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Soopa Celebrates Launch Of Healthy Dental Sticks

Pet food company Soopa are celebrating the recent successful launch of their healthy dental stick range in the UK and Ireland. The new range of dental sticks which sold out in their first 2 months are stocked in Pet’s Corner, Scampers, Chessington Garden Centre and in independents pet stores across the UK.

Having spoken with their customers Soopa found many were feeding healthy food and treats but still feeding junk-filled dental sticks. “We saw a huge need for a natural healthier dental stick for dog owners” Founder Barbara Hanly says “our version provides a healthy alternative… Full story

 Glee - hanging pots

Burgon & Ball, the UK’s longest-established designer and manufacturer of garden tools and accessories, will be at this year’s GLEE exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC to launch its biggest-ever collection of new products.

 

With a reputation for innovation and new product development, Burgon & Ball’s stand (19C26-E27) is a must for all show visitors, with more than 70 innovative new products being unveiled at the show – and if past performance is anything to go by, there’ll be future best-sellers on show!

 

In the spotlight will be a stunning new range of… Full story

meadow sweet

Plants have been used for food and medication by humans for themselves and their pets for centuries and the refinement of their use into the conventional medicines that we know today is relatively recent.  Many commonly used drugs have evolved from plant-derived compounds however the pharmaceutical industry, keen to promote the use of its products, is less keen to acknowledge their humble origins!

 

There is widespread scepticism regarding herbal medicine amongst the medical community with proof of effectiveness deemed to be anecdotal rather than evidence-based using a… Full story

self watering plant pots

With the summer weather approaching, many of us decide to test out our green fingers and become more self-sufficient by creating our own kitchen garden. Whether this is a selection of indoor herbs, or a vegetable patch in the garden, often lack of expertise can end up killing off any sign of life.

Luckily LECHUZA, creators of self-watering planters, have created plant pots with a sub-irrigation watering system which means your home grown herbs and vegetables will stand the test of time. The integrated water reservoir supplies the plant with the right amount of water for optimal… Full story

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DuPont™ Plantex® GroundGrid® ensures the stability of an elegant new gravel driveway design

 

When Outerspace undertook a project to completely strip out a large residential front garden, removing a traditional linear block-paved drive and side lawn, the landscaping experts knew they needed a high-performance solution to give structural stability to their elegant new design. Plantex® GroundGrid® proved to be the answer to ensuring both the integrity and minimal maintenance of the gravel-laid renovation.

 

The previous narrow approach and parking space had… Full story

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Over 85 per cent of pet owners in the West Midlands believe having a dog can help to bring stress levels down. In fact, research, conducted by leading manufacturer of premium pet supplements Lintbells, has found that on average dog owners in the West Midlands are less stressed and happier in life because of their pet. 

With almost a quarter of households* in the UK now owning a dog the study found that dog owners are happier, more satisfied at work and more sociable than people without a pooch. In fact over 80 per cent of people in the West Midlands now consider their… Full story

Clever watering app

We’re sure your plants are too: 

The garden can often be neglected during the summer months with one in five forgetful adults admitting their neglectful watering has led to their plants dying.

Any grassed lawn or plants will be affected by the summer heat if not looked after properly, but following some simple rules and tips will help any budding gardener to ensure that their garden is well looked after over the summer period, even if they are away on holiday.

Irrigate in a way that saves water

A vital lawn care task is ensuring a good, regular watering… Full story

Pork

In April, the Garden Centre Association recorded a rise in catering sales of 7.4% for their members across the country compared  to the same month in 2016. As an increasingly vital part of the overall Garden Centre shopping experience, the restaurant or café has become a key attraction for the customer, sometimes being the sole reason for a visit.

More research, this time in a report published in 2016 by The Kings Fund, identified the profile of people who named gardening as a free time activity. Interest rises sharply through the age ranges, being at over 60% between the ages of… Full story

SOOPA PETS - Win A Retail Starter Kit Worth £170

Win a Retail Starter Kit worth £170 with Soopa Pets.

Simply answer the following question:

How many products in total are in the Soopa Dog Treat Range?

Starter Kit

Find the answer by visiting www.soopapets.com and enter by simply emailing your answer and name to sales@soopapets.com

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Expert Tips for Turning your Outdoor Space into a Gardeners Haven 

  • Online horticultural expert, Nicky Roeber talks about the latest trend for 2017
  • Hayes Garden World’s, Angela Slater gives advice on the up-keep of hanging baskets
  • Vertical gardening – the new way to utilise small outdoor spaces

 

Welcoming the official start to Summer, National Holidays, organisers of trips to the highly proclaimed gardener’s event have sought 2017 trends… Full story

Auckland

Amongst the various plant brand leaders in the Anthony Tesselaar stable is the Rock and Roll® Alstroemeria.

Its variegated foliage is striking enough but this is upstaged when it comes into flower. The effect  is astonishing.

Rock and Roll® Alstroemeria is a completely different plant. The new young foliage surprises you with its perfect rosette shape that first starts off with a soft cream quickly turning to white,  all the while framed by  a rich green edge.  Rich pink red flowers then appear above this startling foliage.   

The plant is at home in either full or… Full story

New Century Glasshouses

New Century Glasshouses Ltd is a family run business specialising in the supply and erection of second hand refurbished Venlo glasshouses and associated products. The Managing Director, Ken Sharpe has over 50 years experience in the horticultural supply business and he leads a small team of dedicated staff to ensure the services provided are of the highest quality.

 

The position of Company Secretary is held by one of Ken’s daughters and the administration of the office is carried out by Ken’s sister Carole.  The Company employs its own Site Team of specialised and… Full story