Christmas dog
Whether you’re driving home for Christmas, or rockin’ round the tree Don’t forget to look after your dog’s needs this Christmas season Christmas is coming and there is…
Haskins Garden Centre Football table
Win a Tabletop Football Game from Haskins Garden Centre Garden Trade Specialist has teamed up with Haskins Garden Centre to offer this Wooden Tabletop …
festive display winners
GCA’s festive display winners announce BENTS Garden and Home and Castle Gardens have recently (November, 2017) been announced as the…
banning glyphosate
How banning glyphosate will affect UK industries Banning the sale of the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, glyphosate, will not be an easy…
Blackwood Tenants
Blooming success for Blackwood tenants A GROUP of green fingered tenants have been rewarded for their skills by winning a leading housing…
Houseplants
Houseplants see a resurgence with younger generation Houseplants have seen a resurgence within the younger generation according to the Garden Centre…
lawnmower
Garden fashion and accessory trends Whilst gardening may be considered an older person’s game, the 25-34 year olds are actually the…
pumpkin seeds
Make your own pumpkin soup with Haskins Garden Centres this Halloween Haskins is encouraging gardeners to make the most of their home-grown pumpkins with a delicious…
Elveden Shed
How do the likes of B&Q & Home Base make such a profit from the garden center range? With margins of +140% on high ticket items that cost the retailer virtually nothing to stock, this…
white pumpkins
From Canada With Love It was my first time but definitely not the last one! Two weeks ago I came back from the…

When it comes to DIY tasks in the garden, you don’t have to be an expert to accomplish something beautiful. Whether your garden spans acres of land or you only have a smaller urban balcony, there are endless creative and innovative tasks you can undertake to bring your space to life. From crafting bespoke tree benches, upcycling planters or simply refreshing fencing panels, woodcare expert Sado

The British winter is synonymous with temperamental weather and therefore it is important that the exterior of your home is safeguarded from the elements. Wood and masonry left untreated, will over time, flake, chip and crack in cold and wet conditions. However, protecting your home is not as hard as it may seem. 

 

  • Bigger content programme with more high-profile speakers
  • Retail Lab set to return in 2018
  • Increased footprint at NEC

Still on a high following Glee 2017, the event’s post-show report has helped shape much of the thinking for the short and long-term future of Glee. The research has highlighted Glee’s ongoing value for the industry it represents. 

Draper Tools is delighted to announce the appointment of Phil Rowley to the Board of Directors in the role of Sales Director.

 

Phil has worked for the company for over 20 years, most recently as Head of Sales.

 

WORLD renowned economist Roger Martin-Fagg will be speaking at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) 52nd annual conference in Warwickshire this January (January 21 until 24, 2018). 

 

Don’t forget to look after your dog’s needs this Christmas season

Christmas is coming and there is much to look forward to for the whole family – including your pet pooch. 

There can hardly be a glasshouse in the country that does not have a few tomato plants growing in it. Nothing tastes quite like a tomato freshly picked from your own garden. The range of colours, shapes and sizes is wide as is obvious from our list of over 30 varieties. Even if you only have a window box you can produce your own tomatoes but they are not without their problems.

Garden Trade Specialist has teamed up with Haskins Garden Centre to offer this Wooden Tabletop Football Game (£24.99) – perfect for bringing children together, getting them away from digital toys and back to basics! It’s also the ideal game to bring adults together, inspire a bit of fun and games and light-hearted competitive spirit.

 

BENTS Garden and Home and Castle Gardens have recently (November, 2017) been announced as the national winners of the 2017 Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual Christmas competition. 

 

The garden centres were judged to have the best festive displays in the country by the organisation and will receive their awards at its annual conference in January.

 

Following a truly fantastic Garden Re-Leaf Day this year, Greenfingers Charity is delighted to announce 2018’s event will take place on Friday 16th March and with some new exciting events planned for next yearpromises to be even bigger than this year…more details of new events will be revealed in the coming weeks... 

Banning the sale of the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, glyphosate, will not be an easy transition.

A GROUP of green fingered tenants have been rewarded for their skills by winning a leading housing and care provider’s ‘Best Community Garden’ award.

 

Lawrence Kemlo, who has been a tenants at Blackwood’s Charleston development for 23 years, collected his award at the Blackwood AGM in Largs. 

 

Houseplants have seen a resurgence within the younger generation according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report for October (2017).

 

Compared to the same month last year (2016), sales were up 14.27%.

 

The new collection of Plantpak Indoor and outdoor gardening products was launched in time to make the perfect Christmas gifts for gardeners this year. The collection includes stylish outdoor growing solutions as well as indoor house plant terrariums and even bringing hi-tech hydroponics into the home.

Tiptree based garden centre, Perrywood, is celebrating success in The Garden Centre Association Awards 2017.