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Balmer Lawn launches a new ‘Barking Lawn’ menu for its furry friends

It’s far from a dog’s life for man’s best friend at Balmer Lawn, as it launches an exclusive ‘Barking Lawn’ menu for its four-legged guests.

The award-winning dog-friendly Hampshire hotel has always welcomed the furry fraternity through its doors but has now decided to offer them a place to sit at the table rather than underneath it to enjoy a bowl (or two) of what they really fancy – and what’s good for them. 

The Barking Lawn menu, which launches on Monday, 1st April, begins with a… Full story

Emma and Will have been selected to attend IGCA Congress

THE GARDEN Centre Association (GCA) Trust recently (April, 2019) selected Emma Lamb from Barton Grange Garden Centre and Sam Clark from Cowell’s Garden Centre to attend this year’s International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress.

The two candidates will receive a sponsored place at the IGCA Congress in September as part of the Dick Allen Scholarship Award Scheme.
Sue Allen, Trust Chairman, said: “This is the fourth year we have sponsored GCA member centre staff to attend the IGCA and we’re delighted to announce Emma and Sam as the two lucky candidates.

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Emily the new Wyevale Nurseries HR Manager

EMILY WRIGHT from Martley on the Worcestershire-Herefordshire boarder has recently (April, 2019) joined one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries as its HR Manager. In her role… Full story

Threadstone supports stockists

As part of its ongoing commitment to its stockists, Wrexham-based Treadstone Products has put together a comprehensive range of merchandiser options to support all of the products in its three main product ranges, which include The Good Life selection of gardening essentials, the newly launched range of ClipGlove gardening gloves and Peter Rabbit themed gardening products for children.

Eye-catching and innovative merchandising solutions include for the Peter Rabbit… Full story

Gardening gloves for children to wear during National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week is fast approaching and this year the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are focusing the campaign on “Edible Britain” as an acknowledgment of own-grown produce. Launched in 2011, the event has grown year-on-year and is now the nation’s biggest celebrationof gardening. Gardeners of all ages are encouraged to start growing produce and share their efforts on social media by using hashtag #NationalGardeningWeek.

Gardening is well known to be advantageous to personal wellbeing, whilst encouraging children to grow their own fruit and vegetables provides life… Full story

BASF Nemaslug control solution

BASF, the leading producer of beneficial nematodes used as pest control in British gardens, will be showcasing two of its ground-breaking products at this year’s RHS Cardiff.

The company is attending the event, held from 12 to 14 April, as it represents the start of the spring season and is also a key time of year in which gardeners spot the first signs of slug activity.
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Victorian Walkaround Greenhouse by Forest Garden

A standard greenhouse has its usual functions, from storing growing bags and tools to growing produce and displaying beautiful flowers. 

Yet looking at the current options available in this market, gardeners have the usual metal, wooden or plastic-style greenhouses at their fingertips, but none have the flexibility to access inside from all sides.  

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New 450ml Peelable Greenhouse Shading Paint

Thorndown’s revolutionary Peelable Glass Paint, made from recycled plastic, is now available in a handy 450ml tin. Developed with a major greenhouse manufacturer and distributor, this new pack size is perfect for most garden greenhouses. Launching on Monday 15th April it will be available to purchase from our online shop and direct for retailers.Full story

A man mowing his lawn

The British lawnmowing season is officially changing. Leading lawnmower manufacturer Cub Cadet highlights this shift with the first-year-on-year comparison of data (2017 and 2018), published today. The information collected by the company is part of a five-year survey to accurately plot how the changing weather patterns are impacting grass growth and lawnmowing activity in the UK.

Gardeners were encouraged to enter their first and last mowing dates. The figures… Full story

Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill

The popular Haskins Garden Centre based in Crawley has opened the doors to its temporary building at the Snowhill site.

Phase one of the Snowhill centre’s redevelopment plan has now been completed, including:

  • New temporary building erected
  • Half of new car park completed
  • Car Park entrance has moved
  • New landscaping and trees in place

The Snowhill centre redevelopment plan is a 12-month project which will culminate in the main centre re-opening for business in spring 2020. In the meantime, Haskins will continue to trade in… Full story

Eden Project

In a true industry first, LifestyleGarden® has confirmed that the leading outdoor furniture brand will be working exclusively in partnership with the Eden Project, helping to further drive their common goal of promoting environmental responsibility and sustainability.

This new partnership will see LifestyleGarden®’s garden furniture ranges supported by the Eden Project branding, helping consumers to make a more considered decision at the point of purchase. The new Eden Project ranges – available for the 2020 season – will also provide retailers with a unique point of difference in … Full story

Charity walkers for Garden Re-Leaf Day 2019

Garden Re-Leaf Day on Friday 22nd March was once again a success, as the garden industry and Greenfingers supporters came together to create a thriving day of activities and FUNdraising events. Whilst the final total is yet to be announced, it has been confirmed that over £50k has already beenpledged.

The Garden Re-Leaf Sponsored Walk
Current total raised: £12,000 and rising

Over 120 people from garden retailers, suppliers and manufacturers along… Full story