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Latest news from Haskins West End

Hospice receives Haskins Donation

June 14, 2016

Countess Mountbatten Hospice were delighted to receive a donation from our West End centre recently. The Southampton based hospice were the centre’s Haskins Charity of the Year 2015, with the staff arranging events and collecting donations from the public. Countess Mountbatten Fundraising & PR Manager, Pam Bates said, “We are always delighted to work alongside…

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Best of British – homegrown strawberry jam recipe

June 9, 2016

Sample the fruits of your labour this summer with a tasty strawberry jam recipe created by Haskins Garden Centre with tips on how to grow your own. Strawberries are easy to grow and it’s the perfect time to get planting as the British climate heats up. The fruity berries can be harvested from borders, growbags,…

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‘Share your Spring Garden’ competition winner

May 13, 2016

This beautiful picture of spring cherry blossom has been selected as the winning entry in our recent ‘Share your Spring Garden’ competition. Rose, from Lancing, sent in this photo from her garden to win the first prize of a £50 gift card. If you are a budding photographer and keen gardener watch out for future…

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How to create the perfect hanging basket

March 9, 2016

Watch Alasdair guide you through the process of creating the perfect hanging basket.

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Haskins Win Britain’s Best Multiple Garden Centre Award

February 15, 2016

The winners of the Housewares Innovation Awards were revealed at a glittering ceremony last night, hosted by celebrity food critic Jay Rayner. The event was organised by Datateam Business Media Group, the publisher of Housewares Magazine and its digital partner Housewareslive.net. This year saw it working with Spring Fair to bring the Housewares Innovation Awards…

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Fresh air plants for a clean New Year

January 8, 2016

Haskins Garden Centres are helping shoppers start the new-year afresh, by offering a range of healthy houseplants which naturally remove pollutants from the air. The home, school and office can be full of airborne pollutants, with carpets, mattresses, paint, household products, pets, and even people harbouring toxins – especially in the winter months, when windows…

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Haskins Helps Dorset Wildlife Trust

November 30, 2015

During November, Haskins had the pleasure of working with the Dorset Wildlife Trust. Jack Bedford, a Wildlife Skills Volunteer at the Urban Wildlife Centre in Corfe Mullen, contacted Haskins for some help. Jack is tasked to help make the Centre “a great example of nature friendly gardening” and needed some ideas and resources to make…

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Garden Centre Teams Gain Management Qualification

November 3, 2015

Haskins staff achieve Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management as part of Haskins on-going commitment to training and development. Personnel from across the four Haskins Garden Centres and Head Office have gained their Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management. The eleven members of staff, who have all previously completed their Level 2 Certificate in Leadership…

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Meet the Barretts Oesophageal Group For Advice

July 2, 2015

Anyone who suspects that they may suffer with Barretts Oesophageal disease can gain advice from a regional support charity. The Barretts Wessex charity founder Chris Robinson was diagnosed with the disease and now receives frequent check-ups from the specialist team at Southampton hospital to screen for cancer. His group meets on the first Thursday afternoon…

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