New heavy duty hanging basket stand
After numerous requests and a design a long time in the making, finally I have a heavy duty solid metal hanging basket stand made in sections so it can be shipped at the lowest possible cost. Description is available here but for those interested, it is made from 12mm solid round bar from top to bottom. Approximately 14kg, 2.2 metres tall, there are 4 lengths of solid bar held together in rings make the central spine, 4 hanger arms which are removable and can be positioned and changed according to what you prefer, designed to take baskets up to 40cm wide, removable legs with ground stakes to hold it in position and all designed to be taken apart in case you want to move house or store the stand in winter.
Expanded range of plant stakes
For Spring, there are now more plant stakes of different heights and thickness designed for a wider variety of plants. Starting in height from 50cm up to 1.5 metres and in addition to the 8mm solid bar, these are now made in 6mm for lightweight plants. See the new 8mm plant stakes and 6mm plant stakes range.
Shepherds crook lantern hook now 20% cheaper
Due to raw metal prices slowly coming down in price, the shepherds crooks are now 20% cheaper than in 2023. Prices have been updated across all crook sizes as of February 2024. You can find the size you want for hanging candles, mosquito candles, lantern lights, string lights, bird feeders or bird water bowls. Made from 8mm bar with a 16mm ball welded on the hook end. Shepherds crooks specifics & to purchase
Selected greeting cards now £0.60 each plus BUY 5 GET 1 EXTRA CARD FREE
FOR EVERY 5 CARDS BOUGHT, YOU CHOOSE 1 FREE ADDITIONAL CARD. Buy 10 get 2 extra, buy 15 get 3 extra.
Greeting cards £1.25 each plus BUY 5 GET 1 EXTRA CARD FREE
CLEARANCE SALE on these 3 greeting cards at £1.25 per card. FOR EVERY 5 CARDS BOUGHT, YOU CHOOSE 1 FREE ADDITIONAL CARD. Buy 10 get 2 extra, buy 15 get 3 extra.
Blank inside and are printed on heavy textured card stock. To purchase cards on SALE
Nottinghamshire Dormouse Group Printed Clothing
Nottinghamshire Dormouse Group has a range of mens & womens printed clothing with two designs by Courtenay.
The dormouse designs reflect elements of the Nottinghamshire dormouse woodlands, with herb Paris, hazel, English bluebell and honeysuckle encompassing a dormouse.
The clothing range is available to purchase through Nottinghamshire Dormouse Group teemill
Organic cotton GM free. Not tested on animals. Does not contain animal-derived products. Printed in the UK with low waste printing tech. Made in a renewable energy powered factory audited for a wide range of social and sustainability criteria. Circular Economy clothing, return the clothing once it is worn out so it can be remilled and remade into something new.
Bat Conservation Trust
We are partnering with Bat Conservation Trust to help them to achieve their goals of bat conservation and education. Via the BCT Gifts page, visitors can see the participating businesses and what each business will donate back to BCT from each sale of their respective products. All visitors need to do is visit the participating business’s online shop and make a purchase (voucher code may be required at checkout). Products bought means money donated, means BCT can use these donations to fund their work efforts. Use the voucher code BCT10 when purchasing any card or notecard pack via our shop and we will donate 10% from each card sale to BCT.
National Dormouse Conference Reading 11 November 2023
Bespoke Folk will be partnering with the Nottinghamshire Dormouse Group again this year at the National Dormouse Conference with a variety of cards and other products available to purchase from their stand at the conference.
Growing frames / Garden arches / Balustrades
Made recently for a wedding gift were 2 growing frames for climbing plants for next year. An original design so the top curves match the curved cross members and finished with a hanging finial made of steel balls and a basket.
A set of 3 garden arch bean supports for a house garden. Measuring 2 metres tall, 80cm wide and 40cm deep, these are made from 8mm bar which is more than enough strength for climbing beans.
Two landing balustrades as a matching pair. Made from 42mm steel tube and 12mm square bar, these can be unbolted and removed for large furniture. The newels are topped with 90mm steel balls.
Foil printed wildlife greeting cards
18 ‘Foil’ wildlife greeting cards which are uniquely designed as no other card business has artistic foil printed cards like these. Each card is designed so the animal’s iridescent colours shine when the card is moved in light.
The images you see do not show the ‘foil effect’ as no computer programme has such a feature, so visit individual cards in ‘FOIL CARDS‘ to see the shimmer and shine effect in photographed images and videos of the actual cards.
6mm & 8mm Plant Support Hoops
What can be called peony frame supports, half circle or half round supports or border plant supports, these can be used on any floppy plant or shrub. They can be made in a choice of 6mm or 8mm solid bar in a variety of sizes and sets of. View the plant support hoop range.
Fire pokers – 4 designs
A new design has been added to the collection of fire pokers which is a larger and heavier arrow head design to make it easier to manipulate wood and logs. All pokers have the arrow head for this purpose as I have found over the years and trying different designs that this is better for pulling wood to where you want it. For details visit the Fire poker section.
Peak View Tea Rooms
Peak View Tea Rooms in-between Macclesfield and Buxton has been replenished with new stock of 17 designs so if you are needing a card and are visiting this area then you can find something here, along with a wide array of food and drink.
Four ‘Bird’ watercolour paintings : £20 per painting
Jay / Bullfinch / Blue tit / Goldfinch
Courtenay has produced four bird watercolour paintings which are available to purchase.
They are painted on white card measuring 15cm x 15cm and the actual bordered paintings are 8cm x 8cm.
Visit our watercolour painting range
Butterfly plant stakes & bird feeder lantern hanger
A couple of butterfly plant stakes I made to help the sprawling tomato bushes keep upright. Thin mild steel pressed butterflies welded onto 8mm bar.
Available to purchase is a bird feeder or lantern hanger, a large hook under the rain protector bowl makes it easier to remove the feeder or lantern. Bird feeder hanger details.
Spurn National Nature Reserve
Spurn Visitor Centre at Spurn Head, south of Kilnsea has new stock of greeting cards now in so if you are on the east coast, it is worth a visit to this unique site.
Southwell Garden Centre
If you are near to Southwell and wanting to purchase some of our wildlife greeting cards, then please call in to Southwell Garden Centre on Fiskerton Road as they are still open for business and have recently replenished stock of our cards. Help support local businesses.
Rose & flower garden wall feature
A solid metal panel featuring roses and flowers designed to hang on a garden wall as a feature. It has 5 roses, 6 flowers and 4 leaves made into a bunch. Encircled in a flat metal bar. It is rust treated so it will slowly take on a rust aged look. Rose & flower wall feature details
Plant support stakes with ball or baskets
A range of sizes and sets of garden plant stakes topped with a ball or basket. The stakes are made from 8mm bar and either a 30mm ball or 60mm basket and left uncoated to rust over time. Visit the Plant stakes menu to see more information.
Website greeting card order now being sent without a bag
To help in cutting down in single use plastic (PP and compostable) we have decided for all non-stockist orders, Standard and Foil greeting cards will be sent without being enclosed in a bag.
Compostable bags need to be subjected to heat, oxygen and moisture in an actively turned pile to be composted properly and so far there are very very few places which would do this. Given the bags are put in your home recycling bin, the bags then have to be correctly identified and sorted into the compostable waste at the council’s contracted recycling facililty. The likelihood that your bag is sorted correctly and dealt with correctly is miniscule which then contributes to the plastic problem.
PP bags can be recycled but more often than not, PP (and compostable bags which look very similar) are not sorted properly at recycling plants and thus go into landfill or in some cases an incinerator. Therefore it is better to cut out using any form of plastic where possible.
Notecard packs and Signed Prints will still be sent enclosed in a bag until a cost effective and better solution is found.
‘PUFFINS’ and ‘HEDGEHOG’ Foil designs
The HEDGEHOG design shows a hedgehog poking through an undergrowth of flowers made up of wood forget-me-not, English bluebells, lesser celandine and ivy.
The PUFFINS design shows a cliff dwelling Atlantic puffin in sea thrift waiting for its mate to return to the nest.
”Bats of Nottinghamshire” publication by Nottinghamshire Bat Group
Congratulations Nottinghamshire Bat Group on the completion of the ”Bats of Nottinghamshire” publication. A huge amount of time and effort has gone into its production…data gathering, analysis, writing and editing. The Echolocation Location project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund has dramatically increased our knowledge of bats, and the skill set of volunteers, and as a Nottinghamshire ecologist I enjoyed venturing out to my local woods and countryside with a bat detector for the project. Courtenay was asked to create and design the book cover artwork. To find out more about the publication please contact the Nottinghamshire Bat Group.