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

National Trust Wildlife products launched at GLEE 2017

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Wildlife World, the European leaders in wildlife products, has just established an agreement with the National Trust to design and supply a complete range of wildlife habitat products under their name. Making its debut at GLEE 2017, the designs for the new product range have been in development for several months. Under the agreement the National Trust will sell the products at their own properties situated all over the UK and Wildlife World will also sell the same products through the trade to the consumer. Talks with the National Trust started in the spring of this year and the habitat…

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SBM Life Science: Solabiol – In tune with nature

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SBM Life Science is launching an exciting new range of garden care products ‘In Tune with Nature’ – Solabiol. The launch of Solabiol reflects the very different approach SBM is taking in the market, its new strategy – New Time, New Way – encompassing the significant changes and trends taking place in the garden care sector. Christina Bouzala, group brand manager of SBM Life Science explained: “Our aim is to intimately connect with gardeners and their gardens, providing them with effective and trusted product solutions that are well balanced and ‘In Tune with Nature’.  Leading the way in garden care…

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Hozelock launch new Classic Hose Connector

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Hozelock – Britain’s leading watering experts – have sold over 100 million hose connectors since the original launched in 1989.  With a unique assembly of seven plastic components optimised for their specific properties, the new Classic Hose Connectors now have an even higher quality finish to increase their durability and feature a soft touch grip and bump ring for extra grip. The core of the connector is made from Dupont™ Delrin® Acetal, a plastic material commonly used as a substitute for metal engineering components – this unique inner core provides added strength and resistance against everyday use and ensures a…

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Darlac’s new collections hailed a success

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Garden tools and equipment supplier Darlac, returned to GLEE this year with an array of new pre-set collections for the trade.  There were nine collections in total showcased on the stand, which was busier than ever due-in-part to the recent acquisition by Mr Fothergill’s seeds. The Collections Range were compiled using sales data from the Darlac brand identifying its fastest moving lines  and included a ‘Best Sellers’ range and specific specialist ranges such as the ‘Expert Range’, the ever popular ‘Swop Top System’ and more. “We offer a fantastic range of quality cutting tools and other garden equipment,” said newly…

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Good news for Zest 4 Leisure with new product launches and exciting developments set for 2018

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Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber garden products, is celebrating its 5th consecutive year at GLEE with a good news story for customers. Zest’s new range of products for 2018, the announcement of its recent warehouse and distribution centre purchase, a new operations system and new HR director, means a bright outlook for the new garden leisure season. The new centre, based in Saltney, North Wales, will provide further room to stock and store a wider range of Zest 4 Leisure items, allowing for the planned future expansion and strategic development of the family owned company….

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Shruti Designs brings fashion accessories to RHS licensing programme

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced the signing of a new licensee to its successful and growing licensing programme. Shruti Designs, which creates gift products and fashion accessories, has been licensed to create a large new collection of gift and fashion items. The first items in this collection, launching in early 2018, will be a stylish and elegant range of scarves using floral designs inspired by artwork from the RHS Lindley Library, the world’s finest collection of botanical art. The scarves will use two designs — one of colourful flowers, the other of birds and flowers in silhouette —…

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News brands and new products from SBM Life Science

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SBM Life Science is launching a hard hitting hitting revolutionary new weedkiller brand at GLEE 2017.  Job done, has the perfect solution for every challenge, whether it’s tackling the toughest of weeds, preventing re-growth or getting quick results. Job done is a a key element in SBM Life Science’s new strategy, New Time, New Way, announced earlier this year. “At the heart of the strategy is our commitment to innovation,” explained Christina Bouzala, group brand manager of SBM Life Science: “And Job done is truly innovative.  It has both new chemistry and a powerful, attention grabbing new look and feel.”…

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Sipcam UK launch new child and pet safe garden products

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Seven new child and pet safe garden care products, including a bug and mildew control and a unique 3-in-1 mycorrhizal product from the ecofective range to be launched at GLEE. Sipcam UK has created this new and specific sub-category from its full range to offer retailers an attractive and highly visible product offer that taps in to increasing consumer demand for child and pet safe products.  The fact they are all bee friendly is an added bonus. The products are all currently used by professional growers and landscapers in the UK and Europe.  The range consists of a Bug and…

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UK’s first charity toy machines set for nationwide rollout to retailers

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CharityPodz has announced a national expansion plan following a successful pilot programme of its ground-breaking fundraising concept which has seen the installation of over 300 machines into retail outlets across the country. CharityPodz allows children to use their pocket money to purchase a collectable toy from specially designed vending machines. For every toy purchased, a generous donation is made to the retailer’s chosen charity and credited directly into the charity bank account, cutting out any admin costs for staff to process payments. The machines are branded with the chosen charity’s logo, which serves as effective in-store promotion, while all installation…

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Five star Heat Beads drives repeat business

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Heat Beads, Australia’s No 1 BBQ fuel has reported increased repeat business over the summer due to barbecuers returning to top up their fuel stocks. This is a pattern enjoyed by an increasing number of stockists who have decided to offer their customers the most consistently performing barbecue fuel on the market. Their reward: steady repeat business and enhanced reputation for selling a quality product. Whether it’s open grill, covered kettle or increasingly popular low and slow smoking dishes, Heat Beads provides the answer. Typically, Heat Beads produces a minimum temperature of 180c in a kettle barbecue for up to…

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