Similar to table salt, Rock Salt also has an assortment of minerals which can have an impact on how it behaves chemically. The large crystal size of Rock Salt means it is not usually used in cooking as it takes too long to dissolve.  Why do we use it? When cold weather arrives, stores stock up on big bags of Rock Salt and you may see lorries spray it on the roads or it being shovelled on the pavements. This is to melt the ice for vehicles and pedestrians to be safe when out and about in the wintry conditions. How does it work? The salt breaks down into the liquid part of ice, the added particles make it more difficult for the water to freeze into ice, lowering the freezing point of the water. For Rock Salt to work, there needs to be a tiny bit of liquid water. Rock Salt is not effective in extremely cold weather when water would freeze too easily. Helpful Tips Do not use Rock salt on garden patios, walling or any delicate, showpieces in your garden. The salt will stain the concrete. Rock salt should only be used on roads and pathways for safety reasons. Speak to our friendly staff who will be more than happy to help you with any sales and enquiries you may have. 


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