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

Elite St Meloir Panel 150cm

Diary

Superior pressure treatment means Grange products are built to last

Providing a premium choice of garden structures and fencing, Grange Fencing employs a highly effective pressure treatment technique to ensure its timber product range is one of the best performing options on the market, in defence against wood rot and decay. Read more

Straight Cut Lap Panel 180cm x 182.5cm x 4cm

Changing the landscape

Just twelve months after the launch of their new branding and merchandising system, Kelkay have continued their extraordinary work rate by launching more than 80 new products, two completely new brands, a volume-driving promotion for aggregates and a totally new concept for outdoor landscape merchandising and point of sale. Read more

Get Creative initiative will help retailers build cross-category displays and extend basket size.

Meadow View Stone unveil a new customer experience at Glee 2018

Visitors to Glee this year were able to explore a new and extended range of products being unveiled on the Meadow View Stone stand. With 12 new decorative aggregates and over 20 additions to their paving collection, Meadow View have placed consumer trends at the heart of their product development process.  Read more

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

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

BALI LISS/CSCS cards get smarter

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has today announced its adoption of Go Smart and SkillSight, developed by Reference Point, to enhance its Land-Based Industry Skills Card Scheme (LISS). Read more

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BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 is a sell-out event

The highly anticipated 41st BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 promises to be a phenomenal event, having reached BALI’s full house capacity. Read more

Meadow View Stone unveiled new Urban Living Collection at this years Glee

Meadow View Stone’s Urban Living range is the latest contemporary addition to their bestselling crated collection. Read more

Urban living

Jobs

Deco-Pak commit to garden centres as Penny drops on live TV

Decorative aggregates specialist Deco-Pak has announced it will be refocussing its business strategy, with garden centre customers at the heart of the move. Read more

Deco-Pak one penny stepping stone as seen on TV

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

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