Tips for shopping in Uckfield during May

Here are some tips on what to look out for when you are shopping in Uckfield during May. Products range from rugs made of recycled plastic bottles at Carvills to quirky animal benches at SG Home Interiors, and from flip flops at PipeDreams to deck shoes at Cole’s menswear.

Bracelets, scarves and Marmalade candles new at Josefina

Marmalade candles and room diffusers are new at Josefina and come in a variety of fragrances. Also new are pretty bracelets in a range of colours and styles and scarves which are proving popular with people about to go on holiday and plan to wear them over swim suits.

Two successful workshops were held at the Josefina classroom at Piltdown last month, one on furniure painting and the other on make-up.

Next to be organised will be lampshade-making possibly in June.


Scarves, bracelets and Marmalade candles and room diffusers at Josefina.

Chestnut Tree charity shop is ready for summer

Summer stock is out on the rails at the Chestnut Tree children’s hospice charity shop and you are welcome to call in and browse.


Ready for summer at Chestnut Tree children’s hospice charity shop.

Quirky dog bench sells quickly at SG Home Interiors

A quirky five foot long sausage dog bench sold quickly after arrival at SG Home Interiors. Hot on its heels was a bulldog and all that remained in the set last week was a pig. More are on order but they are unlikely to arrive until July.

In the meantime there’s plenty more new stock arriving at the shop in Bell Lane, including garden furniture in metal antique, and fresh displays of made to measure sofas, and painted furniture. New bathroom displays can be seen too.

Citronella and other garden candles, along with tealight holders, are available, and there are lots more accessories to browse.


New furniture and bathroom dispays at SG Home Interiors, along with garden candles and garden furniture.

Discounts on lawnmowers at PP Estates

PP Estates on the Bellbrook Estate are offering discounts during May of 15% off the retail price of Hayter lawnmowers, across the range, and 15% off Westwood garden tractors.


One of the Hayter lawnmowers at PP Estates, top, which are being offered during May at a 15% discount off retail price. There’s a 15% discount being offered on Westwood garden tractors too, bottom picture.

More than 60 styles of flip flops at PipeDreams

PipeDreams is ready for summer with more than 60 styles of flip flops available including Havaianas, Reef, Roxy, Quiksilver and Animal.

There are wet suits and swimwear too, and summer clothing.


More than 60 styles of flip flops at PipeDreams.

New artworks at Diane Hutt Gallery

There are new artworks at the Diane Hutt Gallery including an ostrich which is attracting a lot of attention in the window by Amy Louise and called He’s looking at you kid.

There are also bluebells from Steve McLoughlin and two new London views from Tom Butler, Raring to Glow and Silver City.


New in at the Diane Hutt Gallery are Tom Butler’s London scenes, left, Steve McLoughlin’s bluebells and Amy Louise’s ostrich.

Floral prints on trend this summer at Chapter Three

Pretty summer clothes are available at Chapter Three. Owner Kay Bevan says there are lots of floral prints, which are on trend this year, a lot of linen and dresses, skirts and tops to choose from.

A high summer delivery from Postcard is expected too.


In the window at Chapter Three.

Aeroplanes and princesses – most popular choices for pottery painting

Jane DeVay is always looking for new items of pottery to be painted at Kilnwood Studio in Uckfield and at the moment it is aeroplanes and princesses that are attracting the most attention.

Also popular are a fox and a dragon. Jane says that whatever your interest you will find something to enjoy painting there, and if you have a special request she will do her best to track down a piece for you.


Popular pieces of pottery to be painted at Kilnwood Studio.

Sunglasses available now at Kamsons

There’s plenty of choice in sunglasses for men and women at Kamsons Pharmacy in Uckfield High Street.

And, as we hope for warmer weather, summer colours have arrived in Marvala nail polish and a nail clinic is to be held at the pharmacy on May 25.

Slots will be available throughout the day for appointments to be booked and each person attending will be offered a manicure.

A deposit of £15 is payable and redeemable on the day against Marvala products.


Sun glasses and new colours in Mavala nail polish can be found at Kamsons Pharmacy.

Deck shoes and T-shirts at Cole’s menswear

Summer stock is on display at Cole’s menswear in Uckfield High Street and includes T-shirts, polo shirts, shorts and deck shoes.


Ready for summer at Cole’s menswear in Uckfield.

Displays take shape at Fluffy Side Up

New display stands have been brought into the new Fluffy Side Up carpet shop in Uckfield High Street and more are to come as the layout takes shape.

Sebastian Bishop who moved his business into the shop in March said he was delighted with the welcome he had been given. “Everyone seems pleased to see the shop,” he said.


Sebastian Bishop with new displays inside Fluffy Side Up flooring shop.

Peonies and stocks arrive at The Flower Shop

Peonies and stocks which are always favourites among customers are among flowers arriving at The Flower Shop.

As the wedding season gets into full swing the team there is busy with arrangements ordered for  special celebrations.


Flowers on display at The Flower Shop. Peonies and stocks will soon be part of the mix.

Wipe clean table coverings at Sew n Sew

Wipe clean table coverings have arrived at Sew n Sew, along with other new fabric. A selection, which can be cut to measure, can be seen below.


Wipe clean table coverings at Sew n Sew.

New on the menu at Hartfields

As work gets under way on extending Hartfields Produce Store (see our story from yesterday) menus have been changed.

New at lunchtime are Smoked Salmon and Crayfish Risotto, with dill, lemon and watercress;  Linguine Primavera, with broccoli, spinach, pea, courgette, spring onion, and creme fraiche; Slow Roast Pork Belly Hash, with black pudding, apple leek, saute potato, fried egg; and Ham, Eggs and Hand Cut Chips, with Hartfields piccalilli and mixed salad.

There’s a new salad too: Roasted Peppers, Halloumi and Avocado Super Salad with spinach, watrcress, tabbouleh, and pumpkin seeds and a new bruschetta sharing board, see below.


A bruschetta sharing board, new to the menu at Hartfields Produce Store.

Bedding and vegetable plants at Staverton Nursery

Bedding plants – which still need protecting from frost – and vegetable plants, including tomato, are now available at Staverton Nursery.

Fruit trees are in blossom, hanging baskets are growing on, and there are plenty of perennials to choose from too.

Our collage below shows just a tiny selection of what can be found at the nursery and garden centre.


A tiny selection of what is available at Staverton Nursery at the moment.

Fun range of scatter cushions at Carvills

Ever heard of rugs being made from recycled plastic bottles? You can find some at Carvills.

Apparently they look and feel like wool and are washable and stain resistant. As Carvills says: “This is an amazing way to have a beautiful product while helping to clean up the planet.”

A new and fun range of scatter cushions has arrived in store too. They are described as being perfect for your conservatory.

And there are new designs – including garden birds, and cows – on kitchen accessories from Sophie Allport which are ideal as gifts or a treat for yourself.


Note the rugs, top centre, in this collage – they are made from recycled plastic bottles.

Everything you need for cricket at Final Score

Cricket whites and accessories, including bats, pads, and hats are available at Final Score. See picture below:


Final Score is ready for the cricket season with clothing and bats among new stock on display.

Special offer with Georg Jensen purchases at W. E. Clark and Son

W. E. Clark & Son jewellers are running an offer through May which will give you a Georg Jensen bottle opener worth £20 if you spend more than £150 on a Georg Jensen product.

Georg Jensen is a brand with a history of more than 100 years which is said to represent quality craftsmanship and timeless aesthetic design, producing lifestyle products ranging from jewellery to watches and home products.

See the bottle opener and a range of Georg Jensen products in the photographs below.


The Georg Jensen bottle opener, left, which is being offered free of charge with a Georg Jensen purchase worth more than £150

See also:

Work begins on Hartfields Produce Store extension

More gymnastics classes added at Fun Abounds Trampoline Centre

Find local businesses in our Uckfield Directory

New on our Uckfield Events website:

Charity open day at Branching Out Adventures

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