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Hercul-Easy Hose

Game-changing new garden hose

DIY and gardening retailers are being given an opportunity to benefit from the launch of a new kind of expanding hosepipe, the Hercul-Easy Hose, which is seen as a true game-changer for all… Full story

outdoor living Muztag Fires

Summertime, and the outdoor living is easy…

It’s the time of year when everybody wants to be outside. Products which bring living outdoors – and are not only hardy and functional, but easy on the eye too – are the biggest hit with customers… Full story

Bradstone transforms outdoor spaces

Andrew Singleton answers questions on the aggregate products company

Andrew Singleton, Sales Director at Bradstone, answers Garden Trade Specialist’s questions on the aggregate products company…

Tell us a little about the history of Bradstone.

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Tong Garden Centre

Growing garden centre business appoints Commercial Director

Tong garden centre has strengthened its senior management team with a board level appointment.

Sharon McNair has been promoted to the newly created position of Commercial Director as the… Full story

Tiger Sheds

Top five tips on how to make the most of your shed this summer

British summer can be temperamental at the best of times - one minute it’s blazing hot sun and the next it’s a torrential downpour. This kind of changing weather can be good for your garden, but… Full story

Andrew Tokel, Horticultural Director at Kings Seeds

Growing tips for July - Andrew Tokely from Kings Seeds

By Andrew Tokely, Horticultural Director at Kings Seeds 

Many people think when you get to July, and summer has arrived the only need to enter the garden is to sit in a chair relaxing or… Full story

Happy Cats Childminders visit visit Haskins Garden Centre

Local childminders visit Haskins Garden Centre to select vegetables

Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill receives regular visits from Happy Cats Childminders based in East Grinstead, to purchase salad, vegetables and herbs to replenish Windmill Lane Community Garden… Full story

Make your own berry sorbet with Haskins Garden Centre this summer

Make your own berry sorbet with Haskins Garden Centres this summer

Haskins Garden Centre is encouraging gardeners to make the most of their home-grown raspberries and blackcurrants this summer, with a berry sorbet recipe.

Alasdair Urquhart, plant expert… Full story

Tong Garden Centre

Leeds nonagenarian is treated like a queen at a Bradford Garden Centre

A passionate Leeds gardener, from Tong Garden Centre, celebrated her 90th birthday with ITV's Love your Garden presenter Katie Rushworth after winning a personal shopping experience… Full story

Garden parties

Top tips for glorious garden parties

Summer is here and two Ribble Valley favourites, The Emporium in Clitheroe and The Shireburn Arms at Hurst Green, have joined forces to share al fresco entertaining tips to help stage the best… Full story

Strawberry Planter

Stewart Garden to release Strawberry Planter ahead of the summer

To take advantage of the uniquely British obsession with the humble strawberry, leading garden product manufacturer Stewart Garden’s strawberry planter is the ideal solution for keen gardeners who… Full story

LOFAssured

LOFAssured initiative gains strength across the garden furniture industry


LOFA’s (Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association) LOFAssured initiative ensures that all cushions sold by members comply with current government fire safety regulations.

LOFA is… Full story

West Midlands

A Dog’s life – West Midlands

Besotted pet owners admit their dog is ‘part of the family’ – with almost 50% of the pooches in West Midlands even having their own spot on the sofa, a study has found.

A poll of 2,000 dog… Full story

Ecofective®

Greener, safer gardening with ecofective®

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. 

Made… Full story

Gardening Week

Stewart Garden Programme deadline looms as National Children's Gardening Week approaches

Ahead of National Children's Gardening Week, 26 May to 3 June 2018, the Stewart Garden Schools programme is making a last call for primary schools interested in taking on gardening projects as… Full story