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Reduced shipping cost for propagator.

Dear customer

We have realised that the shipping cost for the propagator was set too high. Although sometimes we subsidies the shipping costs, in the case of the propagator we felt that it was set too high at £8. Therefore we have reduced it to the standard price for most smaller products at £4. This was also because if you wanted to buy more than one it is added on to both. If you have been looking at the propagator you will now be charged the smaller fee.

The propagator is an excellent Christmas present as it comes neatly boxed with all its components snugly wrapped including fixing instructions.

Merry Christmas – Mark Lowe

Hellene Wood and Glass Plant Propagator Planter
Propagator – shipping now reduced.


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Our up and coming Christmas events

We will be at three events running up to Christmas this year. We would love you to come along and have a chat with you. Many people are keen to see our products as real things, not just as pictures. We will be selling all our products but are very happy to have a chat and for you to look and touch.

We will be at The Avenues Independent Market at Sneinton Market Avenues. We will be situated in Olivia Aspinall workshops.

Welcome to… | Sneinton Market Avenues

Dates are:

Friday 26th November 3 -8pm and Saturday 27th 11-4pm

Friday 10th November 3- 8pm and Saturday 11th 11-4pm

We will also be in London at Crafty Fox Market at the crossing. Sunday 19th December 11am 5pm – The Crossing Central St Martins, 1 Granary Square London, N1C 4AAUnited Kingdom (map)

Sunday 19th December – Crafty Fox Market at The Crossing — Crafty Fox Market

We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

All the Best Mark Lowe


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New product  | Hellene wooden propagator: Mark Lowe x Olivia Aspinall

Perfect for test tube propagation

We’re excited to launch Hellene, our new wall-hung wooden propagator and planter, in collaboration with our friends Olivia Aspinall, a surface and product design studio just up the road from us in Nottingham.

Fusing innovative design with traditional craftsmanship, it presents a pleasing combination of visual textures: oak, terrazzo, glass and foliage, with a hint of pattern and colour. It has an elegant, slim shape and is a timeless, functional design piece for your space.

An eco-friendly propagation unit made without plastic

We believe in making objects that will stand the test of time, as we’re against today’s throwaway plastic culture. We use FSC-certified European oak from sustainably managed forests and waste products from Olivia’s studio.

Olivia Aspinall’s eco resin in terrazzo

 We first met Olivia at a Primary Studios market, set up by our friends at Lane, another Nottingham-based homeware brand. We had a stall next to Olivia’s and immediately hit it off. Since then, we’ve collaborated on a number of products using Olivia’s terrazzo composite discs, including our coat racks, chopping boards and cheese boards. We also share a stand at Nottingham’s Sneinton Market Avenues for local independent brands.

When we first started designing the propagator, we knew we wanted to finish it with a terrazzo composite. We chose pieces of handmade eco resin in terrazzo, which are made with waste pieces and recycled offcuts from their studio. The eco resin is hand cast, sanded and sealed. Every single piece of Olivia’s terrazzo composite is unique, with different shapes, flecks and colours, in the same way that every piece of our wood is slightly different, due to it being a natural material.

Olivia said: “We love working with Mark and Marianne for our homeware collections. It’s always wonderful to find local makers that make beautiful products but primarily it’s really important to us that nothing in our studio goes to waste. Mark Lowe uses our studio offcuts in the most considered way, adding little highlights of pattern and colours into their wooden pieces.”

A practical, space-saving propagator

We designed the propagator for everyone, not just our green-fingered customers. We want the cuttings and flowers to be seen and enjoyed as much as possible. It’s wall-hung to take up minimal space and to maximise the beauty of the flowers. It’s plastic-free, sustainable and beautiful and a small, affordable piece of design.

Green-fingered gifts

They’re the perfect gift for your green-fingered friends who want to get started with horticulture at home. A great addition to any houseplant collection, they’re an ideal plant-related present, particularly for those who are fascinated by the growing process.