Garden Trade industry news

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Major garden trade event highlights success of RHS brand 

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.

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Rosebourne Aldermaston, Berkshire, Opening Saturday 6 October

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.

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Almost half of gardeners agree that garden care chemicals are the solution

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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Meet Every Need With Werner 12-in-1

That ever-growing list of jobs around the house and garden could be made much easier with Werner’s 12-in-1 multipurpose ladder. Whether it’s painting the stairway, trimming the hedges or clearing the gutter, this handy ladder suits every need.

The super versatile ladder can be adapted into 12 different configurations, making it perfect for any home or garden DIY job without taking up too much room in the garage or shed.
 

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Staff at Haskins Garden Centre prepare for Bournemouth Half Marathon

Four employees working at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown are training for the Bournemouth Half Marathon in aid of Autism Wessex.

General manager Simon Hallam, customer services assistant team leader Pauline Oxford, admin assistant Ellie Trickett and customer service assistant Ruby Johnson are running the Bournemouth Half Marathon on Sunday October 7. They’ll be joined by Pauline’s daughter, Claire, and husband, David, making a total of a team of six.

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Needlefresh back Greenfingers Charity with Christmas Tree initiative at Glee

Needlefresh, the leading real Christmas tree supplier, has announced a charity partnership with Greenfingers which will be launched at Glee in September.

The fundraising initiative will allow garden retailers a simple way to donate to Greenfingers through Christmas sales over the upcoming festive period.

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HJ Hall

The UK’s largest branded sock manufacturer HJ Hall, offers practical, innovative and classic styles for the active individuals from its new ProTrek™ collection.

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ExaClair to reach new audience at the Glee Show

ExaClair, the UK supplier of handicraft and gifting brands Décopatch, Avenue Mandarine, Maildor and Clairefontaine, will be showcasing its ranges of high-quality, durable and creative products at this year’s Glee Show.

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GREEN GOLD: Six things to do with your garden that could boost the value of your home

Whether you’re trying to sell your home, or are just keen to increase its value, giving your garden some TLC could be a quick and easy solution. Following a 5% increase in home improvement loan applications year-on-year, Hitachi Personal Finance has consulted with a number of industry experts to determine the potential of the nation’s private gardens and outdoor spaces.

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Delightful additions to Plantpak terrariums

Following the huge success of Plantpak terrariums at GLEE last year, the range has been increased with the addition of a beautiful large glass globe and an elegant teardrop terrarium.