MEP’s call for complete ban on household use of glyphosate

MEPs say the EU should draw up plans to phase out glyphosate by 2020, starting with a complete ban on household use. Read more

Our Chairman is retiring

The character that is Edward Way is hanging up his boots and retiring from Fordingbridge plc. Read more

Edward Way

Brexit leads Allensmore to extend perennial production

Brexit fears have increased demand for UK grown plants leading Allensmore to add a further 9 acres of outdoor production. Read more

Brian Taylor

AQUA 2017 New Product Awards revealed

The winners of the AQUA 2017 New Product Awards were chosen by a panel of highly respected aquatic retail judges, and were presented with their honours at a special dinner attended by over 700 guests last night (Wednesday, October 18). Read more

Trade Associations back the second Glee

3 leading trade associations GIMA, The HTA and Gardenex are backing the additional Glee exhibition, a concession at the Spring Fair in February. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone supports sensory room project at St. Andrew's High School

Staff working at Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone are supporting a local project to build a sensory room at St Andrew's High School C.E. for boys. Read more

University of Chichester students with Nick Joad, centre manager at Haskins GC in Roundstone.

EU to strengthen movement controls on plants susceptible to Xylella

New EU measures for plants at high-risk of carrying Xylella include preventing their movement anywhere in the EU except from sites which have been officially inspected. Read more

Smart Garden Products appoints new Trade Marketing Manager

Smart Garden Products is delighted to announce that Caroline Holford has joined Smart Garden Products on 9th October as Trade Marketing Manager. Read more

Caroline Holford, Smart Garden Products

Pumpkins at Kentford Trial Grounds

With the arrival of Autumn on the Mr Fothergill’s trials ground closing down and clearing away starts in earnest but for some vegetables now is their time to shine. Cucurbits or pumpkins, squashes and gourds are perhaps best associated with Autumn harvests. Martina has gathered in the result of the summer’s growing to create an amazing display. Read more

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife

A group of our client gardeners from Thrive in Berkshire had a brilliant time at Notcutts Garden Centre near Oxford recently. Read more

Steve Guy rejoins Kingfisher

Steve Guy, buying director at Dobbies until earlier this year, has rejoined Kingfisher as head of outdoor sales. Read more

Dare to be different! Programme update for HTA Marketing Forum

With less than a month to go to the HTA Marketing Forum now is the time to sign up! This annual one-day event, aimed at all those involved in marketing and public relations in the garden industry, takes place at Horticulture House, Chilton, Oxfordshire on 15 November. Read more

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