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Sara Bowie gearing up to sleep out in aid of homeless charity

A DESPATCH and Stock Controller at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford will take part in a sleep out in November, 2019 to help raise money for a homeless charity.
 
Sara Bowie, who works at Wyevale Nurseries, will be joining in with the annual fundraiser in Bristol on Thursday, November 14 in aid of 1625 Independent People (1625ip).
 
The 55-year-old, who lives in Norton Canon but grew up in Bristol, explained: “1625ip is a Bristol based charity that has been supporting homeless 16-25-year-olds for more than 30 years. It works with around 2,000… Full story

A selection of houseplants

HOUSEPLANTS were the best sellers for a second month in a row (September, 2019) at garden centres across the country according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade report.
 
Sales were up 12.34% compared to the same month last year (2018).
 
Iain Wylie, GCA Chief Executive, said: “The trend for houseplants doesn’t look like it’s going away any time soon, and after a positive August, it’s great to see that sales in this department remained up for September as well.
 
“Now is the perfect time of year for bringing some much needed… Full story

Haskins Garden Centre Snowhill’s redevelopment

First look at progress made so far at Haskins Garden Centre Snowhill’s redevelopment

Ealier this year, the popular Haskins Garden Centre based in Crawley 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… Full story

Christmas tree at Christmasworld 2020

A visit to Frankfurt’s Christmasworld 2020 in January is a great way to start business planning for 2020 and to see the world’s most comprehensive range of seasonal and festive decorations. In 2019, 45,000 visitors and 1,080 exhibitors from 44 countries around the globe attended, and the event continues to attract key players in the sector.

Within its multiple halls, it’s a perfect forum for B2B networking and discovering the latest trends, and a perfect opportunity to meet manufacturers, experts and colleagues from all over the world to share ideas and insights. It can also be a… Full story

Deco-Pak water features

Deco-Pak offers the ultimate in urban style and convenience for a new generation of fashion-conscious consumers

Deco-Pak, the innovation-driven garden landscaping and decorative aggregates specialist with a reputation for being at the forefront of the latest consumer trends, is revealing its latest line-up of top-quality products, designed to help consumers transform outdoor living areas.

Deco-Pak’s new Enhance line-up of trend-driven garden accessories ranges from natural stone water features that create the ultimate focal point in gardens, to artificial grass laying… Full story

Rockin Pebbles from Deko-Pak

Rockin Pebbles rock the nation as Deco-Pak helps retailers to expand the growing play, hobby and gift categories

With concern escalating over the amount of time that children spend staring at phone and computer screens, Deco-Pak is leading the way in helping retailers to provide innovative solutions that encourage kids to engage in fun pursuits that reconnect with the natural world.

As demand for creative hobbies continues to grow, Deco-Pak is throwing the spotlight on its popular Rockin Pebbles – a hobby that’s rockin’ the nation! Now available for retailers in a new eye-… Full story

Primus and Perry bird sculptures

We have over 120 new products for the Spring 2020 season, as well as over 150 other products released throughout 2019 including our Seasonal Range of Pumkins and Christmas themed sculptures.

Primus is working in collaboration with The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to create a range of beautifully hand crafted wooden birds. These Sculptures are made from FSC certified renewable materials and will include a sculpture specific breed guide with interesting facts and information.

The launch range includes seven birds:

Blue Tit

Goldfinch

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Evergreen Garden Care logo

Evergreen Garden Care, the company behind Miracle-Gro® and Roundup®, has launched a brand new UK website as part of the company’s international refresh of its digital platforms.

The LovetheGarden website has been built on the same platform as its international counterparts, creating a consistent International website presence which combines both shared and local content. The look of the new website has also been given a sleek and modern refresh and offers improved user experience thanks to its mobile optimised web design. 

With over 600 of articles, the new website is a hub… Full story

Landscape 2019

“It is an amazing event, there‟s such a breath of knowledge and wealth of exhibitors here. I don‟t think you can be in the industry and not see this!” This is what Garden Designer, and LANDSCAPE 2019 speaker, Kate Gould has to say about this year‟s show.

In its 9th year, LANDSCAPE saw thousands of Garden Designers, Landscapers, Landscape Architects, Facilities Managers & Consultants, Local Councils, Garden Centres and Landscape Contractors from across the industry descend on Battersea Park, to see LANDSCAPE’s extensive range of exhibitors and their industry… Full story

Nature Safe range

Introducing Nature Safe – the new range of 100% organic plant and lawn feeds from Hygeia

There is no doubt that organic gardening is growing in popularity. Where chemical based solutions once dominated, there is now a clear and distinct shift towards a need and want for greener solutions. The obvious driver of this has been the rise of Grow-Your-Own as consumers look to reduce their food miles and take responsibility for the impact their diet has upon the environment. However, a new revolution is taking over – veganism – which is seeing green and organic product rangesbenefiting… Full story

Eden project range partnership

LifestyleGarden® reveals how exotic flora and the wonders of nature inspired the stand-out designs of its Eden Project range

When leading outdoor furniture brand LifestyleGarden® announced that it was teaming-up with landmark visitor attraction the Eden Project, it was a marriage made in retail heaven. Not only do LifestyleGarden® and Eden share the same common goals of environmental responsibility and sustainability, but both are true innovators, driven by the desire to bring ambitiousnew concepts and products to market.

Fresh for the 2020 season, LifestyleGarden® will see… Full story

MO Bacter Instant Lawn Tonic

DJ Turfcare confirms new lawn care innovation for 2020 season

Given the climate in this island moss is an ever-present problem for lawns. We can deal it a blow by using products like MO Bacter fertiliser, but moss produces spores which it leaves behind, and these spores can survive summer droughts only to re-infest the lawn during the autumn and can continue to thrive during our warm and wet winters particularly when grass growth is at a standstill. It then suffocates the grass as it tries to establish its self again in the spring. 

DJ Turfcare launched the new product at… Full story

Vegepod

Having attended more than 30 shows in the space of six months, it’s safe to say it has been a busy summer for Vegepod!

As the show season draws to a close, the Australian manufacturer of innovative raised garden beds is riding high following an incredibly successful GLEE. At the show, the company won a Great British Growing Award, as well as being a finalist in the coveted New Product Awards for best growing container with its new Vegebag, which will be available in 2020.

Neil Urry, head of UK sales and operations for Vegepod, commented: “Our aim for the summer was to… Full story

Woman wearing the Healthy Back Bag

Beauty and balance are at the core of The Healthy Back Bag brand and all our bags are designed to look good and feel good. The Healthy Back Bag is renowned for its unique, cross-body tear-drop shape specifically designed to contour to the spine which promotes a healthy weight distribution across the back. We make bags that perfectly combine fashion and function, comfort and style. They come in hundreds of different colours and fabrics, they’re hardwearing, and are packed with intelligent pockets that help spread weight around the bag which can be worn 4 ways; on either shoulder or cross… Full story

Deco-Pak eco-friendly landscaping solutions - Eco-stones

Deco-Pak unveils a new generation of eco-friendly landscaping solutions that combine sustainability with style

Deco-Pak, the family-run garden landscaping and decorative aggregates specialist that’s committed to helping retailers inspire consumers to turn their outdoor dreams into reality, is unveiling a new collection of eco-friendly products that raise the bar in terms of commitment to environmental responsibility.

The company, which is celebrating 15 years of success, is introduced its new EcoStone collection at Glee - where Deco-Pak’s unique Retail Theatre concept will… Full story