E.P. Barrus continues expansion in 2019 with new warehouse

Leading gardening tools and equipment supplier E.P. Barrus expands its warehouse capacity in 2019 to meet continued demand following a successful 2018.   Read more

Eco-conscious and vegan gardeners re-enforce grow-your-own trend

The grow-your-own trend continues during 2019 as the nation’s gardeners seek out environmentally-friendly ways of growing healthy, pesticide-free produce with zero food miles. Read more

ecofective® Houseplant Boost


A new premium quality textile hose from GARDENA

Easy to use, practical and well-designed, the new GARDENA Textile Hose Liano boasts impressive watering performance and can be stored quickly and easily after use. This hose makes watering simpler and easier than ever before, and comes with an impressive 30-year warranty. Read more

Smart Garden buys Briers

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

Anglo Eastern Trading launch new exciting display deals

Anglo Eastern Trading have launched a series of four NEW Point of sale displays pallet deals. Each of which offer good profit margins on the stock featured combined with eye catching POS marketing support with perceived product added value. Read more

Attractive units stimulate and encourage buyers resulting in increased sales.

LECHUZA launches new planters for 2019

After a successful year, the makers of attractive, self-watering planters LECHUZA is pleased to announce it has expanded its range with the launch of ten new products. Read more

Hard surface maintenance made easy with ECOPROTEC® treatments

Two new products are joining the British-made ECOPROTEC® range this year, to help restore hard landscaped areas. Read more

British-made ECOPROTEC® range

Garden centres have been a vital link in Forest Garden’s 2018 success

Garden centres remain at the very heart of sales planning for Forest Garden, the UK’s leading producer of decorative timber structures, wooden fence panels, trellis, outdoor storage and sheds. Read more

John Gomersall

Sipcam’s ecofective® brand poised to grow in 2019

Sipcam’s ecofective® brand poised to grow in 2019 with new additions to the Child & Pet-Safe range plus RHS Garden Care line-up is set to take retail market by storm. Read more

New RHS partnership L-R Peter Graham, Assured Products, Shereen Llewellin, RHS, Matt Jones, Sipcam.

G Plants have been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification

G Plants is pleased to announce that it has been awarded certification for ISO 9001:2015 by the World Certification Services Limited (WCS), who is a UKAS Accredited Certification Body. Read more

Market leader Azpects launches new consumer range

The professional market leader for outdoor surface and patio care products, Azpects, have expanded their EASYCare range to satisfy retailers and consumers. Read more

Johnsons Lawn Seed on BBC news

Whilst many brands were wrapping up for the year, Johnsons Lawn Seed was stepping into the spotlight with a special feature on BBC news. The report helped to highlight the Johnsons Lawn Seed brand and also the plight of UK lawns following this year’s extreme weather.   Read more

Keep your lawn fed for longer this Spring

Child and pet safe and with a long-lasting effect, Solabiol® Top Lawn feeds for twice as long (versus the natural brand leader), so consumers can enjoy the comfort of feeding their lawn less often. Read more

Solabiol® Top Lawn

Brexit preppers vegetable growing survival kit

In response to a sharp rise in Brexit ‘prepper’ websites and pages on social media, Franchi seeds has launched a “Brexit Preppers Food Growing Survival Kit” on Saturday 5th of Jan with one tweet which was then picked up and multiplied on various social media platforms. Read more

WOLF-Garten Multi-Purpose Scissors awarded Best Buy status

Leading garden tool supplier WOLF-Garten is pleased to announce its Multi-Purpose Scissors have won Kitchen Garden’s Golden Scissors Best Buy award. Read more

RAX - RRP £22.99

Taupe pots become a reality

This week marked a significant change in the potting shed at The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, with the first of the new taupe pots being used for potting. The taupe pots will begin appearing in garden centres over the next few months. We will be replacing black plastic pots for all new crops. Read more

The Pot Company offers a unique range of Chinese Water Jars with exclusive discount

The Pot Company is offering its customers a range of striking Chinese vases for those seeking an entirely one-off feature for an outdoor space. Read more

Passionate about pots: a new RHS-endorsed collection of container gardening tools

There’s a new RHS-endorsed collection of specialist container gardening tools from Burgon & Ball, offering the perfect way to plant, weed and maintain container displays quickly and easily. Read more

Burgon and Ball RHS container tools

Sipcam urges retailers to stock up on natural slug and snail controls

Sipcam, is urging garden retailers to stock up on its environmentally-friendly slug controls, to ensure stores can meet demand when the government’s ban on metaldehyde slug pellets comes into force this summer. Read more

ecofective Slug Defence


Another record breaking January for leading pot supplier, Apta

For the fourth consecutive January, Apta have posted record breaking sales, with January 2019 sales up a huge 15.3% on January 2018. Read more

Apta Fowey

Adapting to Climate Change – We CAN and We WILL

Traditionally, the buying season in the gardening industry has been between September and Christmas. However, with the weather being so unpredictable, it means this is no longer the case. Read more

WOLF-Garten launches new consumer-focused website for 2019

In order to support its extensive range of innovative products, leading garden tool supplier WOLF-Garten has developed a brand-new website for 2019. Read more

Sarah Raven tools from Darlac

Darlac, the cutting tool experts, have just introduced a bright new range for the spring season designed for a premium market – Sarah Raven quality tools. Read more

Sarah Raven tools - packaging follows the brand imagery of the successful Johnsons seed range.

Smart team are delighted to retain top GCA award

Last night’s Garden Centre Association (GCA) 53rd annual conference and Gala dinner saw the Smart Garden team scoop the prestigious Associate of the Year award, proudly retaining the Haskings Stewart cup as top supplier to the industry. Read more

Associate Member of the Year - Smart Garden Products

Go direct with Fiskars

Fiskars is preparing for a prosperous 2019 with the announcement of a brand new direct sales channel for its trade partners. In early spring, retailers will be able to take advantage of a newly created route, which will offer retailers better value, a more personalised experience and direct access to Fiskars’ expertise, knowledge and support with merchandising. Read more

Fiskars Garden Action Light weed puller

Desch Plantpak: eco-friendliness the main theme at the IPM in Essen

At the 2019 IPM trade fair in Essen from 22 to 25 January, Desch Plantpak is presenting a complete range of eco-friendly products, each of which responds to demands from retailers and consumers. Read more

A Happy 2019 with Fiskars

Fiskars intends to support the trade during 2019 in a number of ways, including an innovative consumer focussed marketing campaign called ‘0% Stress, 100% Happiness’. Read more

Johnsons Seeds go Back to Black for 2019 with exclusive Viola

New for this 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

Kent & Stowe – Specialist Weeding Range

Weeding is one of the most disliked, yet essential gardening tasks every gardener faces. Kent & Stowe has developed a comprehensive range of stainless steel weeding tools to tackle even the most laborious of tasks. The range covers everything from intricate hand weeding to long handled multi-functional weeding and traditional hoes. Read more

Hand Loop Weeder Closeup

Axepertise from Darlac

Darlac, the cutting tool experts, have just launched a completely new range – quality axes. A logical extension for the company, some five axes are launched under the DarlAXE name – two fibre glass handled axes and three FSC hickory handled tools. Read more

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