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Zest 4 leisure celebrates another successful GLEE

Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber garden products including furniture, arches, arbours and fencing, is celebrating another successful year at Glee 2018.

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Real Christmas Tree

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a few curveballs, and the potential shortage of Christmas trees could be a disastrous one. With new processes brought in through Brexit, growers this year have warned of shortages.  

It’s estimated that Britain goes through a staggering 8 to 10 million trees every Christmas time, one third of which are imported from Europe each year. This year Primrose estimates that 3 million homes this year will be going without a festive tree, unless they choose to buy British. 

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The new 21 inch pedestal wall mounted Touchscreen Kiosks featuring Joy of Plants' plant finder

JOY OF PLANTS and Review Systems Digital Signage Ltd have recently launched a new smaller ‘Plant Finder’ Touchscreen Kiosk to solve staff and skills shortages at garden centres.

The innovative 21-inch digital touchscreens are supplied as freestanding kiosks or wall mounted units, include Joy of Plants’ Plant Finder, and can be individually branded for each garden centre.

Jonathan Brown, Managing Director at Review Systems Digital Signage Ltd in Preston, said: “Our new pedestal-style Plant Finder Kiosks are affordable, attractive and enticing. We recently received great feedback at Glee, with visitors calling them ‘phenomenal’ and ‘fantastic’.

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Landscape Show Image of plants

The UK’s premier landscaping exhibition is less than a month away - have you registered yet? 

Hall 12 on the 3rd & 4th November at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham - Make sure it's in your diary! 

The LANDSCAPE Show provides the first in-person opportunity to reconnect
with others in the industry! LANDSCAPE welcomes exhibitors with a vast collection of leading products, services and innovations for the design, build and management of exterior and interior landscape projects. 

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Jonathan Opdam found that homeowners are unaware of gardening regulations

Two-thirds of British homeowners are not aware of the outdoor tasks that must be reported to a local authority to ensure gardening regulations are met.

Even though 61% of those surveyed would “always give something a go” or “love DIY and want to learn how to do everything themselves”, 41% of homeowners admit to not being confident at landscape gardening, including knowing which gardening regulations to follow. 

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Blush Roman Patio Design - pastel shades and natural textures

With the hot weather meaning many of us have had the opportunity to get out into our gardens, what better way to enjoy the summer months than by spending time in a stylish patio area?

When it comes to home and garden design, there’s no denying that Pinterest is one of the go-to platforms for inspiration.  With many of us looking for design ideas and style tips, windows and doors specialists, Genesis, have revealed the most pinned patio designs on Pinterest this summer.

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Haskins Snowhill receiving 3 awards at the Garden Centre Association Awards

Haskins Snowhill centre has been named ‘Destination Garden Centre of the Year’ in the Garden Centre Association (GCA) South Thames Regional Awards.

The Snowhill centre in Copthorne, West Sussex, scooped up a further two awards on the night, adding The Barton Grange Trophy for Commercial Innovation and Creativity, and The GIMA Award for Best Garden Products Retailer, to its collection of accolades.

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wild bird food

As the welcomed summer sun is finally seeping into our gardens, balconies and outdoor spaces, and fauna and flora is looking lush, at the same time water supplies can also become scarce. Fresh water is essential for wild bird wellbeing so it is important they have access to plentiful sources. By providing birds with water for drinking and bathing can encourage a flurry of beautiful and interesting birds to your garden.

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