British brand CEuk celebrates 10 years in business

10 years ago, CEuk’s small team of three friends attended APF with nothing more than a folding table, gazebo and a selection of pruning handsaws, fast forward to 2019 and the brand is now recognised as one of the main specialists in outdoor professional products. Read more

CEuk team

‘Shout it Out and Let Um Hear’

Garden Centre Buyers are often faced with extreme busy periods during this time of the year and as a result need to know that there are companies out there that can deliver at very short notice and in double quick-time. Read more

Diary

Climate emergency - ‘Survival Kit’ Seed Range

Following outstanding sales of our ‘Brexit Veg Growing Survival Kit’ and subsequent sell-out launch of our Pollinators Survival Kit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we are pleased to announce that we are soft launching a standalone ‘Survival Kit seed range’ for outlets. Read more

Vegetable Growing Survival Kit

Floramedia strive to make label buying easy 

Floramedia are adding two more features to My.Floramedia their online platform developed to make label buying easy.  Read more

Westland to highlight houseplants at Gardeners’ World Live

Houseplants have been one of the biggest trends in gardening in the past few years, with year-on-year sales being up 15% percent . This something which Westland will be celebrating at Gardeners’ World Live 2019 in its sponsorship of the Pyramid Stage at the show. Read more

Help your Little Gardeners grow

New to Little Gardeners (Johnsons’ range for children) this season, are two flower and two vegetable starter kits – Cheery Nasturtiums, Gigantic Sunflowers, Halloween Pumpkins and Sweet Strawberries. Read more

Four New Little Gardeners Starter Kits

Johnsons turns Japanese with its New and Exclusive Cosmos for 2020

This season, Johnsons launches exclusive Cosmos Kiiro as part of its seed range. The result of new Japanese breeding (‘Kiiro’ means ‘yellow’ in Japanese), the flower’s unique yellow petals with peach coloured reverses, provide a stunning display, standing out against the more traditional cosmos colours. Read more

Rudbeckia Gloriosa Daisies

Burgon & Ball wins five stars at Chelsea

Burgon & Ball, the UK’s longest-established manufacturer of garden tools and accessories, has won five stars from the Royal Horticultural Society for its stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. Read more

No mess, no waste, no fuss with GARDENA’s new range of planting mats

GARDENA's new range of Planting and Trimming Mats. For potting, repotting and topiary trimming. Dirt free. The perfect addition to planting up Summer bedding and planters. Read more

Mr Fothergill’s announces RHS range extension

Mr Fothergill's introduces new varieties for the Year of the Cucumber and refreshes David Domoney Healthy Start POS for 2020 season. Read more

Fashion for artificial lawns could harm garden industry’s green image, seed firm warns

Johnsons Lawn Seed has warned that reports of rising sales of artificial turf could damage the garden industry’s green image and undermine the sector’s efforts to reduce its dependency on unsustainable plastic. Read more

Woodlodge boosts container sales by expanding easy-to-lift range of pots

Woodlodge is helping retailers to drive sales of containers by expanding its lightweight range of stylish, durable pots. These easy-to-move containers offer potential for fast category growth by appealing to younger consumers who demand instant effect for minimal effort. Read more

Woodlodge extends its prestigious Heritage Garden Pottery range

Woodlodge has expanded its flagship Heritage Garden range of classic containers, offering retailers additional opportunity to drive sales of pots and containers this spring. Read more

Tudor Terracotta pots

Bents and Cowells take the top GCA plant awards

Bents and Cowells top the first day’s awards at the 2018 GCA conference. Also prominent were Fairways of Ashbourne, Stratford and Barton Grange Garden Centres. Read more

Ruxley Rose (Destination Garden Centre category) – Bents Garden & Home

Westland calls on the industry to avoid short cuts when there is a shortage of peat

Following a reduced peat harvest, which Westland admits will have a cost impact, the company calls on the growing media industry not to take short cuts by using materials like green waste. Read more

Edward Conroy shows West + to Darmuid Gavin and the current DUP Leader, Arlene Foster.

Fighting back against the elements

Patio and block paving cleaners and seals from weatherproofing specialist Thompson’s are the answer to a fast-acting, safe and effective way to clean, revive and protect patios and paving safely and easily. Read more

 Thompson's Advanced Patio and Block Paving Cleaner

Johnsons adds Jekka’s Herb Pocketbook to its 2020 collection

Jekka McVicar’s new book ‘A Pocketful of Herbs’, published earlier this year, will be available to buy from the Johnsons Jekka’s Herbs seeds stand for the 2020 season.  Read more

Fiskars’ campaign helps grow sales for retailers

Fiskars’ exclusive spring trade offer to support the company’s consumer focussed ‘0% Stress, 100% Happiness’ marketing campaign, has proven to be an outstanding success so far. Read more

Mr Fothergill’s announces its RHS Range extension

Following the success of the RHS Award of Garden Merit flower and vegetable ranges, Mr Fothergill’s has added a seed collection range to its selection of seed products for gardeners, again in partnership with the experts at the Royal Horticultural Society. Read more

Jobs

DLF Seeds channels investment into R&D to bring innovative new lawncare products to market

DLF Seeds, the company behind the Johnsons Lawn Seed brand, is channelling investment into research that will bring innovative new lawn seed and fertilisers to market, designed to meet the challenges posed by climate change. Read more

High demand expected for natural slug controls as metaldehyde disappears from store shelves in June

Sipcam, the company behind the ecofective® brand of natural plant protection products, is rushing to meet demand from retailers who are stocking-up on environmentally-friendly slug controls ahead of the metaldehyde slug pellet ban on 30th June.

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ecofective FerriMAX Slug Killer

10,000 new customers in one day!

As part of the recent National Gardening Week celebrations, Flopro ran a promotion to giveaway 10,000 hose reels. Read more

Flopro queues

Johnsons adds to its ranges for 2020 season

This season, Johnsons launches exclusive Cosmos Kiiro as part of its seed range. The result of new Japanese breeding (‘Kiiro’ means ‘yellow’ in Japanese), the flower’s unique yellow petals with peach coloured reverses, provide a stunning display, standing out against the more traditional cosmos colours. Read more

NEW Little Gardeners Starter Kits

Burgon & Ball showcases new products at Chelsea

Burgon & Ball showcases Corona Tools and new RHS-endorsed Container Gardening Range at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Read more

Burgon and Ball RHS-endorsed container tools group

Solabiol® Top Lawn is flying off the shelves

The new lawn fertiliser from SBM Life Science LTD, Solabiol® Top Lawn, is flying off the shelves. With a selection of strong point of sale materials, and bold packaging, Solabiol® Top Lawn is catching the consumers eye. Read more

Solabiol® Top Lawn

Now available: Corona's high-quality garden tools from the USA

This summer brings exciting new opportunities to retailers, with Corona’s long-lasting tools from the USA now available in the UK. Previewed to great acclaim at GLEE, these premium tools from the States are now in stock and available for immediate despatch. Read more

Corona tools are now available, including the innovative adjustable FlexDIAL branch and stem pruner.

New Super Slice from Burgon & Ball: Super-fast weeding for today's gardens

There’s a new way to tackle weeding this summer, with the launch of the new Super Slice from Burgon & Ball. Super Slice is superb at weeding in contemporary garden finishes, and is also ideal for speedy weeding of larger areas. Read more

Burgon and Ball Super Slice

Smart Garden buys Briers

Smart Garden Products has announced the purchase of Briers, the leading glove supplier, from administrators. Read more

Battery power drives Stihl’s sponsorship of Hillier at Chelsea

Stihl’s sponsorship of Hillier’s Chelsea exhibit underlines their drive to involve garden centres with the new era cordless garden tools, which will shortly be on sale at Hillier’s garden centres. Read more

Wyevale expects to sell 2000 bulb packs an hour this weekend

Wyevale Garden Centres is predicting that this weekend will be the most popular for the sale of bulbs, when it expects to sell around 2,000 packets of bulbs an hour. Read more

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