Step forward this winter

There’s no denying it’s been a rather soggy year weatherwise, with the UK seeing 40% more than average rainfall in October, making it the sixth wettest since records began.

With the Met Office warning that there will be more days with rainfall totals above 50mm in the winter months, Primeur has the perfect solutions for saturated lawns, flowerbeds, pathways, and vegetable patches.

Step forward this winter

Step forward this winter

With mud and waterlogged soil beleaguering many this winter, Primeur’s Eco Way Recycled Rubber Stepping Stones are perfect for navigating and enhancing outdoor spaces, even in challenging weather conditions.

By providing a stable and elevated pathway, Primeur’s stepping stones help to prevent slips and falls that often occur on muddy or waterlogged surfaces. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with mobility challenges, playing children, or muddy pets, as it offers a reliable and secure route through an outdoor space.

The collection, which includes the popular Butterfly, Scroll, Leaves, Rover Rock, Natural Stone, Cracked Log and Railroad Tie designs, boasts the appearance of real stone and products are virtually indestructible, unlike their concrete counterparts, which are easily broken.

They are incredibly durable too, aid with grip when walked on and are mould-resistant, essential in the UK’s damp climate and wet winters that are set to become more common due to climate change.

Stomp is a lightweight stepping stone with its small size making it ideal for Mediterranean gravel gardens, Japanese-style gardens, rockeries, and vegetable patches. Easily installed, it adds a polished finish to your winter garden.

Incorporating Primeur’s stepping stones into your outdoor space this winter can help minimise damage to your garden in the harsher weather. Creating a designated pathway, the stepping stones will encourage your family and friends to stay on the designated route, reducing the likelihood of trampling on tender plants or compacting your lawn or allotment.

And, with the evenings now getting darker, providing a clear pathway will help the overall appearance and health of your garden or planting beds, particularly during periods of heavy rainfall and prevent mud or other nasties from being brought into your home.

Planters to warm your winter soul

Don’t let winter fool you into thinking your garden can’t be vibrant with plenty of plants blooming, adding colour and life to the darkest, coldest months of the year. The Tierra Verde collection by Primeur provides an eco-friendly solution for protecting plants during winter.

While some ceramic planters can crack when the temperature drops below freezing, Tierra Verde planters are made of robust recycled rubber materials that can endure even the harshest of winter weather.

Rubber can expand and contract with temperature changes, which makes these containers resistant to degradation caused by freezing winters or hot summers. Like Primeur’s stepping stones, they do not attract mould or mildew and can insulate the plants’ roots against the cold.

Primeur’s award-winning portfolio of planters now includes new designs, such as Whiskey Barrel, Cello, and Alto, in addition to the existing Flamenco, Symphony, Sonata, Concerto, Baritone, and Octavia.

These pots have a self-watering reservoir that stores rainwater for the plants to use, without the risk of over-saturation which can be a problem during winter when moisture requirements are low. When the reservoir is full, any excess water drains out via an overflow valve, helping to prevent root rot caused by over-watering.

This is especially useful in colder months, where established plants have already developed extensive root networks

Incorporating these Primeur’s winter solutions into your garden will ensure that your outdoor space can still be used and thrives throughout the colder, wetter months.

In 2019 Primeur celebrated the milestone of its 50th year in business – an achievement of which they are incredibly proud. the company is honoured to work with many of the UK’s retail groups and independents, creating bespoke ranges as well as expanding its brand offer.

Just over 50,000 sq. ft of warehousing at its head office in Bingley, West Yorkshire ensures Primeur’s customers have 100% availability and can react to increases in demand quickly. Innovation and product development have been key to the business’s success and remain at the heart of what the Primeur team does today.

To find a local stockist of Primeur’s Tierra Verde self-watering planters, call 01274 518800, visit the website at  or email

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