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‘Stoneface’ Vickers comes to the Show

Andrew Vickers Stoneface & Naked (Jonathan Pow)Sheffield artist Andrew Vickers discovered a passion for sculpting whilst marking the dry stone walls he was building with a stone face.

Andrew Vickers_MG_0349Sculpting a wide variety of media from natural stone and metals to reclaimed materials, the art of ‘Stoneface’ is inspired by Andrew’s spiritual surroundings at his woodland workshop at Storrs Wood where many of his larger sculptures line the bank of Storrs Brook.

Andrew’s woodland portfolio will surprise with impressionistic and abstract work detailing studies from the female form to a horse’s head or fallen leaf, now also available as digital prints.

Lock up breaks new ground at GardenUp.

Brodco  secure garden shedINNOVATIONS are what we aim to bring to GardenUp shows, and here is one of them.
Brodco is a family business that has been making waves in the gardening market over the past year.

Their DaylightSecure Max shed is made from waste materials and is the first garden shed ever to be approved by the police for its security.

They also produce attractive raised beds from the same material, and both their flagship products are maintenance free and come with a 50 year guarantee.

This year has seen the launch of TidyUp, a range of storage solutions designed to make the most of the space available in your outbuildings.

Show Garden design sneak preview

Garden Open’ – Celebrating the National Gardens Scheme by designer Phil Hirst.

Bursting from a huge ‘Yellow Book’ are a myriad of gardens that open for charity. They range from stately mansions to suburban oases, from quaint cottage hideaways to plantaholics’ labours of love. ‘Garden Open’ reflects the huge contribution made by the National Gardens Scheme and the dedication and skill of the owners that throw open their gates to the public. And of course there’s “tea, cake and plants for sale”!

By popular demand – Plant list

Since so many people were asking what the plants were in the display here they are:

To follow the colours of the posters the scheme was predominantly  Purple/burgundy, yellow and white. The textures of the leaves added interest to the scheme and made it very ‘Busy’.

Pride of place went to the Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Inaba Shidare’, closely followed by the Purple Hazel, or Filbert, Corylus maxima ‘Purpureum’.

Out and About – GardenUp

In this age of viral social media there is some consolation in doing things the old way too!

The GardenUp stand at the weekend’s Highland Fling event raised  a lot of interest, despite the somewhat cool southwesterly wind that blew in unobstructed! over the Derbyshire Dales.

Orchid Society displays at GardenUp!

Sheffield and District Orchid Society

The Society was formed in January 1972 with the aim of promoting interest in orchids and their culture.

Meetings are held at 10.00 a.m. on the second Sunday in each month at the Ranmoor Parish Centre, Ranmoor Park Road, Sheffield.


Green Oak at home and in the Garden

 Aisthorpe Green Oak is located in Sheffield on the edge of the beautiful Peak District and they are passionate about producing hand-crafted and bespoke furniture and structures from Oak and other elegant hardwood.

Ian Walker says “After years of working on other people’s projects we felt that it was time to launch our own project and have created a company that allows us to make the things we love and give others the opportunity to own something that we have hand-crafted here in Sheffield.”