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Having the family together is what Christmas is all about and for many of us this includes our canine companions. Our pets are an extension of our family and animal lovers everywhere will no doubt be looking to treat their four-legged best friends over the Christmas holidays.
“Us Brits love our gardens, and never more so than after retirement, with a whopping 70% of 64 - 74-year olds regularly enjoying gardening.However, after our 75th birthday, many of us have to reduce the time we spend on our passion as it becomes more challenging and our bodies become less mobile.1”, says Sam, Independent Living Expert at Betterlife.
Haskins Garden Centre in Crawley has announced its continued support of Alzheimer’s Society until 2020. Haskins in Snowhill has been fundraising and raising awareness for the charity since January 2017 and now the popular garden centre has revealed its continued support over the coming years.
There’s no doubt that winter can be a tough season for landscape gardeners. During the colder months, clients are more interested in staying inside than getting out and making the most of their outside space, which can lead to a drop in new business leads. To make things worse, gardening in winter is a much bigger job, with bad weather, freezing temperatures, and shorter days making even basic tasks much more challenging.
So, should professionals down tools until spring, or is there a way to make it work? With good planning, a few smart business strategies, and the right equipment, you can continue gardening in winter. Here, we’ve shared four ways to adapt to this difficult season.
Millennials interest in the tranquil nature of indoor plants is having a very positive effect within this sector. Research studies indicate houseplants boost brain power, lifts moods, reduces stress levels, improves confidence and gives a sense of ownership and responsibility. So, its no wonder that Plantpak terrariums are so desirable to the 20-30 age group who benefit from a happy and relaxed atmosphere.
SBM Life Science Ltd are delighted to announce a new agreement with Barenbrug UK to market their Green Velvet grass seed brand.
The SBM sales team will now be selling and supporting the Green Velvet brand alongside its existing portfolio of brands, which include Baby Bio, Phostrogen, Toprose, Provanto, Job Done, Solabiol and Maxicrop.
BARTON Grange Garden Centre and Castle Gardens have recently (November, 2018) been announced as the national winners of the 2018 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, 2019.
Want to influence how federal research dollars are spent on Consumer Horticulture? It’s simple. Volunteer to be a reviewer of Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) proposals.
Anyone who works in any aspect of horticulture, from production to end-use, from retail to tree care professionals, industry association representatives, or anyone engaged in the production, handling, processing, distributing or sale of specialty crops is eligible.
With just weeks to go until the second annual Glee at Spring Fair event (3rd – 7th February, NEC Birmingham) the show’s exhibitors reveal what garden and gift buyers can expect to see from this thriving section of the exhibition.
Restaurants around the UK must begin to understand that veganism isn’t a trend, but a lifestyle choice that is here to stay. The Vegan Society found that there are around 600,000 vegans in the country, accounting for 1.16% of the entire population, and this is only set to grow rapidly in the coming years. Restaurants must prepare themselves for the influx of customers and adopt new catering methods to ensure every diet is treated equally — but how?
With Christmas fast approaching, this could be the perfect opportunity to open your doors with a new menu that is designed with vegans in mind. Not only will this help you create a relationship with a growing group of people, but it will also allow you to become more inclusive and ultimately become a first-choice for dining out with friends and family, especially around the festive season.
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