Stewarts Office Plants

We supply many businesses across the South, from Sussex and Surrey, through Hampshire and Dorset to Wiltshire and Somerset. For more information about the services we offer visit our home page, or contact us here. In this blog you'll find news, interesting snippets, stories and pictures of our staff's adventures out on the road.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Quirky containers

Don't these look excellent? The plants are Sansevieria Laurentii (1m versions) and the containers
black curved fibreglass towers, 350mm wide x 900mm tall. They create a great screen, as well as a talking point! They were recently installed in new offices in Hook, near Basingstoke.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The tree - the next episode

Further to Jonathan's blog about the tree, needless to say, it was quickly snapped up! It now has pride of place in the middle of a large new air-conditioning showroom in Hedge End. The guys there told me they were looking for a very large tree for the middle of their showroom the week before, when I visited to discuss their possible requirements for plants. Neither of us thought something as beautiful as this tree would be available a few days later! I think you'll agree it looks great!

Monday, November 15, 2010

FREE big tree - you missed your chance...

On behalf of one of our clients, I am able to offer this 5-6m Ficus Benjamina tree for free - apart from transport costs. We've been looking after it since the eighties, and can vouch for its excellent health.
Fortunately the client has the logistics to load and transport the tree, providing you are within, say, an hour of Wimborne.
Stewarts' only involvement will be to give the tree a drastic prune if need be in order to enable it to be moved, and of course we would be happy to offer our maintenance service in its new home.
So if you are looking for a big tree at a bargain price (a new one this size would possibly fetch £10,000!) then email me and I'll pass your details onto my client to talk directly.

Artificial plants get a bath

Q. How do you clean artifical plants that are fifty feet above the ground in a shopping centre?

A. You take them all out, wash them and put them back again! Here's a picture of them being laid out to dry. Now, loyal reader, go to a Southampton shopping centre and see if you can find them in the flesh. Clue: look up.
On the plus side, it was pouring down with rain the day we did this, so we sprayed them with detergent then used the outside world as a 'rinse cycle'.
On the minus side, it means going in before everyone else wakes up (3:30 alarm call) twice instead of just once, but since we've been looking after this shopping centre, the artificial plants have looked a lot cleaner, as we are able to do a much more thorough job.
Another example of Stewarts' lateral thinking giving you cleaner, shinier plants!