Bet you've never heard of the Shimeji Tree

30th April 2011 : I'm watching Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall when writing this, hence the foodie theme. We're used to the idea of mushroom shapes popping up in pruning - mushroom standards and mushroom blobs. Well how about we get more specific, and cite individual mushroom types. What about shimeji standards? We ate… Read More

shimeji mushroom

Oh yeah - we also sell hammers

27th April 2011 : here: https://www.niwaki.com/store/hammer/ Read More

japanese hammer

Almost Box Clipping Time

26th April 2011 : Not long now for box clipping. Traditionally in the UK Derby Day was when to get stuck in - early June - but now it seems to be any time in May. Whatever, or whenever, you’ll get far better results, and enjoy it more, using sharp shears. And that, funnily enough, is where we come in... I tend to… Read More

niwaki box clipping shears

Japan Tsunami Appeal Update

5th April 2011 : Shaftesbury Town Hall turned all Japanese for the morning on Saturday, as over £2,500 was raised for the Japan Tsunami Appeal. Lots of our customers contributed by ordering stuff over the weekend - 10% is going to Japan - and a few even sent in donations. Thank you all very much. Read More

tsunami appeal

Japan Tsunami Appeal

1st April 2011 : Tomorrow (Saturday 2nd April) some of Keiko's Japanese friends in the area are holding a fund raising event in Shaftesbury, outside the Town Hall during the farmers market. It's from 9.00 - 1.00, so please, if you're anywhere nearby, come along - and be sure to get there early, before the sushi… Read More

tsunami appeal

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