Alitex blog and events

Billy Showell’s Watercolour Classes at the Alitex HQ, Torberry

by Billy Hawkins 23. April 2014 18:04
Billy Showell’s Watercolour Classes at the Alitex HQ, TorberryBIlly Showell's first Art workshop for 2014 is now sold out. Two more dates remain.... [More]

The Importance of Alitex Trial Assembling …

by Billy Hawkins 12. March 2014 12:26
The Importance of Alitex Trial Assembling …Here at our head quarters at the base of the South Downs, after designing and manufacturing our structures, we choose to trial assemble many of them. This is especially useful for our overseas projects, where ironing out any construction challenges will save time on site.....Read on. [More]

Alitex Veranda Canopy at Chelsea Flower Show

by Billy Hawkins 23. May 2013 12:29
Alitex Veranda Canopy at Chelsea Flower ShowIn our 60th birthday year, not only have we show cased our greenhouses on the Alitex Chelsea Flower Show stand, we have also had the opportunity to exhibit a long veranda canopy on the Gaze Burvill stand next door. [More]

Countdown to RHS Chelsea Flower show with Alitex.

by Billy Hawkins 29. April 2013 15:27
Countdown to RHS Chelsea Flower show with Alitex. Nelly Hall, who looks after the Chelsea stand for Alitex – the planning, producing and directing, found a couple of minutes out of her busy pre-Chelsea schedule to let me in on her hopes and fears for Chelsea 2013. [More]

Paving choices for your garden - around the greenhouse or conservatory

by Janet Bligh 27. March 2013 09:39
Paving choices for your garden - around the greenhouse or conservatoryJanet Bligh, a local garden designer who attended our Gardeners' Question Time recently, has kindly allowed us to share her knowledge and insightful top tips on hard landscaping in the garden. It is a consideration when planning your greenhouse or conservatory as the link to the garden should be considered. Read on.... [More]

All on target for Chelsea with our friends at Thrive

by Billy Hawkins 11. March 2013 12:42
All on target for Chelsea with our friends at ThriveIt's always this time of year when the team working on the Alitex show stands for summer, at both Chelsea and Hampton Court, must ensure they have all their seedlings and seeds planted and sown. It seems strange, given today's snowfall, but planning to ensure the correct amount of plants will be available for the third week in May is vital. In this respect we have one less headache, as our friends at Thrive have taken that responsibility from us. Their latest update is as follows..... [More]

A Cliveden in Suffolk.... The end of a wish list.

by Billy Hawkins 6. March 2013 13:59
A Cliveden in Suffolk.... The end of a wish list.Talking to clients in Suffolk recently about their National Trust greenhouse ended up being an entertaining chat about how the owner spends their free time and how the greenhouse has ended up being very much more than a place to grow plants...... [More]

Informative Citrus Plant Talk at Alitex with Amanda Dennis.

by Billy Hawkins 28. February 2013 13:01
Informative Citrus Plant Talk at Alitex with Amanda Dennis.Amanda Dennis from the Citrus Centre in Pulbrough came along recently to Alitex, sharing her wisdom and knowledge garnered over thirty years of growing citric plants – which include eighteen years of trading. There really isn’t much Amanda doesn’t know about these plants and as the only centre dedicated to their specialisation in the UK she is the first port of call for many (including journalists and other experts). [More]

Thrive gardeners getting started for RHS Chelsea Flower Show

by Billy Hawkins 14. February 2013 12:17
Thrive gardeners getting started for RHS Chelsea Flower ShowPreparations for RHS Chelsea Flower Show are already been made up and down the country and Alitex is no exception. We are fortunate to be working once again with Thrive, the charity which uses gardening to change lives and they will be planting up an Alitex greenhouse on the stand again this year [More]

Job opportunity at Alitex

by Billy Hawkins 28. January 2013 11:58
Job opportunity at AlitexJob opportunity at Alitex.
Heidenhain CNC Setter / Operator with some programming experience. [More]