The Essentials Get Kids Gardening Pack
Children are becoming increasingly aware of the environment and learning how to garden can help them with understanding how the natural world works. It can also show them how through their own positive actions they can nurture seeds to become plants to become flowers, fruit and vegetables and many new studies into this area appear to show this has a positive effect on their mental health and well-being.
This specially put together pack contains easy to use, safe, natural plant foods and seeds. All products are licensed by the Royal Horticultural Society and this should reassure parents that these products are effective and safe.This pack contains
Rootgrow 150g x 1,
Tomato Starter x 1 (treats 2 x grow bags or 6 plants)
After Plant Tomato Feed 1L Liquid Concentrate x 1
Basket Starter x 1 (treats 4 x hanging baskets)
After Plant Basket and Patio Feed 1L Liquid Concentrate x 1
Mini-meadow Seed Pack to sow your own wildflower meadow
Free RHS Bird Feed Product to treat your little garden visitors.Rootgrow
- Every time you plant a plant the friendly fungi in rootgrow will ensure the plant thrives. Rootgrow is a mycorrhizal fungi that will partner with the plant enabling the plant to take up water and nutrients through its secondary fungal root system. For young children it's particularly important that plants establish well as they can get despondent if their plant does not survive.
Tomato and Bedding Plant Feeds - Two key plant groups ideal for childrens' gardening are tomatoes and bedding plants. The starter bisuits are an ideal size for little hands to handle and will allow the children to get actively involved. They contain a range of natural products that will give the plants a great head start. Follow that up with the two liquid plant foods - one for tomatoes and the other for bedding plants. Whilst they do require adult supervision to make up, they are quite safe for children to water onto the plants as they are seaweed based. It's a great time for a conversation with them about the importance of regular balanced feeding for healthy plants, and for healthy kids too!
Mini Meadow Seed Mix - Mini Meadow is a wild flower mix that contains over 16 species of UK native wild flower. Although this takes a little longer to grow compared to tomatoes and bedding plants it will attract a wide variety of beneficial insects and pollinators to your garden, which can be a delight to children as you can explain how they benefit plants in their own unique ways.
RHS Bird Seed - Finally a free packet of bird seed will attract our feathered friends into your garden!
is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)||£18 delivery charge (orders up to £120 incl VAT)||Orders of £120 and over - FREE|
|Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60 delivery charge (orders up to £240 incl VAT)||Orders of £240 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)IDelivery Time
- Please note that due to high demand, current delivery is 14-28 days! (Some trees can be 10-14 days delivery as standard - see product pages for info.)It's Convenient
- no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)It's Tried & Tested
- we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care
* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after
any discounts have been applied.
Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee
Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page
for full details.