Peat, better the devil you know? Or the one you don’t?

Dejex Supplies, a wholesaler to commercial horticulture explores the arguments for and against peat and its alternatives. Read more

Figure 1. Peatland distribution within Northern Europe (European Commission)

Gardenex advice on our transition from the EU

Brexit -  What are the concerns if there is a free trade deal?... What are the concerns if we revert to World Trade rules?... The key messages for UK exporters are explained by Gardenex. Read more

Guide to Workplace Safety

I’m working with RS Components to share an in-depth online resource they created to help raise more awareness about health and safety in our workplaces. Read more

How to increase your sales

It's human nature to want to grow your farm shop and increase sales but we can quite often be left feeling at a loss on how to achieve this. There are several low cost and effective ways that your farm shop business can increase average basket spend... Read more

Benefits to diversifying

One of the big questions that many rural businesses ask is why should they diversify, and are the benefits of diversifying their land and/or buildings worth the investment. These are important questions to be asking yourself when thinking of expanding your rural business, as diversification does come at a cost both financially and in time and commitment. Read more

How could you diversify?

Whether you own a farm and have some empty barns you are looking to convert or a country estate or existing farm shop or food outlet looking to expand, there are many different options and ways you can diversify and create extra revenue. Read more

Reach out for help with debt

People in horticulture are facing growing financial challenges - the need for free debt advice has never been greater. Read more

Visual merchandising at Christmas

With Christmas already making an appearance in retail outlets, now is the time to really think about how to attract customers into your store over the festive period.  Read more

5 tips for improving your garden retail site’s Google ranking

In an increasingly digital world, it’s more important than ever for garden retailers to devote time and attention to their online presence. Read more

PR – a necessity or nice to have?

Why not give us a call to find out more. No obligation. But give PR a chance. Your business’ reputation deserves it. Read more

Marc Rosenberg, Cassie King, Kimberley Hornby and Robbie Cummings.

Badly written PR is probably worse for your image than no PR

I was recently asked to tell the HTA Marketing Conference how to get the most from PR and advertising. It is something I am often asked so here are a few tips that might help with your planning for next year. Read more

Why is a feasibility study important

If you are thinking of diversifying your business the best thing you can do to ensure your best chance of success is to have a solid plan in place. This is where a feasibility study comes in. Read more