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Tackle spring pests with Nemaslug

As spring edges closer, now is the time of year dedicated to patrolling your garden to make sure no pests take over. If steps are not taken to tackle your pests now, they can become damaging to plants and vegetables as we move into the warmer months. Taking action now will ensure your time and hard effort is not lost.

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Posh Planters

Winter is slowly coming to an end and spring is on the horizon. As the weather starts to warm up and we see more daylight hours, the garden finally is beginning to awake from hibernation. But as you begin to dust off the watering cans and gardening tools, you may be looking at what you can do to spruce your garden up this year.

The Posh Shed Company’s Posh Planters are the perfect way to create a statement in your garden thanks to their simple yet stylish design. Posh Planters can be used to plant flowers, vegetables, ornamental or fruit bushes and trees this spring. 

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Large tree

Around 16% of all tree work accidents involve working at height according to official government statistics. The due diligence required for this type of work however is applicable to all gardeners, not just tree surgeons and those involved in working at height in trees. Tree surgeons often work at height when they are carrying out the maintenance and management of trees, shrubs, vines and other perennial woody plants. Working at height involves using the correct machinery to do so, therefore, tree surgeons need to be aware of the dangers associated with this machinery and what they must do to remain compliant and safe. 

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Woman Living With Dementia enjoying the Benefits of Gardening 

Gardening can have a profound impact on someone’s quality of life, especially those living with dementia. Gardens provide a familiar environment of relaxation, sensory stimulation and can also help to create a sense of community.  

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Christmas Grotto trees

The year just started, but Garden Connect is already thinking about Christmas: how are you going to sell your Grotto tickets this year? Selling tickets at the centre can be time-consuming, it’s difficult to monitor your capacity, and consumers don’t want to visit your centre just to buy a ticket. Be ahead of the struggles this year and start selling tickets online! 

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Haskins Garden Centres Staff with award at the Garden Centre Association Conference 2019

Leading garden centre group, Haskins, is celebrating after taking home several prestigious awards at this week’s Garden Centre Association Conference.

The Garden Centre Association represents nearly 200 garden centres nationwide, helping members to achieve high standards in customer service, plant quality and reliability. The awards and inspections help drive members' standards across all areas of business including customer service, merchandising, plant quality and marketing.

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Budding trends for spring and summer

The promise of lighter, longer days is on the horizon and as we welcome the new year and look forward to the blossoming season ahead, Head of Garden at Dobbies, Louise Golden, shares her expert trend insights and planting advice for 2019. After months of careful planning, keeping a watchful eye on budding trends and trips to meet growers, the team have worked to guarantee you will find something you’ll love for both your home and garden this season at Dobbies.

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A New Age of Outdoor Living

Following on from several tradeshows we are pleased to have a variety of new dealers around the UK and Europe, including France, Spain, Sweden, Scotland and Ireland.
A great partnership with the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales has pushed us towards the hospitality sector, as well developing strongly in retail.

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Haskins Garden Centre donate houseplants

Haskins Garden Centre has partnered with Ferring Primary School to donate houseplants to the school in Worthing.

The head teacher of Ferring Primary School, Mrs. Silk, visited Haskins in Roundstone on Sunday January 20 to meet with Nick Joad, general manager of the Roundstone garden centre, and to collect a variety of houseplants for the school.

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Haskins Garden Centre in West End nominated for ‘Lifetime Support Award’ by Countess Mountbatten Hospice

Haskins Garden Centre in West End is celebrating after being nominated by Countess Mountbatten Hospice for a ‘Lifetime Support Award.’

The popular garden centre has supported the charity since 2011 and has helped raise almost £15,000 to date. Haskins has helped raise awareness for the charity by hosting events, which over the years has included ‘Royal Hascot,’ ‘Blooming Beauties’ and numerous children’s themed events. Staff members have also participated in individual charitable challenges. Over the years, the centre has also collected donations in its Wishing Well with coins thrown into the centre’s outdoor water features.