Grange sales soar in perfect conditions

Grange Fencing, the UK’s leading fencing and garden structures supplier, is reporting phenomenal sales growth across its whole product range.  The May results come just as an emphasis on product differentiation, the company’s latest consumer-facing marketing initiatives and the warm weather all coincide. Read more

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Liberon launches major consumer promotion

Liberon, the UK’s leading woodcare brand, has launched its first major big-ticket prize competition, offering participating consumers the opportunity to win a home and garden makeover worth £100,000. Read more

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SGD Announce Greenfingers as new Charity Partner for SGD Awards

The Society of Garden Designers has announced Greenfingers as the new Charity Partner for the SGD Awards, following 5 years supporting horticultural charity Perennial. Read more

Chestnut Tree House Garden one of the Greenfingers' hospice gardens, designed by Ann-Marie Powell MS

Ryan Alexander Landscape Design & Build is the Supreme Winner at the APL Awards 2018

Ryan Alexander Landscape Design & Build, based in Berkshire, took the Supreme Winner award for their project: Dean Grange. This entry was also the winner of the Project Value Over £200,000 category. Read more

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TV Gardener David Domoney becomes brand ambassador for Pavestone

David Domoney, who is a Chartered Horticulturist and landscaping expert on ITV’s Love Your Garden, has teamed up with leading paving company Pavestone to promote beautiful patios with inspiring content, videos and blogs for publication online and in print. Read more

Five landscaping companies announced to take part in APL Avenue competition at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018

For the third year running, the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) return to BBC Gardeners’ World Live with the much-anticipated Show Garden competition, APL Avenue. Read more

Living Gardens ‘It’s not just about the beard’ garden which won gold on APL Avenue last year.

Grange to showcase top products at Jewson Live

Grange Fencing, the UK’s leading supplier of fencing and decorative garden structures, will be joining over 170 suppliers to exhibit at Jewson Live 2017, the UK’s biggest builders’ merchant show, on 14th December at the NEC in Birmingham. Read more

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The UK is on high alert for Xylella

Xylella fastidiosa has the potential to have huge implications for the UK horticultural trade. Landscapers, designers, retailers and anyone directly importing plants are now subject to the same stringent measures as growers and suppliers. Read more

AMA identifies trends that will benefit sales of landscape materials

AMA Research suggests that sales of landscaping materials will grow more modestly after a volatile period but says trends like artificial grass will benefit the market. Read more

Vote now to recognise Gardening’s best buyers

Believing that good buyers have not been given the recognition they deserve, Glee is asking you to nominate people or teams that might qualify as the country’s best buyers for awards being introduced at the show. Read more

GCA names best garden centres for plants and furniture

Sunshine Garden Centre and Van Hage are the best GCA outdoor living retailers.  Cowell’s and Bents are the best for plants. Read more

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Looking ahead - It's not all doom and gloom

2013 turned out to be another disappointing year in all three key sectors of the garden retail market – garden plants, garden care and garden leisure – with all three sectors showing a steady decline in the five years to 2013 covered by the Analysis. Read more

The Chelsea phenomenon: Deco-Pak reports 15% lift in sales for inspired range

Deco-Pak has reported an increase in sales in its Chelsea Garden Range in the week during the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, as the decorative aggregates specialist announces its continued commitment to a three day delivery turnaround.  Read more

APL ‘What Lies Beneath’ Garden at Ascot Spring Garden Show

The APL Garden for Ascot titled ‘What Lies Beneath’ has been designed as an educational piece of landscaping. Public at the show will be invited to walk onto the garden in which there are exposed sections of hard landscaping/decking and artificial grass that will reveal the construction methods used and the layers needed to achieve a solid well-built finish. Read more

New Chairman for the APL

Ken White from Frosts Landscapes has stepped down as Chair of the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL).  Vice Chair Rod Winrow, from Garden House Design, is taking on the role of Chair with David Sewell from the Garden Makers assuming the position of Vice Chair, until the November AGM where they will stand for re-election. Read more

Kelkay’s self-contained water courses are impressive and easy to install

For season 2018, Kelkay has introduced three unique self-contained water courses that are ideal for quick and fuss-free installation. Read more

Rapid Waters Installed at Frosts Garden Centre, Woburn Sands.

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Society of Garden Designers announces winners at the SGD Awards 2017

The Society of Garden Designers has announced the winners of the SGD Awards 2017 at its sixth annual award ceremony in London.  Read more

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Garden Trends for 2018 from the Society of Garden Designers

As we head into the new year with thoughts of warmer weather and time spent outdoors, some of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) leading designers give their predictions on the hot new trends in garden design for 2018, including the planting, materials and design styles we can expect to see in our gardens this year. Read more

Garden by Adolfo Harrison MSGD

Forest uses stealth technology to reduce unwanted noise in the garden

Forest has unveiled a noise reducing Decibel Panel that it believes is the most significant development in fence panels in years. Read more

Vivid Arts settles dispute with Tom Chambers

The legal battle between Vivid Arts and Tom Chambers regarding allegations of design right infringement, copyright infringement and passing off has been resolved. Read more

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Good first half for Marshalls

Landscaping products specialists Marshalls saw its first half revenue grow 11 per cent. Read more

Kelkay completes its new plant and head office

Kelkay completes its new plant and head office with an investment of £1 million in machinery to secure its market leading position, says its managing director. Read more

December was the biggest month of the year for GCA members

The latest figures from the GCA show 2014 was the best year for 4 years with December beating May as the biggest sales month of the year. Read more

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