January 23, 2018

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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

Thieves steal thousands of pounds of stock from garden centre in Warmington -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Hawkesmill luanches new Geum For 2018 -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

GCA: Clothing remains a bestseller in June

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Clothing remained a bestseller for a second month in garden centres across the country in June (2017) according to the results of the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report. Sales compared to the same month last year (2016) were up 16.71%. Other good performers during the month were furniture and barbecues, up 12.07% and houseplants up 7.31%. Iain Wylie, GCA chief executive, explained: “While clothing sales are not as high this month as they were for May, it was still the fastest growing category in our member garden centres for the month of June. “The Great British…

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Smart Solar: lighting the way for profit growth within garden retailing

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The growth of the Garden Lighting category shows no sign of abating. This continued increase is, in part,due to the enduring trend to invest in outside spaces, treating them as an extension of the home. More recently however, it has been fuelled by the dynamic expansion of lighting options made available to consumers, in particular solar lighting where there are no cables or connectivity issues. Smart Solar – the market leading brand from Smart Garden Products – has a rich heritage in the design and manufacture of high quality solar powered lighting, and at Glee 2017 will be introducing over 50 new solar lights. The Super Bright range pioneered by Smart Solar has been a huge success over the last two years and is poised to welcome several…

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Strong, expertly crafted garden tools in an ultralight package

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If you are looking to make this season’s cutting tasks a breeze then look no further than the Wilkinson Sword Ultralight collection. The range delivers strong, expertly crafted and stylish garden tools in a comfortable, ultralight package, that weighs almost half the weight of its traditional counterparts. Featured within this award-winning range are the Ultralight Hedge Shears and the Ultralight Bypass Loppers, with an emphasis being placed on low weight, without sacrificing any of the cutting power associated with the highly regarded brand, which has over 100 years’ experience in creating cutting edge garden tools. Since their launch last year,…

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Burgon & Ball bigger and better than ever at Glee 2017

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Burgon & Ball, the UK’s longest-established designer and manufacturer of garden tools and accessories, will be at this year’s GLEE exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC to launch its biggest-ever collection of new products. With a reputation for innovation and new product development, Burgon & Ball’s stand (19C26-E27) is a must for all show visitors, with more than 70 innovative new products being unveiled at the show – and if past performance is anything to go by, there’ll be future best-sellers on show! In the spotlight will be a stunning new range of stylish indoor plant pots, tapping into the trend for…

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Pristine Patios with ecofective

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Garden patios and decking provide a great space to create an al fresco dining area and a place to relax, but if not properly maintained, they can quickly become discoloured, dangerously slippery and blighted by moss and weeds. Ecofective Path & Patio Weed & Moss Killer and ecofective Path, Patio & Decking Cleaner offer gardeners two easy ways to bring their patio or decking back to its former glory. For complete control of moss, annual and perennial weeds on hard surfaces, ecofective Path & Patio Weed & Moss Killer is effective at low temperatures and can be used throughout the…

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RHS announces new Kimm and Miller gifts range

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced the launch of a new RHS food gift range from long-standing licensee Kimm and Miller, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of unique, high-quality gift products. The new range, themed around snacks and beverages for gardeners, contains seven items. They are: a cheese board with two jars of chutney; a six-jar preserve selection in a garden-shed-shaped box; a coffee mug and biscuits set; a gardener’s flask and teabag set; a glass clip-lid jar containing a chocolate cookie mix; a set of three stacking boxes, containing teabags, fudge and fruit and lemon biscuits; and…

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Decco launches Johnston & Jeff brand birdcare range

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Leading home improvement and garden wholesaler, Decco has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Johnston & Jeff premium quality bird food, feeders, feeding stations, bird tables and nest boxes.  The range is one of the oldest and highest quality in this category and is ideal for independent DIY, hardware and garden retailers, garden centres and agricultural merchants. Supplier relations manager of Decco, Chris Gladwin commenting on the company’s latest launch, explained: “Wild bird care is an immensely successful sector.  In fact, it has been so successful that some aspects of the market have become far too commoditised, with a…

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Unipet: new products for 2018

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Unipet International Ltd, Europe’s leading suet-based wild bird food manufacturer, have been busy creating new products this year to keep up with the demand of the ever-growing industry. The products were first introduced at PATS Sandown back in March, so are now really starting to show their popularity with distributors. New products include: Pre-Filled Suet Block Feeder Complete with a popular 300g insect-flavoured suet block, this attractive ‘house-shaped’ feeding solution is sure to complement any garden. Retailing at around £1.99, it’s an affordable option for all! Simply insert some string into the hole at the top of the feeder, hang…

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RHS announces new Frances Lincoln stationery gift range

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced the launch of a new RHS stationery gift range from Frances Lincoln Publishers, part of the Quarto Group. Called the RHS Birds range, it consists of three products: a journal, a pocket notebook set and a writing set. The RHS Birds Journal is a lined journal with four colour inserts, an expanding internal storage pocket and an elastic enclosure. It will retail for £9.99. The RHS Birds Pocket Notebook Set comprises three pocket notebooks, one with lined paper, one with graph paper and one with plain pages. It will retail for £7.99. Retailing at £12.99, the…

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Hum pots now available in 3 sizes

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Responding to customer demand, British manufacturer Hum is launching its eye-catching patterned pots in three sizes. Previously only available in one size, Hum pots now come in Small, Medium and Large. These exciting new products will be on show at the Hum stand at Glee, Birmingham (stand 20M42) and at Spoga + Gafa in Cologne (hall 9.1) this year. They bring a splash of colour and style to any space, from patios and gardens to balconies and conservatories. And the new small pot, is 15cm making it ideal for windowsills too. Made in Britain, the plastic pots are fade-resistant and…

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