Flopro Professional exceeds expectations

The new Flopro Professional Range which was launched at Glee 2018 has received wide acclaim within the garden industry. Launched as a high-end product to meet consumer demand for a top quality, stylish metal range, the new products have exceeded all expectations. Read more

Flopro Professional Hose 30m

Fiskars to launch brand new ranges for 2019

Fiskars, one of the UK’s leading gardening tool brand, is launching brand new ranges for 2019, which include a extensions of the Light and Xact™ ranges, and a brand new hammer and hardware collection. Read more

Garden Light range

Diary

Australian company expands into the UK gardening market

Launching in the UK in May 2018, an Australian company supplying innovative raised garden beds has reported exceptional sales since first appearing at the Chelsea Flower show in May 2018. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Neil Urry and Alex Allen, Vegepod UK Ltd are now looking to expand into the UK garden retail market. Read more

SBM Life Science to market the GREEN VELVET grass seed Brand

SBM Life Science Ltd are delighted to announce a new agreement with Barenbrug UK to market their Green Velvet grass seed brand. 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

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

Do sausages and bacon carry a greater risk of cancer than glyphosate?

Having classified glyphosate as being “probably carcinogenic to humans” the IARC has now classified processed meats such as bacon, sausages and burgers in the higher classification, “carcinogenic to humans”. Read more

Plants now take second place to catering

If August is wet plant sales prosper. If it is dry garden furniture sales do well. Last month was different. It was wet and dry in different areas and both categories flourished according to the latest GCA figures. But long term trend shows the proportional fall of traditional gardening. Read more

Paradise Park

Sunshine wins Taylor’s Bulbland Competition

London’s Sunshine Garden Centre wins Taylor’s Bulbland competition, with Belton GC taking the runner-up prize.  See all the winners and why they won. Read more

Sunshine's fragrant display

First glimpse of industry leading campaign

Peckish has released exclusive “sneak peek” glimpses of its “Love Every Bird” campaign that will air on national television in January and February in sponsorship of the Channel 4 Weather bulletins. Read more

Juliana Group relaunches Halls Greenhouse brand

The Juliana Group, Europe’s leading greenhouse manufacturer, formerly known as Eden Halls Greenhouses in the UK and one of the UK's longest established greenhouse manufacturers is to relaunch its classic Halls greenhouse brand. Read more

Kent & Stowe – Selling the Sizzle

Kent & Stowe have developed ranges of garden tools which cover all aspects of the garden market to meet the needs of their huge customer base. Read more

Jobs

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

Garden retailers have less than 1 month to comply with SUD

The CPA reminds retailers they have one month to comply with the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) regulations. To comply, staff should be certificated using a simple online training course. Read more

Glee new product winners announced

Vivid Arts, Wyevale Nurseries, Fallen fruits and Melcourt Industries were among the winners of the Glee new product awards. Read more

Paul Newbitt with Vivid Arts' Miniature World

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