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Inspire this summer season with Woodlodge’s sales support

Woodlodge

Woodlodge, the UK’s leading supplier of garden pots, horticulture products and garden ware, is leading the way this summer by setting the standard in customer support, product merchandising and introducing a new POS printing service.

Eye-catching POS Printing

To entice customers in-store, Woodlodge offer its own in-house printing service to create an eye-catching point of sale across all its ranges, which include Heritage Garden, Feather, Chelsea Terrace, Vintage and Rustic Garden.  Retailers can use this service to print targeted and personalised content that will convey…

Spring into action and help your pets ‘Quit That Itch’

Quit That Itch campaign

Now spring has officially sprung so can the Quit That Itch campaign, as we can finally say hello to warmer weather, lighter evenings and beautiful flowers in bloom. However this season also brings with it a rise in tree and grass pollen which can be an irritation to both you and your furry four-legged friend.

Skin and coat complaints in dogs are most commonly seen during the spring and summer months. To help dog and cat owners across the country support the health and wellbeing of their pets Lintbells, manufacturer of the UK’s No.1 Veterinary Skin and Coat Supplement* YuMEGA has…

5 tips on how a local webshop can easily be found

webshop

A lot of garden centres are using their webshop as a showroom for their physical store. The customer journey starts online but ends offline in a brick and mortar store. But how do you make sure that you are easily found via Google? Here are 5 practical tips to improve your local findability.

 

1. DON’T FORGET THE META-DESCRIPTION

The meta-description is a short text that will be visible in the Google search results and, as such, rather important.

If you want to make sure to be found in your own region, you will have to make sure to communicate your place…

It is time to pamper your pooch

National pet month

With national pet month well and truly underway, we’re seeking the best gifts to spoil our favourite furry friend with.

During our exploration of pup goodies we have discovered Nineteen 87, a relatively new super-premium pet food that is made in a bakery in rural North Wales. The range is created through a continuous baking process and uses 50% fresh chicken, beef, lamb or salmon from UK based farms in each flavour. Full of delicious botanicals and scrumptious nutrients the range is sure to fuel pups with all the best energy whilst boasting a wealth of sophisticated flavours.…

Spring clean your garden this bank holiday

GARDENA

There is a flourishing trend for inner-city gardens across the towns and cities of the UK with the advice from GARDENA, and with bank holiday season fast-approaching this offers the perfect opportunity to tend to the garden and tackle the jobs that may have been neglected over the cold winter months.

With the Easter, Early May and Spring bank holiday’s just around the corner, GARDENA provides this handy guide to help city-dwellers find their green-fingers and cultivate their own green haven, whether that be vast and sprawling, a minimal balcony garden or even a communal space or…

Keepsake Cards perfect for Everyone

Keepsake Cards

Small but perfectly formed, keepsake cards are the perfect size for the finishing touch to smaller items of giftware jewellery and flowers.

Created from original paintings by owner and artist Caroline Crawford, the artwork is then printed into small folding cards. Inspired by current trends in the industry Caroline paints the images in watercolour, using colour pallets including the ‘white range’ to compliment current trends and occasions; These are then printed on beautiful silk sustainable board and all the cards are printed here in the U.K and sold in packs of fifty.

The…

Kyle creates customer Plant Health Information Pack

Information Pack

The Plant Heath Coordinator at one of the UK’s leading nurseries has created an Information Pack on biosecurity to help address the recent concerns related to the topic within the industry (March, 2018). 
 
Kyle Ross from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford has created a Plant Health Information Pack to hand out to customers to raise awareness of potentially damaging pests and diseases that are currently threatening the horticulture industry. 
 
Twenty-four-year-old Kyle explained:

“We feel it is important that businesses working within the sector are aware of…

Where to find the most beautiful blooms this spring

beautiful blooms

With the first day of spring falling on Tuesday 20th March, its time to find the most beautiful blooms with longer days and lighter nights are finally in sight. When we think of spring we think of newborn lambs, hearing the birds begin to sing, and of course flourishing trees and colourful flowers.

To get you through the last few weeks of winter, last minute rental provider Snaptrip.com shares the best blossoming places to visit this spring.

1.       Daffodils at Bodnant Garden

The daffodil is the proud emblem of Wales, and the country is home to some of the most…

Garden ‘rooms’ and vertical planting set to dominate trend setting gardens in 2018

Leading retailer Argos

Spring is finally in the air and it seems Brits are preparing to leave hibernation. With searches for gardening products at argos.co.uk up 43 percent compared to last year, leading retailer Argos is tipping 2018 to be the year of the garden.
 
With searches for garden chairs up 60 percent on the same period last year, Argos predicts many a garden party this season as the nation starts to prepare for Royal Wedding celebrations and a summer of sport.
 
What’s more, it seems we’re not even willing to wait until the temperature rises to enjoy our outdoor spaces as…

Woodlodge improve efficiencies with upgraded warehouse facilities

Woodlodge

Woodlodge is preparing for a strong 2018 season after investing heavily in its warehouse and operations facilities to increase its offering to retail customers.

Following on from a phenomenal period of growth – including 2.2 million pots sold in 2017 alone - the leading pot and garden ware supplier was bursting out of its Tetbury headquarters, which currently covers over 100,000 square feet in the Gloucestershire countryside.  Recognising that improvements were needed to maintain full capability of its distribution operations, the company set out to make the necessary upgrades. …

Welcome to town & country – Home of the UK’s bestselling gardening glove!

bestselling gardening glove

With a vast range of high-quality gardening gloves to choose from, including the UK’s bestselling gardening glove it is no wonder that Town & Country is the ‘go to’ company for discerning gardeners who value functionality, quality, and style. If you are someone who enjoys taking care of their garden and wants to look good whilst doing so, Town & Country has a glove for you – no matter the price point!

Master Gardener - £5.99

The Master Gardener has the prestige of being the  UK’s…

Flymo announces date for First cut Sunday

First cut Sunday

Sunday 08 April has officially been named First Cut Sunday by the makers of UK gardening superbrand Flymo.

The outdoor power product manufacturer Husqvarna Group has identified that annually, the second Sunday in April is the most popular day for homeowners to dig the lawnmower out for the first time and get their gardens ready for the warmer weather ahead.

The gardening favourite has been an expert in its field for over 50 years following the invention of the ‘Flymo’ hover-mower by Karl Dahlman in 1964, based on a concept similar to that which a hovercraft used. Since then…

Beesley & Fildes predicts the possibility of double sales following the success of decking product

Composite Prime decking

Building and timber merchant, Beesley & Fildes, has experienced a successful year of sales since taking on Composite Prime decking product, HD Deck Dual, and has forecast to the possibility of double sales within the next 12 months.

Currently stocking both colour options of the reversible decking board in its Widnes and Chester branches, the product has been well received by customers looking for a low maintenance, durable decking solution that retains a natural likeness to timber. HD Deck Dual is the second Composite Prime product to be stocked by Beesley & Fildes,…

Forest Garden has everything you need to craft your dream garden!

Forest Garden

Whether you have acres of land, a modest balcony, or something in between, Forest Garden has the perfect product within its newly launched 2018 range to help you to create a beautiful outside space, that is on trend, practical and beautiful.

For those with plenty of space to play with, Forest has developed a range of gazebos that will help you to make the most of your land. With the appeal of alfresco living continuing to grow, Forest Garden’s newly launched collection of premium, round timber gazebos will create the perfect setting for open air entertaining and alfresco dining, no…

Town & country partners with breast cancer now to launch charity range of stylish gardening products

charity range

Town & Country will be donating 10 per cent of sales from the three new charity range of products: gloves, secateurs, and a gardening pouch to the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now

It is recommended that being active for 20-25 minutes every day, including gardening, can help reduce your risk of breast cancer

Over 50,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, this means that one in eight women in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Town & Country, one of the UK’s leading gardening brands that…

Hints and tips for growing seeds

seeds

After the recent cold spell, as the weather starts to improve, you might be thinking about your plans for the garden so now is the best them to start buying or gathering seeds. 

Below is a handy guide for using seeds to grow anything from plants to fruit and vegetables.

 

First of all read the back of the seed packet, as some seeds need differing sowing conditions. Everything you need to know about growing the plant is on the back of the packet. Some seed packets contain hundreds of seeds so don’t sow more than you are likely to use; most packets will tell you the…