Garden trade industry features including events, exhibitions, and shows

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 Phalaenopsis with open flowers lasts longer

Many consumers think that they can enjoy a Phalaenopsis for longer if they buy one with most of the buds closed. Florists are also prone to believing this persistent misconception. Research commissioned by Orchidee Nederland shows, however, that it is much better for the quality of the Phalaenopsis to buy them at a more mature stage. 

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A Golden Time To Enjoy Your Garden

“Us Brits love our gardens, and never more so than after retirement, with a whopping 70% of 64 - 74-year olds regularly enjoying gardening.[1]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.

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A winter gardening scene with a frosty leaf

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.

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GREEN VELVET grass seed

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.

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Christmas vegan meal

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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NOMA Garden Art Solar Bulb

Following its unveiling at GLEE, the new 2019 NOMA Garden Lighting range is now available to order from LeisureGrow Products.

Along with great quality product, the range also comes with new freestanding merchandising stands to allow products to be displayed inside or outside of their packaging. The team has also developed bolder, simpler messaging to make it easier for consumers to shop and to understand the technology that makes NOMA Garden Lighting products a cut above the rest.

New For 2019

New Collections from NOMA Garden Lighting for 2019 include: an expanded Functional Lighting range; the nautical inspired Coastal Living; a Global Trend that uses gunmetal, copper, and wire; the Contemporary Living Collection which includes the best-seller Edison-style bulb lights; a Classic Collection; plus novelty and decorative lights.

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The mobile garden trend is set to continue

THE TREND for mobile gardens is set to continue says Wyevale Nurseries (October, 2018) as figures reveal home ownership among 25-34-year-olds is decreasing with more young people renting instead.  

The English Housing Survey Headline Report 2016-17 found that 46% of 25-34-year-olds now live in private rentals, compared with 27% in 2006-07.

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Christmas department at Haskins Garden Centre

The garden centre group, Haskins, is celebrating after a successful launch of its Christmas department across all four of its centres.

Customers can browse a variety of gifts, with plenty suitable for green-fingered adults, as well as plenty to choose from for beginner gardeners. There’s also a wide range of decorations available.

Real pot-grown trees will be available at Haskins from Monday October 29 and real cut trees will be available from Monday November 19. For customers that prefer artificial trees, these are also available.

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Glasglo display with CRT screen

Garden Trade Specialist editor Victoria Galligan spoke to Jim McNulty, Development Director at Restructa Ltd, whose brands include GlasGlo – a recycling firm whose aggregates are made from glass TV screens…

Where did the idea come from to use TV screens as aggregate?

Since the company was formed back in 2006 we’ve always strived to have solutions and recycling applications for our Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) glass.