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five handy tips for your spring garden

SPELLBROOK, England (April 2019) – With spring well and truly underway, view our five handy tips.Iit’s finally time to give our gardens a makeover ready for the impending warmth. The cold winter temperatures may have left your garden in a sorry state, but the experts in the landscaping industry at Hayter have a five handy tips make sure your garden is looking its best this spring.… Full story

Outdoor lighting

There’s nothing like some outdoor lighting to add a little “je ne sais quoi” to your garden. It’s the perfect way to create atmosphere, highlight your favourite parts of the garden and provide illumination for warmer evenings spent outside. With the arrival of spring, it’s the perfect time to look at your garden and think where and how some lights could make it come to life.Full story

Dog active wearing PitPat

If you’re looking into ways to keep your dog active, then read the review below on the wonderful PitPat. 

I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on a product that I never even knew existed until now. The Pitpat is a health monitor for your pup, which tracks how… Full story

A hedgehog eating Hedgehog Food

Members of the public are urged to put Hedgehog Food and water out now as hedgehogs will be dehydrated and hungry following their hibernation and their natural food sources will be in short supply. 

However, it’s really important to feed the right food such as Brambles Crunchy Hedgehog Food or Brambles Meaty Hedgehog Food.

Sales Manager David Tracey comments:

“Members of the public are increasingly trying to help… Full story

Bluebell display

Guests at Settle's Falcon Manor Hotel this spring should check out some of the finest bluebell displays in the area.

According to Jane Gara, general manager of Falcon Manor, the breathtaking carpets of blue at nearby Oxenber and Cleatop woods are a "Must See" in May.

Said Jane: "Cleatop Wood, near Settle, offers a lovely circular walk of around four miles from the door of Falcon Manor. A stroll along a green lane and across farmland brings guests to the woodland, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest."… Full story

Help plants grow

Eggshells, matches, and human hair are amongst some of the most surprising household items green-fingered Brits can use to help their plants grow. 

The outdoor experts at GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk have researched into the unlikely products and items that British gardeners could use as natural fertilisers this summer. 

From common food products such as bananas and… Full story

spring garden

With spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to dust off the gardening gloves and get back in our green spaces. But with over half (52%) of Brits completely neglecting their garden over the winter, getting your garden ready for spring may require a bit more TLC.

As a third (35%) of Brits spend the most time in their garden in spring, experts from outdoor building manufacturer, Tiger Sheds, offer six tips to help your garden bounce back in the warmer months.

1. Look after your tools

After spending a few months tucked away in the shed, it’s likely… Full story

landscaping competition winners - BBC Gardeners' World Live

Phil Tremayne, general manager of the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL),  tells Garden Trade Specialist about the skills shortage in the industry…

The skills shortage in landscaping has been an ongoing problem for many years. There has been a great difficulty in getting young people engaged in this sector, with many wishing to follow the pathway of computer and media-based careers. This issue has now started to reach a critical point.

Many existing landscapers full of passion and experience no longer have the knees and backs to continue and some… Full story

Walking dog through park

Picking a New Year’s resolution can sometimes be tricky and sticking to that resolution for the year can be even more of a challenge.  Have you ever thought about enlisting the help of your dog to inspire you to keep that New Year’s resolution? 

YuMOVE the UKs no.1 veterinary joint supplement*, has put together a few ways your canine companion can help you avoid slipping up on that otherwise hard to accomplish New Year’s resolution this 2019. 

Walk off that Christmas weight

Trying to lose weight is one of, if not the most common New Year’s resolution, and the… Full story

GIMA Knowledge logo

GIMA ’s autumn/ winter programme of Knowledge Exchange Workshops has recently kicked off with its Sales Development & Territory Planning Workshop, which was incredibly well received by attendees. Four more sessions remain, with interested parties urged to book their place now to avoid missing out.   

Led by Cedar Associates, the Sales Development & Territory Planning Workshop received positive feedback from delegates, with praise being received for the approachable and informative content, and relevance of topics covered. 

The next workshop (30th October), led by… Full story

Reduce cutting time with Murray mowers

Life can be complicated but taking care of your garden needn’t be. Leading lawn tractor manufacturer, Murray, acknowledges this and therefore prides itself on its “Get it done. Go have fun” ethos to tackling lawns.

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Greenfingers Charity

Woodlodge has announced it will once again be raising money for Greenfingers Charity at Glee 2018 by hosting a raffle in aid of this worthy cause.

Proudly celebrating its seventh year of support for Greenfingers, Woodlodge will sell raffle tickets throughout Glee, donating the cash raised to the charity dedicated to creating magical gardens for children who spend time in hospices. This year’s prize comprises of an exceptional selection of Prosecco piled high in a prestigious extra-large pot, from the company’s Heritage Garden collection. 

Exhibitors and attendees alike are… Full story

Adam Dunnett, Sales & Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries
Andy Johnson, Managing Director at Wyevale Nurseries
Andy Johnson, Managing Director at Wyevale Nurseries

Wyevale Nurseries has announced today (Thursday, August 2, 2018) that Adam Dunnett has decided to move on from his post as Sales and Marketing Director and will be relocating and taking up a new challenge.

Andy… Full story

Crest Garden

Summer 2018 is certainly one to remember! There has been hot sunshine for week after week. Lots of people have been out enjoying the beautiful weather. But what about the gardens? Lawns all brown and dried up, leaves already falling and summer bedding is dying early. Very soon temperatures will fall and gardeners will be keen to get back out into their gardens to repair the damage caused by this unusual weather.

Autumn will come early this year for retailers and Crest Garden has an autumn promotion to cover all consumer needs to prepare their gardens for the season ahead. The range… Full story

raspberry rust

Anyone who has raspberries in their garden will come into contact with raspberry yellow rust sooner or later. We are talking about the plant pathogen Phragmidium rubi-idaei, which often appears more at this time of the year, i.e. at the beginning of midsummer. But just how do you identify the symptoms of this disease and how do you get rid of it? Read on for some interesting info from Lubera gardening products…

What is raspberry yellow rust?

Raspberry yellow rust is a fungal disease. More specifically, the fungus belongs to the rusts, which is where it gets its name. An… Full story

Tiger Sheds

After producing the world’s first brewing shed where you can make and sell your own beer, outdoor building manufacturer, Tiger Sheds, has gone on to take an in depth look into why Brits are choosing to start businesses from the comfort of their own homes or even back gardens.

All big companies start from humble beginnings, but, as government data highlights, over 620,000[1] new enterprises registered in the UK last year alone, and around 70% of companies start in the home. With this in mind, it seems that business really is booming for home-based startups.

But which city… Full story