Garden Trade industry news

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Worrall Cup winners

THE GARDEN Centre Association (GCA) has launched its Worrall Cup competition (November, 2018) that is designed to find the member garden centre with the best marketing expertise.

The garden centre with the best marketing campaign or initiative will be awarded the prestigious cup during the GCA’s annual conference at Luton Hoo from January 20-23.

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Garden Fireplace from Schiedel Chimney Systems
Outdoor living enthusiasts can enjoy entertaining to their hearts’ content with the new Garden Fireplace from leading chimney manufacturer, Schiedel Chimney Systems.  

Versatile and stylish, the Garden Fireplace creates a stunning central focus for any outdoor living space while keeping smoke at bay, making it the ideal solution to alfresco living, dining and heating; a trend which is set to thrive this summer despite the unpredictable British weather!

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Poinsettia Houseplant

Brighten up your home with a Christmas houseplant this year.

 

Mike Lind, Chairman of the Garden Centre Association, which represents nearly 200 garden centres nationwide, says: “At this time of year, the houseplant makes a great present and buying some for your friends as well as yourself is always cheering. 

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Make your garden sparkle with decoration

Christmas is the holiday we wait for all year long. It is an occasion to get together with our friends and family. Apart from cooking delicious meals and decorating the Christmas tree, you can add a pinch of sparkle and festivity to your garden as well. It can take some time and effort to make a garden into a Christmas Wonderland but the results are worth it. Here are some decoration ideas you can take advantage of for the holidays.

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Haskins Garden Centres

The popular garden centre group, Haskins, with centres in Dorset, Hampshire and West Sussex, has endorsed and promoted the government-backed ‘Purple Tuesday,’ on Tuesday November 13.

Purple Tuesday is the UK’s first ever accessible shopping day, aimed at getting retailers to take all kinds of disability seriously, as well as recognise the needs of disabled consumers and promote inclusive shopping.

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Wright Fine Art Ltd Geese card

Wright Fine Art Ltd is a family business, based in Milton Keynes, and a member of the Greeting Card Association (the other GCA).  Available as mounted prints and greeting cards, our images feature original artwork, ink drawings and paintings, watercolours, oils, and photographs. Our subjects include natureflora, landscape and transient moments of family life.

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man with plants

ONE OF THE UK’s leading commercial nurseries has this month (November, 2018) unveiled its new amenity crop range for 2020. Eight new plants have been carefully selected by the team at Wyevale Nurseries based on their habit, colour and functionality.

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War Horse memorial

This year’s Armistice Day marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. To commemorate lives lost, which included eight million horses, Canterbury College teamed up with local partners to commission a piece of art in the form of a large-scale wooden horse to be displayed outside Canterbury Cathedral until January 31st.

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Clean patio power

With the colourful season of autumn coming to an end, it’s time to get your garden winter ready and give it a good clean. Nobody wants to deal with rusty equipment and weed filled paths once winter is over, so get prepared beforehand and save yourself the hassle in spring.

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Happy dog in leaves

The season for chunky knits and cosy scarves has arrived! With the grey skies, colder temperatures and shorter days, it is tempting enough to slip into hibernation mode. But if you share your home with your canine companion, it’s important to stay happy and active throughout the year. 

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