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Haskins Garden Centre Football table

Garden Trade Specialist has teamed up with Haskins Garden Centre to offer this Wooden Tabletop Football Game (£24.99) – perfect for bringing children together, getting them away from digital toys and back to basics! It’s also the ideal game to bring adults together, inspire a bit of fun and games and light-hearted competitive spirit.

Christmas is now an established and integral part of the garden centre offering, providing significant sales in the second half of the year. The popular garden centre group anticipates welcoming 1 million visitors to its four centres across a three month lead up to Christmas. Across all four centres, Christmas gifts, decorations and trees equate to 7.35% of the overall yearly sales (excluding the restaurant). 

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Applying Marie Kondo’s Magic to your Garden

Marie Kondo has taken the world by storm. From best-selling book to Netflix Queen of Clean, the tidying expert’s unique method to decluttering has transformed people’s living spaces from a messy place that doesn’t “spark joy” into areas of serenity and calmness. 

As summer creeps up and BBQs and garden parties are impending, we want our outdoor areas to be a true extension of our homes and our family life, to truly make the most of the weather the next time the sun decides to shine. 

Yet we have all been there in May: a sudden heat wave, but a garden that has been disregarded for a few months. Our shed crammed with all sorts of items and last years inflatable paddling pool hiding behind the outhouse - sound familiar? 

Marie Kondo is a cultural phenomenon - her work has helped people across the globe transform their homes.

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Spring garden

With spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to dust off the gardening gloves and get back in our green spaces. But with over half (52%) of Brits completely neglecting their garden over the winter, getting your garden ready for spring may require a bit more TLC.

As a third (35%) of Brits spend the most time in their garden in spring, experts from outdoor building manufacturer, Tiger Sheds, offer six tips to help your garden bounce back in the warmer months.

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Lubera and Robert Mayer representatives in a greenhouse

The companies of Robert Mayer and Lubera have joined forces to produce a wide selection of young plants. Lubera Edibles GmbH has taken over the marketing of fruit and berry young plants to plant producers

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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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NOMA Garden Art Solar Bulb

Following its unveiling at GLEE, the new 2019 NOMA Garden Lighting range is now available to order from LeisureGrow Products.

Along with great quality product, the range also comes with new freestanding merchandising stands to allow products to be displayed inside or outside of their packaging. The team has also developed bolder, simpler messaging to make it easier for consumers to shop and to understand the technology that makes NOMA Garden Lighting products a cut above the rest.

New For 2019

New Collections from NOMA Garden Lighting for 2019 include: an expanded Functional Lighting range; the nautical inspired Coastal Living; a Global Trend that uses gunmetal, copper, and wire; the Contemporary Living Collection which includes the best-seller Edison-style bulb lights; a Classic Collection; plus novelty and decorative lights.

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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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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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From green-fingered fanatics to keen DIYers, gadget lovers and those who seem to have it all, Bosch Home and Garden has created the ultimate Christmas gift guide featuring some of its latest products, including a finalist in the RHS Product of the Year competition at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. 

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Making the most of your garden this autumn

A common misconception is that homeowners only work on their garden throughout the summer, however, most furniture and exterior accessories need protection from the elements that are synonymous with the British autumn.