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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.   

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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.

There are six models in the Murray line up, all packed with features to give a high-quality cut in no time at all. The range is split into three lawn tractors, and three zero-turn models.

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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. 

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

“We would very much like to thank Adam for his contribution to the company during the past four and a half years. He joined us at a time of significant change as we restructured the company and he contributed in helping us with rebranding and repositioning the business within both the amenity and retail sectors. Adam has helped build-up a really strong, capable team and we are completely confident that they will pick-up his workload in the short-term while we continue to take the business forward and appoint a successor. We have built great momentum in developing our product range and service in the amenity and retail sectors and this process will continue in the year ahead.”

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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 is available for immediate delivery

Cutting is an important task for the autumn and Kent & Stowe covers it all from hedge shears and secateurs to, saws and loppers.

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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?

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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.

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Hercul-Easy Hose

DIY and gardening retailers are being given an opportunity to benefit from the launch of a new kind of expanding hosepipe, the Hercul-Easy Hose, which is seen as a true game-changer for all hosepipe users—whether they’re watering the garden or washing their car.

Since expandable hoses first appeared five years ago, they have faced plenty of criticism—chiefly because of problems with bursting and their inability to expand fully in areas with low water pressure. Now, the drawbacks of those early products have been overcome by a radical new patented design and manufacturing process developed by the Easylife Group (www.easylifegroup.com), a London-based lifestyle solutions specialist.

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outdoor living bulbs

It’s the time of year when everybody wants to be outside. Products which bring living outdoors – and are not only hardy and functional, but easy on the eye too – are the biggest hit with customers. Editor Victoria Galligan chooses her Top 10 buys…

1. Dusk Till Dawn Lighting 20 Bulbs string lights, £32.94 at Amazon.co.uk

This range of lighting is truly the icing on the cake for customers who want to party into the night. These bulbs contain tiny pink flowers. See Bonningtons.com for the full range and trade prices.

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Bradstone transforms outdoor spaces

Andrew Singleton, Sales Director at Bradstone, answers Garden Trade Specialist’s questions on the aggregate products company…

Tell us a little about the history of Bradstone.

“Bradstone is an Aggregate Industries business, with over 60 years’ experience in helping homeowners transform their outdoor spaces. We have been offering an all-encompassing range of garden and driveway products since 1956 and, calling upon these years of experience, we are able to design and develop products that set the standard for quality, performance and visual appeal. The philosophy behind the range is to provide inspiration for homeowners to achieve the garden or driveway of their dreams. It drives what we do in product development and pushes us to remain at the forefront of cutting-edge design.”