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Haskins Garden Centre donates festive wreaths to Forest Holme Hospice

Haskins in Ferndown has spread a little festive cheer this Christmas by donating four handmade wreaths to Forest Holme Hospice.

The wreaths, each taking on a different Christmas-themed design, were created in-house by Haskins’ gardening experts, in line with this year’s festive trends. This year’s designs include a Copper Snowflake Wreath, a Ribbon and Holly Wreath, a Unicorn Wreath and a Santa Hat Door Hanger.

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World's First Naturally Degradable Glitter

In a world first, a UK firm has launched the world’s first naturally degradable glitter based on plant material rather than plastic.

Traditional glitter is a microplastic, and can be potentially harmful in the environment, as a result there has been a rising consumer pressure for products to use eco friendly glitter alternatives.

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Welcome to spring summer 2019 at Dobbies

After a long winter, the warmer months are a time to embrace the great outdoors. The Dobbies Outdoor Living team has created a stand-out Spring Summer collection to do just that, offering something to suit every taste, style and space – no matter how big or small.

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Whites Garden Furniture

Whites Thinking Outside is a dedicated gardening and home improvement range distributed throughout Australia, New Zealand and most recently Europe and the UK. 

A family owned and operated business with over 40 years’ experience, Whites has developed innovative design solutions, and produces quality products at a competitive price.

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Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen

ATTENDEES to next year’s (January 20 until 23, 2019) Garden Centre Association (GCA) annual conference will be able to hear from former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen.

Kevin will be a guest speaker at the conference, which takes place at Luton Hoo Hotel, Luton, on Tuesday, January 22. Places can be booked via www.gca.org.uk.

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Burgon & Ball gardening gifts for Christmas

This Christmas, Burgon & Ball has lots of gorgeous new gardening gifts and some handy new tools too, so gardeners can be well and truly spoilt! Whether you’re searching for something fabulously floral, or whether you’re looking at the purely practical, Burgon & Ball has a little something that’s just perfect.

For beautiful gardening gifts that are sure to make a splash at Christmas, there’s a stunning new design collection in the award-winning ‘RHS Gifts for Gardeners’ series. ‘British Bloom’ is a dramatic confection of some of the garden’s best-loved and most on-trend flowers, in sumptuous rich colours that are perfect for the festive season.

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Treat your dog

Having the family together is what Christmas is all about and for many of us this includes our canine companions. Our pets are an extension of our family and animal lovers everywhere will no doubt be looking to treat their four-legged best friends over the Christmas holidays. 

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LTP Blackstone sealer & restorer

UK surface care specialist, LTP has launched a new outdoor sealer and restorer for dark natural stone and artificial stone surfaces.  New Blackstone has a water-based, impregnating formulation, which restores the appearance of faded limestone, marble, slate and concrete.  Like all LTP treatments, the new product is manufactured in the UK and is offered alongside expert advice from LTP’s technical team.

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Wyevale Nurseries’ new retail plants for 2019

ONE OF THE UK’s leading commercial nurseries has put together a selection of new plants this month (December, 2018) to follow the predicted trends for the retail sector next year.  

Wyevale Nurseries says bold colours look set to be key for 2019, so it’s new plants for retailers in 2019 include the colourful Agapanthus ‘Fireworks’, Cordyline ‘Electric Pink’ and Penstemon ‘Purple Perfection’. 

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Haskins with Alzheimer’s Society cheque

Haskins Garden Centre in Crawley has announced its continued support of Alzheimer’s Society until 2020. Haskins in Snowhill has been fundraising and raising awareness for the charity since January 2017 and now the popular garden centre has revealed its continued support over the coming years.