US Distributor

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We are very pleased to announce that we have now welcomed back one of our previous customers in the USA, the Kinsman Garden Company based in Pennsylvania. Graham and Michele Kinsman started their company two years before my brother Peter and I started ours and we worked with them for many years. They acted as…

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Malvern Autumn Show

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Next week my trusty Craftsman, Caleb, and I are attending the Malvern Autumn show at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire. This is normally a two day show but this year, in the absence of the RHS Malvern Spring Festival, it will run over three days. See you there!! We will be in the…

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Happy in Sweden!

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We’ve been struggling since July to get a Trug delivered to an extremely patient customer in Sweden. We sent it, out of desperation, via Hermes, which offered a quicker service than Parcelforce and DPD had already failed us. All due to Brexit!   Today Aleksandra e-mailed to say “Dear Robin, Just to let you know…

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Mantel Farm Trug Making Course

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On the weekend of 24th-25th July we ran a Trug Making Appreciation Course at Mantel Farm in Henley Down, near Battle.  www.mantelfarmshop.co.uk    It was the first time that we had organised a course with Kerry and Jason and it had been a long time in the planning due to COVID-19.  We started with a…

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Consumer Sales to the European Union

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As a result of recent changes in European Union VAT regulations we now have to deduct VAT from our consumer customers when we send Trugs to EU countries from the UK valued at under 150€. It is patently obvious that we are unable to work these out ourselves as each country has different VAT rates!!…

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Good Life Show, Malvern, Worcestershire

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We are sorry to say that the above show has been cancelled by the organisers, so you can’t see us in Malvern until the end of September when we will be attending the Malvern Autumn Show.  See you there!

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Good Life Show Malvern

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Our next show, the second for this year, is the Good Life Show at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire.  Caleb Pimm  and Robin Tuppen will be manning our stand and look forward to meeting visitors during the show.  The show takes place on Wednesday and Thursday 21st and 22nd July.  See you there!…

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Royal for a Royal

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Last Monday a courier arrived from Clarence House in London to collect one of our Royal Sussex Flower Trugs needed urgently for Tuesday.  We understand from sources close to the palace that it was to be presented to our future Queen.  This follows a long association with royalty using Sussex Trugs since the time of…

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Despatching to the World!

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This week we have already despatched around 80 Trugs to customers in the United Kingdom, including Highgrove Enterprises.  Today we are despatching Trugs to the USA, Canada and Japan, around 20 in all.  Our world-wide family of Truggies continues to expand on a daily basis.  A version of Escape to the Country which featured our…

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Third Apprentice!

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We are very pleased to announce the appointment of our third apprentice.  Lewis Fuller is 17 years old and joined us to do temporary work in February.  He has shown great promise and has now been appointed our First Year Apprentice.  He follows in the footsteps of Barney Garcia, Second Year Apprentice, and Mark Robinson…

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