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ZEST 4 Leisure logo

Employees of Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber garden products including furniture, arches, arbours and fencing, have collectively smashed their charity fundraising target for 2018.

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The professional market leader for outdoor surface and patio care products, Azpects, have expanded their EASYCare range to satisfy retailers and consumers.

Used widely by professional landscapers, builders and gardeners, Azpects have packaged a selection of nine top-selling and new products in consumer sized packs aimed at garden centre and DIY customers. 

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landscaping competition winners - BBC Gardeners' World Live

Phil Tremayne, general manager of the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL),  tells Garden Trade Specialist about the skills shortage in the industry…

The skills shortage in landscaping has been an ongoing problem for many years. There has been a great difficulty in getting young people engaged in this sector, with many wishing to follow the pathway of computer and media-based careers. This issue has now started to reach a critical point.

Many existing landscapers full of passion and experience no longer have the knees and backs to continue and some of the great landscapers of our time are hanging up their trowels and spades and not being replaced.

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Manchester-based pet bed manufacturers Scruffs® have started the New Year with a giveaway featuring their brand new ‘Ellen’ collection of bedding.

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Retail futurist to talk best practice and improving businesses to conference delegates

RETAIL Futurist Matthew Brown has been added to the line-up of guest speakers at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference taking place this month (January 20 until 23, 2019).

Matthew will be providing best practice and creative insights to delegates in order to help them improve their businesses during his talk at Luton Hoo Hotel, Luton, on Monday, January 21.

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Lubera and Robert Mayer representatives in a greenhouse

The companies of Robert Mayer and Lubera have joined forces to produce a wide selection of young plants. Lubera Edibles GmbH has taken over the marketing of fruit and berry young plants to plant producers

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Whilst winter is a beautiful time of year with plenty of things to enjoy, it’s important not to forget about your dog. To support your dog’s health and wellbeing and start the year on the right foot, Company of Animals has put together a few game ideas to keep your dog entertained and active.

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Greenfingers charity cheque

GARDEN centre and horticultural industry staff are this month (January, 2019) being asked to sign up for a fundraising event being held at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference.

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Fiskars Floor Display

Fiskars is preparing for a prosperous 2019 as it announces a new direct sales channel for its retail partners, launches a sales driving marketing campaign which guarantees 100% Happiness and further enhances its existing comprehensive product portfolio.

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Creating a Mediterranean Oasis in your backyard: exotic plant/tree caring tips

Nothing makes your garden stand out more than a touch of exotic life, but the plants themselves are only half of the work. The furnishings, atmosphere and shape of your garden can turn even the most basic arrangement of plants into something straight out of Southern Europe or North Africa.

We spoke to Olive Grove, stockists of and experts on exotic plants, to get some tips on how you’d start creating a Mediterranean Oasis in your backyard.