<![CDATA[GroWell]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 05:47:44 +0000 hourly 1 <![CDATA[What’s Growing on at Sheffield?]]> Fri, 26 Feb 2016 16:20:26 +0000  

What we’re Growing


Planted on 09/01/2016


• Trinidad Congo

• Peach Habanero

• Yellow Rocoto

• Pimenta de Neyde x Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Chillies!)

Chilli Plants

Planted 25/02/2016


• Kebab Peppers

• THSC Chocolate Scorpion (hot!)

• T.S Green

• Ancho Grande

• Rocoto Red


STAGE 1: Planting the seeds


What We Used:


Vitopod 2 Heated Double Layer Propagator

T5 Propagation Grow Light (8 tube)

VitaLink Plant Start

SHOGUN Katana Roots

pH down

Grodan Rockwool Cutting/Seedling Cubes (Large/1.5”)



What We Did:


• Let water stand for 24hrs to dechlorinate (or use GrowMax RO Filter)

• Added all nutrients

- VitaLink Plant Start

- SHOGUN Katana Roots

• Set the pH of the nutrient solution

- This should be 5.5/6.6 in rockwool

• Soaked the 1.5” rockwool cubes for 20 minutes

• Shook each individual cube once (and no more!)

• Placed the cubes in a tray, then created a hole in each one

• Placed the seeds in the holes (careful not to squash the seeds)

• Covered the holes with loose strands of rockwool to create a nice humid environment for the seeds

• Misted the propagator so it’s as humid as possible

• Misted the propagator daily

• For chillies, we set our propagator to 28oC - this’ll vary, depending on what you plant


STAGE 2: Potting up and Hardening off!


Note: Hardening off is where you let your plants get used to a tougher climate.


When propagating, this means slowly easing them into a lower humidity. Move your plants from a high humidity propagator straight into a drier grow room, and the shock can kill them in minutes. If it doesn’t kill them, they won’t grow as well.


To prevent this from happening, you can lower the humidity in your propagator before transplanting or put them into a second propagator.


A lot of growers miss this stage out and experience poor plant performance as a result.


What We Used


125W CFL Blue Eco Light

3” Grodan Transplanting Blocks

SHOGUN Samurai Hydro Grow A+B Soft Water

SHOGUN Katana Roots

Vitopod Heated Propagator


What We Did:


• Let the water stand 24hrs or use GrowMax Filter

• Added the nutrients

- SHOGUN Samurai Hydro A+B Soft Water (2ml/L CF 10/ EC 1.0)

- SHOGUN Katana Roots (5ml/L)

• Soaked 3” cubes in solution for 20 minutes

• Took them out and gave the cubes one good shake each

• Inserted the smaller (1.5”) cubes into the larger (3”) cubes

• Reduced temperature to 24/26oC

• Opened one vent straight away

• A couple of days later, opened a second vent

• Raised the blocks off the propagation base to encourage air pruning (you can even use an oven shelf for this!)


Progress So Far


Ready for it? Voila!

Peach Habanero

Pimenta de Neyde x Bhut Jolokia

Trinidad Congo

Yellow Rocoto


Top Tips from the Greenhouse


It’s easy to go wrong when propagating. Here are our top tips for getting it right:


• Rockwool increases the pH of your feed - aim for a pH of 5.5 - 6.3

• Chilli seeds like it hot!!! Keep your propagator to 28oC to crack

• Hard water messes with your nutrient strength - use a GrowMax Eco Grow 240 Filter (at the very least, let water stand for 24hrs before mixing to dechlorinate it).

• Save time! Organise and label tray with the different varieties you wish to grow

• Pre-soak the plugs for a minimum of 15 minutes in your nutrient solution

• Shake each individual plug just once after pre-soaking them

• Use a clean pipette when making holes in your propagation blocks

• Careful not to squash the seeds - make a cocoon

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<![CDATA[NEWS: GAVITA Lights & Mammoth Tents on Display in All Stores]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:37:41 +0000  

Both displays feature the Mammoth Elite HC600L Grow Tent, 1000W Gavita Lights, 750W Gavita Lights & 270W Plasma Grow Light

Taken in our Coleshill Store




Taken in our Wembley Store



NEW GAVITA Tent Kits On Sale


Thinking of getting a GAVITA light system? Get everything you need in a single product with a G1 or G2 tent kit.


They feature GAVITA's new Small Room Reflector to give you a supreme spread of light.




All stores now offering a FREE customised GAVITA layout!


Using GAVITA’s 3D modelling software, we’ll tell you:


• Which grow tent is best

• Which lights you need

• The best reflectors to use

• How to position your lights

• Maximum plant heights


You don't have to think - follow your plan to get:


• Minimum light lost to walls

• A uniform light level

• Maximum light intensity

• Deeper light penetration (to reach foliage beneath the canopy layer)

• Lots of overlapping light!

• A broad spectrum of light (with lots of UV-A & UV-B)


Code Price Qty
Mammoth Elite HC600L Grow Tent (600cm x 300cm x 240cm) 2541 Mammoth Elite HC600L Grow Tent (600cm x 300cm x 240cm)
270 Watt Gavita Pro E-Series 270e LEP (Plasma) Supplemental Spectrum 3767 270 Watt Gavita Pro E-Series 270e LEP (Plasma) Supplemental Spectrum
750 Watt 400V Gavita Pro E-Series 6-750e Complete Lighting System 3775 750 Watt 400V Gavita Pro E-Series 6-750e Complete Lighting System
1000 Watt 400V Gavita Pro E-Series 1000e Complete Lighting System 3764 1000 Watt 400V Gavita Pro E-Series 1000e Complete Lighting System


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<![CDATA[Christmas Opening Dates 2015!]]> Thu, 03 Dec 2015 12:50:40 +0000  

Christmas opening days 2015


Store Opening Dates:


Closed On:

Thurs 24th Dec 2015 - Sun 27th Dec 2015

Thurs 31st  Dec 2015 - Friday 1st Jan 2016


Open On: 

Now - Wed 23rd December 2015

Mon 28th -Wed 30th December 2015

Sat 2nd Jan 2015 (back to normal opening times)


Open times over the Christmas period may vary.


Website Order Deadlines:


You can order online at any point.


For guaranteed delivery before Christmas, place your order by:

- 12pm on Thursday 17th December 2015 (Standard Delivery)

- 12pm on Monday 21st December 2015 (Guaranteed Delivery)


Orders placed after this date may not arrive until the New Year.


Mail Order Dates:


Closed On:

Thurs 24th Dec 2015 - Mon 28thth Dec 2015

Friday 1st Jan 2016


Open On: 

Now - Wed 23rd December 2015

Tue 29th - Thurs 31st December 2015

Sat 2nd Jan 2015 (back to normal opening times)


For guaranteed delivery before Christmas, place your order by:

- 12pm on Thursday 17th December 2015 (Standard Delivery)

- 12pm on Monday 21st December 2015 (Guaranteed Delivery)


Orders placed after this date may not arrive until the New Year.


Don't Forget to Stock Up on the Essentials!



To keep your plants alive and kicking over the holidays, here are a few bits you'll probably need:


Code Price Qty
24 hour Grasslin Mechanical Timer 114 24 hour Grasslin Mechanical Timer
Heavy Duty Lighting Timer and Contactor 1925 Heavy Duty Lighting Timer and Contactor
250 Watt Sodium Grolux 574 250 Watt Sodium Grolux

Out of stock

400 Watt Sodium Grolux 152 400 Watt Sodium Grolux

Out of stock

600 Watt Sodium Grolux 155 600 Watt Sodium Grolux
pH Down - 5 Litre 885 pH Down - 5 Litre
pH Up - 250mls 128 pH Up - 250mls
SHOGUN Sumo Boost - 1 litre 2316 SHOGUN Sumo Boost - 1 litre


If you're running low on nutrients, stock up on our bestselling SHOGUN Samurai Hydro, Coco and Terra.

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<![CDATA[New In Store: November 2015!]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:10:44 +0000  

On Display


Stop by your local store to see some of our best stock in action!


Gavita Pro E-Series:


Gavita E-Series Complete Lighting Systems Gavita Pro E-Series 1000W Lights, On Display in All Stores


Gavita Pro E-Series 1000W Lights: On display in all stores!


Gavita Pro E-Series Plasma (LEP): On display in Coleshill, Birmingham, Hockley, Sheffield and Wembley


Code Price Qty
1000 Watt 400V Gavita Pro E-Series 1000e Complete Lighting System 3764 1000 Watt 400V Gavita Pro E-Series 1000e Complete Lighting System
270 Watt Gavita Pro E-Series 270e LEP (Plasma) Supplemental Spectrum 3767 270 Watt Gavita Pro E-Series 270e LEP (Plasma) Supplemental Spectrum


Mammoth High Ceiling Tents

Mammoth Celing High Tents 6m x 3m x 2.4m Mammoth Tent on Display at Coleshill


6.0m x 3.0m x 2.4m (L x B x H ): On display in Coleshill and Wembley.


1.50m x 3.00m x 2.40m (L x B x H): On display in Birmingham, Hockley and Sheffield.


1.10m x 1.80m x 2.40m (L x B x H): On display in Bristol, Dudley and Merton.


Both the 1.50m x 3.00m x 2.40m and 1.10m x 1.80m x 2.40m tents are available to buy in store only!


Code Price Qty
Mammoth Elite HC600L Grow Tent (600cm x 300cm x 240cm) 2541 Mammoth Elite HC600L Grow Tent (600cm x 300cm x 240cm)
Mammoth Elite HC900L Grow Tent (900cm x 450cm x 240cm) 3748 Mammoth Elite HC900L Grow Tent (900cm x 450cm x 240cm)


IWS Rush DWC Systems


Rush System IWS Rush DWC Systems on Display at Coleshill - Angled View.


Rush IWS DWC System IWS Rush DWC Systems on Display at Coleshill - Front View.



Take a look at the set ups being sold online.



GrowMax RO (Reverse Osmosis Water Filters)


GrowMax Reverse Osmosis Filter GrowMax POWERGROW 500 Reverse Osmosis Filter, on Display in Sheffield


Your filter will eliminate almost all water impurities!


If you don’t get the right pressure from your tap, you can buy a booster pump!


POWER GROW 500 RO Unit – produces up to 500 litres of pure water a day (20 litres an hour)

MEGA GROW 1000 RO Unit – produces up to 1000 litres of pure water a day (40 litres an hour)

GROWMAX 3000 RO Unit – produces up to 3000 litres of pure water a day (125 litres an hour)


Code Price Qty
GrowMax RO Booster Pump 2504 GrowMax RO Booster Pump
GrowMax 3000 RO Filter 3787 GrowMax 3000 RO Filter
Mega Grow 1000 RO Filter 2501 Mega Grow 1000 RO Filter
Power Grow 500 RO Filter 2516 Power Grow 500 RO Filter


New In


Grow Max Water Filter

Remove almost all water impurities, at a rate of 240 litres per hour.


Code Price Qty
Eco Grow 240 Water Filter 3739 Eco Grow 240 Water Filter


OptiClimate Air Cooled System


For maximum growth and yields, your plants need a constant, optimum climate.


You can get just this with an OptiClimate closed loop set up.


Next to no air is exchanged, giving you complete control while keeping pests and diseases out.


They cool, heat, filter, dehumidify and circulate air, without using water


OptiClimate 3500 Air-Cooled System: 6 lamps (600W) or 9 lamps (400W)

OptiClimate 6000 Air-Cooled System10 lamps (600W) or 15 lamps (400W)

OptiClimate 10000 Air-Cooled System16 lamps (600W) or 24 lamps (400W)

OptiClimate 15000 Air-Cooled System: 24 lamps (600W) or 35 lamps (400W)


Code Price Qty
OptiClimate 3500 Air-Cooled System 3797 OptiClimate 3500 Air-Cooled System
OptiClimate 6000 Air-Cooled System 3798 OptiClimate 6000 Air-Cooled System
Mammoth Elite HC300L Grow Tent (300cm x 150cm x 240cm) g840 Mammoth Elite HC300L Grow Tent (300cm x 150cm x 240cm)


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<![CDATA[LEDs: To Use or Not To Use?]]> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:19:56 +0000  

The Tests

When LEDs first came out…

LED Test LED Test

…we seriously considered stocking them, and put them through a series of tests.
We were sorely disappointed.
The LEDs we tested just didn’t have the right spectrum or intensity for healthy growth.
Plants grown under them were gnarled and full of deficiencies - just look at the picture above (on the right).
In short, they didn’t work – here are our results: Test 1, Test 2, Test 3, Test 4
More recently…
LED Test

HYDROMAG decided to pitch the latest generation of LEDs against some bestselling HPS lights.
When asked for our help, we couldn’t wait to get stuck in!
We made space in our Sheffield store, and threw some of our best equipment at the test.
You can see the full test here, but in a nutshell… LEDs are starting to work.
They were able to grow healthy, deficiency-free radishes, comparable to those grown under a 600W Dimlux! Impressive.
LEDs were efficient to run, too. We’re optimistic.

The Problem Is...


1. Radishes, yes…  Bigger plants, probably not

Radishes grown under LED

LEDs have poor light penetration
Light from an LED will only really reach canopy leaves – those closest to the light.
The leaves below the canopy won’t get much light at all.
With radishes and other small plants, this doesn’t matter as much. For larger plants, it’ll be a problem.  
Of course, this remains to be seen. HYDROMAG has promised to re-run their test on larger plants.
We’ll tell you when the results are in!


2. LEDs don’t produce much, if any, radiant heat


All grow lights give off heat, which warms the grow room.
This heat is either in the form of radiant heat (mostly emitted by the lamps) or convection (produced by the ballast, lamps and reflector), which rises.
LEDs don't give off much radiant heat. This is where the light directly warms the plant, in the same way that sunlight warms you.
Radiant heat is vital for optimal growth. Without it, plants are slow to develop during vegetative and generative growth.
You’ll also likely need supplemental heating to reach the optimum growing temperature of 28oC.
LEDs still give off a lot of heat via convection, but this heat rises up and away from your plants, and is often pushed away via cooling fans.

3. Your money's better spent elsewhere

The LEDs tested by HYDROMAG cost from £800 - £1,200. For around that price, you could get one of these glorious combinations:
 Gavita HPS + Gavita Plasma (On display in: Sheffield, Birmingham, Merton, Wembley & Coleshill!)
 Dimlux HPS + Dimlux CDM 

Cost of Gavita Lights



With either combination, you’ll get a far more intense, spectrum rich, light for the same cost.
Spectrum rich:
The spectrum of an LED + more PAR, UVA, UVB, Infrared & far red.
Greater Light intensity:
You have the intensity of a 400V lighting system, with the optimum micromole output.
Better light penetration:
The intense light output from the HPS lighting systems will reach plant leaves lower in the canopy.
If you’re growing chillies or fruit, it’s a no brainer - UVA and UVB – enhance the aroma and taste.
Read more about light spectrum here
• Gavita HPS + Gavita Plasma

Code Price Qty
750 Watt 400V Gavita Pro E-Series 6-750e Complete Lighting System 3775 750 Watt 400V Gavita Pro E-Series 6-750e Complete Lighting System
270 Watt Gavita Pro E-Series 270e LEP (Plasma) Supplemental Spectrum 3767 270 Watt Gavita Pro E-Series 270e LEP (Plasma) Supplemental Spectrum
Gavita Master Controller EL1 3765 Gavita Master Controller EL1

• Dimlux HPS + Dimlux CDM

Code Price Qty
600 Watt 400V Dimlux Expert Series Complete Light System 7045 600 Watt 400V Dimlux Expert Series Complete Light System
315 Watt 400V Dimlux Expert Series CDM Light System 7049 315 Watt 400V Dimlux Expert Series CDM Light System


LED Lights do have their place

In tight spaces, it is harder to remove heat.
So in very small grow spaces, where head room is limited, LEDs can be handy, because they don’t generate much heat.

In Summary…

We won’t rule LEDs out forever - they are getting better. They’ll soon start to get cheaper, too.
When this happens (and it’s only a matter of time), we’ll be quick to stock them.  
Until then, sorry, they’re not for us.
Chat to one of our growing experts. They’ll always help you find a grow light to outperform any LED of the same cost. 

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<![CDATA[GroWell Shops Now Open Even Later!]]> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:17:31 +0000 Due to popular demand, our stores are now open ‘til 6pm from Monday to Thursday.


New shop opening hours:

All of the stores are open 7 days a week.


Monday - Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm

Store front We've got huge stocks of everything you could ever want or need and a friendly team of staff members that are keen to provide live demonstrations and expert consultations.


Latest products in store - Mountain Air Filters

They were recently voted as North America’s best carbon filters, and now they're available to buy in your local GroWell store.

New filters

NOW on display in ALL UK stores!

Mammoth Elite High ceiling Tents (Coleshill and Wembley stores)
- Perfect for 1000w lighting systems

Mammoth Tent Gavita Lighting
- A firm favourite of professional growers

Gavita Light Nutriculture IWS Growing Systems
- Fast flow systems, ideal when high performance hydroponics is needed



Visit our Greenhouse

If you live in Sheffield, visit our greenhouse!

Inside Greenhouse Everything is grown using the products from our range. We can tell you exactly what’s been used in every set up, and exactly what’s growing from the different systems.

Peppers Take a trip to GroWell Sheffield to see it for yourself!

Check out our Closed Loop Rooms

Find out how you can benefit from perfect climate control by exploring our unique displays at GroWell Bristol, GroWell Coleshill, GroWell Sheffield and GroWell Wembley.

Closed Loop Room Each Closed Loop Room is completely sealed off… so there’s no air in and there’s no air out – making it much easier to manage the growing environment.


We can show you how to build your own room with the following gear:


Climate control system: Heats, cools, dehumidifies, filters and circulates the air
CO2 Equipment: Bottled CO2 gas injection system or propane burner
CO2 Controller: Turns your CO2 equipment on and off to achieve your pre-set CO2 levels
Humidity control: Humidifier, RO Water Filter, Humidistat and Dehumidifier

Store details

Call up or call in – we're ready to help!


GroWell Coleshill
Units 8 – 11, Coleshill Trade Park, Station Road, Coleshill, Birmingham, B46 1HT
01675 433991


GroWell Bristol
Unit 1, The Commercial Centre, Day’s Road, Bristol, BS2 0QS
01179 558404


GroWell Dudley
Unit 52, Enterprise Trading Estates, Hurst Lane, Bierley Hill, Dudley, DY5 1TX
01384 79015


GroWell Wembley
Brent Trading Estate, North Circular Road, London, NW10 0JF
02084 518964


GroWell Hockley Heath
Ivy House Farm, Grange Road, Hockley Heath, Solihull, B94 6PR
01564 730800


GroWell Merton
Unit 8, Chelsea Fields Industrial Estate, 278 Western Road, Merton, London, SW19, 2QA
02086 486327


GroWell Birmingham
Unit 6, Birmingham One Trading Estate, Clement Street, Birmingham, B1 2SW
01212 120317


GroWell Sheffield
Parkway Drive, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 4WU
01142 43924

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<![CDATA[5 reasons to eagerly anticipate the NEW GroWell Catalogue]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:39:46 +0000 It’s been a long-time coming

You may be aware that we haven’t launched a new catalogue in a while... Sorry! After finishing the last one, all sorts of weird and wonderful improvements were looked at for the follow up – which took time to evaluate (and in some cases, regain composure from laughing). Still, we promise the wait is definitely worth it!

2016 Logo It’s sporting a fresh new design

We didn’t just want to give the previous catalogue a bit of a facelift. Instead, absolutely everything has been put under the microscope, with the same question being asked on each occasion – “does it make things clearer and easier to understand?” This considered approach led to us revamping most of the product photography and descriptions, the layout of different elements on the page, the expert info, the flow of the different sections and more! Looks like we've been pretty busy then!

Propagation lights It’s loaded with expert info

Our team of experts possesses an unrivalled amount of plant-growing experience and knowledge, which has informed all of the written content and diagrams in the catalogue. For this latest release there’s been even more of an emphasis on providing you with tips that will actually lead to better results, and these now appear beside the products rather than being hidden away at the back. We’ve also updated the feed charts to help guide beginners through their first crop and give experienced growers an indication of how to use new products.

Expert info It's got more for pro growers

The catalogue has always been designed to cater for all types of grower, but we felt there was a need to update our product range and include bulk-buying discounts to improve our support for those people operating on a larger scale than others. You’ll find heavily discounted lamps, lighting systems, climate control units and bags of media plus newly introduced mega grow tents and closed loop room equipment. Don’t panic though, everything mentioned is available online too.

Media page It’s still FREE

We want you to enjoy reading through the new catalogue and can’t imagine ever imposing a charge on it! Keep checking back for the big announcement of when you’ll be able to order your copy!

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<![CDATA[It's going to be quite an eye-opener... The NEW GroWell Catalogue!]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:32:30 +0000 Front covers don't get more bizarre than this! Will it feature on the BRAND NEW GroWell Catalogue? You won't have to wait very long to find out! We've got some rather exciting news coming soon...

GroWell Catalogue

For now, you can find everything that's needed to grow amazing plants using this mobile-friendly website and at each of our 8 fantastic stores. There's also the option of calling us on 0333 003 22 96 if you'd rather talk to an expert about your set up - we're here to help!

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<![CDATA[Get yourself down to the GroWell Sheffield Summer Social!]]> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 08:36:24 +0000 Do you want to uncover ways of getting much more out of your plants? Or enquire about trying hydroponics for the first time? Maybe you just fancy a free hot dog?


Then come along to GroWell Sheffield on the 22nd and 23rd of August and check out our huge weekend event! It won't cost you a penny to attend and is shaping up rather nicely!


The first ever "Summer Social" gathering will give you a unique chance to do all of the following:

- Visit the mightily impressive hydroponic greenhouse
- Enter competitions with high value prizes
- Take advantage of lots of incredible one-off sale offers
- Enjoy free BBQ food, drinks and live music
- Try super-hot chillies grown by the GroWell team
- Speak to experts from the UK's top hydro companies - including Nutriculture, SHOGUN Fertilisers, Growth Technology, Ecothrive Charge, HydroMag and HydroShow.


Sounds great, right? This really is a golden opportunity to pick up some top growing advice from the people that make the best products available and you could even bag yourself a bargain or two! So clearly you better make room for it in your diary!


How do you get to the event?

GroWell Sheffield Sat Nav Reference: S9 4WU


Full address: Unit 3B, Parkway One, Parkway Drive, Sheffield, S9 4WU


For more information about the event or the GroWell Sheffield store - call 0114 243 9242 or visit the shop page here.

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<![CDATA[Getting Spicy at GroWell Sheffield!]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:31:23 +0000 With the warm weather we've been having recently, the chillies inside our GroWell Sheffield Hydroponic Greenhouse are really starting to get their pods out! As you can see below, this year the system of choice is the RhizoSystem... Hydroponic Chillies RhizoSystem

At the end nearest the reservoir we have a selection of 3 mild varieties of chilli, two of each plant.

Growell Hydroponic Chillies

These are producing loads of fruits now, especially the Jalapeños and Joe's Longs.

Hydroponic Jalapenos

Above: hydroponic Jalapenos, growing in coco using SHOGUN Samurai Coco Nutrients.

Hydroponic Chillies Joes LongAbove: impressively large 'Joe's Long' Chillies growing in a RhizoSystem Drip and Drain.


It's not all mild chillies though, we also have some super hot bad boys for those who like a kick!

Super Hot Hydroponic Chillies

Some are really starting to produce rather evil looking pods!

DSC_0864 Above: Caramel Moruga Scorpion Growing in Gold Label 60/40 Coco / Clay Pebbles.

Bhut Orange CopenhagenAbove: Bhut Orange Copenhagen deep within the plant canopy.


We really like the unusual Rocoto Chillies here at GroWell Sheffield. They produce fruit that are round in shape, have black seeds and pack a really flavourful punch!

Rocoto RedAbove: Rocoto Red enhanced with Ecothrive Charge.


Over the next month, the greenhouse is set to pump out so many chillies that we won't know what to do with them! So please come down and ask for some free produce to help us out!


Keep checking back for regular updates from our Hydroponic Greenhouse.

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<![CDATA[Why we LOVE Deep Water Culture!]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:56:38 +0000 Deep water culture (DWC) is a great method for growing plants hydroponically. Look at these roots!

Healthy roots = Healthy fruits. The above picture of a healthy Courgette root system is growing in an IWS Oxy Pot RDWC System and was taken in our Greenhouse in Sheffield. RDWC simply means the nutrient solution recirculates around, balancing out any changes in Temperature, pH and EC across the system. Recirculating systems like this also allow you to check and adjust the nutrient solution in one place rather than having to deal with multiple reservoirs.

IWS RDWC Hydroponic Courgettes IWS RDWC Hydroponic Courgettes 2

The growth of our Greenhouse grown courgettes has been immense! All we are using is Shogun Hydro Grow and Shogun Silicon. Very Impressed so far, pictures above show growth 2 weeks apart.


3 reasons why you need to try growing with DWC:


1 - VERY easy to use! Simply keep the reservoir topped up and check the pH and EC. There are no timers to worry about and no over-watering or under-watering issues, so very suitable for beginners!


2 - Extremely responsive! The water is your growing medium, so any changes you make to the nutrient solution will be shown in the plant growth extremely quickly. This aspect of control makes DWC and RDWC very appealing to experienced growers!


3 - No growing media! Well, other than the handful of clay pebbles in the net pot and the rockwool block you propagate your plants in. DWC is a very efficient a cost effective way to grow, not to mention less work compared to lugging around heavy bags of soil or coco!


If you're close to Sheffield, come buy our shop and visit our Hydroponics Greenhouse to learn more first hand about Deep Water Culture, and other hydroponic growing techniques!

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<![CDATA[Introduction to the GroWell Sheffield Hydroponic Greenhouse]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:15:37 +0000 GroWell Sheffield is home to an amazing hydroponic greenhouse. Here we test new products and showcase active hydroponic systems.

Growell Hydroponics Sheffield

Anyone that visits GroWell Sheffield is able to pop in and look around at the greenhouse, and more importantly ask our on site growing experts exactly how the systems work.

Growell Hydroponics Sheffield Greenhouse

Let's see what's going on inside...

IWS RDWC Hydroponic Courgettes

These courgette plants have been in this IWS Recirculating Deep Water Culture (RDWC) system for 2 weeks. Now that the roots are growing prolifically in the oxygenated reservoirs their growth rate is phenomenal. Check back soon for a progress update.

RDWC Rush Hydroponic System 1

We have been testing out the new RUSH RWDC over the past 3 weeks. It is very impressive, especially in terms of the speed of the recirculation, the growth rate and the health of the plants. The 2 pictures above and below were taken 2 weeks apart - the tomato plants are now more than double the size and starting to set fruit... incredible stuff!

RDWC Rush Hydroponic System 2

Along the entire length of the greenhouse we are running the RhizoSystem - a new run-to-waste drip irrigation system that not only delivers fresh nutrient solution to the top of the pot, but also collects and pumps away the run-off. More to come on this system in future posts.

RhizoSystem Hydroponic Drip System

Nutrient Film Technique is a firm favourite at GroWell - you grow in compact growing systems that are very easy to use. These Lettuce and Basil plants seem to be doing very well!

NFT Lettuce Basil Hydroponics

The humidifier really helps at this time of year, since when it gets hot in the greenhouse the humidity drops, much like in a grow room. Using a humidifier with a humidistat keeps the humidity where your plants need it, and stops the plants getting 'heat stressed'. For more info see our article on Humidity.


We'll be doing more posts directly from the GroWell Sheffield Greenhouse over the coming months - stay tuned!

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<![CDATA[We've just SLASHED standard delivery and heavy item charges!]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 12:55:14 +0000 Buying from GroWell has never been so attractive! In addition to the wide range of great products and expert advice on offer, it's now even cheaper to shop with us.

Huge price cuts If you spend over £50 and live in the UK mainland, standard delivery (2-3 days) won't cost you a single penny!


Regional charges have similarly dropped to a new record low. A delivery to Northern Island only promises to set you back £9.95 (£14.95 for Next Working Day), whilst getting an order sent out to the Channel Isles (Jersey/Guernsey) incurs a small fee of just £11.95. Indeed, everyone else outside of the UK mainland (Hebrides, Scilly Isles, Ireland, etc) can enjoy big savings on the cost of shipping too - falling a whopping £10 from £24.95 to £14.95!


We've also sliced the heavy item charge for UK mainland residents by OVER A HALF! At the reworked price of £2 per product, you can buy your bags of media and large trays/tanks without feeling much an extra sting in the pocket.

Price matrix Here's a few additional benefits worth shouting about as well...


For most standard orders you will receive details from Parcel Force that actually enable you to log into their site, where you can then select a specific 1 hour delivery slot. This proves to be very convenient, stopping you from having to wait around all day until packages arrive.


Another amazing feature if you can't take delivery to your home address is the opportunity to select the "click and collect" service, which lets you pick up goods from one of over 16,000 participating post offices.


We hope you appreciate these new cost saving measures and continue to enjoy shopping with GroWell. Please don't hesitate to ask us any questions concerning the above changes.

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<![CDATA[Product Testers Wanted!]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 11:51:41 +0000 Just take a few seconds to fill out this form and soon afterwards we'll be in touch to collect a suitable delivery address from you for receiving samples (details are stored safely and NEVER sold to third parties, and goods always go out using plain packaging). Before long you could be testing an exciting, yet-to-be-released nutrient or booster for FREE!

Testing for GroWell

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<![CDATA[New OptiClimate Closed Loop Room - Now Open At GroWell Bristol!]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:05:48 +0000 We've designed and built an incredible closed loop growing room at our Bristol store, featuring the futuristic OptiClimate Air Conditioning Unit, Dimlux Expert Series Complete Lighting Systems and Dimlux Maxi Controller! If you haven't had a chance to check these exciting products out yet, make sure you take the opportunity to visit GroWell Bristol or one of the three other locations that include a similar display (GroWell Sheffield, GroWell Coleshill and GroWell Wembley). Right now though, give the OptiClimate and Dimlux articles a read and flick through the pictures below!

Outside of Opti room

Maxi Controller

Dimlux Lights

Lights and Carbon Filter

Dimlux and Ducting

Dimlux Lights

Maxi and Opti Controls

Side view of Dimlux

Closed Loop Overview

OptiClimate System

Plant Temperature Camera

Lights on!


OptiClimate System

From the outside

Closed Loop Room

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<![CDATA[GroWell’s World Cup Plant Predictor]]> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:06:35 +0000 A few weeks ago we started off thirty-two seeds, assigning one to each country taking part in the Brazil World Cup (you could say this gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “being seeded!”). These were then grouped together based on the official draw, with the idea being that the plants showing the most leaves and best overall development at the cut off point (Monday 9th of June) indicate the qualifiers from the group stages of the tournament.


The choice was made to use Neapli Orange chilli seeds. After all, it’s about time the great nation of Nepal had some input into the World Cup! Also, seed-for-seed they have a very good germination rate.

Chilli SeedsTo further guarantee consistency and fairness, each and every plant received exactly the same treatment by using identical propagating media, growing media, size and type of pot, potting on times, etc.

Potted up plants The moment has now come to compare the growth and development of the plants to establish our first round predictions!


The Results


Group A

Group A

Winner: Brazil

Runner up: Cameroon



Brazil are the clear winners of this group, being both taller and more developed than the others. Cameroon claimed the runners up spot, having just that little bit more than Croatia in terms of overall development. Sadly Mexico took too long to get going and makes for an early exit, heading home in shame!


Group B   

Group B Winner: Spain

Runner up: Chile



Spain streaked away as clear group winners, with Chile out-performing the Netherlands to clinch the runner up position. The Dutch head home, unable to reach the peaks of the last tournament along with Australia who never got started at all.


Group C

Group C

Winner: Columbia

Runner up: Cote d’Ivoire



Columbia, coping with the environment better than the other countries in the group, stormed to a convincing group win. It was close for the runner up spot - Japan put in a big effort but ultimately struggled due to the humidity, thereby failing to match the high level of performance of Cote d’Ivoire. As for Greece, their problems continue, finishing bottom of the group with a whimper.


Group D

Group D

Winner: Uruguay

Runner up: England



The Group of Death, and lets face it, the one everyone is interested in. True to form this was the most closely contested of all the groups, where realistically any of the four teams may have qualified if in one of the other groups. Uruguay simply had too much power for the competition and ended up finishing top. The question is, who gets that runner up spot? Costa Rica exceeded expectations, but it was not enough to surpass Italy. So then, could we do anything to stop the boys in blue? Well… actually, yes! With more leaves and overall development the Three Lions roar on!


Group E

Group E

Winner: France

Runner up: Switzerland



France make amends for recent tournament failures by easily winning the group. On the other hand, Honduras suffered from indiscipline and failed to progress, leaving Ecuador and Switzerland to battle it out for the remaining place. Ecuador seemed to be performing well, but had real issues with the humidity, leading to thick leathery deformed leaves. While it still looked like they might have done enough, Switzerland pipped them to the post with better overall plant development.


Group F

Group F

Winner: Argentina

Runner up: Nigeria



As you would expect, Argentina make it through winning the group without any difficulty. Bosnia failed to get started, and both Nigeria and Iran suffered problems with gnarly leaves. Nigeria though had the benefit of new shoots, taking them through to the next round at Iran’s expense. This was a tough call as they seemed to be suffering a similar amount, but Nigeria appeared to be pulling through it more.


Group G

Group G

Winner: Portugal

Runner up: USA



Similar to Group F, we had one performance that stood out as Portugal romped to the group win. Again all the other teams struggled with deformed leaves and underperformance. Again it was the new growth that decided it, and at expense of the highly tipped, ever reliable Germany, the USA sneaks through to the next round.


Group H

Group G

Winners: Korea Republic

Runner up: Russia



Another group where almost everyone found conditions difficult, but the Republic of Korea dominated taking the group at a relative canter. Belgium who were a lot of peoples dark horses for the tournament, didn’t perform to expectations, and with Algeria failing to get started at all it was Russia who took the runner up spot, by virtue of their superior overall development.


So there you have it! Those are the results! What do you think? Why not guess and see how many predictions you reckon our psychic plants will get correct?


All plants will continue to be grown for predictions in the next round. Stay tuned!

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<![CDATA[GroWell vs World's Hottest Chilli!]]> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:10:14 +0000 Weighing in with a wicked Scoville rating of 1,569,300 SHU (a standard Jalapeno falls somewhere between 2,500 and 10,000 SHU), the Carolina Reaper first came to our attention as a customer-sent Christmas present. Being a regular on the chilli show circuit, Keith had always wanted to try a superhot species and decided that this gift afforded him an opportunity too good to pass up. What then followed was an exercise in pain, a demonstration of determination and, well, a tremendously amusing spectacle for the small crowd of excited onlookers!


Check out the pictures and watch the video, all whilst trying to keep a straight face – we bet you can’t do it!

Smiling would quickly become a forgotten expression, for Keith at least!

The Carolina Reaper is so hot that you are advised not to swallow the chilli pepper.

Keith chewed on the Carolina Reaper for about 40 seconds, then disposed of the remains.

Keith had to man the phones after this 'experience'. That is dedication.

Safe to say it's hurting now.

Milk will make everything better...

Apparently not.

Finally Keith can see light at the end of the tunnel.

Turns out it's FIRE.

When you've got to close your eyes and concentrate to block out the pain, you know you're in trouble.

If we could put background music with these pictures, it'd have to be something by the The Flaming Lips.

Credit where credit's due, Keith was the only person at GroWell brave enough to try a Carolina Reaper... and he survived!

The video of Keith's terrible ordeal can be seen below.

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<![CDATA[Fiery Foods Chilli Festival 2013]]> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:19:30 +0000 This fantastic event has continued to grow through the years and now includes an incredibly diverse range of things to do and see.

For starters there are a huge number of stalls on site offering up all kinds of weird and wonderful chilli-based concoctions, such as sauces, sweets, chutneys, colas, coffees, cookery kits, decorations and more!

Also don’t forget that we’ll be there too, promoting everything you need to grow the most potent of fruits… lights, tents, growing systems, nutrients, media, plant supports, gardening tools… you name it!

Then you have the competitions, awards and challenges – involving top chefs, amateur cooks and crazy volunteers! This is where the Fiery Foods UK Chilli Festival really does stand head and shoulders over other similar events. Here’s what you can expect:



- Jalapeno Eating World Record Attempt – for most jalapenos consumed in 1 minute.

- Killer Curry Challenge – whoever eats the most curry wins!



- The National Chilli Awards – small companies compete to win the chance to make their product professionally in the Chillipepperpete kitchen and then put it on the shelves of Chillipepperpete’s Chilli Shop.

- FFUK’s Chilli-eating Contest – the big one! All the big players that are serious about putting themselves through the pain barrier in a bid for eternal glory enter this competition.

- Brighton Chilli Cook-Off (the heats) – 15 teams compete from 11am to 3pm and the champion then qualifies for Sunday’s UK final


- Amateur Sauce Contest – gives people that create homemade chilli sauces the chance to have their efforts judged by professionals.

- FFUK’s Chilli-eating Contest – the big one! All the big players that are serious about putting themselves through the pain barrier in a bid for eternal glory enter this competition.

- UK Chilli Cook-Off – teams compete to produce a gallon of their best tasting chilli in 4 hours and are then judged by a panel of experts. The winners earn themselves a trip to Las Vegas to represent the UK in the chilli section of the World Food Championships


Opening and Closing Times

Friday – 5pm to 10pm

Saturday – 11am to 9pm

Sunday – 11am to 6pm

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<![CDATA[A hot and spicy weekend at Great Dorset Chilli Festival 2013]]> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 17:01:24 +0000 The sun was out, the chillies were hot, the music was loud and the drinks were flowing! Our first appearance at the Great Dorset Chilli Festival proved to be thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable - we'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who stopped by the GroWell stand for a chat!


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<![CDATA[GroWell attends biggest and best North East Chilli Festival yet! ]]> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:35:10 +0000 The second annual North East Chilli Festival took place just over a week ago and once again played host to massive crowds of people who were all eager to enjoy the sunshine, live entertainment and vast array of fiery foods!

As expected the weekend turned out to be a huge success and pleasingly many of the visitors that came along went on to spend some time with us at the GroWell stand.

Like last year the Rhizo-Pots managed to generate a huge amount of interest among growers, but by far and away the star of the show was a chilli plant in an IWS Oxy-Pot that also featured an Oxy Frame. What is an Oxy Frame? Stay tuned over the coming months and we will reveal all!

Anyway while hydroponically grown plants do not tend to travel particularly well, this one survived the journey and astounded many people with its size and vibrancy, and clearly demonstrated the benefits of a soilless system.

We also had our usual display of BudBox Grow Tents, with one of them containing the massive aforementioned IWS Oxy-Pot plant, another containing fruiting chilli plants in Rhizo-Pots and the last of the three operating as a propagation tent.

The event was much bigger and better than before, helped of course by the weather, and we definitely look forward to making a return in our efforts to spread the gospel of hydroponics across the North East.

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<![CDATA[We've now arrived in the steel city - GroWell Sheffield]]> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:02:51 +0000 In our quest to remain the UK’s biggest and best retailer of hydroponics products and equipment we’re pleased to announce the acquisition of key competitor Aquaculture and its fantastic Sheffield store!


We’ve already given the shop a good old-fashioned GroWell makeover to help freshen things up and also introduce a few new improvements. However the truth is that this was already a top destination for growers located around the north of England!


With customer service at the forefront of everything we do, here’s our promise to you if you’re planning on visiting GroWell Sheffield:


-       Helpful, friendly and expert staff members

-       A bigger, better, brighter store

-       An improved choice of growing products

-       Huge stocks of everything you need

…and much, much more!


GroWell Sheffield store details


Opening Times:

Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

Sundays 11am - 4pm



Unit 3 Parkway One,

Parkway Drive,


South Yorkshire


SatNav Reference:

S9 4WU



0114 243 9242

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<![CDATA[Not long to go until the 2013 North East Chilli Festival!]]> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:04:16 +0000 Little over a week remains until the start of the second ever North East Chilli Festival and our very first outdoor event of 2013. Here’s hoping for some hot weather… and even hotter chillies!

Considering how successful the show was last year, we simply had to sign up again and would definitely recommend coming along if you can spare the time. Just like before it takes place on the grounds of Seaton Delaval Hall, which sits about 4 miles away from Whitley Bay and 10 miles from Newcastle.

As an indication of the expected popularity of the event, a convenient park-and-ride system has been established to help accommodate the large crowds. The previous opening day saw a staggering seven thousand people or so show up at the festival and this same impressive level of attendance was then repeated 24 hours later. Obviously the organizers must have been doing something right!

So what can you expect to find at the North East Chilli Festival?

In addition to our stand – which aims to remind growers of the equipment available for producing chillies – there are stalls everywhere you look selling all kinds of weird and wonderful products containing the much loved, super spicy fruits. Why not enjoy a casual wander round and get stuck into the free samples of jam, chutney, mayonnaise, beer, coffee and chocolate! We’ll probably join you!

When you’re done burning the inside of your mouth, chill out while watching others suffer during the notorious North East Chilli Eating Competition and also be sure to listen to the live music performed by several top local bands and DJ’s.

Taking place on Saturday the 6th of July and Sunday the 7th of July, the North East Chilli Festival promises to be a lot of fun. Doors open at 10am and close at 6pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. Drop by and see us if you make a visit!

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<![CDATA[Bank Holiday Monday at GroWell]]> Wed, 01 May 2013 15:07:54 +0000 This is just a little reminder that all of our stores will be open Bank Holiday Monday (the 26th of May), welcoming customers between 11:00am and 4:00pm.

Bank Holiday Monday

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<![CDATA[GroWell Bristol to Open on Monday the 22nd of April!]]> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:36:38 +0000 It's always nice to be ahead of schedule, especially when that allows us to let you see what our Bristol shop has to offer way before the initial estimated opening date. From 10am on Monday the 22nd of April the doors will open for the very first time and we honestly can't wait to bring the GroWell shopping experience to customers new and old that are based in and around the South West of England!

The new store shall operate 7 days a week and the relevant times are as follows:


Day Time
Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm


Other important details can be found below:


Address: Unit 1
Day's Road Commercial Centre
George Jones Road


Call:  0117 955 8404
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<![CDATA[We're Bound For Bristol - New GroWell Store Opening Soon In The South West]]> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 08:06:45 +0000 GroWell Bristol represents our first venture outside of London and the Midlands, but you can still expect to find each and every one of the great features from the stores in those areas!

First off we’ve picked a superb and easy-to-reach location served by numerous efficient motorway and road networks, which conveniently includes plenty of free on-site parking for you at the end of your journey.


Then once in store, our aim is to present you with the most in-demand and effective growing products around – only ever made available after rigorous and thorough testing. These will be used in working displays to demonstrate capabilities where and when possible, and always kept fully stocked up so that if you want something, you can get it! For a second opinion, a cheeky tip or general growing advice, there’s also going to be our friendly, trained experts to consult and question. Big orders are no trouble either – in fact we have a handy loading bay to help you!


As the UK’s number one retailer of hydroponics systems, grow tents, lights, environmental equipment, nutrients, boosters and more, GroWell is able to offer you unbeatable value and fantastic prices – and this will be clearly evident at the new store. Keep your eyes peeled for further news and information, and when we’re up and running drop by to check things out for yourself.


GroWell Bristol opens its doors on Monday the 29th of April


We are currently on the look out for people to join our team at Bristol. Click here if you would like more details.

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<![CDATA[Snow Updates: see how the weather is affecting GroWell stores]]> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:25:50 +0000 It couldn't get here in time for Christmas but the snow has well and truly arrived now! All of our stores are open at the moment - we'll let you know if there are any closures. Click here and like us on Facebook for instant updates.

Please note that mail order deliveries may be affected by the disruption depending upon how long it lasts and how quickly the couriers can get back up to speed.


-------------------------------------------------------------- Live Update --------------------------------------------------------------


21/01 - 10:00am - All GroWell stores are open


19/01 - 10:00am - All GroWell stores are open


18/01 - 10:35am - We're afraid to say that Dudley has had to shut up shop because of the weather.


18/01 - 12:27pm - GroWell Hockley Heath and GroWell Coleshill are both now closed too.


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<![CDATA[GroWell South London Now Open!]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:00:42 +0000  

We're excited to announce that GroWell South London has now officially opened to the general public, taking our number of specialist indoor gardening stores up to six! It is a direct replacement for the old Fulham branch and resides in nearby Merton, serving customers from both of these regions as well Croydon, Merton, Mitcham, Wimbledon and Wandsworth. In fact you'll easily be able to get to the store by car if you're living anywhere around the south of the capital. Good news!


As with all our stores, we aim to provide the following features and benefits:

- Incredible choice of products including lights, growing systems, tents, fans, filters, nutrients, boosters and more

- Huge stocks of everything you see on the shop floor

- Impressive working displays and helpful information boards

- Friendly, expert members of staff who are keen to assist and advise you

- Free parking and great transport links


GroWell South London is located just off Western Road, at Chelsea Fields Industrial Estate.



The full address is: Unit 8 Chelsea Fields Industrial Estate, 278 Western Road, Merton, London.


The SatNav reference is: SW19 2QD (please be aware that some SatNav devices do not send you directly to the store. This postcode will get you onto Western Road, it's then just a case of looking out for our signs)


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<![CDATA[GroWell South London to replace our old Fulham store]]> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:28:27 +0000 GroWell Fulham was fun while it lasted but never really fit in with our more advanced, customer-friendly line of stores. Pleasingly we’re already busily working away on a far superior replacement!

Located in close proximity to the former site, GroWell South London has been specifically designed to improve upon every aspect of the shopping experience that you encountered at the old store.


Remember how it was a nightmare to drive to GroWell Fulham and then try and find somewhere to leave your car?


This will no longer be the case! GroWell South London really is easy to get to by car and features plenty of free parking spaces – plus a loading drive-in bay for extra convenience when you need assistance with large orders and big equipment. It has excellent transport links from all directions and proves ideal for topping up your growing supplies if you are based in the regions of Fulham, Croydon, Merton, Mitcham, Wimbledon and Wandsworth... in fact, anywhere around South London!


Remember how small, cramped and awkward GroWell Fulham was to visit? With limited displays and low stock compared to other modern GroWell stores?


We did the best that could be done with the available area! But yes, the Fulham shop had issues regarding space and layout. In contrast, GroWell South London boasts enough room for us to put out 100s of additional products and carry the same high stock levels found at all other shops bearing the GroWell name!


GroWell Fulham wasn’t bad though! Far from it…


Remember how the store had growing experts on hand to answer all your questions and to help you identify the best products for your particular needs?


We’re taking all of our best staff with us, nothing else in London will compare! Yet whether you’re dropping into GroWell South London, GroWell Wembley, GroWell Birmingham, GroWell Coleshill, GroWell Dudley or GroWell Hockley Heath, you can always expect to get great expert advice! We are proud to provide an enthusiastic team of knowledgeable, well-trained staff members for the benefit of our customers and consider them to be the hardest working around!


GroWell South London is set to open on Monday the 14th of January. Keep your eyes peeled for more news by following us on facebook and by signing up to the email newsletter - see the panel on the right.

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<![CDATA[Ho Ho Ho! See christmas opening and closing dates at GroWell - plus the all-important delivery deadlines!]]> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:41:11 +0000 It’s fast approaching that wonderful time of the year when everyone enjoys a few days off – eating too much, drinking too much and quite often arguing too much! Yes siree, Christmas will soon be around once again!

As the festive holiday period draws nearer and nearer to us, we strongly recommend taking a moment to work out what you’re plants are going to need to keep alive and kicking over the break. Without a doubt you should definitely hold stock of nutrients, additives and pH solution, plus a back-up timer and spare lamp just in case of an emergency.

Code Price Qty
24 hour Grasslin Mechanical Timer 114 24 hour Grasslin Mechanical Timer
Heavy Duty Lighting Timer and Contactor 1925 Heavy Duty Lighting Timer and Contactor
250 Watt Sodium Grolux 574 250 Watt Sodium Grolux

Out of stock

400 Watt Sodium Grolux 152 400 Watt Sodium Grolux

Out of stock

600 Watt Sodium Grolux 155 600 Watt Sodium Grolux

GroWell shops, online and mail order division do shut down for a short duration during Christmas, temporarily putting the delivery of goods on hold. Likewise, the couriers we use also have busy schedules and can only guarantee pre-Christmas Standard Delivery when orders are placed before midday of Friday the 19th of December and pre-Christmas Guaranteed Delivery when orders are placed before midday of Monday the 22nd of December. For a complete view of the days GroWell intends to open and close in the next two months, see the following details.

Christmas opening times

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<![CDATA[Bank Holiday Opening Times for Monday the 27th of August]]> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:05:13 +0000 The bank holiday opening times for GroWell stores on Monday 27th of August are as follows:


Coleshill: OPEN 11:00am – 4:00pm

Dudley: OPEN 11:00am – 4:00pm

Hockley Heath: OPEN 11:00am – 4:00pm

Birmingham: CLOSED (reopens Tuesday 28th of August at 10:00am)

Fulham: CLOSED (reopens Tuesday 28th of August at 10:00am)

Wembley: CLOSED (reopens Tuesday 28th of August at 10:00am)

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