New ecofective® Slug Killer

Metaldehyde ban? No problem! New ecofective® Slug Killer has the power to tackle munching molluscs

One of the leading eco-friendly pest control brands, ecofective®, has introduced a new slug killer to help gardeners protect flowers and vegetable plants from attack. Its launch is perfectly timed, as gardeners seek environmentally friendly alternatives to metaldehyde slug pellets ahead of the ban this summer.

New ecofective® Ferrimax® Slug Killer is a high-quality pelleted bait that provides effective slug control using its ferric phosphate formula. Available from Homebase … Full story

WOLF-Garten spades

Every gardener needs a strong and durable spade for digging, breaking and moving soil around the garden.

WOLF-Garten has launched two brand new spade designs for 2019 that have been specifically designed to deal with extreme loads and difficult tasks. The new Straight Spade and Pointed Spade are made from durable and long-lasting materials to provide years of hard work in the garden.

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Garden Day launches in the UK

On Sunday 12th May 2019 a community benefit project, will be launching across the UK. At the peak of the horticultural season, Garden Day - which originated in Somerset in 2017 - will encourage people nationwide to down tools and spend the day celebrating their gardens with friends, family and neighbours.

Anyone and everyone can get involved – from the family gardeners and allotment aficionados, to the urban house plant… Full story

Pyracantha ‘Red Star’

STAFF at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries are celebrating this week (Monday, April 1, 2019) after being granted the sale and propagation licence for an award-winning Pyracantha.

Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford will be growing Pyracantha ‘Red Star’, which… Full story

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown announces new partnership with Dorset Wildlife Trust

Haskins in Ferndown has teamed up with Dorset Wildlife Trust to help protect Dorset’s precious wildlife. As a new supporter of the charity, Haskins will help promote a sustainable future for Dorset’s wildlife and people.

As part of its partnership, Haskins will be supporting Dorset Wildlife Trust’s ongoing campaign, ‘Get Dorset Buzzing.’ The charity’s campaign aims to encourage gardeners to make their garden a haven for wildlife, which is a perfect fit for Haskins Garden Centre as the centre also strives to inspire people to protect the wildlife in their garden.

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Garden retail on track to power ahead in 2019 as industry defies gloomy outlook for Britain’s High Streets

Retail success stories seldom hit the headlines with the UK gripped by Brexit jitters – but the nation’s garden centres are riding on the crest of a wave. While Britain’s High Streets are facing economic headwinds that have seen big name retailers consigned to history, garden centres are bucking the trend and experiencing healthy levels of growth.

According to the Horticultural Trades Association, the UK garden market is worth around £5.7billion (excluding landscaping and amenity) and business is booming for the UK’s 2,300 garden centres and retail nurseries. 

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Willow Wands with newly launched trade display units

The team behind the popular Willow Wand has unveiled its new self-contained trolley display units, perfect for helping retailers drive sales instore.

Pre-loaded with 100 Willow Wands, in three sizes, the display unit has been designed to make it unbelievably easy for retailers to start selling; simply unload, wheel into position and let consumers take their pick.

Based on a Euro-trolley design, the new Willow Wand display units serve as both secure transport, and also a superb eye-catching display with full point of sale materials to maximise sales. What’s more, the… Full story
Brambles PAW Helping Wildlife Rescue Centres

Brambles Pet and Wildlife are continuing to run Facebook giveaways where members of the public nominate their favourite wildlife rescue centre to be in with a chance of the rescue winning food and other essential supplies.

David Tracey commented “our last giveaway was for Brambles… Full story

Robin retires after 39 years at Wyevale Nurseries

ROBIN TRUMPER from Hereford celebrated his retirement yesterday (Wednesday, March 20, 2019) after 39 years of service at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries.  

Robin, who was an Amenity… Full story

Garden centres see surge in outdoor plant sales in February

THE POSITIVE start to 2019 continued into February (2019) as garden centres across the country saw outdoor plant sales soar according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report.

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Glee 2018

The beating heart of Glee, the Glee New Product Showcase provides a one-stop-shop for all the latest product innovations from around the show. Each year 11 products are selected as winners by a panel made up of leading industry figures and gardening experts. Six months have now passed since the 2018 winners were crowned, making it the perfect time to catch up with some of the brands to find out how the award has helped grow business, and to see what 2019 has in store.  

Glee is always a key event in the calendar for Westland Horticulture. Not only is a prime opportunity to speak to… Full story

Scruffs® “Best in Show” Bed at Crufts® 2019

Manchester-based pet bed manufacturers Scruffs® have announced a successful exhibition at Crufts® 2019 earlier this month.

Scruffs® showcased many of their fan-favourite products, including the Snuggle Blanket and Noodle Dry Mat. Additionally, the pet-bedding company displayed beds from newer collections, such as the Rustic (pictured) and Habitat (pictured), which are designed for smaller breeds.

Dubby Klyne, Sales Director at Scruffs®, said: “We’d like to thank everyone for visiting our Stand at Crufts® 2019. We’re thrilled to report how successful the show was for us… Full story