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Dog at Christmas

A recent survey by Savile Row Company, a London based suits and shirts tailor, has revealed that 40% of UK dog owners spend more on their beloved pooches than family at Christmas.

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Plantpak Terrariums

Millennials interest in the tranquil nature of indoor plants is having a very positive effect within this sector. Research studies indicate houseplants boost brain power, lifts moods, reduces stress levels, improves confidence and gives a sense of ownership and responsibility. So, its no wonder that Plantpak terrariums are so desirable to the 20-30 age group who benefit from a happy and relaxed atmosphere.

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Barton Grange at Christmas

BARTON Grange Garden Centre and Castle Gardens have recently (November, 2018) been announced as the national winners of the 2018 Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual Christmas competition.

The garden centres were judged to have the best festive displays in the country by the organisation and will receive their awards at its annual conference in January, 2019.

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Consumer Horticulture Proposal Reviewers Needed

Want to influence how federal research dollars are spent on Consumer Horticulture? It’s simple. Volunteer to be a reviewer of Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) proposals.

Anyone who works in any aspect of horticulture, from production to end-use, from retail to tree care professionals, industry association representatives, or anyone engaged in the production, handling, processing, distributing or sale of specialty crops is eligible.

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With 25% of the British public admitting they're too scared to venture into their sheds due to arachnophobia*, experts at Tiger Sheds want to tackle this head-on with the world’s first Spider Proof Shed.

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Garden Fencing

Nothing makes a garden look more shabby than worn out, dated or broken fencing. Your lawns can be immaculate, your plants practically perfect, but if surrounding this gardeners’ dream is a nightmare of broken, discoloured fence panels and wonky fence posts, most visitors will struggle to see past this unsightly mess.  

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Oprah Selects Burgon & Ball's 'Flora & Fauna' RHS Gifts For Favourite Things List

A Burgon & Ball ‘RHS Gifts for Gardeners’ gift set has been named as a top gift selection by top American media personality Oprah Winfrey, in her ‘Favorite Things 2018’ list.

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Brewdog - Dogs drinking craft beer for dogs

Independent craft brewer, BrewDog has today announced the launch of its first bespoke craft beer for dogs, Subwoofer IPA. This is the first time brewery has created a beer for dogs using the same base ‘wort’ as it uses for its popular craft beers for humans, in order to create a brew specifically designed for man’s best friend.

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Garden Tool from Draper Tools

New from Draper Tools is a durable Multi-Purpose Garden Tool (stock no: 02139), made from polished steel. 

As the name suggests, this versatile tool has many uses and works as both a transplanting trowel and a weed filter. It can also be used to help make light work of sawing through small roots and to cut through string and twine whilst out in the garden.

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Garden in the winter

It’s not surprising that the motivation to spend time preening your garden dramatically drops as the colder weather rolls in. 

Outdoor building manufacturer, Tiger Sheds, asked homeowners about their winter gardening habits, revealing that two in five (40%) don’t take precautions to prepare their garden or garden buildings for the cooler weather - often leading to costly damage!