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Glee At Spring Fair Proves Fruitful For Creative Products

Home and garden gadgets supplier, Creative Products is reporting a successful first year at Glee at Spring Fair, with visitors showing a real interest in the company’s refreshed packaging and product range.

Products which were particularly well received include the new Thermo Gloves – a practical, user friendly alternative to traditional oven gloves – as well as Creative Products’ Fast Fix Hook and Loop Tape, which received recognition for its versatility around the home and garden in the first Glee at Spring Fair New Product Awards. Providing a quick and easy solution to securing… Full story

Malcolm Scott Consultants Strengthens Team

Specialist garden centre planning experts Malcolm Scott Consultants has appointed environmental impact assessment (EIA) coordinator and ecologist Dr Holly Smith to the business to oversee all environmental issues on behalf of its clientbase.

Holly joins the team from Ecus in Sheffield, where she led the Environmental Impact Assessment team for seven years, obtaining the IEMA EIA Quality Mark for the company and delivering environmental statements for a wide range of developments across the UK. 

Chris Primett, of Malcolm Scott Consultants, said "The decision to enhance the… Full story
How To Create The Perfect Fire

Nothing beats a warm, crackling fire, especially during winter when the cold snap hits. Whether it’s a wood-burning stove, open fire or chimenia, a roaring fire is the perfect addition to a family home this season.

The practicality and cost of creating a fire can often cause some hassle, so the team at Firemizer have listed some top tips with the help of gardening and outdoor tool brand McCulloch on how to create the ultimate firewood and build the perfect fire:… Full story

JensenGrill Set To Take Catering Market By Storm

New for 2018, JensenGrill has launched its Estate .1 range in the UK.

JensenGrill make the only true combined charcoal and gas barbecues in the world, and they’ve been developed with professional chefs in mind.  Fans of the Jensen include Claus Meyer, the co founder of the world’s best restaurant, NOMA in Copenhagen.

The JensenGrill luxury grills combine charcoal briquettes and gas in one flexible unit, so you can choose char-grilling or gas-grilling, or a combination of the two.

The gas burners can be used to light the charcoal which will be at cooking temperature… Full story

Charcoal Barbecue Go Smart

Monolith, one of the leading names in the barbecue world has developed a new charcoal barbecue which can be controlled via your phone.

Luxury German brand Monolith launched in the UK last year and took the market by storm with rave views by some of the country’s top experts.

Based on a Japanese Mushikamado, a system of cooking in clay, these charcoal ceramic grills are  capable of baking, grilling, smoking and roasting.  They combine the advantage of a stone oven with a traditional grill and use a unique design which ensures low air circulation and accurate temperature… Full story

App controlled barbecue will revolutionise outdoor cooking

This month marks the launch of a new electric barbecue which can be controlled via your phone and sets a new standard for the humble barbie.

Grillson, made in Germany, is an electric wood pellet grill which is unlike any other on the market. It can do everything from cooking pizza to searing steak and can be linked to an app on your phone, which means you can control your barbecue from anywhere in the World.

Leading barbecue expert Paul Yates, who reviews barbecues on his site www.barbecue-smoker-recipes.com is a big fan… Full story
How can your pet help you to prosper in the year of the dog

On February 16th millions of people around the world will gather together to celebrate Chinese New Year, with 2018 being the year of the Dog. For those born in the year of the Dog typical characteristics include, being seen as independent, sincere and loyal – much like our own furry friends.

And the year ahead is also traditionally perceived to be an unlucky 12 months for those that were born in a dog year, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006.

However this year Lintbells, manufacturer of premium natural pet supplements, want to let dog owners know how your… Full story

AMES

Kelkay announced it has been acquired by Griffon Corporation, a US public company with approximately USD$2billion in annual revenue. Kelkay becomes part of The AMES Companies, Inc the largest supplier of non-powered lawn and garden tools in US, Canada and Australasia.

Antony Harker and the Kelkay Board of Directors, which includes Richard Pyrah, Jonathan Wilson and non-executive, Bob Hewitt, will all remain in their current roles to continue the successful development strategy for the UK business.

In addition, Antony Harker will take on the new role of Managing Director for… Full story

Grange Introduces New Consumer Facing Brochure

GRANGE INTRODUCES NEW CONSUMER FACING BROCHURE

Grange Fencing, the UK’s leading supplier of fencing and garden structures, has invested in a new consumer-facing brochure, ahead of the 2018 spring buying season.

Featuring eye-catching lifestyle photography and a high gloss finish, the contemporary looking brochure has been designed to appeal to style conscious consumers looking to improve their garden space. Including insights into the latest garden trends, as well as tips and advice on making the most of their products, the user-friendly brochure provides… Full story

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone donates bird boxes to Angmering School for National Nest Box Week

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone has partnered with Angmering School to promote awareness of National Nest Box Week.

The garden centre has donated a total of 12 bird boxes to the school to be mounted around the school site during National Nest Box Week and spark students’ interest in providing a home for breeding birds and a safe place for them to build a nest. Students and teachers were invited to visit the garden centre last week and pick up their bird boxes.

Carole Burden, head of science at Angmering School, commented: “We’re so grateful to Haskins for inviting us to… Full story

Hillier Chris Francis

Trading since the 19th Century is no mean feat: from two acres and a florist’s shop to a network of 12 garden centre, Hillier has survived two world wars, 10 recessions and the brand is now preparing for Brexit. Chris Francis, garden centre director at Hillier, talks to us about his role in the company and how the brand is going forward in 2018…

The history of Hillier

Hillier has an amazing family history spanning more than 150 years. It was founded by Edwin Hillier in 1864, starting with a two-acre… Full story

Hayes Garden World

Angela Slater from the Hayes Garden World website answers our questions on the Cumbrian gardening giant. With over a million visitors a year, Hayes has been trading for over 200 years and the family-run company has a rich history of proving supplies and services to a wealth of people – from locals and tourists to Queen Victoria!

What can people expect when they visit Hayes Garden World?

We are a year-round family experience with children well represented. Attractions, such as ‘Fairy and Dragon World’ proving a huge draw supported by a large… Full story