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From regular window washing to conservatory roof cleaning, we have a wide range of window washing equipment to suit every job in every location – from squeegees and brushes to water fed pole window cleaning kits - browse through our site and we’re confident we’ll have the solution to your window washing needs!
When it comes to conservatory & window washing equipment it’s true that you need the right tools for the job – and with our in-depth knowledge of window cleaning kits and accessories we have put together the best choice of window washing equipment we can – giving you a superb selection of window cleaning kits, together with the glass window cleaner products to use in them.
From gutter cleaning & solar panel cleaning to a full conservatory, our choice of telescopic water fed pole window cleaning equipment is second to none – like our 17 foot telescopic three-section pole – constructed from high quality anodized aluminium – making it light and strong with very little flexing – ideal for glass cleaner & conservatory roofs or hard to reach windows.
We’re proud to be able to offer complete window washing equipment solutions - making home window cleaning a significantly less frustrating affair. Don’t struggle with ladders and makeshift extensions – take a look through our site and you’ll see that getting the correct window cleaning kit isn’t anywhere near as expensive as you thought. When you consider the costs of paying a window cleaner, or the time it takes to do it yourself with the wrong window cleaning kit – we think you’ll be amazed how much easier it is with one of our water fed pole window cleaning systems – and cheaper than you’d think too!
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If you need the telescopic window cleaning or conservatory cleaning system & live in N.Ireland or S.Ireland and any where North of an imaginary line between Glasgow and Edinburgh and any UK Island please email us for carriage rates before ordering as they can vary from our standard rates. Delivery of orders normally 2-4 days. We operate 7 days/ week. Collection by appointment only. Established 1979. In house design and manufacturing. Warehousing and distribution. 12 months guarantee on all products. Prices plus VAT 20%
Tuesday 24th March 2015
Plant a fruit tree in your garden and you’ll be able to ‘pick your own’ when the crop matures and finally ripens. Apples, plums, pear or fig trees are just some of the options you might want to consider and planting and taking care of your new tree isn’t as difficult as you might imagine.
To give you some idea of how simple it is to plant and nurture a fruit tree here are some suggestions from HG Promotions, keep reading to become a bit of a tree growing expert.
Choosing the tree
First things first, before you plant a tree you need to decide on the type of fruit you want to grow. Apple trees are one of the most common varieties grown in the UK but you could be a little bit different and choose pear, plum fig or cherry trees. One thing to bear in mind is the time of year when the fruit ripens. This varies and some fruit trees bear fruit earlier on in the year whereas a few leave it until the autumn.
As a brief guide, apple trees normally crop from September to October, whilst cherry trees are ready for picking during July. Choose your tree depending on crop type and the time of year you want to harvest the produce.
Getting ready to plant
Before you plant the tree prepare the roots thoroughly. When you buy a tree you can either choose bare rooted options or species that are already planted in containers. Bare root trees should be planted in the late autumn whereas trees grown within a container can be planted throughout the year.
Give bare roots a good soaking prior to planting and avoid planting in frosty conditions or when the soil is too wet or too dry
Pick the perfect position
Trees thrive in sunny but sheltered conditions so bear this in mind when you are choosing the planting spot. Ideally you should dig a hole that’s a third wider than the roots and make sure it’s deep enough to cater for the roots.
Plant the tree into the hole and stake it into position before filling the hole in with the excavated soil and mound this around the base. Soil should be firm but not overly compacted, the roots need space to breathe.
Water well and add a little mulch
Give the tree a thorough watering and apply a layer of mulch around the base. We suggest you gently water the tree allowing plenty of time for the fluid to sink down into the roots. During dry weather water the tree regularly to keep the soil moist, it should be damp without being saturated, too much water can have a detrimental effect.
A good way to prevent disease from attacking your tree is to use a high reach spray system. This is perfect for natural liquid fertilisers and it’s something we have in stock at HG Promotions right now.
Now all you have to do is wait patiently. Before long you’ll be enjoying the fruits of your labour!
Saturday 7th March 2015
1 Sow hardy annuals in modular trays and propagators
2 Plant summer flowering bulbs, shallots and onions using a handy bulb planter.
3. Lift and divide hostas and other herbaceous perennials
4. Cover rows of strawberries to encourage early fruiting using a cloche or grow tunnel
5. Plant early potatoes outside in rows, or in large pots or grow bags
6. Protect new growth on lilies, delphiniums, hostas and other plants such as Autumn sown sweet peas from slugs and snails.
7. Get supports and canes in early so plants grow up through them, covering them discreetly
8. Check tree ties and stakes. Replace or adjust them where necessary
9. Prune roses before any new leaves unfurl
Thursday 26th February 2015
Creating a beautiful garden takes time and a lot of work but there are a number of things you can do in spring to help. Cleaning away any remnants of the cold months as well as planning when to plant things, is all important. At H & G Promotions we have some top tips so that you can achieve a lovely blossoming garden come summer.
Tidy up the mess from winter
Have a general tidy up of your garden so that you can start freshly planting things. Winter can cause many problems and leave behind a lot of traces. Remove leaves and debris from your flower borders, lawns and ponds. If you spread a layer of winter mulch to protect plants, early spring is the time to remove this once plants start shooting up and the weather gets warmer.
Prune the roses
Early spring is a good time to start pruning your roses as this is usually when new growths will start to emerge. Cutting roses back encourages healthier and stronger growth. This in turn will result in a lot of beautiful flowers. Keeping a rose bush tidy also gives the blossoms more room to grow and makes the plant less susceptible to diseases such as black spot.
Plant trees and shrubs
Spring’s cool weather makes it the perfect season to plant many trees and shrubs. Once the chill of winter has passed and before the heat of the summer comes, make the most of the moist conditions. Avoid planting trees or shrubs too deeply though. The root flare, where the roots meet the trunk, should be just above soil level to encourage best growth. Trees and shrubs can add value to your property so should be considered alongside other plants.
Start planting seeds
You can save a lot of money by growing plants directly from seeds and it is rewarding to watch your shoots suddenly pop up. Start your seeding early by keeping them indoors, otherwise when the garden is moist, sprinkle seeds directly into the soil. Seeds can be stored until the next year if you don’t use them all at once, as long as they’re kept in a cool, dry place. Some seeds for flowers or fruits may need a longer season and can be planted at the end of February before spring hits.
Stay on top of weeds
Weeding is the bane of gardeners everywhere but it is also crucial to achieving a beautiful garden. It can take time and be a rather laborious task but the best thing to do is stop weeds when they’re small. This will save you from a longer job along the line. Stay on top of weeding by making it a regular duty throughout the spring months in particular.
We can help get your garden ready in time for spring here at H & G Promotions. Our team offers conservatory and window washing equipment to get rid of all of the grime and dirt from the winter months. Contact us today for more information and check out our blog for further gardening tips.
Thursday 29th January 2015
We were lucky last year, most parts of the UK managed to avoid a heavy downfall of snow but things look set to change in 2015. Already we’ve seen a slight scattering of the white stuff and as the winter continues, reports of heavy downfalls are forecast in the not-too-distant future.
Are you ready for this?
If not, read our guide to coping with wintry showers. It should help you when the country is covered in a blanket of snow.
Check the radio for school closures
Keep checking weather reports and listen to the news for any notifications of snow showers. If you are forewarned there’s a heavy downfall on the way and you look out of the window in the morning to see the outside world covered in white, listen for reports on the radio that should mention school closures. You can check online as well to establish whether your child’s school is open or not. Most schools give as much notice as possible so parents can start to make alternative plans.
Buy a snow shovel
Plastic snow shovels are fairly cheap to buy and they prove to be invaluable after a heavy fall of snow. They make it easy to clear pathways, you’ll be able to shovel snow from the drive and clear the pavement outside your house. Do a nice deed and clear paths for any elderly neighbours that live close by to you. Keep a close eye on them during cold, wintry spells. At this time of the year they are more vulnerable.
Keep grit on standby
Buy a tub of grit (also known as rock salt) ready for icy conditions. Once snow starts to thaw slightly and temperatures start to drop, ice begins to form on footpaths. Liberally pour rock salt over slippery areas and make paths clear and safe to walk over. Salt will save the day when it starts to get slippery underfoot!
Be careful when travelling
Take extra care with travel arrangements during snowy conditions. Listen out for weather warnings and only travel in an emergency if severe weather warnings have been issued. If you plan to travel by public transport check in advance to see if services are running as normal. Go by car and make sure you leave plenty of time for the journey. Remember to fully clear the vehicle of snow and ice before you set off and slow down, driving to the conditions as you make your journey.
Got all that? Keep checking those weather reports!
Thursday 15th January 2015
From those annoying white deodorant stains on your little black dress to rust stains in the bathroom, some stains just won't go away — until now. With help from some savvy experts, we put together surprising tips to banish these stains once and for all. Best of all, you probably already have all the ingredients you will need.
Stain: Permanent marker on wood
Stain remover: Non-gel toothpaste
Apply a small amount of white toothpaste directly on the marker stain. Then, using a clean cloth, wipe along the grain of the cabinet to remove the stain, recommends Meg Roberts, president of Molly Maid. The mild, abrasive action in the toothpaste gently scrubs the stain away.(Before beginning, test the toothpaste on an inconspicuous part of the wood.)
Stain: Bathtub and toilet bowl rust stains
Stain buster: Coca-Cola
Coke — it’s not just for quenching thirst, the acid in the popular drink can also dissolve rust stains from porcelain. According to Leslie Reichert, green cleaning expert and author of "The Joy of Green Cleaning," pour enough Coke into a drained toilet bowl or bathtub to cover rust marks. Allow to sit overnight. In the morning, no more rust! (Note: This trick only works with real Coca-Cola.)
Stain: Hairspray build-up on curling/flat iron
Stain buster: Nail polish remover
Roberts suggests gently rubbing the metal surface of a cool and unplugged iron with a few cotton balls dabbed in nail polish remover. The remover breaks down hair product residue, leaving your essential flat iron or curling iron as good as new. For really stubborn spots, use a small amount of oven cleaner on a clean cloth and buff the residue away. Wipe the cleaned iron with a damp cloth to remove the nail polish remover.
Stain: Water stains in vases
Stain buster: Powdered dishwasher detergent
Flower stems tend to leave an oily film in vases, but a little help from the grease-cutting properties in powdered detergent can easily remove the leftover residue. Shake powdered dishwasher detergent into the bottom of the vase and fill with hot water. After about an hour, it should be crystal clear, Roberts said.
Stain: Deodorant or makeup on clothing
Stain buster: Nylon stocking
Did deodorant or makeup rub off on your clothing? Lift deodorant residue and makeup from garments by rubbing a nylon stocking over the mark as soon as possible, advises Kelley Nemec, cleaning expert at St. Croix Cleaners in Stillwater, Minnesota. “This will remove the top layer of the stain," Nemec said. "Just be sure to clean it soon after.”
Stain: Sweat stain prevention
Stain buster: Baby powder
Why worry about a stain if you can prevent it? Randi Dukes, from the lifestyle blog Dukes & Duchesses, has found baby powder to do the trick when it comes to preventing sweat stains from showing up on light-colored shirts. "I recommend dusting the inside underarm portions of light/white-colored garments with a light-to-moderate layer of regular baby powder, not cornstarch based-types," she told Hometalk.com. Then iron the area, as the heat from the iron seals the powder onto the fabric, thus creating a barrier against perspiration.