April 20, 2018

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Fosseway Garden Centre extension passed despite objections -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Food at Webbs at Wychbold garden centre wins Farm Shop & Deli Award -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Garden centres hope for better weather after Easter washout -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Abbots Leigh garden centre café reopens -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Plowmans Garden Centre in West Parley ‘will remain open’ -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Haskins Garden Centres choose charities for the year -

Monday, April 16, 2018

Gardman Service Update -

Monday, April 16, 2018

Garden centres pray for better weather as sales slide -

Monday, April 16, 2018

Garden centre manager stole more than £30,000 from family business -

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Strikes fire: Garden centre to reopen ‘as soon as possible’ -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hayes Garden World increases revenue 110% thanks to temporary structure -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Owner of Plowmans Garden Centre in West Parley goes into administration -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

‘Major damage’ in Stokesley garden centre fire -

Monday, April 9, 2018

Bents raises over £22k for Alzheimer’s Society -

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Notcutts celebrates success at its own annual conference and awards dinner -

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Magical Hydrangeas launched into the UK with The Little Botanical -

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Garden centre gifts £650 worth of plants to the Martlets Hospice -

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

North-east garden centre named one of the best in UK -

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Gold found in stream at Cardwell Garden Centre -

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Christmas department at Haskins Garden Centres now open due to high demand -

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Vertical Living Garden to show at Four Oaks

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The award winning Wonderwall will be on show at Four Oaks from Sept 5-6th. This is a high tech self-irrigating planter which can be used to create many stunning displays. The Wonderwall planter transforms all kinds of wall or spaces to create a vertical living garden. Ideal for commercial or domestic use, the Wonderwall planters will make an impressive impact and make any dull space come alive. You can create any type of display from a window box to covering a full side of high rise building, the process for building a  Wonderwall couldn’t be simpler. The Self-watering system design makes…

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Bathgate Silica Sand to showcase growing horticultural range at Glee and Four Oaks 2017

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Following the success of the Bathgate Horticulture range, Bathgate will be showcasing their full range of products including new editions at Glee and Four Oaks in September. Bathgate’s Champions Blend range now features Seed and Cutting formulation and the Extra-large Planter, which sit alongside their award-winning Champions Blend Compost. The new products have been well received by retailers and growers alike, with excellent results being reported. Bathgate’s John Innes range now includes an Ericaceous option as well as, smaller 10 litre bags of John Innes 1, 2 and 3. The expanded Bathgate Horticulture range also includes new 50 litre premium quality certified Play…

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Making the the world safer – 2017 World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

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Chief Executive of the British Safety Council and its Chairman designate, will explore the nature of wellbeing at work and the practical management of workplace risks at the 21st World Congress on Safety & Health at Work in Singapore The 21st World Congress on Safety & Health at Work 2017, which takes place on 3-6 September 2017, will bring together occupational health and safety professionals, business leaders and government officials from all over the world to share their knowledge and expertise in making workplaces safer and healthier. It is estimated that 2.3 million workers worldwide die every year because of…

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Makita UK returning to Saltex

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Makita UK will be returning to Saltex this year which takes places at the NEC in Birmingham 1-2 November 2017.  Makita will be on stand K190d within the BALI Zone. The BALI Zone features and promotes leading BALI Registered Affiliate and Contractor members.  Also confirmed for 2017 are Boningale Nurseries, M&M Timber, Green-tech, Ground Control and British Sugar TOPSOIL. The Makita UK stand will showcase the ever-growing garden machinery range suitable for professional landscaping contractors, groundsmen and forestry workers. “We are delighted to be joining the BALI Zone at this year’s Saltex and to be teaming up with other leading…

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Glee 2017: Simon King confirmed as second keynote speaker

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Joining Glee’s keynote roster in 2017 will be well-known naturalist, film maker, author and co-designer of several award-winning garden wildlife products, Simon King OBE. Simon will be presenting a special off-one session on Tuesday 12 September (2:10 – 2:30pm within Glee’s seminar theatre, Retail Lab) entitled ‘The Secrets to a Successful Wildlife Garden’. Never before has there been such a wide choice of products to help attract and support wildlife in your garden. Whether you have a square metre in the heart of the city or a rambling spread in suburbia, there are a host of interventions you can make…

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Brookes & Co get creative for Glee 2017

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Brookes & Co, the leading UK- based PR and marketing company specialising in the home and garden sector, will be attending this year’s GLEE show in support of a number of its clients, including housewares gadgets company, Creative Products. Based in Staffordshire, Brookes & Co offers PR and marketing services from market research to website design to brand development. With over 30 years experience, the company is renowned for its in-depth knowledge of and insight into the home and garden market. Working with longstanding clients, such as the British Home Enhancement Association (BHETA), Grange Fencing and Eden Greenhouses, Brookes &…

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Interview with Glee’s keynote speaker, Nick Bailey

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1. After 27 years’ experience in the horticultural industry, what continues to inspire you about gardening? I am often described as an expert in my field, but I see myself still a student in it. You never stop learning. It’s exciting to still be learning – every day, observing, even if not actually gardening. I enjoy plants and how the environment responds to them.  2. What have been some of the key learnings from your experiences overseas, having worked in Spain, South Africa and Australia?   There have been some key challenges: Plant supply – in UK & Europe we have a huge diversity…

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Ball Colegrave: Rich colours look set for retail sales in 2018

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Strong colours certainly look set to be the underlying theme for bedding plant sales in 2018 judging by the response of visitors to this year’s Summer Showcase at our West Adderbury Trial Grounds. Over 3,500 visitors attended the 3 week long showcase, including Growers, Retailers, Parks, Landscapers, Plant Breeders, Garden Writers, Trade Associations, Students and Home Gardeners. Most visitors attending took the opportunity to vote for their favourite variety and by marking it with a Blue Flag. With over 1300 catalogue varieties, 200 new varieties, 700 experimental products and 9 ‘Trends’ colour themes on show, there was certainly plenty to choose from. We are…

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Johnsons Lawn Seed to announce changes to salesforce and ground breaking new product

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This Glee, Johnsons Lawn Seed – the UK’s leading grass seed brand – will launch its next bestseller to the market, accompanied by expert advice on maximising lawn seed sales and official announcements regarding its enhanced salesforce. The no.1 lawn seed supplier’s latest innovation comes after yet more developments in state-of-the-art seed production technology.  The new product will feature packaging in line with the rest of the Johnsons Lawn Seed range and work to bolster interest in garden centre lawn care offerings next season. Changes to the salesforce are to be announced at the show, demonstrations of an entertaining new…

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Glee Green Heart grows again for 2017

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Reflecting Glee’s ongoing growth, the show’s Green Heart is set to welcome its largest ever number of exhibitors including a wealth of returning and new names. Additionally, it will be celebrating the introduction of its first-ever Flemish Pavilion, plus providing a launchpad for some exciting new product innovations that are unlike any plant varieties seen before. Big name brands such as Wyevale Nurseries, Gardeners Kitchen, Chessum Plants, Golden Grove Nurseries, Anglo Aquatic Plants, , Channel Island Plants, Craigmarloch Nurseries, Darby Nursery Stock, H.S.Hommers, Hawkesmill, Javado, Kilworth Conifers, , Lovania Nurseries Ltd, Morleys Nurseries Ltd, New Leaf Plants, Van Poecke and…

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