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

Forest Garden opens its doors to new showroom

Forest Garden’s showroom at its Hartlebury headquarters near Kidderminster is ready to welcome retailers to preview the company’s 2018 product range. Read more

Diary

Expanding the Toprose range with new attractive formats

Recognising the passion for roses amongst gardeners in the UK, SBM Life Science has expanded its hugely trusted and successful Toprose brand. Read more

Toprose

Job done: nothing kills weeds faster and prevents for longer!

SBM Life Science is launching a hard hitting hitting revolutionary new weedkiller brand at GLEE 2017. Job done, has the perfect solution for every challenge, whether it’s tackling the toughest of weeds, preventing re-growth or getting quick results. Read more

Job Done Tough Weedkiller 1L

Bord Na Móna focuses on Growise Fertiliser range

Bord na Móna focuses on successful Growise Fertiliser range ahead of Glee 2017. Read more

BNM Growise Pro 5 2.5kg

Smart new retail carton for CastClear®

CastClear® is a proven combination of both organic and unique nutrient materials large and small. It's the solution to lawn worm cast problems and has been selling in Garden Centres since the autumn of 2011 via 350 retail stockists. To enhance further retail sales CastClear® is rolling out a smart new retail carton into the garden retail sector this autumn. Read more

Hovering over the toughest slopes

Earlier this year Cobra added to its mower offering by introducing two AirMow models to its range. Banks and slopes can pose problems for conventional rotary or cylinder lawnmowers, however with a hover machine this is not a concern. Following the success of these two models, Cobra has now added a new model to the AirMow range. Read more

The AirMow51B

Houseplants are hot news... and Burgon & Ball is top of the pots!

Burgon & Ball, the UK’s longest-established designer and manufacturer of garden tools and accessories, is helping garden retailers put the trend for houseplants centre stage, with the launch of an inspirational new collection of indoor pots. Read more

Smart Garden’s GroZone setting the new standard in patio greenhouses

Innovation and modern, functional design is at the heart of everything Smart Garden does. The company’s latest offering, GroZone, is no exception. Launched last year, the original GroZone Max reinvented the humble patio greenhouse, repositioning it as a high-quality and credible part of the Grow Your Own category. Read more

Train or repel – keeping pets in check

Cats and dogs can cause catastrophic damage to crops and flower borders, but gardeners have a choice as to whether to train or repel pets with Vitax’s Scent Off and Stay Off range. Read more

Stay Off Ultrasonic Animal Deterrent

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

Vitax on point with its marketing

Vitax’s decision to put garden centres and retailers at the heart of its Glee exhibition with striking marketing and point of sale materials has been a great success with an increase in visitors to this year’s stand. Read more

Complete garden health treatment in a bottle

Mr Fothergill’s is pleased to announce the UK retail launch of one of Australia’s most popular garden products. British gardeners can now utilise the plant boosting powers of Seasol, an organically produced seaweed concentrate, popular with Australian gardeners since its launch there in the mid 1990s. Read more

Seasol

DRiBOX – practical & useful garden accessory for customers this Christmas

DRiBOX, a weatherproof connection box for safely housing outdoor electrical plugs, has agreed a partnership with leading Outdoor Living supplier, La Hacienda, to target the garden centre arm of its growing trade business. Read more

Solabiol – In Tune with Nature

SBM Life Science is launching an exciting new range of garden care products ‘In Tune with Nature’ – Solabiol. Read more

Solabiol Superfast Weedkiller

Jobs

Crest launch stunning new POS campaign

Crest Garden certainly grabbed attention at Glee with a stunning range of in-store display equipment across their full range of brands – Kent & Stowe, Flopro and Plantpak. Read more

Kent & Stowe - LawnCare display unit

Patio and garden products by Panacea

Panacea is celebrating 50 years as one of the largest manufacturers of metal garden products around the world. Read more

Sales agent network to boost ecofective drive into garden centres

Sipcam UK, which launched its ecofective range of environmentally friendly and natural feed, weed and control products earlier this year, has recruited a network of sales agents to help boost sales into garden centres. Read more

Matt Jones from Sipcam UK

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

Top three gardens to battle it out for national title

The shortlist for Britain’s Best Lawn has been announced and three dedicated gardeners will now await the judge’s decision before one will be crowned the winner. Read more

EGO Power+ side discharge mower

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

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