January 23, 2018


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

Composite Prime poised to make impact in UK market


A ground-breaking composite timber and plastic product that is in soaring demand in other parts of the world appears poised to take the UK market by storm following the development of a company by two entrepreneurs with a solid pedigree in both sectors. Composite Prime is the brainchild of Yorkshire businessmen, Dom Harrison and Charles Taylor. While first established in 2014, the company has since undertaken extensive research and development and is now well placed to roll out a product range that industry experts predict could be set to take over from timber decking on home soil. Both men live…

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EGO Power+ continues to break the rules


Petrol power has met its match in the garden with the new line up of EGO Power+ products. The EGO Power+ range, launched under three years ago, has already established itself as a UK brand leader and the only specialist in battery powered garden machinery. In such a short time, this new brand’s industry-leading cordless system has made a massive impact, and changed the sector forever. This phenomenal success is largely attributed to the brand’s innovative and ground-breaking battery technology that out performs its rival, as well as stylish and striking product design, and unrivalled capability that has all the…

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Hawkesmill Nurseries: New and exclusive Salvia ‘Pink Lips’


Hawkesmill Nurseries, the family run business based in Warwickshire, grow an abundance of over 3.5 million plants throughout the year. The team are proud to announce that they have a brand new and exclusive Salvia which has been added to their range for 2017. Salvia ‘Pink Lips’ is a pink form of the immensely popular Salvia ‘Hot Lips’ and is exclusive to Hawkesmill Nurseries this year.  Available from June and throughout the summer in bud and flower, this stunner will be supplied in 3 litre pots. The 21 plants per shelf will be provided with colourful lock in labels bringing joie de vivre to any display. Attractive to…

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Wilkinson Sword: Green is the new black


Wilkinson Sword has unveiled a brand new look for its iconic carbon steel range. The collection, previously available in black, has now turned green with an all-new look and finish. Durability is at the heart of the products design, to meet the strains of a busy gardener and to deliver the performance expected of Wilkinson Sword.  All products feature the same quality carbon steel head as before, providing strength and performance for all tasks. A hard-wearing green epoxy resin coating adds durability and the heads on all the products are riveted securely in place with long sockets. They all feature…

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Kelkay: Borderstone Natural Paving available now


Natural Sandstone paving is available to be stocked in garden centres now, and is precisely calibrated to an even thickness of 22mm to make it easier to lay to create a level even finish. Available in 4 natural colours (Easter Sand, Scottish Glen, Lakefell, Cornfield), the product is supplied in mixed (6) slab sizes to create a natural randomised pattern that echoes the nature of the material. The products are ethically sourced from ancient quarries employing artisan stone masons who first weather the material before selecting and hand cutting every piece to ensure a stable naturally textured surface that will…

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New factory outlet at M&M Timber: open for business


Leading timber manufacturer, M&M Timber, has opened the doors to its new factory outlet. Officially launched at the weekend – the outlet will be open for business every Saturday from 9am until 12pm at its saw mill site at Clows Top near Kidderminster. The factory outlet is now open to trade and the public, selling a wide range of end of line fencing posts, railings, fencing panels, trellis, bulk firewood, sheds and other timber materials for landscaping, gardening and field work. Products will change every week, as well as exclusive deals and promotions – including the current offer on tote…

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Johnsons Lawn Seed ‘Campaign for Quality’: size matters

As part of its ongoing ‘campaign for quality’ Johnsons Lawn Seed is challenging retailers to question not just the quality of the product, but also the quantity of lawn seed that they receive in every box from their supplier. In a trend that started in our supermarkets and is now shaping much of the wider UK retail market, it has become apparent that many suppliers are reducing the overall content of their product.  Total weights are being reduced whilst packaging continues to increase in size to give the illusion of added value, however prices are remaining static.  This means that…

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Makita UK wins APL Awards ‘Supplier of the Year’


Makita UK, the number 1 professional power tool manufacturer, has won the ‘Supplier of the Year’ award in the Manufacturer category at the APL Awards 2017 along with Marshalls.  The annual awards, which took place on Friday 17 March 2017 at The Brewery, London, are designed to celebrate and recognise the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL. Makita innovation brings direct benefits to professional landscapers: greater performance, increased productivity, enhanced operator safety, zero emissions and machines with significantly reduced vibration levels to prevent HAVS.  Makita’s AVT™ Anti Vibration Technology protects operators of heavy duty breakers and rotary hammer…

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Stewart joins leading global supplier of consumer resin products Keter


Keter Group BV, a leading global supplier of resin consumer products for the home and garden, has agreed to acquire Stewart Plastics. The acquisition supports the UK’s continued growth strategy and brings together two complimentary product portfolios. Keter, with a presence in more than 90 countries worldwide, offers a broad portfolio of quality resin consumer products across market leading sheds and storage boxes, furniture, tool and hardware storage and home solutions. Stewart is the UK brand leader in the gardening grow-your-own sector, decorative planter’s category and a leading supplier of professional quality catering products to commercial kitchens, food retail and…

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Wilkinson Sword releases new single-handed shear


With the weather gradually becoming more spring-like, thoughts are no doubt turning to the garden and how to spruce it up in readiness for the warmer months. Wilkinson Sword has developed a new single-handed topiary shear to ensure that this task is as easy and enjoyable as possible when it comes to keeping shrubs and hedges perfectly trimmed. The perfect tool for gardeners looking to shape and control their bushes and hedges, these topiary shears (1111259W) are easy to use and enable the user to keep control all the way through the cutting process. The single-handed approach means that users…

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