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

STIHL launches TV campaign

STIHL

Leading gardening equipment manufacturer STIHL has made its television debut this month with a TV campaign that shows just how easy it is to whip your garden into shape with ‘STIHL-magic.’ In celebration of 90 years in business, as well as new innovations like the latest app controlled Viking iMow and the new cordless Lithium-Ion garden tool range, STIHL has partnered with UKTV in its first ever national TV advertising campaign. The ad sees the latest products in STIHL’s cordless range come to life in a sorcerer’s apprentice style concept, which demonstrates how the products allow you to create your…

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Wilkinson Sword set to showcase elite cutting collection at Glee 2017

cutting

Wilkinson Sword will be unveiling a premium range of cutting tools at GLEE 2017, the UK’s leading garden retail event, as well as celebrating some of the brand’s most successful products from the past year. The Elite Cutting Collection, launching at the show this year, is perfect for those looking to upgrade their tired old tools with something a bit special. The range is comprised of a refined selection of premium garden tools ready to provide cutting-edge performance, precision, and comfort. Individually crafted with superior Japanese SK3 steel blades, strong dual cast housing with integrated shock absorption system and lightweight…

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Wyevale Nurseries – still pretty in pink? Or is orange the new ‘in’?

orange

The team at Wyevale Nurseries ensures it is following colour trends to try to ensure its new range matches that of current fashions. Within the Hereford-based nurseries’ 2018 promotional catalogue, the most popular flower colour is pink with more than 40 of its promotions flowering with a rose hue. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “Within home interior design neutrals might be the ‘in’ thing this year but in the garden, we are seeing a trend towards more vibrant colours. “Pink has always been a popular choice alongside white. Within our new 2018 catalogue 35% of the…

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News brands and new products from SBM Life Science on show at GLEE

Science

SBM Life Science, responsible for Baby Bio®, Phostrogen®, Provado® and Toprose, is bringing its new business strategy – New Time, New Way – to life at GLEE with the launch of new brands and new products. Darren Brown, Head of SBM Life Science Limited, explained: “Our new strategy reflects the very different approach we are now taking in the market.  Encompassing changes and trends in the garden care sector, we are investing to provide gardeners with effective and trusted solutions that are well balanced and ‘In Tune with Nature’. “We are excited about our first visit to GLEE as SBM Life…

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Deco-Pak to launch new British themed birdhouses and stepping stones

stepping

At Glee this year (NEC 11-13 September), Deco-Pak will be launching several new products, looking to build on the momentum that saw the family run company win best new landscaping product in 2016. Last year, the ever-expanding decorative aggregate specialist’s wood effect porcelain paving impressed the judges – as did its rainbow sandstone Buddha Head statue the year before. At Glee 2017, Deco-Pak will be focusing on the more direct needs of retail customers, launching improved packaging and POS. Glee visitors can expect to see new decorative birdhouses and feeders – including the following new designs: Garden Shed birdhouse London…

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GCA: Clothing remains a bestseller in June

clothing

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

solar

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

ultralight

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

Burgon

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

ecofective

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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