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Sipcam slug and snail control

Leading supplier of natural and organic garden products, Sipcam, is urging garden retailers to stock up on its environmentally-friendly slug controls, to ensure stores can meet demand when the government’s ban on metaldehyde slug pellets comes into force this summer.

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As we are settling into the colder months, the season for knitted layers is well under way and many of us are tempted to stay indoors with a steaming cuppa! But if you’ve recently welcomed a new pup into the family, it’s important to stay active and start instilling the right behaviours in your new pet. And after all, winter is a fantastic season to strap on your boots and take your new pup on strolls across crisp, sometimes misty wintery fields.

Whilst a puppy’s company can be great fun, their energetic behaviour can be a real challenge when taking them on walks – especially in these colder months. To help you on the journey of training your new dog, leading dog training and behaviour expert, Company of Animals has pulled together some useful top tips - available in an engaging video format as well – to help with puppy walking.

Walking puppy colder months
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Applications now open for GCA Rising Stars programmes

MEMBERS of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) are being encouraged to put forward their employees for the organisation’s two Rising Stars programmes taking place throughout the year (2019).

The GCA will once again be running its Rising Stars programme, sponsored by Westland Horticulture, focusing on core gardening and its new Catering Rising Stars programme, sponsored by Creed Foodservice in 2019.

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Sinclair Pro

As growing media specialists we are at the forefront of innovation and performance. Our comprehensive range has everything you need to grow, whether you are looking for peat based, peat reduced or peat free growing media.

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Glee expands marketing team with Grace

Glee’s dedicated marketing team, responsible for the promotion of the leading garden, outdoor leisure and pet exhibition, has been expanded with the appointment of Grace Reilly. 

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Sipcam Child & Pet-Safe range 

As the 2019 gardening season gets underway, Sipcam is expanding its product portfolio with new launches under its ecofective® brand. Through innovation, the launches will assist retailers to expand sales in key categories, as demand for natural and environmentally-friendly garden solutions continues to grow.

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Garden Re-Leaf day on Friday 22nd March

Garden centres across the UK are being encouraged to take part in Garden Re-Leaf Day on Friday 22nd March and raise vital funds for the Greenfingers Charity, the national charity that creates magical gardens for children’s hospices.

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Wyevale Nurseries’ Karen gets British Empire Medal

A MEMBER of the sales support team at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford has recently been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List (January 2019).

Karen Jones, who works at Wyevale Nurseries, received the medal for her long and dedicated service to Kingsland Cub Scouts in Herefordshire.

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VegTrug Grow Care Range

VegTrug Limited are pleased to announce the launch of the eagerly anticipated Grow Care range on Friday 8th February. 

The Grow Care range consists of 3 products: Grow Care Home, Grow Care Garden and Grow Care Pot.

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Forever Bone - Perfect For Playtime

Dogs can enjoy playtime even more now thanks to the launch of two fun new toys from global pet product expert, PetSafe® Brand. Each of the new toys is designed to redirect bad behaviours like chewing and jumping into positive play, keeping pups busy while also challenging them mentally to keep them actively engaged and alert.