Growing success – restoring nature’s balance

Westland’s new Growing Success “Safer Gardening” range is organic based, containing highly effective natural extracts, so gardeners can tackle pest and disease confidently and safely. Read more

Growing Success Slug Stop Barrier

Suttons NEW and exciting seed introductions for 2021!

Suttons embraces the Grow your own Revolution with its fun and easy to grow new vegetable varieties for 2021 and brings focus to a selection of perennials that pack a punch! Read more

Diary

Kent & Stowe – the strongest tool range

Introducing The Capability Trowel, inspired by the work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, one of England’s greatest gardeners. Read more

BucketBarrow arrives in UK

A new, innovative wheelbarrow from BucketBarrow is now available in the UK for the first time. Get jobs done easier, faster & safer with the patented bucket system. Read more

Woodlodge introduce new Honey & Wild range

The garden décor category is set to undergo a big transformation for 2021 with the launch of Woodlodge’s exciting new Honey & Wild range. Read more

Woodlodge floral chicken

elho launch 2021 collection and new, softer colour palette

elho has launched a 2021 collection and a new, softer colour palette to complement a wide range of aesthetics and encourage more people to give room to nature both indoors and outside. Read more

vibes range

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.

Innovation from Mr Fothergill's

As well as the acquisition of Darlac, Mr Fothergill’s revealed other innovations, including a new RHS AGM range, a starter range endorsed by David Domoney and the introduction Seasol and Optigrow. Read more

David Domoney's Get growing range

Lots for the Garden Press to write about

There was plenty to see and hear at the Garden Press Event including a snail fence, outdoor fragrances, a new urban compost from Scotts and news of some enhanced summer events. Read more

Woodlodge's Dorset rocking chair.

Elho completes purchase of Ebertsankey

Elho’s Good(s)Factory has completed the purchase of Ebertsankey as Fiskars focuses on its core consumer business. Read more

Taylors’ £1m expansion was a ‘big pill to swallow’

Taylors Bulbs new warehouse increases loading capacity in their peak seasons and will improve efficiency. Read more

Telegraph opens online Garden Shop

Hayloft Plants has beaten bigger rivals to run The Telegraph online Garden Shop and is looking to add product. Read more

Thompson & Morgan is predicting the best ever year for grow your own

Thompson & Morgan has reported a 24% rise in seed sales through September to end of November 2015, compared to the same period in 2014, driven by vegetable seed sales. Read more

Paula Parker leaves as Scotts reorganises

UK marketing director, Paula Parker, has left as Scotts Miracle-Gro cuts out a layer of management in the UK. Read more

Paula Parker

Johnsons Lawn Seed set to strengthen its presence in DIY and hardware sectors

A resurgence of interest in domestic lawns coupled with the stay-at-home-culture arising from the Covid-19 pandemic is set to drive sales of lawn seed via DIY and hardware channels in 2021. Read more

Tuffgrass with Dog Patch Resistance

Leaders in Lawncare

Westland is proud of its position as market leader in both the lawn fertiliser and lawn seed markets*. The research and technology behind Westland products guarantee the best results, with constant innovation and investment.  Read more

Aftercut Triple Care 150m2

Vitax feeds demand for organic in 2021

Vitax has invested in a new organic range for 2021 in response to gardeners’ demand for products which are environmentally-friendly, but still pack a punch. Read more

Vitax’s new organic range is just two of the new products  launched for the 2021 season.

Clear ‘N’ Collect introduces the most advanced rake yet!

The world of garden rakes has welcomed a new ‘face’ in the shape of the Clear ‘N’ Collect team. This new concept in garden rakes has been designed to simplify the task of collecting garden debris whilst also minimising the need to bend. Read more

Jobs

New arrivals to the Baby Bio® family

The 2021 season will see SBM Life Science expand its popular Baby Bio® plant care with the launch of two new specialist plant feeds – Baby Bio® Cactus Food and Baby Bio® Bonsai Food. Read more

Cactus Food

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

See the Westland SafeLawn TV advert

Westland is spending £4m on TV advertising starting next week, with sales of the Westland SafeLawn ‘going well’ following an unprecedented sell-in to retailers.  See the new TV advert. Read more

Stihl to approach garden centres to sell battery cordless tools

Stihl warns its specialist dealers that it plans to extend its distribution of lithium-ion cordless garden tools to selected garden centres and hardware stores, next year. Read more

Strong profit growth from T&M

T&M revealed a sharp improvement in performance in its latest accounts, crediting more efficient operations along with a shift away from traditional catalogues to the web. Read more

Plant inspecting at T&M

Stay of execution for glyphosate - UPDATED

EU grants an 18 month extension for glyphosate based products as the Health Commissioner expresses concern that that member states could not accept EU commission proposals. Read more

Health Commissioner V Andriukaitis

Tildenet buys Bosmere

Tildenet has acquired Bosmere in a move that will confirm its position as a major retail supplier in the gardening sector. Steve Millington will stay with the business. Read more

Andrew Downey

Sheila Hill explains more about Scotts’ new strategy

Sheila Hill explains more about Scotts’ new strategy and how it is actively looking at additional investments in Europe. Read more

Sheila Hill

How Bonnington Plastics beat substitute sellers on Amazon

Bonnington Plastics offers to share with other manufacturers the tactics it used to beat the substitute sellers who were costing the company £50,000 a year. Read more

Customers responding to this advert wrongly believed they were buying the genuine product

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