It’s good to see colour returning to Uckfield area shops … a welcome reminder that spring is just around the corner.
At Staverton Nursery to boost those warm thoughts you can even find individual starter pots of summer bedding plants for £1 or ten for £9, and packs of six for £6.
Garden furniture makes an appearance with those made from roots particularly attracting attention.
Some of the garden furniture at Staverton Nursery.
And gifts at Staverton Nursery … so many for Mother’s Day, Easter, and any other reason you might think of. Just a few – very few – are pictured below.
A tiny proportion of the gifts available at Staverton Nursery.
There are plenty of things too to whet your appetite for the gardening season, gloves, and tools for children.
Garden lighting and barbecues at Green DIY
Green DIY has its eyes on summer too and barbecues are making an appearance, along with garden solar lighting and furniture, seeds and seed potatoes and onions.
Green DIY is gearing up for summer with barbecues, solar lighting, and garden furniture.
Green DIY also has a new range of cordless power tools.
New range of cordless power tools at Green DIY.
Top Model products come to Something for Everyone
Popular Top Model colouring books, notebooks, crayons, glitter rollers, and music have arrived at Something for Everyone in Uckfield High Street. See in the photograph below.
Top Model products, new at Something for Everyone.
Baiting poles back in stock at Hooked on Green
The Bushwacker baiting pole system is back in stock at Green DIY. They haven’t been available for a long time so this is good news for customers says brand manager of the fishing tackle shop and Green DIY Robin Eden.
Robin Eden with one of the Bushwhacker baiting pole systems back in stock at Hooked on Green.
Also in stock at Hooked on Green are Vass waders from the 600 and 700 series. The 600 have black straps and the 700 have the most popular yellow straps. (Apparently the coolest anglers wear one yellow strap up and the other down).
New pottery to paint at Kilnwood Studio
New fun pieces of pottery are arriving to be painted at Kilnwood Studio. They include gamer boxes, Russian dolls, and pigs, large and small.
Gamer boxes, one painted and the other waiting to be painted, Russian dolls, and a mug and tiny penguin, giving an idea of the variety of pottery at Kilnwood Studio.
Proving popular are new tiny creatures, an ideal extra for children who finish their main piece before everyone else, or for adults who weren’t going to join in with painting but get tempted. The miniatures include penguins, dogs and even dinosaurs.
Pigs, large and small, at Kilnwood Studio.
At the other end of the scale large letters are proving popular to paint too.
New owner of Kilnwood Studio Gaynor Robson is settling in well, enjoying working with her customers, and now serves tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks.
Have you found the new Kilnwood Studio Facebook page? Look for Kilnwood Studio Uckfield.
Kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms at SG Home Interiors
SG Home Interiors in Bell Farm Lane, Uckfield, is promoting its kitchen, bathroom and bedroom fitting service.
The firm offers kitchens, made in Kent, from Crown Imperial Kitchens in traditional or modern styles, as well as its own bespoke kitchens, in competitive prices.
Debbie Reed from SG Home Interiors said: “There is a kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom for every budget.”
A highly skilled team of fitters from the business can carry out the installation for you or they can supply only.
Debbie said: “If you wish for an all inclusive service from extensions, to walls removed, and complete interior installation please ask for details.”
SG Home Interiors is also happy to chat over ideas and help inspire you. If you would like a quote for the supply, or supply and install of your new kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom, please book a consultation by calling 01273 813332.
Beauty gifts available at Kamsons with Clarins purchases
Kamsons Health and Beauty has a special Clarins gift for people buying any two recommended Clarins products, one to be skincare, from March 2 to 31.
It’s called The French Garden Collection and includes a Tonic Body Treatment Oil, Beauty Flash Balm, Lip Comfort Oil, an SOS Hydra Face Mask, and a bag and scarf.
Free gift with the purchase of two Clarins products – one of them skincare – from Kamsons Health and Beauty in Uckfield.
Also Kamsons now has the new Clarins Nutri-Lumiere skincare range in stock. This is designed to revitalise, intensely nourish and restore radiance to undernourished skin.
The key ingredient of horse chestnut flower is said to enhance the skin’s vitality and promote a healthy glow, ideal to prepare your skin for the new season ahead.
Kamsons Health and Beauty is now stocking the Clarins Nutri-Lumiere range.
In addition a Mavala Nail Clinic is to be held at Kamsons Health and Beauty on Friday, March 27, from 9.30am to 4pm.
Customers can call the shop and pay a £15 deposit to have a 30-minute Mavala Manicure and redeem their £15 on any Mavala products on the day.
Check out W E Clark & Son Facebook competition
W E Clark & Son jewellers will be running a competition on Facebook to win a Rose Quartz and Sterling Silver necklace worth £50.
The Rose Quartz and Sterling Silver necklace being offered as a prize in a W E Clark & Son Facebook competition.
All you have to do to take part is like and follow the W E Clark & Son Facebook page, look out for the post next week and share it while tagging three inspirational women you would like to enter in the competition.
The winner will be announced on the Facebook page in time for Mother’s Day on Friday, March 20.
W E Clark & Son has lots of Mother’s Day gift ideas in the shop. They include:
- Top left: Kit Heath sterling silver and cubic zirconia Astoria Stardust Pendant and earring set. Prices start from £38.
- Top right: Sterling silver pendant, drop earrings and stud earrings set with Rose Quartz and Rose Gold vermeil detailing from the Clark Silver Collection. Prices start from £35.
- Bottom left: Georg Jenson ‘Offspring’ collection crafted from sterling silver and rose gold vermeil. Prices starting from £130.
- Bottom right: Jersey Pearl Kimberley Selwood Heart collection. Throughout March W E Clark & Son are offering 20% off this collection which is crafted from Sterling silver with freshwater pearls.
All the jewellery is available to buy in the store at 39 High Street, Uckfield, and on the W E Clark & Son website.
Spring and summer stock at Chestnut Tree charity shop
Spring and summer stock is now on display at the Chestnut Tree children’s hospice charity shop. While it might be difficult to imagine a summer’s day if you are planning your summer wardrobe it is worth calling in.
Summer stock at Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice charity shop.
Looking ahead to the grass cutting season
PP Estates is getting stocked up ready for the grass cutting season. There are plenty of mowers to choose from, petrol, and electric, including ride-ons, robots and a wide range of newly arrived Hayters.
There has been a lot of moss about this winter and scarifiers are also in stock ready to tackle that problem.
New Hayter mowers and scarifiers at PP Estates.
Plenty of bargains still available at Final Score
There are still bargains to be had at Final Score sports shop where there is a closing down sale.
Stock includes cricket bats and clothing, and tennis rackets, and some rugby body armour.
Plenty of stock still available in the closing down sale at Final Score sports shop.
Big reductions on ski jackets at PipeDreams
Big reductions in the price of ski jackets can be found at PipeDreams where a lot of ski accessories can be found in a sale.
If you have a ski trip coming up then it is worth calling in. The shop also has plenty of hire kit available and asks that you keep supporting local shops.
Big reductions on ski jackets at PipeDreams.
New season stock arriving at Cole’s Menswear
The bright and cheery colours of new season stock are sweeping through Cole’s Menswear.
More is yet to arrive but there are already Gant shirts and polos, Bruhl trousers, a few sports jackets, and some Barbour items too including light showerproof jackets.
New season colours at Cole’s Menswear.
New artwork at Diane Hutt Gallery
New artwork is constantly arriving at the Diane Hutt Gallery at the moment. To get an idea of what is available visit the gallery website here.
Look out for countryside scenes from Paul Evans, see below, and also the two Jennifer Hogwoods in one of the shop windows, with a Craig Ford original below them.
Three countryside scenes by Paul Evans in the Diane Hutt Gallery with a glimpse of more artwork in the background.
Two works, top and middle, by Jennifer Hogwood in the Diane Hutt Gallery with an original by Craig Ford below them.
London Brick vases at Carvills
London Brick vases, key organisers, and candles and diffusers are among new stock at Carvills.
The vases, by Stolen Form, are inspired by the Urban environment and individually handmade in slip-cast earthenware ceramic and finished in a variety of high gloss on-trend colours.
London Brick vases by Stolen Form at Carvills.
Orbit key organisers enable you to take your keys anywhere in a comfortable and durable stack. There’s room for up to seven keys in a slim profile.
Every key organiser includes a D-ring attachment, useful for attaching larger keys and car fobs.
Finishes include hand-crafted leather, rubber, nylon, canvas and crazy horse. There are also accessories that can be added to your key organiser, such as a USB, bottle opener, multi-tool, nail file and mirror, and more.
Orbit key organiser and accessories at Carvills.
When it’s time to restore balance and bring the mind and body back into harmony then Aery candles and diffusers might appeal.
They use blends of essential oils and natural fragrances chosen to help with relaxation, anxiety, stress relief, sleep. They are said to be able to stimulate the brain in areas that govern moods and emotions.
The candles are pure 100% natural GMO free soy wax with lead-free cotton wicks. They are plastic free, and packaging is recycled or FSC. They are vegan products, sustainably made with low environmental impact in England.
Aery candles and diffusers at Carvills.
Superior Glass offers free, no obligation, quotes on premium doors
Superior Glass offer free, no obligation, quotes on premium composite doors in the Palladio Door Collection.
The doors have a unique monocoque structure, twin seal, and triple glazing as standard and Superior Glass says the Double Rebated door really stands out from others on the market.
Premium composite doors from the Palladio Door Collection at Superior Glass.
On the menu at Hartfields
There’s a new salad on the menu at Hartfields – Fennel, Orange and Quinoa with Butternut squash, rocket and tahini dressing. Halloumi is optional.
New mains include:
Mexican Bean Hash with peppers, spring onion, sweetcorn, sautés potatoes, avocado, fried egg. (There are vegan and vegetarian options).
Cod Fillet with Pinenut, Orange and Basil Crust served with crushed new potatoes, and wilted local greens.
Panko Breaded Chicken Katsu Curry with fluffy rice bak choi and spring onion salad. (Vegan and gluten-free options available).
Two new burgers on the menu are Surf and Turf Beef Burger with garlic tiger prawns, cos, mayo and tomato, and Panko Breaded Buttermilk Chicken with cos, tomato and smashed avocado.
Breakfast specials include:
Drinks – Guest Coffee, single origin ‘Honduras’ Catuai; Blueberry, Pear and Banana Smoothie.
Food – Porridge or Fluffy Pancake Topping with a fresh mixed fruit medley, see more on the main menu; Courgette Fritter and Halloumi Stack with poached egg and red pepper relish (you can add bacon or sliced avocado); Pan Fried Chestnut Mushrooms on Sourdough toast with wilted spinach, toasted pine nuts, and a free-range poached egg (you can add rashers of streaky bacon or swap the egg for sliced avocado to make it vegan).