Alitex loves...Autumn

September 1st brings about the start of meteorological autumn and with it, lots to enjoy outside over the coming months.


We love the amber and red hues,

crunchy leaves,

misty mornings,

hot chocolates,


and lighting candles and open fires.

The National Trust Ickworth Greenhouse

The Story of the First Ickworth

After launching the final and largest addition to our National Trust Greenhouse Collection at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the first Ickworth greenhouse has been built in the heart of Suffolk. It is powder-coated in Greensand and accessorized with...More >
Tags: alitex, glasshouse, greenhouse, Ickworth, chelsea, Suffolk, greenhouse accessories
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The Pig greenhouse in summer

Summer at The Pig

With a sunny start to the week, we decided to take a trip to the New Forest and visit The Pig . We caught up with Head Gardener Jack about this season in their kitchen garden and Alitex greenhouse . We started by admiring the new herb beds. Planted...More >
Tags: greenhouse, the pig, chillies, summer, gin, garden
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Homemade Strawberry Chia Jam

Summer Recipe: Strawberry Chia Jam

Strawberry plants are one of the fastest and most versatile fruits you can grow, from planting them in borders, containers and baskets you can be inventive with growing your strawberries. The best time to plant strawberries is from March to April...More >
Tags: strawberries, chia jam, strawberry jam, summer recipe, homegrown
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Matt Haddon Gardens

Time to do as little as possible!

The work of a garden designer is not all wandering around gardens, sketching ideas and planting plants. Indeed, this happens far less than many people may believe as it has to fit around doing the accounts, filling in paperwork, construction...More >
Tags: garden, weeding, summer gardening, garden designer, matt haddon
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National Trust Mottisfont

How to add value to your garden

When it comes to the value of a property, it's garden can have a big impact. It can often be the deciding factor for potential buyers, so it's worth spending time perfecting your garden, not only to increase the overall value but to create a unique...More >
Tags: garden, greenhouse, water fountains, summerhouse, improving your garden
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Joe Swift

Alitex annual lecture with Joe Swift

We are pleased to announce that on the 15th September we will be joined by Joe Swift for our annual lecture. Joe is a highly regarded gardener and well known for presenting BBC 'Gardener's World' . Since leaving school as a fully trained garden...More >
Tags: Joe Swift, Annual Lecture, gardening, gardeners world, glasshouse, alitex
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