October 23, 2017

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JCB PAINT® announce the worldwide launch of Supertough™, Supersafe™, Superversatile™ paint -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Plans lodged for new coffee shop and events area at Aberdeen garden centre -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

GARDENA unveils new route to market with sales agents -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Durstons hold prices for 2018 -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BRC Report: September – leaves aren’t the only things falling -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Registration live for January Furniture Show -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Nursery invests in growth after receiving AgriTech grant -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Perrywood garden centre brings houseplants to Essex classrooms -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Big hit on retailers as new inflation figures are announced this week -

Monday, October 16, 2017

TV and radio 4 gardening expert to launch gardening school at Bradford Garden Centre -

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Wilkinson Sword reveal new range of scissors -

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wildlife website redesigned with customers in mind -

Friday, October 13, 2017

GCA Trust’s delegates report back from the IGCA Congress -

Friday, October 13, 2017

Royal Horticultural Society to change date of National Gardening Week in 2018 -

Friday, October 13, 2017

Oakhurst Garden Centre reopens -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Public relations discounts available for garden centres -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

EGO Power+ – Blowing petrol power out of the garden -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

New Xylella elearning module available from HTA -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tesselaar: So, which new plants really stand out? -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Excitement builds as AQUA 2017 gets set to open -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Niwaki Christmas Open House: 24th & 25th November

Niwaki

Niwaki are holding their Christmas Open House on the 24th and 25th of November at their showroom in Semley. This is a great opportunity to meet the team and see the full range of fine pruning tools, tripod ladders, Japanese kitchen knives and other ‘Great Stuff from Japan’. Find unusual stocking fillers as well as practical presents with exclusive discounts, sushi and more. See the website for full details www.niwaki.com/openhouse or call 01747 445059

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JCB PAINT® announce the worldwide launch of Supertough™, Supersafe™, Superversatile™ paint

PAINT®

JCB PAINT® has created a paint which has been formulated to make it easy to use on almost any exterior surface and engineered to provide protection against the toughest conditions, like no other paint in the market. Invented in the UK, it has flame retardant and environmental resistant properties which along with the re-usable and recycle packaging offers testament to the company’s ethos to making the world a safer place. Company CEO Chris Honer stated: “We believe that the consumer and professional decorator has had to endure the arduous task of choosing different types of paint for their exterior requirements…

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Plans lodged for new coffee shop and events area at Aberdeen garden centre

Aberdeen

An Aberdeen garden centre is hoping to bloom with plans to expand. The proposals for Ben Reid Nursery and Garden Centre in Aberdeen would see a new coffee shop and outdoor event area installed. The independent company has been running a garden centre at Countesswells Road since 1985, but has operated at the site for 250 years. The plans have been lodged so the firm can continue to compete with larger retailers. Pleydell Smithyman Ltd has put forward the proposed development on behalf of the garden centre. It is claimed the addition of a coffee shop could increase turnover by 25% and a…

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GARDENA unveils new route to market with sales agents

gardena

This year sees the leading European brand for high quality garden watering and care tools, GARDENA recruit a dedicated network of sales agents to build brand presence and boost sales into garden centres. Twelve experienced and well-known agents will service garden centres in the UK. This dynamic team of agents have had many years of practical experience in the industry. Garden centres will be able to call upon these agents to provide top quality products to garden centre retailers with a speedy delivery time, as stock will be delivered straight from GARDENA’s factory in Germany. Direct deliveries will be available…

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Durstons hold prices for 2018

Durstons

Recent press reports indicate that the rising costs and poor harvests of Growing Media in 2017 are forcing manufacturers to hike up their prices for 2018. The reports also suggest that these higher costs are in-part due to many of these products coming from overseas. It blames increased freight costs, environmental costs, as well as wage increases of 10.4% in Ireland alone, due to the minimum wage rises being implemented, and so it goes on……. It doesn’t help either, that by shopping abroad, UK companies are forced to trade in euros. So what is the answer we ask ourselves? Well,…

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BRC Report: September – leaves aren’t the only things falling

September

Footfall in September decreased by 1.2% year-on-year, the same decrease as in August, in line with the 3-month rolling average of -1.2% and below the 12-month rolling average of -0.4%. High Street footfall declined by 2.2% in September, a smaller decline than August’s 2.6%. Shopping Centres showed a further decline of 1.0%, a slightly bigger decrease than in August which registered a decrease of 0.8%. Retail Parks still saw positive growth, but reduced to 1.1% from 1.6% in August, a 0.5 percentage point reduction. The East was the only region to see increased growth in September, of 1.9%, and the…

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Registration live for January Furniture Show

registration

Registration is now live for the 4 day, 2018 January Furniture Show.  The show runs from Sunday 21 to Wednesday 24 January.  Visitors can register for their free attendance on the show’s new website at www.januaryfurnitureshow.com A more defined product focus in each of the 5 halls will make navigation around the event easier for visitors in 2018 – ranging from Premium Design in Halls 1 and 2, Interior Accessories in Hall 3, Living & Dining in Hall 4 and Living & Beds in Hall 5.  Hall 2 will also house an extended Flooring Showcase in partnership with SMG Group, and the…

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Nursery invests in growth after receiving AgriTech grant

AgriTech

A Suffolk nursery is investing in growing its own business with the help of a grant from The Eastern AgriTech Growth Initiative. Howard Nurseries is a wholesale supplier of plants to garden centres, garden designers and local authorities in the UK and abroad, counting Sandringham Flower Show among its clients and achieving a gold award at the 2015 Chelsea Flower Show. It produces more than two million plants a year in over 1,500 different varieties from its 170-acre site at Wortham. The next stage in the company’s expansion will see it take plant label printing in-house, enabling the nursery to…

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Perrywood garden centre brings houseplants to Essex classrooms

perrywood

From Peace Lilies to Succulents and everything in between, it’s well known that houseplants can be hugely beneficial to our health. As part of its Green Up Your Gaff campaign, award winning Perrywood Garden Centre is hoping to boost concentration, improve air quality and reduce stress levels by visiting local schools in the area and providing them with free houseplants. Perrywood is cultivating calmness in the classroom by giving pupils the opportunity to meet their expert houseplant team and learn about how to look after their houseplants. Throughout October, Perrywood is visiting 10 local primary schools, where children will be…

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Big hit on retailers as new inflation figures are announced this week

inflation

Inflation figures announced, Tuesday this week are likely to show that the Government’s decision to delay the switching of business rates indexation from the RPI to CPI measure of inflation until 2020 could have costly implications for retail businesses, already heavily suffering from business rate rises in 2017, according to Colliers International, the global real estate agency and consultancy. Business rates for April 2018/April 2019 are currently linked to the rate of inflation six months earlier. The September 2017 RPI inflation figures to be announced this week are likely to show inflation running at 4%, or higher, which will mean…

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