A FIGO tea-break

How time flies when the sun is shining! Here we are in late summer - we Northern Hemisphere members of the FIGO team, at least - and over a nice cup of tea I'm already looking back at a sumptious season of gardening. We've had bumper fruit & veg crops, FIGO frame-building marathons, and, latterly, some quite deliciously hot and fine weather. Glorious!

What with our bad case of gardening fever, we've not blogged in a while. But photos of our recent FIGO projects will be Instagrammed in due course. We'll also soon be welcoming back our popular regular blogger, Gabbie Chant, with new instalments of her bantam-serenaded horticultural adventures. We can't wait!

In other news, we have a brand new retailer in New Zealand, the excellent Chainmakers Ltd. You can check out FIGO on their website here. New Zealand is famous for its endemic plant diversity and incredible ornamental gardens (I recall marvelling at them on Monty Don's inspirational show, "Around the World in 80 Gardens", an absolute must-watch for any keen gardener), so I'm really excited FIGO is now available there. If you're gardening with FIGO in New Zealand, I'd love to hear from you - send me a message (that's joe@figoframes.com) and show us what you're growing!

Indeed, we really do love hearing your feedback about FIGO and the blog, wherever you are in the world. So much so that we've decided that your ideas and photos deserve a wider audience, and a reader comments section is now in the works. In the meantime, do please keep emailing us directly.

Right, back out to the patch!

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Changes at FIGO

Exciting times at FIGO! We've updated our website and are introducing a gardening blog to give you tips and ideas for your garden.

Website changes

If you're a returning FIGO customer, don't worry, we still have all your details. All we've done is make it easier to buy our connectors, and navigate our site. If you're an international customer, we now have a handy page showing our stockists across the globe.

Also, don't miss our new Instagram, where we'll be showcasing inspirational FIGO frames and garden photography from around the world!

Our new gardening blog

Our fantastic gardening blogger, Gabbie Chant, has been using FIGO connectors from the very beginning. With her tall and practical husband, Gabbie manages her little Somerset garden and two allotments, where she grows delicious veg all year round, tends to her bantams, and prettifies the space left between the numerous sheds. Gabbie will share her experience and advice, and hopes to spark some inspiration!

With the temperature dropping and the nights drawing in, you may be avoiding heading out in your wellies, but there's still plenty to do and plan. Check back next week for Gabbie's first post to see what you should be doing in your garden this winter.

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