David Domoney shares his knowledge and enthusiasm for ‘Grow Your Own’ with Mr Fothergill’s sales force

This year, Mr Fothergill’s Sales Conference was visited by Love Your Garden presenter David Domoney who gave an enthusiastic presentation about gardening and shared his experience of garden transformations. Read more

Johnsons launches new growing kit for all year round microgreens and sprouting seeds

A new addition to the popular Microgreens range of seeds and kits, Johnsons has introduced its Microgreens Kitchen Seed Sprouter (RRP £11.99) - a convenient and economical way to produce fresh and tasty sprouts and microgreens all year round, from your kitchen windowsill. Read more

Diary

A new look for Johnsons Sarah Raven Range

Johnsons has refreshed it’s retail range with Sarah Raven, to launch new style packaging and POS for 2019. Still with large packets and featuring beautiful photography, the eye catching new design continues to have a premium feel, creating a modern and attractive display. Read more

Mr Fothergill’s Celebrates the Year of the Carrot

Supporting Fleuroselect’s Year of the Carrot, Mr Fothergill’s has added four new varieties to its existing selection including the exclusive to Mr Fothergill’s, Carrot Volcano F1. Read more

Carrot Gold Nugget F1

Johnsons Seeds go Back to Black for 2019 with exclusive viola

New for next season, Johnsons has introduced exclusive Viola Back to Black (RRP £2.35 for 100 seeds). Mini flowered and on small, neat plants the petals are truly jet-black and beautifully contrasted with a bright yellow eye. Flowering over an extremely long season, they are perfect for all baskets, patio containers and dramatic bedding displays. Read more

Johnsons Viola - Back to Black

Mr Fothergill’s joins forces with BBC Children in Need

Mr Fothergill’s is delighted to announce its new partnership with BBC Children in Need, to launch two seed packets for children – Sunflower Pudsey and Pumpkin Pudsey. For each packet sold, Mr Fothergill’s will donate 30p to BBC Children in Need, to help make a real difference to the lives of children all across the UK. Read more

Crest Garden repeat successful Trade Shows

Crest Garden Ltd have announced today that they will be repeating their successful regional Trade Shows with Westland Horticulture in June 2018. They will showcase their Autumn ranges and launch a new concept in creative gardening gifts inspired by Imperial War Museums. Read more

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

Make this sales season a green one with ecofective®

In recent times there has been significant growth in consumer interest regarding eco-friendly products, with shoppers now choosing to buy from brands that they firmly believe are doing social or environmental good. Read more

Greener, safer gardening with ecofective®

Many people are concerned about the safety of their children or pets when they use garden care products such as pesticides, plant food or cleaners.  However, the ecofective® range from Sipcam, one of the world’s leading plant technology companies, offers unrivalled peace of mind, thanks to its new series of ‘Child and Pet Safe’ products. Read more

Johnsons Lawn Seed’s World Cup tip for retailers

The world’s biggest grass seed supplier, DLF (parent company of Johnsons Lawn Seed) is the chosen lawn seed supplier for eight out of 12 stadiums for this year’s world cup in Russia (14th June - 15th July).  Read more

DLF supplies the 2018 world cup

The winner of RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2018 is…. Optigrow

Mr Fothergill’s is delighted to announce that its cutting-edge range was awarded for quality, innovation and environmental sustainability. This year, the winner of the RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2018 is Mr Fothergill’s Optigrow seeds which competed for the prestigious title with 11 eclectic finalists. Read more

The judging panel for Product of the Year including Deborah Meaden and Peter Seabrook.

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Planters galore!

Anglo Eastern Trading has a comprehensive collection of planters, covering a range of sizes, colours and prices to suit everyone. Read more

Sipcam scoops annual BUILD Landscape & Gardening Award

As one of the world’s leading plant technology companies it comes as no surprise that Sipcam UK has won annual BUILD Landscape & Gardening award. Read more

GARDENA springs to life with new TV and multi-media campaign

Celebrating the 50 year heritage of the Original GARDENA System, GARDENA seeks to inspire gardeners this spring with the launch of a nostalgic, nationwide TV campaign with the strapline: ‘Bringing life for 50 years’ hailing the brands’ promise of leak-free watering for more than fifty years. 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

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