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Beautiful and timeless designs have been brought to the aisles of Glee, as Woodlodge launched its William Morris collection of planters at the show.
We all experience stress and anxiety at certain stages of our life, but not everyone appreciates that our four-legged family members are just as vulnerable to the effects of it as we are. Our dogs can’t express themselves by taking a time out, slamming a door or sitting down for a good chat with us, so it’s important that we pay attention to their behaviour and emotional state so you can support them in the right way.
The Retail Lab at Glee has been created in association with one of the garden retail sector’s leading trade associations, The HTA. Now in its second year, the Retail Lab benefits greatly from the HTA’s involvement, including sharing of its knowledge, trend foresight and utilising its vast membership base to access exciting new product innovations that fit this year’s Retail Lab theme of Happy Gardening.
Plantpak is further evolving and expanding the range with the addition of Gardener’s Handipacks. These are an essential part of any growing range and include such things as plant labels, tree ties, thermometers, pH testing kits and greenhouse accessories.
Leading garden décor manufacturer, Vivid Arts, is pleased to announce its first product tie up with Greenfingers Charity, set to be launched at Glee in next week.
A brand-new rabbit figurine, equipped with a garden spade and bearing the trademark Greenfingers green gloves, will be available for retailers to order at the show next month, with the aim of raising £16,000 for the charity.
Flopro Professional Range is being launched to meet consumer demand for a highly styled, quality range of metal products. The range includes a Hose Cart and Reel, Spray Guns, Sprinklers, Connectors and Nozzle plus two high quality Hoses.
The solar lighting supplier Kaemingk has announced details of a new strategic distribution deal with a leading independent wholesale and cash and carry operator. The Dutch company will now see its outdoor solar lighting products being distributed by Stax Trade Centres, in a move which will extend the solar lighting offering made to the 50,000 Stax customers in the UK.
At this year’s Glee, the UK’s most valuable garden and outdoor living trade show, taking place from 10-12 September at the NEC in Birmingham, RHS partners will again be out in force. Glee is the biggest showcase of RHS licensed product in one place. In fact ten RHS licensees and endorsed partners will have their own stands at the show, underlining the continuing strength of the RHS brand in presence in gardening and associated products.
Just like its popular sister branch in Weyhill, Hampshire, the second Rosebourne opening in Aldermaston on Saturday, October 6, will showcase quality, fresh, locally sourced produce in its restaurant and food hall, alongside a wonderful wide range of beautiful plants, garden essentials, homewares and gifts.
Recent results from a survey commissioned by the Common Sense Gardening Group, and conducted by Yolo Communications, has revealed that 43% of gardeners say they use garden care chemicals to control weeds.
In fact, 17% of gardeners agree that garden care chemicals are the only successful solution to manage weeds.
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