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Fiskars Floor Display

Fiskars is preparing for a prosperous 2019 as it announces a new direct sales channel for its retail partners, launches a sales driving marketing campaign which guarantees 100% Happiness and further enhances its existing comprehensive product portfolio.

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Creating a Mediterranean Oasis in your backyard: exotic plant/tree caring tips

Nothing makes your garden stand out more than a touch of exotic life, but the plants themselves are only half of the work. The furnishings, atmosphere and shape of your garden can turn even the most basic arrangement of plants into something straight out of Southern Europe or North Africa.

We spoke to Olive Grove, stockists of and experts on exotic plants, to get some tips on how you’d start creating a Mediterranean Oasis in your backyard.

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Popular garden centre Aztec Gold flowers

Haskins is encouraging gardeners to set up their garden by planning ahead for the changing of the seasons and choosing a combination of plants to ensure year-round interest.

Alasdair Urquhart, in-house plant expert at Haskins, recommends the following top five plants for year-round interest

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Scruffs to appear at luxury Parisian show

Manchester-based pet bed specialists Scruffs® are set to return to Paris’ ExpoZoo® later this month. In 2018, Scruffs® reported an insightful and successful debut at the show, with the company keen to capitalise on recent European growth.

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Winter gardening tips

Winter is in full swing but with the coldest months still ahead of us it is worth sharing some winter gardening tips. Most of the preparation for winter will have already been done such as pruning shrubs and planting evergreens however there are still a number of things that can be done over winter to protect your plants and tools, whilst all the time preparing your garden for the spring. Here are some winter gardening tips for you to consider. 

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Evergreen Garden Care Commercial Team

Evergreen Garden Care UK has strengthened its commercial team with three new senior appointments within marketing and sales. 

Ann-Marie O'Riordan joined the company in mid-August as Marketing Director with responsibility for brand, product and category developments. She brings with her a wealth of experience having held senior marketing roles, including the role of UK & Ireland Marketing Director, for more than ten years at Akzo Nobel. 

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Kent & Stowe Specialist Weeding Range

Weeding is one of the most disliked, yet essential gardening tasks every gardener faces. Kent & Stowe has developed a comprehensive range of stainless steel weeding tools to tackle even the most laborious of tasks. The range covers everything from intricate hand weeding to long handled multi-functional weeding and traditional hoes. All tools have been designed with comfort in mind to ensure weeding is an effective and simple task.

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Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill redevelopment 

The popular Hawkins garden centre based in Crawley has announced plans for redevelopment, with a revamped centre due to open in spring 2020.

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GCA conference attendees to hear from BBC broadcaster Tanya Beckett

THE GARDEN Centre Association (GCA) has revealed it has added BBC broadcaster Tanya Beckett to its line-up of guest speakers at its annual conference this month (January 20 until 23, 2019).

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Outdoor plants

OUTDOOR plant sales continued to grow at garden centres for the second month running in November (2018) according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report.

Sales were up 11.69% compared to the same month last year (2017).