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October 2010

Catalogue NEW! ALL-IN-ONE BTCV CATALOGUE tools • protective clothing • health & safety equipment • trees shrubs • seeds • wildflowers • publications • merchandise

For the latest new products, check out our online shop: www.btcv.org/shop


contents crowbars, chisels & trowels..... 3

Welcome to BTCV’s mail-order service! www.btcv.org/shop

winches & accessories............. 3 fencing & carpentry tools........ 4 FENCING TOOLS..................................4 FILES...................................................5 CARPENTRY TOOLS.............................6 VICE, SOCKET & SPANNER SETS..........7

forestry tools........................... 8 AXES...................................................8 WEDGES.............................................9 HOOKS...............................................9 BOWSAWS..........................................9 ACCESSORIES.....................................9 TREE PRUNERS....................................9

forks, rakes & hoes............... 10 forks...............................................10 Gardening TOOLS..........................11 RAKES...............................................11 HOES................................................11

grass, scrub & hedging tools. 12 SHARPENING STONES.......................12 SLASHERS & Billhooks...................13 LOPPERS, SECATEURS & SHEARS.......13 SICKLES.............................................14

mells, hammers, mattocks & tampers.............. 15 spades, shovels, drainage and rabbiting tools................ 17 SPADES.............................................17 SHOVELS...........................................18 RABBITING & DRAINING TOOLS.........18 TOOL HANDLES.................................18

protective clothing................ 19 FOOTWEAR.......................................19 WORKWEAR.....................................20 SAFETY EQUIPMENT..........................21 GLOVES & SOCKS.............................21 CHAINSAW CLOTHING ....................22

health & safety items............ 23 sundries................................ 24 schools & junior range.......... 26 trees and shrubs................... 27 accessories............................ 35 wildflower plugs................... 36 wildflower seed mixtures...... 42 wildflower and grass seed mixtures............... 43 bulbs,tubers & rhizomes........ 44 publications & merchandise.. 45 2

Everyone knows BTCV as the UK’s favourite green volunteering organisation, but from our base in Doncaster we have also been supplying tools, plants and publications since 1986. Our tools are from leading manufacturers including Bulldog, Bahco, True Temper and Spear & Jackson. Our protective clothing range conforms to British and European standards and all of plants and seeds we sell are UK native provenance. If you are involved in landscape or habitat management, our range of world-renowned handbooks are there to guide you. We like to think of it as a one-stop-shop! Profits from the sale of goods in this catalogue help to fund our volunteer conservation work across the UK. Important: Please take care to read the terms and conditions of trading at the back of this catalogue before you place your order. Please note: The photographs in this catalogue are for guidance only and are not necessarily accurate descriptions of the goods offered for sale. Errors & omissions excluded. TREES & SHRUBS IMPORTANT INFORMATION Why plant native provenance trees? Does it really matter? We believe it does. True native species help to maintain the ecological balance. All species we supply are native provenance grown from British stock. *We have also included some species that were introduced to Britain (often hundreds of years ago) and have been naturalised. These have been chosen because of their value to the environment and are marked with an asterisk. BARE ROOT TREES This is the traditional way of growing trees and they are available in a range of sizes. Generally the small sizes are not only easier to transport, but establish quickly. Larger sizes, however, are sometimes preferred in situations where an instant effect is needed. Bare root trees are available once they have become dormant. This is dependent on the

weather but usually early to mid- November through until March when they start growing again. ROOTRAINER TREES This is a comparatively new way of growing trees. A rootrainer is a vigorous cell-grown one year old seedling, which is easy to handle and establish. It allows the nursery to grow under glass in a controlled environment and produce a high quality, competitively priced plant. All species are grown and supplied in packs of 15 plants. We cannot split packs as roots can be damaged and drying of the root plug is likely to occur. ACCESSORIES We offer a wide range of planting accessories that will help your trees and shrubs to grow and thrive. You can protect them against drought, weeds and rabbits. Product Codes These match the codes in our online shop at www.btcv.org/shop and Price List. Please use these codes when ordering.


crowbars, chisels & trowels CROWBARS & WRECKING BARS

COLD CHISELS

It is advisable to wear steel-toe footwear when working with crowbars or wrecking bars.

It is advisable to use eye and hand protection whilst using a cold chisel. Used for cutting and chipping brickwork, stone and some cold metals. Manugactured from high quality octagonal chrome vanadium steel with a ground cutting edge.

Both used as levers for moving heavy objects as well as for forcing things apart. Crowbars can also be used to make holes or loosen soil. Wrecking bars can be used to pull nails and are made from heat-treated carbon steel. If you are looking for a good general purpose crowbar try C02.

TROWELS & FLOATS Pick the correct tool for the job – if you are working in a confined area a pointing trowel may be more suitable than a brick trowel.

C02

CROWBARS

CHISELS

C01

Crowbar 48" x 1.25" heel & chisel

C07

Cold Chisel 6" x .5"

C02

Crowbar 60" x 1.25" chisel & point

C08

Cold Chisel 10" x .75"

C03

Crowbar 72" x 1.25" chisel & point

C09

Cold Chisel 10" x 1"

C04

Chisel & V-notch Wrecking Bar with swan neck. 18" x .625"

C10

Cold Chisel 12" x 1"

C11

Brick Bolster 4"

C12

Floorboard Bolster 2.25"

C05

Chisel & V-notch Wrecking Bar with swan neck. 24" x .75"

C06

Chisel & V-notch Wrecking Bar with swan neck. 30" x .75"

C16

Pry Bar. Carbon steel. C04 C05 C06

C01

C03

C07 C08 C09 C10 C11

C12 C13 C14

TROWELS

C15

C13

Bricklayer’s Trowel 10"

C14

Pointing Trowel 6"

C15

Steel Float 11" x 4.5"

winches & accessories It is recomended that adequate training is provided for users of winches. It is advised that users wear sturdy footwear with steeltoe protection, safety helmets and gloves when operating a winch. Winches must be regularly serviced, maintained and examined by competent personnel. Winches save a lot of time and effort when removing tree stumps from the ground. If buying a winch for the first time, you will also need at least two slings and you may also require a cable.

Winches W01 T516 Tirfor Winch 1600kg lift cap.

Shear Pins. These pins are designed to break before damaging the winch if the load is too heavy. It is advisable to keep a spare stock of pins. Slings. It is preferable to have two slings, one to go around the anchor point and the other around the object to be winched. Nylon slings do not damage the bark on trees. Lugall Winches are light and easily carried on site. They are good for directional tree felling, but not for heavy work.

W05 Wire Cable for T516 Tirfor Winch – 20m x 11mm

W02 T508 Tirfor Winch 800kg lift cap.

W08 3m x 5cm Nylon Sling (2000kg maximum lift)

W10 Lugall 20CL Winch Hoist – 1 ton capacity – complete with cable.

W09 4m x 5cm Nylon Sling (2000kg maximum lift)

winch accessories

W13 Ground Anchor for winches 8" disc – 48" shaft

W03 Wire Cable for T508 Tirfor Winch – 20m x 8mm

W14 Ground Anchor for winches 10" disc – 60" shaft

W04 Shear Pin for Tirfor Winch T516 (pack of 10)

W10 W01

W03 W08 W09

W04A Shear Pin for Tirfor T508 (10 pack) 3


fencing & carpentry tools FENCING TOOLS Wire (Monkey) Strainer. This tool provides the best method of applying tension to all types of fence and wire netting. Earth Borers are effective only on stone free soil. Post Drivers provide the quickest way of driving intermediate fence posts into the ground. The size to buy depends on the diameter of the post being used. It is necessary to wear a safety helmet when using the Post Drivers. Bolt Croppers. These are a must for cutting high tensile fence wire and are also much quicker at cutting wire netting than any other wire cutting tools. Wire Cutters. These can be used for cutting low tensile fence wire.

Fencing Pliers. A multipurpose fencing tool. Uses include hammering, wire cutting and extracting staples. Shuv-Holer. This is a specialised tool, used to remove loose soil from fence post holes. It is not designed to break up the ground. FILES It is advisable to wear eye protection when using a file. Flat – for general work on iron, steel etc slight taper allows for access into corners and angles. Half Round – for rapid removal of metal. Suitable for concave and flat surfaces. CARPENTRY TOOLS It is advisable to wear eye protection when using most carpentry tools.

FENCING TOOLS T01

Monkey Wire Strainer. Fully automatic action strainer (Trewella)

T03

Earth Borer 6" diameter. For preparing holes for concrete posts. It will bore down 3 feet (Drivall)

T04

T05

T01

Fencer’s Belt. A strong, adjustable webbing belt with a leather pouch (for nails and staples), leather and steel hammer socket and leather loops for other tools (Drivall)

T03

Post Driver – 5". For 4.75" round or 3.5" square posts. Drives all types of wooden fence post, leaving the post head undamaged

T06

Post Driver – 6". For 5.75" round or 4.25" square posts. Drives all types of wooden fence posts, leaving the post head undamaged

T07

Bolt Croppers – 18"

T08

Bolt Croppers, High Tensile – 18"

T11

General Purpose Pliers – 7"

T12

End Cutting Nippers

T13

Fencing Pliers – 9"

T14

Hacksaw – 10"-12", adjustable

T15

Replacement hacksaw blade 12"

T71

Wire Cutters 12" overall length, high tensile. Cuts up to 4mm (8 gauge) wire

T05 T06

T07

T08

T14 T71 T11

T15

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T12

T13


fencing & carpentry tools T69

Wire Reel (Drivall)

T87

Heavy Duty Shuvholer 54". Wooden handles. Digs a 10" min. diameter hole (Drivall)

T88

Post Holer. Post hole digger with steel handles, digs an 8" min. diameter hole (Drivall)

T89

Mini Shuvholer. Fitted with fibreglass handles, digs a 6" min. diameter hole (Drivall)

T90

Drivall Wire Strainer. Automatic chain grab wire strainer

T91

Wire Tightener. For tightening new and existing fence lines. Place over the wire and wind up with the tightening handle T92 (Drivall)

T92

Tightening Handle for use with T91 (Drivall)

T93

Steel Boundary Fence Clamps (Standard Pattern). When straining high-tensile and mild steel fencing the fence is clamped between the clamp plates, the clamps are strained together until the desired tension has been achieved. The wires are joined in the usual way and the clamps removed. Size 110cms (Drivall)

T69

T87

T88

T89

T94 Myti Wire Strainer. Easy to use, leaves both hands free for hammer and staples. Will strain any type of wire round the end of post without damaging the wire (Drivall) T95

Wire Twister. Will assist in bending and knotting fence without damaging the wire (Drivall)

T96

Ezecrimp Tool. Cuts, strips and crimps high-tensile netting, plain and barbed wire (Drivall)

T97

Crimp Sleeve 12g. Use for joining high-tensile netting and plain wire. Tub of 100 (Drivall)

T98

Crimp Sleeve 10g. Use for joining high-tensile barbed wire and spring steel. Tub of 50 (Drivall)

T99

Crimp Sleeve 8g. Use for joining mild steel netting and mild steel barbed wire. Tub of 50 (Drivall) T90

FILES T40

File Bastard Cut Flat 10"

T41

File Bastard Cut Half Round 10"

T42

File Second Cut Flat 10"

T43

File Second Cut Half Round 10"

T44

File Smooth Cut Flat 10"

T45

File Smooth Cut Half Round 10"

T46

Wooden File Handle

T93

T94

T40 T42 T44

T41 T43 T45 T96

T46

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fencing & carpentry tools CARPENTRY TOOLS T16

Tape Measure 3m (10’) steel high-vis, steel belt clip, power blade return

T17

Tape Measure 10m (33’) fibreglass tape

T18

Tape Measure 30m (100’) fibreglass tape

T19

Wood Chisel Firmer 0.5"

T20

Wood Chisel Firmer 0.75"

T21

Wood Chisel Firmer 1"

T22

Wooden Mallet

T24

Wood Auger Bit 0.25"

T25

Wood Auger Bit 0.375"

T26

Wood Auger Bit 0.5"

T27

Wood Auger Bit 0.625"

T28

Wood Auger Bit 0.75"

T29

Wood Auger Bit 1"

T30

Wood Auger Bit Set. Imperial. Boxed 7 pce, 0.25"-1.0" (625mm equivalent)

T33

Wood Flat Bit Set. Imperial. Walleted 6 piece covering 3/8"1.0" (9-25mm equivalent)

T02

Shaver Tool with 8" plastic holder

T09

Surform round file. Suitable for enlarging holes and smoothing internal curved surfaces.

T31

Surform 10"

T32

Spare Surform blade

T34

Spoke Shave – 10"

T35

Try Square – 6"

T36

Spirit Level – 1 metre. Set vials to give vertical and horizontal readings

T37

Wooden Spirit Level – 9"

T38

Carpenter’s Saw. Hardpoint hardened and tempered blade. Comfortable tough handle

T50

Supercut Hand Saw. Flame hardened cutting edge. Cross ground tooth profile. Comfort, high impact resistant handle. Marked with 45˚/90˚ angles

T39

Tenon Saw 10"

T52

Tenon Saw 10" Hardpoint blade and impact resistant handle

T16

T18

T17 T31

T09 T02

T19 T20 T21 T22

T33

T30

T38 T34

T35

T50 T39

6

T37 T36


fencing & carpentry tools T47

Wire Brush 10"

T47

T49

Gimlet. Self starting screw point. Spiral fluted shank and beechwood handle. Length 65mm

T51

Spirit Level – 1 metre. Set vials to give vertical and horizontal readings. Plus fully adjustable vial with 360˚ angle setter

T53

Mole Wrench – 7"

T54

Mole Wrench – 10"

T58

Professional Hacksaw – 12"

T59

Junior Hacksaw

T60

Jack Plane. For preparing rough timber rapidly (Stanley No. 5)

T61

Smoothing Plane. For general purpose applications (Stanley No. 4)

T62

Trimming Knife. Retractable, complete with 5 blades

T49

T53 T54

T62 T59

T58

VICE, AND SOCKET & SPANNER SETS T86

Table Vice. Can be fitted to any convenient work surface. Solid cast iron body. Jaw opening 4.5" (Record V150)

T81

Socket Set. Metric 24 piece covers 10-32mm. Complete with 125 and 250mm extension bars, ratchet handle, speed brace, T handle, universal joint

T82

Socket Set. Metric and AF. 24 piece covers 10-22mm and 3/8"-15/16". Complete with 125 and 250mm extension bars, ratchet handle, speed brace, T-handle, universal joint

T83

Socket Set. Industrial quality 25 piece metric set. Covers 8-32mm. Spark plug sockets M10 and M14. Complete with quick release ratchet handle, universal joint, sliding T-handle, 75, 125 and 250mm extension bars, robust case cushion grip handle and padlock hole

T84

Spanner Set. AF 9 piece industrial combination set, covering 1/4"-3/4"

T85

Spanner Set. Metric 14 piece industrial combination set, covering 6-19mm

T60

T61 T86

T82 T81

T84

T85 T83

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forestry tools AXES

HOOKS & TONGS

It is important that personal expert instruction is obtained before attempting to use an axe. It is advisable to wear steel-toe protection whilst using an axe.

Used to drag timber logs for stacking once they have been cut into short lengths. BOWSAWS

There is no recommended weight of axe to use, it is a matter of personal preference. However, you would be advised to use a lighter axe until you are proficient. Light axes are normally used for hedging, coppicing and snedding. Felling Axes are used for cutting across the grain of wood, e.g. hedging work.

21" – This is the best general purpose bowsaw. Its triangular shape allows it to get into confined spaces, eg cutting coppice. It is suitable for cutting wood up to 5" diameter. 24" – Suitable for felling and cross cutting trees up to 9" diameter. 30" – This saw is better for cutting and logging larger trees. BOWSAW BLADES

The Clearing Axe has a replacement blade and is only used when snedding trees. It is safer to use than a billhook. WEDGES Wedges are used for log splitting and felling large trees to prevent the saw jamming in the felling cut. The metal wedges listed are extremely durable. The longer the wedge, the more the saw cuts can be opened. When using a chainsaw the nylon wedge should be used, to avoid damage to the saw.

A07

Peg tooth blades are ideal for most general cutting applications but where large quantities of green wood are to be cut, the Raker tooth blade is better suited. TREE PRUNERS Folding Saw: useful for removing side branches from trees. Pruning Saw: This saw, when used with a long handle, can remove side branches higher up a tree, as in brashing operations.

A15

A08

A09

A10

AXES A04

Felling Axe 6lb

A05

Felling Axe 4lb

A07

Chopping Axe. Heat treated tubular steel shaft with rubber grip, drop-forged polished and lacquered head. Supplied with protective head cover. 1lb

A18

A08

Draw Knife/Bark Shaver

A09

Log Splitting Mini Maul 3lb (Visa)

A15

Log Splitting Maul 7lb (Visa)

A21

Log Splitting Maul c/w fibreglass handle 6lb (Visa)

A18

Clearing Axe (Bahco)

A19

Clearing Axe replacement blade (Bahco)

A22

Adze Axe c/w handle (Visa)

A10

Breaking Bar with Cant Hook (Bahco)

8

A21

A22

For spare axe shafts please see Tool Handles in the Spades section


forestry tools WEDGES A14

Forged Steel Timber Wedge 8.5"

A16

Forged Steel Timber Wedge 10"

A17

Nylon Timber Wedge 4.5" (Bahco)

A14 A16

A17 A24

HOOKS A23

Pulp Hook c/w plastic handle (Bahco)

A24

Timber Tongs, jaws open to 10.25" (Bahco)

A23

BOWSAWS B01

Bowsaw 21" (Bahco)

B02

Bowsaw 24" (Bahco)

B03

Bowsaw 30" (Bahco)

B05

Bowsaw 24"

B06

Bowsaw 30"

B24

Bowsaw Loggers Pattern 24"

B01

B02  B03

ACCESSORIES B07

Bowsaw blade peg tooth 21" (Bahco)

B08

Bowsaw blade peg tooth 24" (Bahco)

B09

Bowsaw blade peg tooth 30" (Bahco)

B10

Bowsaw blade peg tooth 36" (Bahco)

B11

Bowsaw blade raker tooth 21" (Bahco)

B12

Bowsaw blade raker tooth 24" (Bahco)

B13

Bowsaw blade raker tooth 30" (Bahco)

B14

Bowsaw blade raker tooth 36" (Bahco)

B15

Bowsaw blade peg tooth 24"

B16

Bowsaw blade peg tooth 30"

B07T Bowsaw blade peg tooth 21" pack of 10 (Bahco) B08T Bowsaw blade peg tooth 24" pack of 10 (Bahco) B11T Bowsaw blade raker tooth 21" pack of 10 (Bahco)

B05

B07 to B10

B11 to B14

B18 B19

B12T Bowsaw blade raker tooth 24" pack of 10 (Bahco) B17

Bowsaw rivets pack of 10

B30

Bowsaw blade guard 30" (easily cut to fit short blades)

TREE PRUNERS B18

Pruning Saw – folding (Bahco)

B19

Pruning Saw 15" (Bahco). Designed for use with wooden handle which is available seperately - code B20 (Optional extension pole available, see B21b)

B20

Pruning Saw Handle for B19 and B21a

B21b

B21a Bypass Treetop Pruner (Bahco). Designed for use with wooden handle available seperately - code B20 (Optional extension pole available, see B21b) B21b 3 metre Extension Pole for B19 and B21a (Bahco)

B21a 9


forks, rakes & hoes NOTE: All Bulldog Forks have solid forged heads and varnished ash shafts.

FORKS It is advisable to wear sturdy footwear with steel-toe protection when using a fork. Forks have a range of uses in conservation work. They are mainly used to loosen soil when digging a hole, forking matted vegetation out of ponds and general gardening.

Gardening TOOLS The small Trowels, Forks and Mini Rakes are used for weeding, preparing and planting. RAKES Garden and Asphalt Rakes are lightweight general purpose tools for clearing and preparing ground or seed beds.

The Garden Fork is a large general purpose fork. The Border Fork has a smaller blade than the Garden Fork, this is useful over long periods e.g. soil aeration and turning, and for use in confined areas. The Manure Fork with its four prongs makes carrying vegetation much easier than the two pronged Hay Fork. The Hay Fork is lighter than the Bale Fork, but the Bale Fork has stronger prongs. Both are useful for stoking and turning fires.

The Hay Rake though not robust, is useful for non-woody vegetation. Springboks and Lawn Rakes should be used to remove leaves and light debris from grassy areas. HOES These are general purpose weeding tools for bare and established plots. The draw hoes are useful for breaking up hard ground. For handle definitions, see the Spade section in this catalogue.

The Manure Drag is used to remove debris from ponds and streams.

forks F01

Garden Fork 28" YD handle (Bulldog Premier 5704)

F02

Garden Fork 28" T handle

F07

Garden Fork 28" PD handle (Bulldog 7103)

F18

Garden Fork 28" made from heat treated steel, wooden shaft and plastic PD handle

F03

Border Fork 28" YD handle (Bulldog Premier 5715)

F04

Border Fork 28" YD handle

F06

Manure Fork 48" manganese steel forged socket and head with varnished shaft & polyproylene handle (Bulldog 1711)

F08

Hay Fork 60" varnished hardwood shaft, manganese steel forged strap and head (Bulldog 1732)

F09

Bale Fork strapped 54" plain handle (Bulldog 4733)

F10

Manure Drag 72" varnished hardwood shaft, manganese steel forged strap and head plain handle (Bulldog 4722)

F06

F02

F10

F08

F09

F41

F41 Manure Drag 72" handle F11

F07

Junior Fork. 32" overall length. PD handle (Bulldog 5788)

F01

F18

F03

F04

F11

For spare fork and rake handles please see Tool Handles in the Spades section 10


forks, rakes & hoes Gardening TOOLS

F48

F47

Economy Pruning Set – 9 Piece. 460mm bow saw. Bypass loppers max cut diam. 60mm. Heavy duty hedge shears with anti-jam shock absorbers. Heavy duty bypass secateurs, max cutting diameter 25mm. Folding pruning saw with push button locking, 200mm blade. Carbon steel hand trowel and weeding fork. Heavy duty woven 170ltr polythene garden bag. 1pr rigger gloves. Colour may vary

F48

Economy Country Gardening Set – 11 Piece. Carbon steel trowel, weeding fork and bulb planter. Spade and fork, both with ground carbon steel blades/prongs, tough polypropylene ‘YD’ handles and shafts. Garden rake, dutch hoe and lawn rake with carbon steel heads, aluminium handles and soft rubber grips. Bypass secateurs with rubber grip – max cut diam. 25mm. Heavy duty woven polythene 170 litre garden bag. 1pr rigger gloves. Colour may vary

F21

Hand Trowel 12" overall length with a steel blade and corrosion-resistant epoxy coating (Bulldog 1031)

F22

Hand Trowel 12" overall length

F23

Hand Fork 12" overall length (Bulldog 1041)

F24

Hand Fork 12" overall length

F37

Mini Rake (Sandvik)

F28

Dibber (Draper 8129)

F29

Bulb Planter (Draper 8127)

F44

Riddle. 36cm diameter x 75mm deep. 6mm mesh (Bulldog 8184)

F45

Wildflower plug planter

F50

Single Hand Grass Shears. Spring loaded non-stick blades, 360˚ blade rotation with locking mechanism. Left/right hand. 200mm blade

F21

F23

F24

F29

F37 F28 F39 F47

F40

F32

F38

F34

F33

F16

F17

F36

F15

RAKES F12

Garden Rake 60" plain handle (Bulldog 1121)

F13

Garden Rake 60" plain handle

F40

Junior Rake 30" overall length (Bulldog 3108N)

F15

Asphalt Rake 66" plain handle (Bulldog)

F16

Wooden Hay Rake 70" plain handle, 16 teeth (Bulldog 0247)

F17

Springbok Lawn Rake 20 tines (Bulldog 9128)

F36

Leaf Rake, plastic (Draper)

F38

Springbok Junior Rake, 8 tines (Bulldog 9116)

F31

Chelwood Rake, steel landscraper, 28" head with leveller and grader

F32

Chelwood Rake, polypropylene landscraper, 25" head. Self cleaning leaf & grass rake

F13

F19

F20

HOES F33

Draw Hoe 7" wide blade (Bulldog 1217)

F34

Dutch Hoe 5" wide blade (Bulldog 3232)

F39

Junior Dutch Hoe. 30" overall length (Bulldog 3231N)

F19

Dutch Hoe 5" wide blade

F20

Draw Hoe 6" wide blade 11


grass, scrub & hedging tools SLASHERS It is advisable that you don’t wear gloves or work in wet conditions when using a slasher as good grip is essential for safe use. These fall into general types: the brushing hook, used for cutting light vegetation and grass, and the heavy duty slasher, used for cutting woody vegetation. Dunse Slasher, a short-handled slasher, this is used for light vegetation and hedgelaying preparation. Irish Slasher, a heavy duty slasher – best for hedgelaying, cutting thicket, and general purpose use. The Irish Brushing Hook is a heavy duty general purpose brushing hook for non-woody vegetation. The General Pattern Brushing Hook is similar to the Irish Brushing but not as robust.

The Canoe Stone is finer than the cigar stone and is used on tools for cutting woody vegetation and brash, e.g. billhook. Combination Oil Stone. This rectangular stone has one coarse side and one fine side. It can be used when a fine edge is required, e.g. wood chisel. LOPPERS, SECATEURS & SHEARS Loppers are a useful alternative to bowsaws and billhooks. Loppers can be used for cutting scrub and small branches up to 3cm-5cm diameter. Many loppers are ruined by cutting thicker material. If you cannot cut through in one cut, with little effort, use a bowsaw or billhook. Secateurs and loppers come in two types: Anvil and Bypass. Shears are used for a multitude of tasks including grass edging, hedge trimming and thin non-woody vegetation. SICKLES The grass hooks are lightweight tools designed to cut grass and annuals.

Brushing hooks are made with forged manganese steel cutting blades. BILLHOOKS

The Cranked Grass Hook has a handle that raises the user’s hand above ground.

It is advised not to work in icy or wet conditions as good grip when using a billhook is essential.

Little Giant Grass Hook. The tool has a disposable blade so requires no sharpening. However it is more fragile than the grass hooks.

Yorkshire Billhook. This long-handled billhook is best used two-handed for hedgelaying and coppicing.

Scythette. A very useful but fragile tool for cutting grass, nettles etc. The long handle means the user need not stoop.

Double Edge Billhook. The curved blade is used for heavy cutting, and the straight one is kept very sharp for trimming.

The Scythe is for cutting large amounts of grass. It is a specialised tool that requires great care when used.

Southern Counties/Devon Billhook. This is designed for coppicing, brashing and light snedding. Newtown Billhook. This has a straighter blade and is useful for hedging. SHARPENING STONES It is advisable to wear gloves when using sharpening stones. The Cigar Stone is to sharpen tools used for cutting grass and herbaceous vegetation, e.g. sickle.

SHARPENING STONES S17

Diamond Whetstones – requires only light pressure to produce a keen edge on steel, ceramic, glass, tungsten carbide and stone. Set of three (3 grades of mesh). 70 x 25 x 5mm

S23

Cigar Stone

S24

Canoe Stone

S26

Combination Oil Stone S23

S26

12

S26

S24


grass, scrub & hedging tools SLASHERS S01

Dunse Slasher 10" blade 30" handle (Bulldog 3820)

S02

Single Edge Irish Slasher 10" blade 36" handle (Bulldog 3821)

S03

Single Edge Heavy Duty Slasher 10" blade 36" handle (Spear & Jackson)

S04

Double Edge Irish Slasher 10" blade 36" handle (Bulldog 3825)

S05

Irish Brushing Hook 15" blade 36" handle (Bulldog 3810)

S06

General Pattern Brushing Hook 15" blade 36" handle (Bulldog 3812)

S07

Hereford Brushing Hook 15" blade 36" handle (Bulldog 3813)

BILLHOOKS S08

Yorkshire Billhook 9" double edge blade 14" handle (Bulldog 3830)

S10

Double Edge Billhook 10" blade 6" handle (Bulldog 1830)

S13

Devon Billhook 9.5" blade 5.5" handle (Bulldog 1807)

S14

Southern Counties Billhook 10" blade 6" handle (Spear & Jackson)

S15

Newtown Billhook 10" blade 5.5" handle (Bulldog 1844)

S16

Newtown Billhook 10" blade 5.5" handle (Spear & Jackson)

S03

S04

S02

S01

S07

S06

S05

Find spare slasher and brushing hook shafts in the Spades section.

LOPPERS, SECATEURS & SHEARS S50

Bypass Action Lopper 18" 25mm cutting capacity. Hardened carbon steel blades for strength and durability. Teflon™ coated blades for smooth cutting. Light but tough tubular steel handles with rust-resistant vinyl coating. Soft feel grip for comfortable, non-slip use and shock absorbers to reduce jarring. (Spear & Jackson Razor Sharp Range)

S51

Bypass Action Lopper 22" 32mm cutting capacity. Hardened carbon steel blades for strength and durability. Teflon™ coated blades for smooth cutting. Light but tough tubular steel handles with rust-resistant vinyl coating. Soft feel grip for comfortable, non-slip ease of use and shock absorbers to reduce jarring. (Spear & Jackson 4822SG)

S54

Bypass Action Professional Lopper 16" 30mm cutting capacity (Bahco)

S55

Bypass Action Professional Lopper 28" 50mm cutting capacity (Bahco)

S56

Bypass Action Professional Lopper 32" 50mm cutting capacity (Bahco) Pic on next page

S57

Anvil Action Lopper 30" 50mm cutting capacity (CEKA 5042) Pic on next page

S55

S54 S51 S50

S08

S10

S15

S13 13


grass, scrub & hedging tools S58

Heavy Duty Bypass Action Loppers 28" handle, 38mm cutting capacity

S75

Compound Bypass Action Loppers with Extending Handles (Bulldog BD311TW)

S59

Compound Anvil Action Loppers (Bulldog BD1115Y2)

S60

Bypass Secateurs 9" Easy reach thumb catch. Textured ergonomic handles, coil spring. Hardened carbon steel blade for positive cutting action. (Spear & Jackson 5960BS)

S61

S57

S56

S58 S75

S59 S38

Anvil Secateurs 7.5" Easy reach thumb catch. Textured ergonomic handles, coil spring. Hardened carbon steel blade for positive cutting action. (Spear & Jackson 5958AS)

S39

S62

Bypass Secateurs 9" (Felco No.5)

S66

Bypass Professional Secateurs 8" (Bahco)

S67

Bypass Professional Secateurs 8"Left handed version of S66 (Bahco)

S68

Pocket Knife, single blade, 4" (CEKA 9037)

S69

Lightweight Stainless Steel Gardening/Pruning Knife 7" (Bahco)

S70

Professional Hedging Shears 22" (Bahco)

S71

Professional Long Handle Hedging Shears 29" (Bahco)

S72

Hedging shears. 8" blade (Bulldog BD2032T)

S73

Long Handle Edging Shears (True Temper W200C)

S74

Long Handle Lawn Shears (True Temper W202C)

S60   S61

S62

S66 S67

S68

S69

S77 Multi Tool – secateurs, mini saw, 2 pruning knives, bottle opener and corkscrew (Spear & Jackson 8140RS) S38

Replacement anvil for S57

S39

Replacement blade for S57

S77

SICKLES S18

Grass Hook Cranked (Bulldog 1812)

S19

Grass Hook (Bulldog 1811)

S20

Little Giant Grass Hook 12" blade

S21

Scythette 36" length, 12" blade

S22

Replacement blades for Little Giant/Scythette

S28

Scythe snaith, aluminium (Bulldog 0243)

S71

S70

S29 Scythe blade 24" (Bulldog 0221) S28 S29

S19 S18 S22 S21

14

S73

S72

S74


mells, hammers, mattocks & tampers When using any mell or hammer always assess whether safety eyewear is needed. It is advisable to wear sturdy footwear with steel-toe protection.

Walling and Brick Hammers are recommended for dry stone walling tasks. MATTOCKS

MELLS These are used for driving in posts, stakes etc and don’t split the wood. They have cast iron heads and should NOT be used on stone or metal objects. HAMMERS Sledge Hammers are used for breaking up brickwork, or using on steel stakes, nails etc. They should not be used on wooden objects like posts, as they cause damage to the wood. The 7lb Sledge Hammer is a comfortable size for long periods of use. The 10lb Sledge Hammer is the best sized hammer for general use. Claw Hammers are a must for fencing and woodworking tasks. They are also useful for fixing some types of tree ties. The type of shaft is a matter of personal choice. Ball Pein is a general purpose metalwork hammer.

It is advisable to wear sturdy footwear with steel-toe protection and safety helmet when using a mattock. If operating on stony ground, eye protection is also advised. NOTE: Picks/Mattocks are not supplied complete with handles, please order separately. See page 18. The Pick Head Mattock is useful for loosening compacted or stony ground. It should not be used to break rocks. The Grubbing Mattock is the most versatile of the mattocks. For example, the broad blade is suitable for loosening soil and the axe blade can be used to cut through roots. TAMPERS AND CROWBAR TAMPER Crowbar Tampers are useful for firming in fence posts. Tampers are used to firm and compact gravel, paths etc.

Club Hammer is used with cold chisels or brick bolster on stonework.

Mells H01

Maul 13" x 5" rubber head. Wooden shaft

H07

Fencing Mell 7lb. Fibreglass shaft (Visa)

H08

Fencing Mell 14lb. Fibreglass shaft (Visa)

H01

H07 H08

HAMMERS H02

Sledge Hammer 7lb. 30" hickory shaft with fine grain forged steel head, hardened and tempered with polished faces

H12

Sledge Hammer 7lb. Fibreglass shaft

H03

Sledge Hammer 10lb. 36" Hickory shaft

H36

Sledge Hammer 10lb. Fibreglass shaft

H04

Sledge Hammer 14lb. 36" Hickory shaft

H37

Sledge Hammer 14lb. Fibreglass shaft

H10

Claw Hammer 1lb. Hickory shaft with fine grain forged steel head, hardened and tempered with polished faces

H11

Claw Hammer 1lb. Fibreglass shaft with textured, slip-resistant rubber grip

H13

Ball Pein Hammer 1lb. Hickory shaft

H38

Ball Pein Hammer 1lb. Fibreglass shaft

H14

Ball Pein Hammer 2lb. Hickory shaft

H39

Ball Pein Hammer 2lb. Fibreglass shaft

H41

Scutch Hammer 22oz. Hickory shaft, double-bit type

H42

Detachable Bit to fit H41. Plain or Course, please state. Box of 100

H02 H03 H04

H36 H37

H10

H13 H14

H11

H39

H41

H42

15


mells, hammers, mattocks & tampers H15

Club/Lump Hammer 2.5lb. Hickory shaft with fine grain forged steel head, hardened and tempered with polished faces

H40

Club/Lump Hammer 2.5lb. Fibreglass shaft with textured, slip-resistant rubber grip

H16

Club/Lump Hammer 4lb. Hickory shaft with fine grain forged steel head, hardened and tempered with polished faces

H29

Club/Lump Hammer 4lb. Fibreglass shaft with textured, slip-resistant rubber grip

H17

Walling Hammer 4lb. 8" wooden shaft

H18 Brick Hammer 2lb. 8" wooden shaft

H15 H16

H40

H29

HAMMER WEDGES H32

No 2: suitable for 1lb-2.5lb head weight

H33

No 3: suitable for 3lb-7lb head weight

H34

No 4: suitable for 10lb-28lb head weight

H35

No 5: suitable for above 28lb head weight

H33

H34

MATTOCKS H24

Mattock Pick Head 5lb

H25

Mattock Grubbing Head 5lb

H26

Chisel and Point Pick Head 7lb

H17

H32

H35

H20

TAMPERS H19

Punner/Tamper round head. Metal handle, 10lb

H21

Punner/Tamper square head. Metal handle, 10lb

H20

Post Rammer 6’6" overall length (Drivall)

H23

Crowbar Tamper 48" overall length, 6" x 2" diameter head

H25

H24

H26

For spare hammer shafts and mattock and pick shafts please see the Tool Handles under the Spades section.

H21

16

H19

H23


spades, shovels, drainage and rabbiting tools SPADES It is advisable to wear strong footwear, preferably steel-toe protection when using a spade. The Garden Spade is a large general purpose spade for all digging uses. The choice of garden spade is down to personal preference but some people find that the treaded version is easier to use on hard ground, and offers improved comfort and flexibility. The Border Spade is lighter than the garden spade and has a narrower blade particularly suited to work in confined spaces, or for long periods of digging, e.g. tree planting.

The Round Mouthed Shovel is more robust than the lightweight trenching shovel and is well suited to shovelling rubble, concrete and gravel. The Square Mouthed Shovel can hold more material than the round mouthed version. It is useful for lifting and shovelling loosely packed material, eg gravel, off a flat surface. RABBITING AND DRAINING TOOLS These are specialised but excellent tools for digging land drains, post holes and deep narrow trenches.

The Junior Spade has a narrower blade than the border spade and a shorter handle.

HANDLE DEFINITIONS

EDGING KNIFE

T

Used for cutting a straight edge on grass. Cuts and lifts turf.

YD

NOTE: All wooden-shafted Bulldog spades have solid forged heads and varnished ash shafts.

PYD/PD

All wooden shaft and handle. ‘T’ shape grip All wooden shaft and handle. ‘D’ shape grip

Hardwood shaft and plastic handle. ‘D’ shape grip

PY Fibreglass, or steel, shaft and handle, sleeved in polypropylene. ‘D’ shape grip

SHOVELS

Metal YD

Shovels are not designed for digging.

Hardwood shaft and hand grip, metal Y. ‘D’ shape grip

The Lightweight Trenching Shovel is suitable for ditching and shovelling soil and loose gravel.

SPADES

D18

Garden Spade Treaded Fibreglass 28" PY handle (Bulldog 5151)

D01

Garden Spade 28" YD handle (Bulldog Premier 5600)

D05

Border Spade 28" YD handle (Bulldog Premier 5609)

D02

Junior Spade 32" overall length PD handle (Bulldog 5673)

D12

Border Spade 28" PD handle

D03

Garden Spade Treaded 28" YD handle (Bulldog Premier 5610)

D15

Border Spade 28" PD handle (Bulldog 7102)

D23

D04

Garden Spade Treaded 28" PD handle

Half Moon Edging Knife aluminium shaft with T handle

D22

Garden Spade 28" PD handle

D19

Garden Spade 28" PD handle (Bulldog 7101)

D02

D04

D15

D05

D19

D01

D18

D22

17


spades, shovels, drainage and rabbiting tools SHOVELS

D07

D07

Lightweight Trenching Shovel 28" T handle

D08

Heavy duty Trenching Shovel 28" metal YD handle (Bulldog 5212)

D10

Round Mouthed Shovel 28" T handle (Bulldog 5302)

D11

West Country Shovel 54" plain handle (Bulldog 2309)

D20

No 2 Solid Socket, Round Mouth Shovel, YD handle

D21

No 2 Solid Socket, Square Mouth Shovel, YD handle

D20

D21

RABBITING & DRAINING TOOLS D13

Rabbiting Spade 26" T handle (Bulldog 5514)

D14

Telecom Rabbiting Spade, plain tubular steel 66" handle (Bulldog 5391)

D16

Newcastle Draining Tool, 16" blade, strapped 28" T handle (Bulldog 4504)

D17

Newcastle Draining Tool, 16" blade, 28" T handle

D26

Spade, Shovel, Fork Rivets 0.5lb H22 H28 H30 H31

TOOL HANDLES A11

Axe Shaft 18" (hickory)

A12

Axe Shaft 30" (hickory)

A13

Axe Shaft 36" (hickory)

A20

Clearing Axe Shaft (hickory)

B20

Pruning Saw Handle for B19

D24

Spade, Shovel, Fork T handle 28"

D25

Spade, Shovel, Fork YD handle 28"

F25

60" x 1.25" Shaft

F26

54" x 1.375" Shaft

F27

60" x 1.125" Shaft

H05

Sledge Hammer Shaft 30" hickory for 7lb head

H06

Sledge Hammer Shaft 36" hickory for 10lb & 14lb head

H28

10" hickory for 2.5lb and 4lb Club/Lump Hammer

H22

14" hickory for 1lb Ball Pein Hammer

H30

16" hickory for 2lb Ball Pein Hammer

H31

13" hickory for 1lb Claw Hammer

H27

Mattock and Pick 36" hardwood handle

S12

Brushing Hook Shaft 36" – please state the type of tool

S41

Slasher shaft 36" – please state the type of tool

T46

Wooden File Handle

T46

18

D11

D10

D24

D25

D13 H05 H06

A11 A12 A13

H27

D14

D16 D17


protective clothing P14 P14A

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING Please note, all protective clothing (including chainsaw) conforms to British and European Standards. CHAINSAW CLOTHING Chainsaw protective clothing is essential for chainsaw operators. The helmet set helps to protect the eyes from chippings, the ears from permanent hearing damage, and the head from falling debris.

P23

The leg protection is provided by a loose fibre which will clog the chain and should prevent serious injury. The boots are structured to protect the feet. Please note, to comply with BTCV code of practice and insurance, all-round leg protection is required. Also helmets must be stored in reasonable conditions and either be re-tested or replaced approximately every three years.

P13

FOOTWEAR P13

P14

Rigger Boot – Internal safety toe cap, energy absorbing heel, water resistant uppers, steel midsole, fur lined. Sizes 6-12. Available in tan.

P29

Work Boot – Internal safety toe cap, heat and oil resistant sole, sizes 3-12. Black

P14A As P14, size 13 P23

Workboot – Chukka style. Internal safety toe cap, heat and oil resistant sole. Sizes 4-12. Black

P28

Work shoe – Internal safety toe cap, heat and oil resistant sole, sizes 6-12. Black

P15

Men’s PVC Soft Toe Wellington, sizes 6-12. Green or black

P16

Women’s PVC Soft Toe Wellington, sizes 3-8. Green

P56

Men’s Heavy Duty PVC/Nitrile Safety Toe Wellington, sizes 5-12. Green or black

P57

Women’s PVC Safety Toe Wellington, sizes 3-7. Green

P29

Traders Thinsulate™ Boot. 200 Joule steel toe cap and P17 P18 steel midsole. Shock absorber heel. Sole: anti-slip, antistatic, thermoplastic polyurethane, resistant to oils, acid and alkalis. Heat resistant to 200˚C. Nubuck leather upper. Water penetration resistant. Warm Thinsulate™ lining. Black. Sizes 6-13

P15

P19 P61

P56 black/green

WADERS P17

Soft Toe Thigh Waders, adjustable belt fixing straps. Dunlop. PVC. Sizes 6-12

P18

Safety Toe Thigh Waders, adjustable belt fixing straps. Dunlop. PVC. Sizes 6-12

P19

Soft Toe Chest Waders, fitted with shoulder straps. Dunlop. PVC. Sizes 6-12

P61

Safety Toe Chest Waders, fitted with shoulder straps. Dunlop. PVC. Sizes 6-12 19


protective clothing CLOTHING P51

Parka. 3/4 length jacket. Quilted lining, waterproof. Foldaway hood. Navy. Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL

P34

Highway Jacket. Class 3 saturn yellow PU coated polyester with fixed nylon quilted lining. Hi-vis body bands 2 x 50mm, sleeve bands 2 x 50mm, braces 2 x 50mm. Sizes M, L, XL

P35

Waistcoat. Class 2 saturn yellow knitted polyester. Hi-vis body bands 2 x 50mm. Sizes L, XL

P31

Waterproof Suit. Lightweight and breathable PVC/Nylon with taped seams, drawstring, studded cuffs and leg bottoms, elasticated waist, zip front. Olive green or Navy. Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL

P51

NOTE: Hi-vis Class 2 is for use on or near A and B class roads. Class 3 is for use on or near dual carriageways and motorways P34

WORKWEAR P25

Boilersuit, cotton drill, navy. Sizes 36"-50" chest

P26

Bib and Brace Overall, cotton drill, navy. Sizes 32"-50" waist

P36

Boilersuit, polycotton, royal blue. Sizes 36"-50" chest

P37

Bib and Brace, polycotton, royal blue. Sizes 34"-48" waist

P38

Work Trousers, polycotton, royal blue. Sizes 30"-48" waist

P52

Coverall. White. Lightweight breathable fabric. Attached hood. Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL

P70

Action Work Trousers. Polycotton. Zip fly, seven zipped multi-size pockets. Double seat and knee patches. Navy. Sizes 36"-48" Knee pads available seperately, order code P71

P71

Knee Pads. Ergonomically designed pads providing comfort, protection and durability. One pair to suit Action Work Trousers P70.

P52 P35

P36

20


protective clothing SAFETY EQUIPMENT P20

Standard Safety Helmet (BS5240) fully adjustable harness which covers size range 16cm-21cm. Colour may vary

P24

Safety Ear Defenders (BS6344) adjustable headband and foam cushioned ear pieces

P21

Safety Goggles (BS2092) general purpose with ventilation and one piece lens

P41

Safety Spectacles (BS2092) lightweight, flexible with clear side shields and adjustable arms. Scratch resistant polycarbonate lenses

P54

One Piece Over Spectacles with side ventilation. Suitable for wearing over prescription spectacles.

P53

Disposable Foam Earplugs. 1pair. EN352-2:1993

P20

P24

GLOVES & SOCKS P42

Ladies Rigger Gloves. Leather protection at fingertips and knuckles

P43

PVC Knitted Wrist Gloves. Protection when working in oily, greasy areas

P44

Canadian Rigger Gloves. Leather protection at fingertips and knuckles

P45

Heavy Duty Rigger Gloves. Increased protection for heavy duty work

P46

Yellow Criss Cross Gripper Gloves. High grip

P47

Green, Lined Hedging Gauntlets

P48

Petite Gardening Gloves. Suitable for small hands

P49

Ladies Gripper Gloves

P54

P41

P21

P50 Petite Leather Rigger Gloves suitable for small hands. Leather palms and fingers. Knitted wrist. P55

Small Nitrile Gloves. Washable

P60

Men’s Gripper Gloves

P65

Latex Coated Multi-Purpose Glove. Mixed fibre seamless shell with natural rubber coated palm and fingers. Conforms to EN388 Cat II 2.2.4.3. Colour may vary. P42

P48

Glove colours may vary

P53

P43

P44

P49

P45

P50

P55

P46

P60

P47

P65

21


protective clothing CHAINSAW CLOTHING P02

Chainsaw Clothing Kit. Comprises: Chainsaw Safety Helmet with mesh visor. Chainsaw Gloves. Chainsaw Leg Protectors with all round protection. Complete with holdall. Colour may vary. Sizes S, M, L, XL

P07

Chainsaw Safety Trousers. Waist has belt loop and is rear elasticated. All round protection. Sizes S, M, L, XL

P08

Chainsaw Safety Bib and Brace Overall. Elasticated braces for comfort. All round protection. Sizes S, M, L, XL

P09

Chainsaw Safety Leg Protectors. Adjustable waist belt. All round protection. One size

P59

Chainsaw Safety Jacket. Two front pockets, sleeve pocket, knitted cuffs, back ventilation, elasticated waist, extended lower back to cover lumbar region. Full length zip and press stud fastening. Upper body, neck and outer arms protection. Sizes S, M, L, XL

P59

P07

P08

HELMETS, VISORS & MUFFS P01

Chainsaw Safety Helmet complete with high performance ear muffs mesh visor and Terylene harness. Colour – red

P03

Replacement Ear Muffs, fit all models

P04

Replacement Mesh Visor, fits all models

P05

Replacement Polycarbonate Visor, fits all models

P63

Replacement visor carrier, fits all models

P64

Replacement neck cape, fits all models

P09 front – back

Gloves, BOOTS & GAITERS P10

Chainsaw Safety Gloves. Water repellent back and knitted cuffs. Sizes S, M, L

P11

Chainsaw Safety Boots. High quality rubber boots incorporating chainsaw protection. Steel toe cap. Sole abrasion resistant and oil proof. Contoured leg with top lacing. Sizes European 38-48

P12

Chainsaw Safety Gaiters. Complete ankle protection with adjustable straps and buckle fastening. Sizes Medium (shoe sizes 5-8) Large (shoe sizes 9-12)

P10

Note: All chainsaw clothing conforms to British and Euro standards. P01

Size conversion chart for footwear European UK

- -

39 6

40 61/2

41 71/2

42 8

European UK

44 91/2

45 101/2

46 11

47 12

48 13

Size Chart for chainsaw clothing (in inches) Size S M L XL

22

Chest 34/36 38/40 42/44 46/48

Waist 32/33 35/36 37/38 39/40

Inside Leg 31/32 32 32 32

43 9

P12


health & safety items FIRST AID KITS – guaranteed minimum contents

K01

K02

K03

Guidance card

1

1

1

Waterproof Plasters

6

20

60

No. 16 Sterile eye pad

1

2

6

Triangular Bandages

2

4

8

Safety pins

1

6

12

Medium sterile dressing 12 x 12c

1

6

12

Large sterile dressing 18 x 18c

1

2

4

Alcohol free cleansing wipes

2

6

10

Pair non-latex gloves

1

2

2

Scissors

0

1

1

Our First Aid Kits conform to current Health & Safetry Regulations and BTCV’s Code of Practice EYE & SKIN CARE A comprehensive range of mobile or static personal hygiene and safety items.

K02

FIRST AID KITS K01

First Aid Kit, Traveller’s pack for 1-3 persons

K02

First Aid Kit, small standard pack suitable for workplaces up to 10 persons. Supplied in a plastic box with handle

K03

First Aid Kit, large standard pack suitable for workplaces up to 50 persons. Supplied in a plastic box with handle

K03

Personal safety K04

Eye Wash Station, wall mounted, c/w 2 x 500ml eye wash solution and 2 x No 16 sterile eye pads

K05

Eye Wash Solution – replacement bottle

K06

Plasters. Box of 100 assorted sizes. Fabric

K04 K06

K06A Plasters. Box 100 assorted sizes. Waterproof K07

Skin Care Centre. Protective cream, hand cleaner and skin sanitiser

K08

Replacement Hand Cleaner for K07

K09

Replacement Protective Cream for K07

K10

Replacement Skin Sanitiser for K07

K11

Fast Orange Deep Clean Hand Cleaner 3 ltr pumptainer

K19

Mediclens Tissues. Box 100 in individual sachets

K05

K07 23


health & safety items K20

Sharps Disposal Container, 0.6 litre

K21

Sharps Disposal Container, 2.0 litre

K22

Sharps Disposal Kit – single use. Includes: Sharps Container; disposal bag; disinfectant spray; gloves; antiseptic wipe; tweezers; instruction leaflet

K23

Life Aid Resuscitator

K12

Vinyl Gloves, disposable, Box 100

K20

K22

K23

SAFETY SIGNS & WARNING MATERIAL K13

First Aid Sign 250 x 300mm self-adhesive

K14

Fire Exit Sign 600 x 200mm self-adhesive

K15

Fire Extinguisher Sign 300 x 400mm self-adhesive

K16

Hazard Warning Sign 600 x 500mm self-adhesive. Includes – Hazardous Area, Conservation Work in Progress, No Entry

K17

Hazard Warning Sign 600 x 300mm self-adhesive. Includes – Hazardous Area, Conservation Work in Progress

K18

Barrier Tape. Non-adhesive red/white diagonal stripe hazard tape 500mtr c/w dispenser

K24

K17

K16

Fluorescent warning triangle. Tough ABS plastic folding design combines sturdy four-footed base with rubber feet and high visibility interlocking triangle. Conforms to ECER27. Tested to E1 specification. Plastic carrying case.

sundries M44 Wheelbarrow inner tube M45 Puncture repair kit

M44

M06 Water Carrier, PVC holds 2 gallons M07 Water Carrier, PVC with tap holds 5 gallons M30 Kettle, aluminium 6pt M14 Linseed Oil, 5 litres M17 PVC Water Hose, 75m x 0.5" M18 PVC Water Hose, 75m x 0.75" M19 Rope, polypropylene, 6mm x 220m

M07

M20 Rope, polypropylene, 10mm x 220m M21 Rope, sisal, 0.5” x 100ft M22 Rope, sisal, 0.75” x 100ft M23 Rope, sisal, 0.5” x 200ft

M06

M24 Rope, sisal, 0.75” x 200ft M26 Rubber Bucket, holds 3 gallons

M14 M26

M30

M21 - M24

M17 M18 24

M19 M20


sundries M27 Plastic Bucket, holds 3 gallons M28 Broom, Bass 13" head c/w shaft M49

M29 Broom, heavy duty polypropylene 13" head c/w shaft M42 Canvas Waterproof Toolbag. Size: 30"x 18"x 8" M43 Plastic Watering Can 10 ltr M47 Litterpicker. Trigger action operates plastic jaws. Lightweight aluminium shaft, length 30" (76cm)

M40

M48 Litterpicker, extra long. As M47. Length 37" (94cm) M49 The Storm Kettle. A safe outdoor water boiler which works in the wettest and windiest weathers. Will boil 1.4 litres of water using twigs, newspapers or dry grass. M40 Storm Kettle Bag. Protect and carry your Storm Kettle. Enough room for your kettle and a water bottle. Side pocket for accessories. Adjustable shoulder strap. Padded hand straps. ‘Climate neutral’ manufacturing. Natural jute. M55 Flexible Bucket. Versatile and virtually indestructible. 40 litre capacity. Colour may vary. M57 Tarpaulin. 4.5m x 6m. Washable, shrinkproof, rotproof, tear-resistant and UV stabilised to prevent fading. Double laminated polyethylene weave with rope lined hems which are heat sealed with aluminium eyelets at 1m intervals. Reversible blue/green. 120g with standard corners.

M53

M62 Industrial Swing Back Steps. A heavy duty step. Serrated non-slip treads at 250mm intervals. Fitted with hinged locking stays. Kitemarked BS2037. Class 1 M53 Compact Style Binoculars 10x25. Folding design for easy storage and transport. High quality roof prisms and UV protective coated ocular lenses in a polyurethene body coated in a shock absorbing high grip rubber armour. Diopter adjustment. Folding soft rubber eye cups. Fingertip central focusing. Neck strap eyelets and tripod mount, c/wneck strap and cleaning cloth. Lead and arsenic free.

M55

M47 M57

M59 Mini Air Compressor/Pressure Gauge/Tyre Inflator. c/w 3m cable, 12v car accessory plug, nozzles and adaptors. Gauge in lb/sq in and kg/sq cm. upto 300 psi

M59

M60 4000Kg Tow Rope. Two zinc plated steel safety hooks. Elasticated core minimises drag on overrun. Heavy duty stitched webbing. “On Tow” sign. Manufactured to BS AU 1871983. Extended length 4m M52 Pop-Up Garden Waste Bag. Rot-proof woven polyethylene. Tear resistant stitching for durability. 170ltr garden waste bag comes flat pack, compressed and held down with loops and toggles for storage. Selfsupporting with a 20kg max load

M52

M42

25


schools & junior range K26

K27

Sunscreen 150ml tube. Advanced, waterproof, white viscous sunscreen for professional use. Protection against UV-A and UV-B rays. SPF-30

P73-5 to P73-12 P50

Sunscreen 1 litre bottle.

P7312 Children’s Hi-Vis Waistcoat Age 10-13 Satin yellow knitted polyester, 3M Scotchlite™ reflective bands. Velcro front fastening. P737 Children’s Hi-Vis Waistcoat Age 7-9 P735 Children’s Hi-Vis Waistcoat Age 4-6 P48

Petite Gardening Gloves. Suitable for small hands

P50

Petite Leather Rigger Glove. Suitable for small hands. Quality eather palm and fingers. 65% leather, 35% cotton. Knitted wrist. 203mm long. Colour may vary.

D02

Junior Spade 32” overall length PD handle (Bulldog 5673)

F39

Junior Dutch Hoe. 30” overall length (Bulldog 3231N)

F40

Junior Rake 30” overall length (Bulldog 3108N)

F11

Junior Fork. 32” overall length. PD handle (Bulldog 5788)

HB13 Practical Conservation – advice for teachers. 58 page book. A4 paperback, wire-bound. 61 illustrations. Contains advice on how to plan the development of school grounds, including a survey of the area, drawing up the plan and safely organising the work.

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P48

D02 F39

F40

HB13

F11


trees and shrubs

trees and shrubs

ASPEN

BIRCH – DOWNY

(Populus tremua)

(Betula pubescens)

Aspen is the one definitely native poplar. It will thrive in the most harsh conditions. The rounded leaves make a distinctive sound as they flutter in the wind. Catkins are produced in the spring. Beware, when planted in good soil aspen can be very invasive

Similar in appearance to the silver birch except as the name suggests the dark coloured bark has a soft downy feel to it

ALDER (Alnus glutinosa)

acid soil growth rate

acid/alkaline soil

– fast

16m plus 40-60cm 3A 60-90cm 3B 90-120cm 3C 20-40cm 3D

– fast

16m plus 40-60cm 7A 60-90cm 7B 90-120cm 7C 20-40cm 7D

average mature height bare root

damp clay ground growth rate

wet ground

rootrainer

average mature height

Particularly suited to wet sites, besides freshwater lakes and along riverbanks. The alder flowers in March before the leaves come out producing reddish catkins and small cones. Will tolerate both exposed and shady situations.

bare root

rootrainer

BIRCH – SILVER (Betula pendula)

BEECH (Fagus sylvatica)

wet ground alkaline soil growth rate

– fast

6-15m 40-60cm 1A 60-90 cm 1B 90-120cm 1C 20-40cm 1D

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

ASH (Fraxinus excelsior) The beech is an attractive tree that may be trimmed to form a dense hedge. It needs plenty of space and is unstable on poorly drained soil. Little will grow under its dense canopy of leaves. light, dry ground

well drained ground acid soil growth rate

– medium

16m plus 40-60cm 4A 60-90cm 4B 90-120cm 4C 20-40cm 4D

– fast

16m plus 40-60cm 6A 60-90cm 6B 90-120cm 6C 20-40cm 6D

average mature height bare root

alkaline soil growth rate

A common woodland species. Its graceful growth habit is enhanced by attractive white bark. Yellow/green catkins are produced in spring. Prefers sun or partial shade.

rootrainer

average mature height bare root

The ash is a traditional woodland species best suited to deep well-drained sites. It is one of the last trees to come into leaf and is one of the first to loose its leaves in the autumn. Its flowers are very dark, nearly black and come out before the leaves develop. Will tolerate exposed sites. well drained ground neutral to alkaline soil growth rate

– medium

16m plus 40-60cm 2A 60-90cm 2B 90-120cm 2C 20-40cm 2D

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

rootrainer

BEECH – COPPER (Fagus sylvatica purpurea) Similar in every way to common beech except it has copper coloured leaves. bare root

rootrainer

40-60cm 60-90cm 90-120cm 20-40cm

5A 5B 5C 5D

copper beech

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trees and shrubs BUCKTHORN – ALDER

BUDDLEIA*

(Prunus spinosa)

(Rhamnus frangula)

(Buddleia davidii)

Found on roadsides and hedgerows the Blackthorn is a spiny shrub producing clusters of small white flowers in February/ March. The small sour sloe berries traditionally used for flavouring gin, develop in the autumn.

Found in hedgerows, preferring wet sites. Produces flowers then red berries from July through to November.

rob bowker

BLACKTHORN

wet ground alkaline soil growth rate bare root

acid/alkaline soil

– medium

6 – 15m 40-60cm 9A 60-90cm 9B 90-120cm 9C 20-40cm 9D

rootrainer

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

– medium

6-15m 40-60cm 13A 60-90cm 13B 90-120cm 13C 20-40cm 13D

average mature height

light, dry or heavy ground growth rate

Attractive to butterflies, hence the common name ‘butterfly bush’. Benefits from regular pruning, this shrub produces honey-scented flowers in cone-shaped spikes. light or heavy well drained ground alkaline soil growth rate-medium

1-5m 40-60cm 60-90cm 90-120cm 15-30cm

average mature height bare root

BUCKTHORN – PURGING (Rhamnus cathartica)

rootrainer

17A 17B 17C 17D

WILD PLUM*

BOX

(Prunus myrobalana)

ncsu

(Buxus sempervirens)

A dense evergreen shrub traditionally used for ornamental hedges. Tolerates heavy pruning although not essential.

An uncommon shrub which is often found at lakesides. It will not tolerate heavy shade or dry ground. Produces whitegreen flowers followed by black berries. It is the food plant of the brimstone butterfly.

light, dry ground alkaline soil

– slow

6-15m 20-40cm 10AA 10-20cm 10D

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

heavy wet ground alkaline soil growth rate

– medium

1-5m 40-60cm 60-90cm 90-120cm 20-40cm

BROOM

average mature height

(Cytisus scoparius)

bare root

light, dry ground

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

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GROWTH RATE – MEDIUM BARE ROOT

ROOTRAINER NOT AVAILABLE

(Hippophae rhamnoides) A spiny shrub with small, narrow leaves and orange berries. Prefers dune and coastal sites. light medium ground alkaline soil growth rate-medium

12A 12B 12C 12D

40-60cm 60-90cm 90-120cm rootrainer 20-40cm

7m 40-60CM 60-90CM

average mature height

Buckthorn – SEA

bare root

– medium

1-5m 40-60cm 60-90cm 90-120cm 20-40cm

ACID/ALKALINE SOIL

average mature ht

acid soil growth rate

rootrainer

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the nature conservancy

Sometimes confused with gorse. However broom has leaves not spines. Bright yellow flowers appear in midsummer. In the right habitat broom spreads rapidly and must be cut back if planted in gardens.

DRY/HEAVY GROUND

14A 14B 14C 14D

3m

15A 15B 15C 15D

BURNET ROSE (Rosa spinosissima) © jocelen janon

growth rate

A small deciduous tree, it was first introduced for its fruit and has escaped, especially into hedgerows and woodland margins, probably from stones dropped by birds. Groups of white flowers appear with the leaves in April/May followed by purple fruit (damsons) in the autumn.

8A 8B


trees and shrubs CRAB APPLE

A heathland and coastal rose which creates dense ground cover. The stems have spiney bristles and white flowers are produced in mid summer followed by purplish-black hips. light/heavy ground acid/alkaline soil growth rate – fast average mature height 2m bare root 40-60cm 11A 60-90cm 11B 90-120cm 11C rootrainer 15-30cm 11D

(Malus sylvestrus)

rootrainer

60-90cm 90-120cm 20-40cm

19B 19C 19D

A small attractive tree, it produces white/ pink blossom in spring followed by crops of apples in autumn. Crab apples are suitable for jam making. light, dry or heavy ground acid/alkaline soil growth rate – slow average mature height 6-15m bare root 40-60cm 22A 60-90cm 22B 90-120cm 22C rootrainer 20-40cm 22D

CHESTNUT-HORSE*

CHERRY – BIRD

(Aesculus hippocastanum)

(Prunus padus)

DOGWOOD An attractive small tree found in deciduous woodland. Creamy white flowers appear in May produce dark cherries in August. Likes sheltered sites.

light, dry or heavy ground; alkaline soil

wet ground

growth rate

acid/alkaline soil

bare root

6-15m 40-60cm 18A 60-90cm 18B 90-120cm 18C 20-40cm 18D

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

– fast

16m plus 40-60cm 20A 60-90cm 20B 90-120cm 20C 20-40cm 20D

average mature height

– medium

rootrainer

ground alkaline soil; growth rate

CHESTNUT – SWEET*

CHERRY – LAUREL*

bare root

(Castanea sativa)

rob bowker

(Prunus laurocerasus) Introduced to Britain from south-eastern Europe in the 16th century, laurel is an evergreen shrub. Often planted for winter game cover. Shade tolerant, grows on most soils except chalk. Long spikes of dull white flowers arise from the leaves in April. Red berries develop, turning black when ripe in autumn.

– medium

1-5m 40-60cm 60-90cm 90-120cm 20-40cm

average mature height

rootrainer

23A 23B 23C 23D

ELDER (Sambucus nigra) joël reynaud

growth rate

(Cornus sanguinea) An attractive shrub bearing eye catching flowers and dark red bark. Commonly found in wood and scrubland. light, dry, heavy

A large handsome tree commonly found in woodlands and parks. A children’s favourite because the spires of white flowers develop into ‘conkers’.

LIGHT, DRY OR HEAVY GROUND ACID SOIL GROWTH RATE – MEDIUM

6m 40-60cm 15-30cm

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

16A 16D

CHERRY – WILD (Prunus avium) An attractive tree found in woodland and hedgerows. It produces white/pink flowers in spring followed by red cherries in autumn. light, dry ground alkaline soil growth rate

– medium

6-15m 40-60cm 19A

average mature height bare root

A large tree producing immature fruits at the base of small catkins. Commonly found in deciduous woodlands. light, dry ground, acid soil growth rate – medium average mature height 16m plus bare root 40-60cm 21A 60-90cm 21B 90-120cm 21C rootrainer 20-40cm 21D

A common shrub found in the countryside. It produces large heads of cream flowers followed by clusters of dark red/black berries often used in cooking and wine making. light, dry or heavy ground alkaline soil growth rate

– medium

1-5m 40-60cm 60-90cm 90-120cm 10-20cm

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

24A 24B 24C 24D 29


trees and shrubs FIELD ROSE

HAWTHORN/QUICKTHORN

HONEYSUCKLE

(Rosa arvensis)

(Crataegus monogyna)

(Lonicera pericyclamen)

A widely spreading rose that seldom exceeds 1.5 metres in height. The flowers are white 3-5 cms across followed by red hips.

The hawthorn must rate as the best know hedgerow species. It produces white ‘may blossom’ noted for its sweet smelling scent, followed by deep red haws in autumn and winter. It will tolerate being planted in all situations. light, dry or heavy ground acid/alkaline soil growth rate – slow average mature height 1-5m bare root 40-60cm 28A 60-90cm 28B 90-120cm 28C rootrainer 20-40cm 28D

heavy ground acid/alkaline soil

– fast

1.5m 40-60 cm 25A 60-90 cm 25B 10-20 cm 25D

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

GORSE (Ulex europaeus) rob bowker

A common evergreen shrub which produces attractive yellow flowers all year round. It makes an excellent hedge due to its spiny leaves. Grows well in exposed sites.

(Corylus avellana) Mostly grown in a woodland setting, hazel is well known for the lamb’s tail catkins and nuts it produces. Hazel is a traditional wood used for fencing Will tolerate some shade. heavy ground; alkaline soil growth rate – fast average mature height 6-15m bare root 40-60cm 29A 60-90cm 29B 90-120cm 29C rootrainer 20-40cm 29D

acid/alkaline soil

– slow

1-5m 40-60cm 26A 15-30cm 26D

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

GUELDER ROSE (Virburnum opulus)

HOLLY © www.offwell.info

(Ilex aquifolium)

One of the most attractive hedgerow shrubs, it is not a rose at all. It produces cream flowers followed by red berries in the autumn. Will tolerate shady sites. heavy wet ground alkaline soil growth rate

– slow

6-15m 40-60cm 27A 60-90cm 27B 20-40cm 27D

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

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acid soil growth rate

An attractive tree when grown as a single specimen. It is also ideal for creating a dense hedge. Well known for its use as a christmas decoration. The female tree produces berries in November / December. light, dry or heavy ground acid/alkaline soil growth rate – slow average mature height 6-15m container-grown 20-40cm 30AA 40-60cm 30A rootrainer 10-20cm 30D

– medium

6-15m 40-60cm 20-40cm

average mature height container-grown rootrainer

31AA 31D

HORNBEAM

HAZEL

light, dry ground growth rate

light, dry ground

(Carpinus betulus) alan atkinson

growth rate

Commonly found in deciduous woodlands, honeysuckle is a climber rather than a shrub. It can be cut back to form a hedge. It produces a sweet scented yellow/pink flower followed by red berries.

A stately tree it can be grown as a specimen tree or for hedging. The grey fluted bark is an attractive feature. Will grow well in sun or partial shade. heavy, wet ground alkaline soil growth rate

– medium

16m plus 40-60cm 32A 60-90cm 32B 90-120cm 32C 20-40cm 32D

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

JUNIPER (Juniperus communis) A small usually low growing evergreen shrub. Like holly it is the female plant which produces black fruit which is used commercially to flavour gin. light, dry ground acid/alkaline soil growth rate – slow average mature height

1-5m

container-grown rootrainer

20-40cm 10-20cm

33AA 33D


trees and shrubs LIME – SMALL LEAVED

heavy ground alkaline soil

(Tilia cordata) norman hagen

growth rate

– medium

6-15m 40-60cm 36A 60-90cm 36B 90-120cm 36C 20-40cm 36D

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

MAPLE – NORWAY* (Acer platanoides) alan atkinson

A popular fast growing tree seen mainly in parks and beside roads. Produces tiny fragment flowers in June/July followed by hard pea-like fruits. Thrives in both sun or shade. heavy ground

growth rate

16m plus 40-60cm 34A 60-90cm 34B 90-120cm 34C 20-40cm 34D

average mature height

rootrainer

growth rate

– fast

16m plus 40-60cm 37A 60-90cm 37B 90-120cm 37C 20-40cm 37D

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

LIME – LARGE LEAVED

– medium

16m plus 40-60cm 39A 60-90cm 39B 90-120cm 39C 20-40cm 39D

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

OAK – HOLM (EVERGREEN)* (Quercus ilex) vincent martinez

acid/alkaline

– medium

bare root

wet ground; acid soil

light, dry or heavy ground

alkaline soil growth rate

Common in parks and large gardens. This species flowers in March before the leaves are out. Very densely leafed in summer.

OAK – ENGLISH/ PENDUNCULATE

(Tilia platyphyllos)

Rob bowker

(Quercus robur) One of our most stately evergreens, it can be kept clipped to form a dense imposing hedge. Despite variations, oak has many common traits, they grow into huge trees which may live for centuries. heavy ground; alkaline soil growth rate – medium average mature height 16m plus container-grown 20-40cm 40AA rootrainer 20-40cm 40D

The large leafed lime is the tallest broad – leafed British tree, some specimens reaching over 100ft. Both limes are susceptible to aphid invasion.

OSIER

heavy ground

(Salix viminalis)

growth rate

– medium

16m plus 40-60cm 35A 60-90cm 35B 90-120cm 35C

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

not available

MAPLE – FIELD (Acer campestre) A small tree commonly found in woodlands and hedgerows. Its most attractive feature is the fruit or ‘keys’ known to children in our part of the country as ‘spinning jennies’.

With its massive frame the majestic oak is a basic part of our countryside. It flowers before the leaves appear, to produce acorns sitting in little cups in the autumn. An extremely valuable tree for supporting wildlife.

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alkaline soil

heavy ground alkaline soil growth rate

– medium

16m plus 40-60cm 38A 60-90cm 38B 90-120cm 38C 20-40cm 38D

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

OAK – SESSILE (Quercus petraea) Similar to English Oak, this tall elegant tree is widely grown in woodlands and hedgerows. It prefers moist situations.

One of the smaller willows having long fine leaves and flexible shoots used for basket making. Grows well in shallow standing water. damp/wet ground alkaline soil growth rate

– fast

5m 60-90cm 90-120cm 40-60cm

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

43B 43C 43D 31


trees and shrubs PRIVET – WILD

ROWAN/MOUNTAIN ASH

(Pyrus communis)

(Ligustrum vulgare)

(Sorbus aucuparia)

Occasionally found in hedgerows and edges of woods and parks. Flowers in April followed by small brown pears in July/August. light, dry or heavy ground acid/alkaline soil growth rate – slow average mature height 16m plus bare root 40-60cm 41A 60-90cm 41B 90-120cm 41C rootrainer 20-40cm 41D

Usually grown in garden hedges but is often found in hedgerows. If left untrimmed will produce white flowers in spring followed by black berries. light, dry or heavy ground

PINE – SCOTS

(Rosa canina)

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PEAR – WILD*

An attractive tree found in woodlands and gardens. It will grow at high altitude, hence its other name, mountain ash. Creamy white flowers in spring followed by bright red berries throughout winter.

alkaline soil growth rate

– medium

1-5m 40-60cm 45A 60-90cm 45B 20-40cm 45D

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

light, dry ground acid soil growth rate

– fast

6-15m 40-60cm 49A 60-90cm 49B 90-120cm 49C 20-40cm 49D

average mature height

ROSE – DOG

bare root

(Pinus sylvestris)

rootrainer

SPINDLE ulf liedén

(Euonymus europaeus)

acid soil growth rate

– medium

16m plus 20-40cm 42AA 40-60cm 42A 20-40cm 42D

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

Typically found in long established hedgerows. Produces large pink/white blooms in early summer followed by red rose hips in autumn. The hips are a rich source of vitamin C, used for rose hip syrup, wine etc. light, dry or heavy ground acid/alkaline soil growth rate

– fast

1-5m 40-60cm 60-90cm 90-120cm 15-30cm

average mature height bare root

POPLAR – BLACK

(Populus nigra) Avoid planting near buildings as the root system can damage foundations and drains etc. Produces catkins in the spring. Will tolerate sun or light shade.

An inconspicuous deciduous shrub with small pale flowers. It is noted for the fruits which form as bright pink cases that split to reveal orange seeds. light, dry or heavy ground alkaline soil; growth rate – medium average mature height 6-15m bare root 40-60cm 50A 60-90cm 50B 90-120cm 50C rootrainer 20-40cm 50D

rootrainer

47A 47B 47C 47D

Rhamanus rose* (Rosa rugosa) Commonly on rough ground, banks and dunes. Produces white/red flowers in early summer followed by hips in autumn.

light, dry or heavy ground

SWEET BRIAR (Rosa rubiginosa) An erect bush with prickles. The 3-4 cm flowers are pink with a golden centre.

m igari

Widely used in forestry planting especially in the highlands of Scotland. Frequently found in old parklands. light, dry ground

light/heavy ground acid/alkaline soil

alkaline soil growth rate

– fast

16m plus 40-60cm 44A 60-90cm 44B 90-120cm 44C 20-40cm 44D

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

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growth rate

light, dry ground growth rate

– fast

1-5m 40-60cm 46A 15-30cm 46D

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

– fast

average mature

acid/alkaline soil

2m 48A 48B 48D

height bare root

rootrainer

40-60cm 60-90cm 15-30cm


trees and shrubs WHITEBEAM

(Acer pseudoplatanus)

(Sorbus aria)

Bay Willow (Salix pentandra)

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a anderberg

SYCAMORE*

bare root

rootrainer

Widespread in woodlands. The sycamore is not the most popular tree because of its invasive vigorous growth. Will tolerate exposed/coastal situations. light, dry or heavy ground acid/alkaline soil; growth rate – fast average mature height 6-15m bare root 40-60cm 51A 60-90cm 51B 90-120cm 51C rootrainer 20-40cm 51D

growth rate

rootrainer

– slow

16m plus 40-60cm 52A 60-90cm 52B 15-30cm 52D

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

6-15m 40-60cm 54A 60-90cm 54B 90-120cm 54C 20-40cm 54D

bare root

rootrainer

60-90cm 90-120cm 40-60cm

57B 57C 57D

(Sorbus torminalis)

heavy ground

bare root

alkaline soil growth rate

– medium

6-15m 20-40cm 55AA 40-60cm 55A

average mature height bare root

Grey Willow (Salix cinerea) © www.offwell.info

Another species belonging to the rowan and whitebeam family. Produces an attractive creamy/white flower followed by brown berries.

rootrainer

WAYFARING TREE

bare root

WILD SERVICE Lincs wildlife trust

© wayne boucher/cambridge 2000

acid/alkaline soil; growth rate

– medium

average mature height

(Juglans regia)

light/dry or heavy ground

Crack Willow (Salix fragilis)

alkaline soil

WALNUT COMMON* A tall spreading tree with ash-like leaves and familiar edible fruits. The nuts will not appear until the tree has been established for about 10 years.

56B 56C 56D

a anderberg

A small tree of the rowan family, not often found in the wild. Most common in parks and on roadsides. It produces a long lasting crop of orange/red berries. Will not tolerate very wet areas. light/heavy ground

60-90cm 90-120cm 40-60cm

rootrainer

60-90cm 90-120cm 20-40cm

59B 59C 59D

Goat/Pussy Willow (Salix caprea)

not available

(Viburnum lantana) dick clark

WILLOW There are several varieties of willow that are native to the British Isles. Mainly found in damp woodlands, beside dykes and streams and along riverbanks. All species have several features in common, they are quick growing, very hardy and thrive best in moist soil. They bear green/yellow catkins and the foliage appears in spring. A deciduous shrub widely found in woods, scrubland and hedges. Produces cream flowers followed by flat clusters of oval berries, red turning to black.

bare root

rootrainer

60-90cm 90-120cm 20-40cm

58B 58C 58D

White Willow (Salix alba)

damp wet ground alkaline soil growth rate

– fast

average mature height

6-15m

heavy ground alkaline soil growth rate

– slow

1-5m 40-60cm 60-90cm 90-120cm 20-40cm

bare root

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

53A 53B 53C 53D

rootrainer

60-90cm 90-120cm 20-40cm

60B 60C 60D

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trees and shrubs YEW

(Ulmus glabra)

(Taxus baccata) alan atkinson

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WYCH ELM

The hardiest elm, able to grow in coastal conditions as well as hillsides and by water. It produces purplish flowers in early March before the leaves form in April/May followed by bunches of large pale green fruits with nutlets in the centre, turning brown before being shed in July. HEAVY DAMP GROUND ACID/ALKALINE SOIL GROWTH RATE – SLOW

Average mature height 30-40M BARE ROOT 40-60CM 62A 60-90CM 62B 90-120CM 62C ROOTRAINER 40-60CM 62D

Commonly found in old woodlands and artificial surroundings such as churchyards. An evergreen conifer with dark green foliage and red berries. As a tree it may reach 40 foot but is usually clipped as an evergreen hedge. The leaves and seeds of the yew are poisonous. light, dry ground alkaline soil growth rate

– slow

6-15m 20-40cm 61AA 10-20cm 61D

average mature height bare root

rootrainer

BTCV’s wildlife hedgerow collection

For anyone planning a hedge we have put together a collection of those species commonly found in the wild. They will provide cover for wildlife and a source of seeds, nuts and nectar. They are attractive to look at and can be planted and maintained in most gardens on most soil types. As a general rule hedges are best planted as staggered double rows to provide a good thick screen in years to come. You can of course if you prefer plant in a single line. 50 plants will create a double hedge 10 metres long or 24 metres if planted in a single line. Whichever way you choose to plant, it is important to recognise that the production of a well formed hedge requires patience and repeated cutting back in the first few years to encourage bushy growth. All plants are 40-60cm bareroot stock. Please NOTE: tree shelters not included, see opposite [Catalogue no. 90] Species Number of plants Hawthorn....................................................................... 25 Blackthorn........................................................................ 5 Hazel................................................................................ 5 Field maple....................................................................... 5 Dog rose........................................................................... 5 Guelder rose..................................................................... 5 Total.......................................................... 50 plants

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accessories

accessories

TREE SHELTER Tree shelters are used to help young trees become established. They facilitate weed control and offer some protection against animals. Available in three sizes, stakes included. diameter

8-12cm 60cm 1.2m

protection against rabbit protection against deer

71 70

SHRUB SHELTER Similar to the tree shelter but with a wide diameter, therefore suitable for multi-stemmed or bushy shrubs. Supplied complete with stake. diameter height

13-16cm 60cm

4cm 60cm

74

EASY WRAP An alternative to spiral tree guards. Gives protection from rabbits and herbicide spraying. Ideal for hedging. Expands from 5cm to 6.5cm. Comes supplied with a bamboo support cane. diameter

5cm 60cm

height

0.75m 0.90m 1.2m 1.5m

30mm x 30mm 30mm x 30mm 30mm x 30mm 40mm x 40mm

77

Canes are supplied with our spiral tree guards but can be purchased separately and used as an aid to marking young trees when weeding. They can also prevent wind-blow on exposed sites. height

90cm

Useful for suppressing weed growth around newly planted trees and also helps retain moisture. 100cm x 100cm

Used for attaching trees to stakes. buckle tie

9cm 60cm

69

TREE TIES

Open mesh plastic guard offering protection with ventilation. Supplied complete with stake. height

78

MULCH MATS

TREE PROTECTOR

diameter

87 88 89 61

BAMBOO CANES

The spiral tree guard is mainly used on single stem trees and offers protection against rabbits. Supplied complete with a bamboo cane for support. height

Although the appropriate stake is supplied when purchasing tree guards we are able to offer a wide selection of pre-treated stakes for all aspects of tree planting.

72

SPIRAL TREE GUARD

diameter

TREE STAKES

79

75

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wildflower plugs Index of wildflower plugs Name........................... code... page AGRIMONY....................... 100.............. 36 AVENS – wood................ 101.............. 36 BEDSTRAW – HEDGE......... 102.............. 36 BEDSTRAW – LADY’S......... 103 . ........... 36 BELLFLOWER – CLUSTERED..................... 104.............. 36 BETONY............................. 105.............. 37 BIRD’S FOOT TREFOIL......... 107.............. 37 BIRD’S FOOT TREFOIL – GREATER (MARSH).......... 106.............. 37 BURNET – GREAT............... 108.............. 37 BURNET – SALAD............... 109.............. 37 BUTTERCUP – MEADOW....................... 110.............. 37 CAMPION – RED................ 112.............. 37 CAMPION – WHITE............ 114.............. 37 CAT’S EAR......................... 115.............. 37 CLOVER – RED................... 117.............. 37 COW PARSLEY................... 116.............. 37 COWSLIP........................... 119.............. 38 CRANE’S BILL – MEADOW.... 120.............. 38 DAISY – OX-EYE................ 121.............. 38 FOXGLOVE........................ 123.............. 38 GOAT’S BEARD.................. 122.............. 38 HAREBELL.......................... 127.............. 38 HAWKBIT – AUTUMN........ 125.............. 38 HAWKBIT – GREATER......... 126.............. 38 IRIS – YELLOW................... 131 . ........... 38 KNAPWEED – BLACK......... 132 . ........... 38 KNAPWEED – GREATER..... 133.............. 39 LOOSESTRIFE – PURPLE...... 134 . ........... 39 MARIGOLD – MARSH........ 135.............. 39 MARJORAM – WILD........... 136.............. 39 MEADOWSWEET............... 137.............. 39 OXLIP................................. 140 . ........... 39 PRIMROSE.......................... 142.............. 39 QUAKING GRASS............... 143.............. 39 RAGGED ROBIN................. 144.............. 39 RESTHARROW................... 145.............. 40 RIBWORT PLANTAIN........... 141.............. 40 SCABIOUS – DEVIL’S BIT..... 148 . ........... 40 SCABIOUS – FIELD............. 149 . ........... 40 SCABIOUS – SMALL........... 150 . ........... 40 SEDGE – PENDULOUS........ 146.............. 40 SELFHEAL........................... 151.............. 40 SORREL – COMMON.......... 152.............. 40 ST JOHN’S WORT ............... 153.............. 40 STITCHWORT..................... 156.............. 40 STRAWBERRY – WILD........ 155 . ........... 40 TEASEL.............................. 157.............. 41 TOADFLAX – COMMON.... 159.............. 41 TUSSOCK GRASS............... 160.............. 41 VETCH – KIDNEY .............. 161.............. 41 VETCH – TUFTED............... 162 . ........... 41 VETCHLING – MEADOW.... 163.............. 41 VIPER’S BUGLOSS.............. 164.............. 41 WILD CARROT................... 165.............. 41 WOUNDWORT – HEDGE..... 166.............. 41 YARROW........................... 167.............. 41 36

wildflower plugs

BEDSTRAW – HEDGE

102

(Galium mollugo) This taller member of the bedstraw family is found in hedgerows and open woodlands. It is a useful plant in the garden, but not as colourful as Lady’s Bedstraw.

INFORMATION – WILDFLOWER PLUGS MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY IS 50 PLUGS, AND MULTIPLES OF 10 OF EACH SPECIES CHOSEN. Wildflower plugs are available from September-May. They are grown in 37ml cells, wherever possible in peatfree compost and consist of a modular rootball, with 1-3 inches of foliage depending on the species. They are grown in a way that aids rapid and successful plant establishment.

situation sun/partial shade

soil type neutral/alkaline: moist height

100cm

flowering season/colour june-september, white uses red dye

BEDSTRAW – LADY’S

103

(Galium verum)

AGRIMONY

100

(Agrimonia eupatoria) This native perennial grows on roadsides, hedgebanks and on field edges and it is more common in the south. It has spikes of yellow flowers, a faint sweet scent, and well shaped pretty foliage.

soil type alkaline: normal/dry

75cm

flowering season/colour

soil type neutral: normal

june-august, yellow

60cm

uses milk (curdling for cheese), diuretic and

flowering season/colour

a footbath

june-august, yellow

uses yellow dye, blood purifier, colds

AVENS – wood

situation sun height

situation sun/partial shade height up to

Fabled to have been part of the bedding in the stable at Bethlehem, this is found on roadsides and grasslands of light or sandy soil. It is a member of the bedstraw family which is well suited to cutting for indoor bouquets. Its dried seed heads also make good winter decoration.

BELLFLOWER – CLUSTERED 104 101

(Campanula glomerota) Small and compact clusters of violet flowers. This vibrant coloured plant can be found in grassland. Also suitable for rock gardens

(Geum urbanum) This delicate flowered plant is usually located in hedgerows, woodlands and any shady places. It has dense foliage and would make a good ground cover plant in a shaded border or under trees. situation partial shade/shade

soil type acid/alkaline: normal/moist height up to

60cm

flowering season/colour may-august, yellow

uses roots fabled to have been used instead of quinine. leaves infusion as an astringent for washing

situation sun soil type welll-drained height15-30CM

flowering season/colour june onwards, violet


wildflower plugs 105

soil type loam, clay, limestone height

A very common plant, it grows in open woodlands, clearings, and even some grasslands. It is a vigorous plant which is attractive to bees.

45-90cm

deep red

BURNET – SALAD

109

(Sanguisorba minor) Mainly occurring in pastures and wasteland, but also scree, rocky outcrops and cliffs. Rosette leaves with purple tinged flower.

soil type neutral: normal

60cm

flowering season/colour june-september, red/purple

uses: bronchitis (inhaled), bites, tobacco, tea

BIRD’S FOOT TREFOIL

107

30-40cm

green/purple

This is found in grasslands and moist areas. Regular cutting can encourage this plant to also flower in autumn.

situation sun soil type neutral: normal height up to

60cm

flowering season/colour may- september, yellow.

CLOVER – RED

height

(Trifolium pratense)

80/90cm

106

CAMPION – RED

situation wet clay soil type clay

– august,

yellow

situation partial shade/shade

s imhof

soil type neutral: normal

108

(Sanguisorba officinalis) A tall perennial with erect stems growing from a woody stock. Found mainly in damp meadows and on river banks. Oblong heads of tiny reddish purple flowers.

112

(Silene dioica) This useful garden plant inhabits shady woods and hedges. It is a vigorous plant which needs to be grown among other tall plants to prevent it falling over, and self-seeds readily. It also has flowers which completely close at night.

height

60-80cm

117 An essential component of the spring meadow, red clover was mainly used as cattle fodder. The flowers are widely used in remedies for skin complaints.

april-june, yellow

(Lotus uliginosus)

BURNET – GREAT

This is found in grasslands and on roadsides. It is very attractive to bees and insects, and is often mistaken for a dandelion.

soil type acid/alkaline: normal/moist flowering season/colour

Mainly found in marsh or wet grassland. The flower heads are larger than the common bird’s foot trefoil.

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110

situation sun

may-september, yellow/red

30cm

may-august, white

(Ranunculus acris)

30cm

flowering season/colour june

80-90cm

flowering season/colour

– july,

BUTTERCUP – MEADOW

flowering season/colour

height

height

(Hypochoeris radicata)

flowering season/colour june

soil type alkaline: poor/dry

BIRD’S FOOT TREFOIL – GREATER (MARSH)

soil type acid/alkaline: normal

CAT’S EAR

situation sun height

situation sun/partial shade

soil type limestone

n hagen

Also known as ‘bacon and eggs’, it can be found in grassland areas and is a very pretty member of the clover family. This plant forms a low dense mat and should be planted near the front of the border/meadow.

Scented only in the evenings, this plant dwells on roadsides and wastelands. To get the best effect, the white campion should be planted in large clumps with other wildflowers in a wild garden.

situation dry, moist height

(Lotus corniculatus)

114

(Silene alba)

flowering season/colour september

situation sun/partial shade height up to

CAMPION – WHITE

situation moist, wet, sun

(Stachys officinalis)

h beck

BETONY

situation sun soil type well-drained height

10-45cm

flowering season/colour may onwards, pinkish red

COW PARSLEY

116

(Anthriscus sylvestris)

flowering season/colour

Found in profusion growing by roadsides, commonly known as Queen Anne’s lace due to its white lace-like flowers.

may-september, red

uses dried seedheads

situation sun soil type dry, moist height

60-90cm

flowering season/colour april

– june,white 37


wildflower plugs COWSLIP

119

FOXGLOVE

123

HAWKBIT – AUTUMN

(Digitalis purpurea) This was a very common plant, but is now much harder to find. It grows in hedges and grasslands. It is especially valuable as an earlyflowering nectarsource for insects.

This biennial inhabits moist cleared woodlands, or shady hedgerows. This is a good plant to grow to hide a wall/fence or for some height under trees.

n hagen

(Primula veris)

situation sun, moist soil type oam, clay height

situation sun/partial shade soil type neutral/alkaline: normal

yellow

150cm

flowering season/colour

25-30cm

HAWKBIT – GREATER

june-september, pink/purple

flowering season/colour april-may, yellow

uses digitalin

CRANE’S BILL – MEADOW 120 (Geranium pratense)

GOAT’S BEARD

122

(Tragopogon pratensis) A stout perennial growing from a thick taproot. Found in grassy areas, the flower only opens fully on sunny mornings. Attractive to birds.

This limy-soil lover grows on roadsides and banks and in limestone. Named after its seed head’s similarity to the beak and head of a crane, this is a vigorous plant.

height up to

75cm

may-september, blue/purple

DAISY – OX-EYE

121

situation sun/partial shade

soil type neutral/alkaline: normal height

60cm

flowering season/colour may-august, white/yellow

uses: fabled to deter flies if planted near a

house. used as a tonic. leaves and roots used to flavour soups

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height

30-60cm

flowering season/colour june

HAREBELL

(Leucanthemum vulgare) Also called ‘dog daisy’ this common perennial lives on grassy banks and roadsides. It is an invasive plant and so is better suited for planting in ‘wildflower meadows’ and follows the flowering of spring bulbs effectively. It is attractive to insects, butterflies and bees for its nectar.

soil type clay, limestone height

15-45cm

IRIS – YELLOW – july,

127

(Campanula rotundifolia) This member of the bellflower family is found in chalky hedgerows and grasslands. Besides being useful for a meadow site, this plant is also good for the taller rock garden, or in summer pots and tubs. It will also grow low down in path and wall crevices. situation sun/partial shade

soil type alkaline/acid: normal/poor/dry height

25-40cm

flowering season/colour july-september, blue

131

(Iris pseudacorus)

yellow

flowering season/colour

situation sun, wet

yellow

soil type loam, clay soil type neutral/alkaline: normal/moist

A slow growing rosette forming species which grows mainly in open grassland. A pollen/nectar source for many insects.

flowering season/colour june onwards,

situation sun, moist situation sun

126

(Leontodon hispidus)

– poisonous

b wernersson

height

height

15cm

flowering season/colour august onwards,

soil type acid: moist

situation sun/partial shade

125

(Leontodon autumnalis) A dandelion-like flower found on roadsides and path edges. Attractive to finches

This ‘flag iris’ is found in ditches, by rivers and in marshes. It needs full sun to flower and is effective when planted around a pond or boggy border. It’s spread can be controlled by thinning the rhizomes which are part above and part below ground. It is used as a ‘ladder’ or ‘perch’ by water insects. situation partial shade/shade

soil type acid/alkaline: moist height

120cm

flowering season/colour may-july, yellow

KNAPWEED – BLACK

132

(Centaurea nigra) This tough member of the daisy family inhabits grasslands and some hedgebottoms. It has a thistle-


wildflower plugs few times a year! It would also be a useful plant for along a stream.

like appearance and hairy leaves and is a striking plant for either border or meadow.

situation partial shade/shade

soil type normal/alkaline: wet

situation sun/partial shade

height

soil type acid/alkaline: normal height

march-july, yellow

flowering season/colour june-october, pink

KNAPWEED – GREATER

40-50cm

flowering season/colour

50cm

MARJORAM – WILD

133

A very valuable herb, it is found on roadsides, grasslands and dry banks. It is a good ground cover plant and forms a lovely golden bush at the front of a border.

(Centaurea scabiosa) This relative of the cornflower lives in hedgerows, grasslands and on roadsides. It provides good colour for the garden, whilst also being useful for drying the buds and flowers and having attractive leaves. It is also well favoured by butterflies and used by bees and birds.

june-september, purple

15-20cm

flowering season/colour march-may, yellow

uses in wine, relieve headaches

(Briza media)

MEADOWSWEET

uses digestive disorders and treating wounds, parts can be used in salads.

137

This impressive flower is usually located at pond edges, in marshes and other swampy places. It is best planted around a pond or in a moist border, but it selfseeds very quickly if unchecked. Though absolutely no relation, it may be planted near to yellow loosestrife for a lovely display. situation sun/partial shade

soil type neutral/alkaline: moist

This highly fragrant flower is found in marshes, wet meadows and ditches. It is an ideal plant for moist borders, pond edges and other damp places.

n hagen

134

90cm

june-september, cream

uses flavouring mead, curing fevers and digestion problems

140

(Primula elatior) A short hairy perennial closely related to the primrose. Found mainly in moist habitats, such as ditches, moist grassy areas and stream sides.

uses fevers, tanning leather

135

(Caltha palustris) Closely related to the trollius this plant loves all moist areas like ditches and damp woods. With its striking triangular leaves it is excellent for pond edges even if the water rises and floods a

situation sun/shade soil type clay, wet height

30cm

flowering season/colour april-may, yellow

height

30-60cm

RAGGED ROBIN

flowering season/colour

june-august, purple

soil type neutral/alkaline: normal

june-august, purple

soil type neutral/alkaline: moist

OXLIP

100cm plus

flowering season/colour

situation sun/partial shade

flowering season/colour

situation sun/partial shade height up to

143 This very attractive perennial grass grows in meadowlands and on chalky downlands. It is effective as a contrasting feature in a mixed border, or in taller grassy areas.

(Filipendula ulmaria)

(Lythrum salicaria)

MARIGOLD – MARSH

height

uses flavouring meat, helps insomnia

flowering season/colour

height

soil type neutral/acid: normal/moist

july-september, pink

80-90cm

LOOSESTRIFE – PURPLE

situation partial shade/shade

height

flowering season/colour

soil type neutral/alkaline: dry

Seldom seen in the same places as its close relative the cowslip, primroses prefer moist woodlands, under hedge-rows and shady grasslands. In a garden this would be an ideal plant in a shady border, but it is more suited to wilder planting under a shady tree or hedge.

QUAKING GRASS – COMMON

50-75cm

142

(Primula vulgaris)

soil type neutral/alkaline: normal/dry

situation sun/partial shade

situation sun/partial shade height

136

(Origanum vulgare)

PRIMROSE

144

(Lychnis flos-cuculi) A member of the pink family, this vigorous plant is found in marshes, damp woods and moist meadows. Though the flowering season ends in june, it is possible to get a second showing if the stems are cut back after flowering. It is best placed in a damp spot, though can stand a dry shaded border. situation sun/partial shade soil type acid/alkaline: moist height 60-70cm flowering season/colour may-june, pink

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wildflower plugs RESTHARROW – COMMON 145 (Ononis repens) This woody perennial grows long trailing stems with sticky hairy leaves along which the pink pea like flowers are borne. situation sun, grassy places soil type dry, chalk height

30cm

flowering season/colour july

– september,

pink

RIBWORT PLANTAIN

141

(Plantago lancaolata) This grass like perennial grows abundantly in meadows, pastures, wasteland and rocky outcrops.

SORREL – COMMON

situation sun soil type neutral/alkaline: normal height

80-90cm

june-september, blue

uses mix with borax and samphire and use for dandruff

150

(Scabiosa columbaria) This teasel family member inhabits chalky grasslands and meadows. It is an excellent plant to grow to attract bees and butterflies and the seeds are valuable to birdlife. soil type alkaline: dry height

65cm

flowering season/colour june-september, blue/purple uses as field scabious

SEDGE – PENDULOUS

146

Tuft forming evergreen sedge with narrow leaves and drooping pale brown flowers up to 14cm long.

situation sun soil type loam, sand, clay

60cm

flowering season/colour april onwards, brown

height

15-60cm

flowering season/colour may

– june,

pinkish red

153

(Hypericum perforatum) This plant grows in hedgerows and woodlands. This is a vigorous plant and is probably better suited to a hedge bottom or large bank, rather than a border. situation partial shade soil type acid/alkaline: normal height

50-60cm

june-september, yellow.

148

uses tea for insomnia, oil soothes cuts

(Succisa pratensis) This is a moistureloving plant which inhabits marshes, wet meadows and moist woodlands. It is a good weed suppressant, but needs support for its long stems, preferably by other plants. It attracts butterflies and bees and seed eating birds. situation sun/partial shade

soil type acid/alkaline: normal/moist

80cm

flowering season/colour june-october, blue/pink

SCABIOUS – FIELD

149

(Knautia arvensis)

STITCHWORT – GREATER 156

situation damp, wet

(Stellaria holostea)

soil type acid height

90-150cm

flowering season/colour may

A common perennial creeping plant with large white flowers found in woods, hedges and on roadsides usually on damp soils.

– june,

brown

SELFHEAL

151

(Prunella vulgaris) This low growing perennial dwells in hedges, grasslands, roadsides and some woodlands. It grows by sending out runners and is easily smothered by taller grasses. It is also inviting to bees, butterflies and insects. situation sun/partial shade

This plant, also known as ‘gypsyrose’, lives in grasslands, roadsides and hedgebottoms. It will attract large numbers of butterflies,bees and birds.

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soil type loam, clay, limestone

flowering season/colour

SCABIOUS – DEVIL’S BIT

height

situation sun, dry, moist

ST JOHN’S WORT – PERFORATE

situation sun

(Carex pendula)

height

Found in a wide variety of habitats, mainly meadows, pastures and waysides. Food plant of the Small Copper butterfly.

flowering season/colour

SCABIOUS – SMALL

152

(Rumex acetosa)

soil type neutral/acid: normal height

20-30cm

flowering season/colour june-september, blue/purple

uses wounds, colds, liver purification

situation damp, sun, shade soil type heavy height

15-60cm

flowering season/colour april

STRAWBERRY – WILD

- may, white

155

(Fragaria vesca) This wild fruit plant is widespread in woodlands, hedgerows and grasslands. It has a trailing habit and very sweet fruit – attractive to birds.


wildflower plugs VETCH – KIDNEY

situation sun/partial shade/shade

soil type neutral/alkaline: normal

20-30cm

flowering season/colour april-july, white

uses fruit, infusion

TEASEL

157

(Dipsacus fullonum) This biennial inhabits riverbanks as well as some dry pastures. Only flowers for a short period but the spiky heads remain eye-catching for autumn and winter. Seeds easily and may need controlling. Attracts bees, insects and butterflies and, in autumn, goldfinches. situation sun soil type neutral/alkaline: normal/moist height up to

180cm

flowering season/colour july-august, purple

TOADFLAX – COMMON

159

(Linaria vulgaris) This grows in hedgerows, roadsides and open woodlands, as well as occasionally in grasslands. This is a vigorous, even invasive, plant and should be planted on its own at the edge of the garden, or amongst equally aggressive plants. Attracts bees and the spotted fritillary caterpillar.

This low growing member of the pea family occurs naturally in grassy areas, hedgerows, woods and thickets. It is a short lived plant which can be located near the sea. It has quite large striking flowers which would add to any dry, sunny border.

height up to

13-120cm

flowering season/colour june silver/prrple

culinary decoration

WILD CARROT

162

This scrambling plant inhabits grasslands, hedgerows and fens. It has dense foliage and attractive flowers. As a climber it is effective grown through tall shrubs or along a fence or wall.

to 7cm diameter. situation sun/shade

soil type neutral: normal height

june-august, white

WOUNDWORT – HEDGE

Perennial plant with a strong smell and very bristly. Dark beetroot purple flowers with white blotches. Attractive to bees. Found in woods and hedgerows.

200cm

flowering season/colour may-august, purple

VETCHLING – MEADOW 163 (Lathyrus pratensis)

situation sun/partial shade

situation light shade soil type loam, damp height

30-90cm

flowering season/colour june-september, purple

YARROW

This very common flower dwells in grasslands, hedges and in gardens. It makes a good tall border plant, though it will need to be thinned often as it is a

100cm

flowering season/colour may-aug, yellow

VIPER’S BUGLOSS

164

(Echium vulgare) This is found on sand dunes, cliffs and other dry places. It can become a nuisance if planted and allowed to seed into dry soils,

167

(Achillea millefolium)

soil type neutral/alkaline: moist height up to

166

(Stachys sylvatica)

soil type normal/alkaline: moist

This climbing perennial is found in hedgerows, grass-lands and fens. The plant has a scrambling habit and in the wild often grows though small shrubs.

30-100cm

flowering season/colour

situation sun height

165 Smelling of fresh carrots, this upright biennial grows mainly in grassy places. Produces umbrella shaped heads up

(Vicia cracca)

160

– august,

uses young leaves in salad, flowers as a

(Daucus carota)

VETCH – TUFTED

uses diuretic

height

june-september, blue

may-september, yellow

june-october, yellow/orange

soil type sand, loam, clay

75cm

flowering season/colour

flowering season/colour

flowering season/colour

situation shade/partial shade

height up to

50cm

60cm

(Deschampsia caespitosa) An evergreen perennial found in a wide variety of habitats, meadows, woodland, dappled shade. Produces silver/purple spikelets

soil type neutral/alkaline: normal/dry

soil type acid/alkaline: normal/dry

soil type neutral/alkaline: normal

TUSSOCK GRASS

situation sun

situation sun

situation sun height

however it does make a good garden plant if put into full sun. Viper’s Bugloss is very attractive to bees, insects and butterflies.

dan tenaglia

height

161

(Anthyllis vulneraria)

vigorous grower. situation sun/partial shade

soil type acid/alkaline: normal/dry height

50-70cm

flowering season/colour

june-september, white/red/pink uses excellent for fresh arrangements and for drying for winter arrangements

Wildflower plug collections overleaf...

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wildflower plug collections

wildflower seed mixtures

Available September – May 50 plants per collection

information – Wildflower seed mixtures

Supplied as 37ml plugs, these collections have been specially selected to create a range of wildlife habitats for gardens and open spaces. Since different species are available throughout the year we will select the plants, choosing a minimum of five different species.

CHALK & LIMESTONE

201

This unique soil type of drier alkaline grassland supports a range of downland habitats in the hillier regions of Britain. This collection is suitable for most garden situations with the exception of heathland.

HEDGEROW

202

Many farm hedges have disappeared from the countryside and with them their associated plants, flowers and wildlife. The flowers we have chosen used to be common in the wild and will provide an excellent food source for birds and insects. They are rich and vibrant in colour and can be planted in most gardens and on most soils.

WOODLAND

203

A woodland is far more than a few trees planted together. Cultivation of wildflowers, grasses and ferns at floor level all add to the habitats created for wildlife that feed on leaves, nectar and pollen. In this collection we have selected a range of wildflowers that will survive in a variety of soils in shade or semi-shaded conditions.

EDIBLE PLANTS

204

Condiments can be replaced with flavoursome plants to help you prepare culinary delights throughout the year. Herbs and flowers such as chicory, marjoram and wild strawberry may be included.

COLOUR FOR THE GARDEN

205

Window boxes and gardens provide an opportunity for everyone to have some involvement with nature by creating a small sanctuary for wildlife. A window box or flower border in a sunny, sheltered position, if planted with the right flowers, can provide nectar and pollen for insects throughout the spring and summer, and seed for birds in winter.

BIRDS, BEES, BUTTERFLIES AND INSECTS 206 If your habitats lack appeal for birds and insects you might try our special mixture of flowers to attract these species of wildlife.

MEADOW

207

Meadows can be created by setting aside the edges and corners of public parks, playing fields, gardens and lawns, all of which will benefit from the attractive mix of colour provided by wildflowers. 42

All of our wildflower seed is of native provenance. Available in 10g and 100g packs. Allow a minimum of 2g/m2, although you can increase this if you want a higher concentration of colour.

SUMMER MEADOW Attractive to birds, bees, butterflies and insects Yarrow, Kidney vetch, Common knapweed, Greater knapweed, Wild carrot, Meadow cranesbill, Lady’s bedstraw, Common st john’s wort, Cat’s ear, Field scabious, Greater hawkbit, Ox-eye daisy, Bird’s foot trefoil, Musk mallow, ribwort plantain, Dark mullein, Tufted vetch 10g  301 100g  301A

CHALK AND LIMESTONE Yarrow, Kidney vetch, Clustered bellflower, Greater knapweed, Wild basil, Wild carrot, Dropwort, Lady’s bedstraw, Field scabious, Greater hawkbit, Ox eye daisy, Bird’s foot trefoil, Common restharrow, Wild marjoram, Hoary plantain, Salad burnet, Cowslip, Self heal, Meadow buttercup, Small scabious, Tufted vetch 10g  302 100g  302A

HEDGEROW Yarrow, Agrimony, Garlic mustard, Common knapweed, Hedge bedstraw, Hedge cranesbill, Field scabious, Meadow pea, Common toadflax, Bird’s foot trefoil, Musk mallow, Wild primrose, Self heal, White campion, Hedge woundwort, Greater stitchwort, Upright hedge parsley, Dark mullein, Tufted vetch 10g  303 100g  303A

WOODLAND Garlic mustard, Ramsons, Betony, Nettle leaved bellflower, Wild foxglove, Bluebell, Meadowsweet, Hedge bedstraw, Herb robert, Wood avens, Hairy st john’s wort, Wood forget me not, Wild primrose, Self heal, Red campion, Hedge woundwort, Greater stitchwort, Wood sage, Upright hedge parlsey 10g  306 100g  306A

WETLAND Yarrow, Betony, Common knapweed, Meadowsweet, Field scabious, Meadow pea, Greater hawkbit, Ox eye daisy, Marsh bird’s foot trefoil, Ragged robin, Ribwort plantain, Self heal, Meadow buttercup, Hay rattle, Common sorrell, Great burnet, Devil’s bit scabious, Goatsbeard, Red clover, Tufted vetch 10g  305 100g  305A

CORNFIELD Corncockle, Corn chamomile, Cornflower, Corn marigold, Corn poppy 10g  304 100g  304A


wildflower and grass seed mixtures information – Wildflower and grass seed mixtures These are made up of 20% wildflower seed and 80% grass seed. Allow approx. 500g/135m2, although you can increase this if you want a more concentrated effect. These are ‘tailor made’ mixes to suit a wide range of situations. For each type the wildflowers and grasses are selected to provide species which have the best opportunity to thrive, provide colour over the season and to attract wildlife. Available in 100g, 500g and 1 kg packs. Larger quantities available, please call for prices.

SPRING MEADOW WILDFLOWERS Spotted hawksweed, Cat’s ear, Greater hawkbit, Ox eye daisy, Bird’s foot trefoil, Ragged robin, Hoary plantain, Salad burnet, Cowslip, Self heal, Meadow buttercup, Bulbous buttercup, Hay rattle, Common sorrel, Red campion, Greater stitchwort, Red clover, Birdseye speedwell, Common vetch GRASSES Highland bent, Sweet vernal grass, Quaking grass, Crested dogtail, Sheep’s fescue, Chewing’s Fescue, Slender red fescue, Meadow barley, Smooth stalked meadow grass, Yellow oatgrass 100g  403 500g  403A 1kg  403B

SUMMER MEADOW WILDFLOWERS Yarrow, Kidney vetch, Common knapweed, Greater knapweed, Wild carrot, Meadow cranesbill, Lady’s bedstraw, Common st john’s wort, Cat’s ear, Field scabious, Greater hawkbit, Ox eye daisy, Bird’s foot trefoil, Musk mallow, Ribwort plantain, Dark mullein, Tufted vetch GRASSES Highland bent, Sweet vernal grass, Quaking grass, Crested dogtail, Sheep’s fescue, Chewing’s fescue, Slender red fescue, Meadow barley, Smooth stalked meadow grass, Yellow oatgrass 100g  405 500g  405A 1kg  405B

LONG SEASON MEADOW WILDFLOWERS Yarrow, Agrimony, Betony, Common knapweed, Greater knapweed, Wild carrot, Lady’s bedstraw, Meadow cranesbill, Cat’s ear, Field scabious, Greater hawkbit, Autumn hawkbit, Ox eye daisy, Common toadflax, Bird’s foot trefoil, Musk mallow, Ribwort plantain, Hoary plantain, Cowslip, Self heal, Meadow buttercup, Bulbous buttercup, Hay rattle, Common sorrel, White campion, Dark mullein

CHALK AND LIMESTONE WILDFLOWERS Yarrow, Kidney vetch, Clustered bellflower, Greater knapweed, Wild basil, Wild carrot, Dropwort, Lady’s bedstraw, Field scabious, Greater hawkbit, Ox eye daisy, Bird’s foot trefoil, Common restharrow, Wild marjoram, Hoary plantain, Salad burnet, Cowslip, Self heal, Meadow buttercup, Small scabious, Tufted vetch GRASSES Fine bent, Quaking grass, Crested dogtail, Sheep’s fescue, Red fescue, Slender red fescue, Timothy, Smooth stalked meadowgrass, Yellow oatgrass 100g  401 500g  401A 1kg  401B

HEDGEROW WILDFLOWERS Yarrow, Agrimony, Garlic mustard, Common knapweed, Hedge bedstraw, Hedge cranesbill, Field scabious, Meadow pea, Common toadflax, Bird’s foot trefoil, Musk mallow, Wild primrose, Self heal, White campion, Hedge woundwort, Greater stitchwort, Upright hedge parsley, Dark mullein, Tufted vetch GRASSES Fine bent, Sweet vernal grass, Crested dogtail, Sheep’s fescue, Red fescue, Slender red fescue, Wood meadow grass, Smooth stalked meadow grass, Yellow oatgrass 100g  402 500g  402A 1kg  402B

WOODLAND WILDFLOWERS Garlic mustard, Ramsons, Betony, Nettle leaved bellflower, Wild foxglove, Bluebell, Meadowsweet, Hedge bedstraw, Herb robert, Wood avens, hairy st john’s wort, Wood forget me not, Wild primrose, Self heal, Red campion, Hedge woundwort, Greater stitchwort, Wood sage, Upright hedge parlsey GRASSES Highland bent, Sweet vernal grass, Crested dogtail, Tussock grass, Sheep’s fescue, Red fescue, Slender red fescue, Wood millet, Wood meadow grass, Smooth stalked meadow grass 100g  407 500g  407A 1kg  407B

WETLAND WILDFLOWERS Yarrow, Betony, Common knapweed, Meadowsweet, Field scabious, Meadow pea, Greater hawkbit, Ox eye daisy, Marsh bird’s foot trefoil, Ragged robin, Ribwort plantain, Self heal, Meadow buttercup, Hay rattle, Common sorrell, Greater burnet, Devil’s bit scabious, Goatsbeard, Red clover, Tufted vetch GRASSES Sweet vernal grass, Crested dogtail, Tussock grass, Sheep’s fescue, Red fescue, Meadow barley, Smooth stalked meadow grass, Yellow oatgrass 100g  404 500g  404A 1kg  404B

GRASSES Highland bent, Sweet vernal grass, Quaking grass, Crested dogtail, Sheep’s fescue, Chewing’s fescue, Slender red fescue, Meadow barley, Smooth stalked meadow grass, Yellow oatgrass 100g  406 500g  406A 1kg  406B 43


bulbs,tubers & rhizomes

situation sun/partial shade

situation partial shade/shade

soil type acid/neutral normal height up to

soil type neutral moist

50cm

height

flowering season/colour april-june, blue

SNOWDROP

20cm

flowering season/colour march-may, gold/yellow

603

WOOD ANEMONE

606

iNFORMATION – bulbs, tubers and rhizomes Our native provenance bulbs have been selected to provide a host of golden daffodils and drifts of bluebells, together with snowdrops, wood anemones and wild garlic. AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER AND EARLY NOVEMBER ONLY We advise that all bulbs will benefit when planted in an area where they will get shade in summer whilst resting. We offer:

situation partial shade

SPRING BULBS COLLECTION Available in mixed packs

50 bulbs 

100 bulbs 

soil type neutral/alkaline moist

20cm

height up to

35cm

flowering season/colour march-may, white

WILD GARLIC

604

SNAKESHEAD FRITILLERY 609

601

These, the most common native member of the onion family, inhabit woodlands and shady places. The leaves have an incredible scent, but this plant does contrast with other plants in a moist, shady border. situation sun/shade

situation full sun

soil type neutral/acid moist height

soil type damp

45cm

height up to

flowering season/colour

25cm

flowering season/colour

april-june, white

LESSER CELANDINE

Originally found growing in damp meadows in southern England, but is now quite rare in the wild.

april, red/purple/cream

605

Lily of the Valley

610

Found in woods, this native bulb grows oval leaves and is richly fragrant. Popular with both gardeners and bees.

602 These pretty bulbs are located in open woodlands, or under deciduous trees, often near the sea. In the garden they can be planted in a border or amongst herbaceous plants, and need regular splitting.

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situation sun

height

january-march, white

These are found in damp woodlands, moist meadowlands, and parklands Daffodils are best planted where they won’t be disturbed, and should be planted in September. situation sun/partial shade soil type neutral/acid moist height approx 40cm flowering season/colour february-april/may, creamy yellow

BLUEBELL

This perennial lives in deciduous woodlands and mountain meadows. It is low-growing and makes a good mat under a garden tree.

soil type acid/alkaline moist flowering season/colour

607 608

INDIVIDUAL BULBS Minimum order: 10 bulbs per species.

WILD DAFFODIL

Originally from Wales and SW England, this bulb loves moist areas in woodlands, and in boggy meadows. They seem to grow better on heavy clay or in leafmoulded lighter soils. They do not like full sun.

An early spring flower, these dwell in ditches, woods and hedges. The base of a deciduous tree is a good place in the garden for this bulb. It is quite vigorous.

situation prefers woodland soil type damp height up to

20cm

flowering season/colour may, white


publications & merchandise

Dry stone Walling

Fencing

footpaths

hedging

sand dunes

159 pages; 391 illustrations

141 pages; 296 illustrations

215 pages; 432 illustrations

123 pages; 150 illustrations

108 pages; 112 illustrations

This is the most comprehensive book available on the building of dry stone walls and other structures. Dry stone walling is one of the most ancient building techniques, used worldwide where stone outcrops at the earth’s surface. Britain’s varied geology has produced a wide range of building styles, which demonstrate the waller’s skill in making the best use of the locally available stone. The latest edition, revised by BTCV member and master craftsman Sean Adcock, gives detailed but clear advice on all aspects of the walling craft.

Properly built, functional fences are essential for land management. Their main use in conservation is to protect newly planted or regenerating woodlands and coppices from browsing animals. Fences are also essential to permit grazing of pastures, downland, heaths and other semi-natural areas. A good fence will look neat, do the job, and last for many years. A badly built fence will cause constant problems. This handbook gives comprehensive information on all aspects of fence constructionand the construction of stiles and gates is described in detail.

Britain’s 150,000 miles of rights of way are an invaluable resource, which give access to every type of landscape, from urban fringe to riverside and coast, farmland, moor and mountain. Many popular paths, especially in the uplands, have become eroded through overuse. The traditional skills of stone pitching and drainage have been revived and developed to make these paths safe and pleasant to walk, whilst encouraging eroded areas to recover by revegetation. These skills, along with the building of bridges, steps and stiles are detailed in this handbook. 

Hedges are an important feature of the British countryside, as well as being a valuable wildlife habitat. Neglect, rather than removal, is now the greatest threat and many hedges need laying to encourage new growth from the base. This book is the most detailed reference available on hedge laying, and gives clear practical advice for anyone wanting to master this craft. Many regional styles are described. Advice is also given on choosing suitable species for a new hedge, as well as planting techniques and aftercare. Construction and repair of Cornish hedges is included.

Sand dunes are fragile habitats, easily damaged by the trampling of visitors. Dunes are also constantly changing, affected by the sea and wind. Any management work requires understanding of dune systems, and the way they change. This handbook describes dune development and details the techniques for buildig fences to trap sand and encourage dune accretion. Details are given on planning and building paths and fences to direct visitors. Marram grass planting is described, along with information on managing dune grasslands and slacks.

toolcare

tree planting & aftercare

the urban handbook

waterways & wetlands

woodlands

137 pages; 61 illustrations; 13 colour plates; 40 project examples

171 pages; 196 illustrations

205 pages; 200 illustrations

Marshes, damp pastures, ponds and streams comprise a huge range of valuable habitats, and are vital in absorbing rainfall and regulating water flow. This book advocates the protection of these resources, and of managing streams with ‘soft landscaping’ methods rather than with pipes and concrete. This handbook gives detailed practical advice on all aspects of pond creation and management, building dams and sluices, managing streams, and creating reed beds for water treatment and wildlife.

Most British woods have been managed over the centuries for coppice products, fuel, timber and other products, and their wildlife diversity owes much to this. In the past century, many woodlands were neglected, planted with conifers, or cleared for development. There is a great need to re-establish management, particularly in coppice woodlands. The revision covers the full range of woodland work (including coppicing) with new sections on charcoal burning, green woodworking and the management of woodlands for wildlife.

55 pages; 72 illustrations Toolcare covers everything a conservation group needs to know on the subject of tools. This includes information and space-saving ideas on how to fit out a toolstore to store sufficient tools for group use. Detailed advice is given on designing and fitting out a workshop for the repair and maintenance of tools, with comprehensive information on sharpening, regrinding, replacing hafts and handles and other aspects of toolcare.

128 pages; 102 illustrations A comprehensive guide to establishing native trees. Thousands of trees fail due to poor choice of species and lack of aftercare. This book gives clear practical advice on choosing, planting and caring for young trees to ensure the success of planting schemes. Information is included on propagation to produce planting stock of ‘local provenance’. Information is included on establishing woodland ground flora and encouraging natural regeneration of trees.

A guide to practical environmental work in urban areas,including habitats which are more diverse than those found in intensively farmed countryside. Parks, gardens, allotments, recreation areas, industrial sites, ‘brownfield’ land and school grounds have a huge potential for local community involvement. These are areas where people can create the type of environment that they want, and put into action their ideas on community gardens, recycling, safe play areas and other green issues.

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publications and merchandise BTCV branded merchandise BTCV ‘1959’ Hoodie Polycotton. Grey/Green. Printed slogan. Sizes: M/L/XL

1959 Hoodie …in action!

BTCV Fleece Jacket

BTCV BEANIE Embroidered BTCV logo 100% Acrylic. One size Colours: Green/Navy/Black SWEATSHIRT Embroidered BTCV logo Polycotton. Colour: Navy Sizes: M/L/XL BTCV T-SHIRT 100% organic cotton. Fairly traded and carbon neutral. Printed BTCV logo Colours: Green or White Sizes: S/M/L/XL SWEATSHIRT Printed BTCV logo. Polycotton. Colour: Green. Sizes: M/L/XL

Printed Sweatshirt

BTCV FLEECE JACKET Embroidered BTCV logo Colour: Black Sizes: S/M/L/XL/XXL KEY FOB Made from recycled leather PIN BADGE Gold coloured.Enamel BTCV logo Size 18x20mm Pottery MUG Earthenware. White and green RECYCLED PLASTIC MUG Grey and white 7-FUNCTION PENKNIFE BTCV logo. Matt finish Stainless steel blades

7-Function pen knife

BTCV T-Shirt

Enamel Lapel Badge

…more publications Published by BTCV, except* Practical Conservation – advice for teachers Conservation Volunteering pack – How & Why Local Action – a guide to organising a group for practical conservation Environments for All – the BTCV guide for community action Generic Risk Assessments A health and safety overview Your wildlife pond* Garden for birds* How to make a wildlife garden* Bats in the garden* Your herb garden* The Encyclopedia of green woodworking* A guide to habitat creation*

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Recycled Plastic Mug

Pottery Mug


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NOTE: Cash, cheque or credit/debit card details must accompany all orders. New customers requiring credit are requested to provide two trade references. Local Authority order accepted. Health and safety disclaimer  The information given in this publication on behalf of BTCV is believed to be correct, but accuracy is not guaranteed and the information does not obviate the need to make further enquiries as appropriate. This publication is not a comprehensive statement on all safety procedures and the reader must take all reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of all users and to take necessary steps to implement a health and safety policy. This publication is issued without responsibility on the part of BTCV for accidents or damage as a result of its use. Acknowledgements  Many thanks to all the manufacturers and suppliers for photographs, Mike Hartwell, Tubex Ltd., Alan Atkinson. Other photography by Rob Bowker. Compilers: Wendy Timms and Gill Levitt. Every effort has been made to secure permissions for use of internet-sourced images. Where this has not been possible, the publisher welcomes contact from copyright owners to arrange permissions.

BTCV is the UK’s leading practical conservation charity. BTCV connects people with place, builds healthy, sustainable communities, and increases people’s life skills. It aims to create a better environment where people from all cultures feel valued, included and involved. BTCV currently supports 300,000 volunteers to take practical action to improve their urban and rural environments, and a Community Network supports local groups. BTCV offers regular conservation tasks, UK and International conservation holidays, the BTCV Green Gym®, training opportunities and an on-line shop making products and services accessible to all. BTCV Enterprises Ltd is BTCV’s trading subsidiary founded in 1986. Providing tools, protective clothing and health & safety equipment is part of the service and its profits help BTCV’s valuable conservation work. Since 1986, the company has grown and developed to service an everchanging environmental industry, offering project management and consultancy on environmental matters. We also sell a range of tools, publications and merchandise. BTCV Enterprises Limited, Sedum House, Mallard Way, Doncaster DN4 8DB Tel: 01302 388883  Fax: 01302 311557  www.btcv.org/shop

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If you feel inspired to make a difference to your environment through volunteering your time, donating your cash, taking an active environmental holiday or establishing a Community Network, BTCV wants to hear from you. We can also provide training opportunities and we can supply the tools, trees, plants and wildflowers to help you make the most of your environment. 48

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