27th May 2017
Meet Abbey!! Our latest recruitment to the Chilcott team! Follow her on instagram @abbeythechilcottpuppy to see her adventures with us!! She travelled down from Bolton this week and is happily settling into her home on the farm. She is especially enjoying playing with Tory, her new chum who will show her the ropes and what it takes to become part of the lavender inspection team!! What a summer we have to look forward to with this little one!!
26th May 2017
With Chelsea Flower show this week, our thoughts turn to the lavender field. We are very busy preparing the fields for the hectic two week harvest around the end of July.
After a very dry spring, the lavender has loved the recent rain, and then the brilliant sunshine that we have just had has really given the plants a chance to flourish. It really has felt like being in the south of France on the farm this week! It was not just the lavender who benefitted from the recent rain and sunshine – unfortunately this gave the weeds even more encouragement to grow (as if they needed any more!!), therefore we have been busy weeding, keeping them under control!
Charlotte, our wonderful head gardener and Vince her assistant, have treated the plants with liquid seaweed fertiliser and they have really started to look fabulous with lots of new growth, ready to burst into flower in June. We are very excited about the harvest – it is set to be a good one!!!
Now the work does not just happen in the lavender field – we have been very busy too in the polytunnels. Last year’s lavender and rosemary cuttings are ready to be potted up and will in turn create space for this year’s cuttings. It is such a joy to watch what were little cuttings blossom into rather large lavender plants!!
Let the count down to harvest begin!
Exhibition and show dates
We are really looking forward to the up and coming shows over the next few months from London to just up the road, where we will have our recently launched luxury collection for dogs.
27th – 30th April – Country Living Spring Fair, London at the new venue of the Alexandra Palace, N22 7AY. Stand number H33.
30th April – Suffolks Market, Cheltenham, GL50 2AD, 11am-4pm, outside our friend’s shop Skandic Hus.
20th May – Dog Day afternoon, Cabbages and Frock market, St Marylebone Parish Church Grounds, Marylebone High Street, W1U 5BA, 11am-5pm, free entrance.
29th May – Suffolks Market, Cheltenham, GL50 2AD, 11am-4pm, outside our friend’s shop Skandic Hus.
17th – 18th June – Cabbages and Frocks summer Festival, St Marylebone Parish Church Grounds, Marylebone High Street, W1U 5BA
24th – 27th July – Royal Welsh Agricultural Show. This the pinnacle event in the British agricultural calendar which we are very excited to be part off for the second year running. We will be in the Glamorgan Hall.
30th July – Suffolks Market, Cheltenham, GL50 2AD, 11am-4pm, outside our friend’s shop Skandic Hus.
We look forward to showing you our product and telling you our story.
16 December 2016
We are delighted to announce that we are taking the Chilcott products to two extra shows. We will be at Alma Vale Road Christmas Market in Clifton, Bristol on Saturday, 17th December from 12 – 5 and locally to us at Llangynidr Farmer’s Market , Llangynidr Village Hall from 10 – 1 on Sunday, 18th December.
Do come and see us.
Our last date for posting to receive parcels in time for Christmas is Monday 19th December – please do try to get orders in by then. Of course, we will send parcels after this date and endeavour to get them to you in time but we are uncertain how the proposed strike action by the Royal Mail is going to affect deliveries.
We would like to wish all our customers a very Happy Christmas.
Amelia, Charlotte, Sarah and Susie
17 November 2016
I have so enjoyed meeting so many customers at the Country Living Christmas Show in London last week and Best of Britannia Show in Bristol. Thank you for all your lovely comments about our truly British brand and our new range of pet products. I hope that your dogs are enjoying their luxury woollen beds and woollen jackets which proved to be so popular. I will be at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Winter Fair, Builth Wells on 28th and 29th November (inside Shopping Pavilion 1) and at the Country Living Christmas Show in Harrogate from 1st – 4th December. Please do come and see the Chilcott stand which will have our complete range of products including blankets, hot water bottles and cushions as well lovely things for your dogs.
12 November 2016
So Christmas is coming and at Chilcott we are taking our beautiful products out and about to the shows. We have been to the Best of Britannia shows in London and Bristol and this week we are in London at the Country Living Christmas Fair 9th – 13th November , followed by the Winter Fair at the Royal Welsh Showground on 28th and 29th November and again at the Country Living Christmas Fair in Harrogate from the 1st – 4th December. Do come and see us and see our products for yourselves.
28 September 2016
Sarah has been busy designing two new ranges – the luxurious Royal Blanket to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II , heavier in weight and 100% British. She has used a herringbone pattern incorporating red, white and blue in a limited edition of just 90 blankets – perfect for a very special Christmas gift and a range of dog accessories – dog beds, coats and coming soon a range of pet shampoos and conditioners all made with the same attention to detail that is associated with the Chilcott name.
12 October 2016
It has been a very exciting year for Chilcott – a very wet spring was hard for the lavender in the fields which was slow to get going however, our patience was rewarded and despite losing some plants we had a lovely crop. Part of the crop we bunched and dried in our new lavender barn which was great to see in action and the rest of the flower heads we left a little longer for the flowers to open fully and then harvested for steam distillation to extract the oil.