January 23, 2018

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Garden centres scoop top awards at GCA conference -

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Smart Garden Products is bringing the Three Kings brand to Spring Fair -

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Wildlife World returns to Spring Fair in February 2018 -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Wyevale Nurseries landscape & amenity sales up by 20% -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Squire’s customers raise over £21,300 for local charities -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Garden centre in Devon wows customers with new cafe offering including ‘free from’ treats -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Catshill garden centre donates trees to Dudley Zoo -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shoulder To Soldier makes plans at the Bents community allotment -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perrywood presents cheques totalling over £14,000 to chosen charities -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

BBC comedian to compere GCA awards dinner -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Paradise Park Garden Centre supports town academy -

Thursday, January 11, 2018

New roads mean workers facing job losses at Willesborough Wyevale garden centre -

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Bonningtons Announces New Website Launch -

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Squire’s in Long Ditton is Garden Centre of the Year -

Monday, January 8, 2018

Donkey Sanctuary thanks Dunbar Garden Centre visitors for their festive support -

Monday, January 8, 2018

Record breaking growth for Farplants’ Christmas offering -

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Notcutts celebrates successful 120th year -

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Tong Garden Centre launches staff reward and recognition scheme -

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dogs met Santa at Squire’s -

Monday, December 18, 2017

Bunnings Warehouse opens its first store in South Yorkshire -

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Champagne Taittinger selects Burgon & Ball groundbreaker spades for historic planting

Champagne

Burgon & Ball, the UK’s longest-established manufacturer of garden tools and accessories, has helped world-famous Champagne house Taittinger make history by providing the spades to break first ground at a new vineyard in Kent – the first planting in the UK by a Grande Marque Champagne house. The groundbreaking ceremony took place in early May 2017, with a view to producing premium English sparkling wines from the Domaine Evremond site near Chilham in Kent. To ensure the planting went smoothly, Burgon & Ball supplied spades, specially engraved to mark the occasion, and commemorative trowels were also engraved. Champagne Taittinger approached…

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Weber® launches new website to enhance digital experience

Weber®

Weber®, the world’s leading barbecue brand has revamped its website globally and is investing to offer greater visibility through digital advertising in the UK. The new website, which will launch in the UK in May 2017, will provide consumers with a more immersive and educational experience, designed to help them make quicker and more informed purchases in-store. Weber pride themselves on delivering not just a product but an experience. This is reflected in the significant steps Weber has made to improve the offering across any point where they interact with consumers. 2017 has seen the launch of the revolutionary Genesis®…

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Nippon – putting pests in their place

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As spring gets in full flow, gardeners are turning their attention to pests and how best to keep them under control over the summer months. A firm favourite with gardeners is Nippon – the trusted pest control brand, which has a wide range of products available to tackle most garden critters, especially ants and wasps. Nippon’s Ant range consists of nine products including best sellers Nippon Ant Killer Powder and Nippon Ant Control System. Nippon Ant Killer Powder is highly effective on ants and other crawling insects.  Used both in and outside the home, users simply puff the powder down…

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Husqvarna group celebrates landmark

husqvarna

Husqvarna Group, one of the world’s leading producers of forest, park and garden products, will celebrate a landmark occasion for British manufacturing today as it marks the production of its 1 millionth robotic lawnmower at its UK headquarters in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham – a first for the industry. The day, which proves a milestone moment for the company, is a testament to Husqvarna Group’s devotion to innovation in lawn mowing, and to the 130,000 sqm Newton Aycliffe site which has been a manufacturing force for robotic mowing since 2006. Husqvarna Group is a pioneer in robotic grass cutting technology,…

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Be Sure with Gro-Sure – £1m TV and national press spend

gro-sure

Garden retailers can ‘be sure’ they are stocking the right products this spring, with £1m pledged for Gro-Sure’s TV and national press campaign. The Be Sure with Gro-Sure® campaign is back on TV screens with a series of ten second TV adverts, supported by national advertising. These will drive 14m consumers to your doors. It is estimated that 2 out of 3 consumers will see the adverts at least once. The adverts each feature different gardeners who are not sure how to achieve success in their gardens. Gro-Sure® products provide reassurance and a solution to their problems. There are 2…

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WOLF-Garten: It’s time to prune your trees

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Now is a great time to get pruning trees in the garden to encourage further growth over summer and to keep them healthy. There are a range of different pruning jobs to take care of, from cutting young, green branches to removing thick, dead wood; and WOLF-Garten has a tool for every one. Using the right tool is essential, otherwise you may cause multiple wounds to the branch that can attract insects and disease. A simple rule to follow is that anvil loppers, where one sharpened blade closes on a flat surface, are best suited to hard woody stems and…

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SBM Life Science – Consumers to feed to have a blooming patio this season

patio

Easter is the perfect moment to plant pots and hanging baskets for vibrant blooms throughout the spring and summer. To get the rewarding results they are hoping for, consumers need to remember to feed their plants.  A little regular feeding will encourage strong, healthy roots, lush greenery and vibrant blooms. The team at SBM Life Science is encouraging retailers to help consumers get great results by highlighting the benefits of feeding. “The potting compost in the container has the nutrients plants need for the first few weeks but once it is exhausted, watering alone is not enough for colourful, long-lasting blooms….

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Hawkesmill Nurseries: Varieties available for delivery now

Hawkesmill

Warwickshire based Hawkesmill Nurseries, whose wide array of beautiful flower varieties provide bright displays and encourage seasonal sales, are offering retailers a whole host of ranges available now for delivery in April. The range of Paeonia are supplied in 3 litre pots and contains 48 plants in 8 varieties, these include: ‘Dr Alex Fleming’, ‘Dancing Butterfly’, ‘General McMahon’, ‘Kansas’, ‘Karl Rosenfield’, ‘Krinkled White’, ‘Miss Mary’, ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ and ‘Shirley Temple’. This classic perennial collection is very popular and comes with large lock-in labels and a colour bed card. A stunning range of Lupins are also available for delivery in April.   In a pot size…

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Wilkinson Sword: It’s time to get pruning

pruning

Now is a great time to get pruning roses to encourage blooms, as well as summer flowering plants, fruit trees and any dead or diseased branches that you spot. Each of these tasks will require a specific type of pruner, and Wilkinson Sword has one for every job. Pruning and tidying plants is essential for a number of reasons. Firstly, it promotes health and vigour, with regular pruning of dead and diseased parts of a plant reducing the risk of disease. It also encourages more flowers and higher yield, with carefully pruned flowering plants producing more flowers year in, year…

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Allett: A new alternative for the perfect striped finish

Allett

For more than 50 years, Allett has specialised in the design and manufacture of precision, single-cylinder, walk-behind mowers that produce a quintessentially striped lawn. Allett is a brand steeped in history and prestige, whilst still embracing technological advances to keep abreast of the industry. The latest development from Allett sees them entering the lithium-ion market with its new Liberty range of lawnmowers. The Liberty lawnmower is available in three different models – the 30cm; the 35cm and the 43cm. All three feature a rear roller to truly give the perfect stripe, and are powered by Allett’s 40 volt 4Ah lithium-ion…

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