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Roger Martin-Fagg annual conference

Bank of England to speak at GCA conference

WORLD renowned economist Roger Martin-Fagg will be speaking at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) 52nd annual conference in Warwickshire this January (January 21 until 24, 2018). 

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Christmas dog

Whether you’re driving home for Christmas, or rockin’ round the tree

Don’t forget to look after your dog’s needs this Christmas season

Christmas is coming and there is much to look forward to for the whole family – including your pet… Full story

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Kings Seeds: Tomato

There can hardly be a glasshouse in the country that does not have a few tomato plants growing in it. Nothing tastes quite like a tomato freshly picked from your own garden. The range of colours,… Full story

Blackwood Tenants

Blooming success for Blackwood tenants

A GROUP of green fingered tenants have been rewarded for their skills by winning a leading housing and care provider’s ‘Best Community Garden’ award.

 

Lawrence Kemlo, who has… Full story

Charles Crawford

Former UK Ambassador 1st speaker unveiled for 2018 GCA conference

FORMER UK Ambassador Charles Crawford has been announced this month (November) as the first speaker booked for the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) 52nd annual conference in Warwickshire in… Full story

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Garden fashion and accessory trends

Whilst gardening may be considered an older person’s game, the 25-34 year olds are actually the biggest spenders when it comes to tools and accessories, spending over £650 on average. 

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Ruxley Rose judge sees ‘plant area confidence’

THE 20 finalists in the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Ruxley Rose competition have recently (November, 2017) been judged and there is strong evidence of continued enthusiasm for selling plants… Full story

Keep it friendly - Ways to keep your canine companion calm around other dogs

By their nature, dogs are a highly social species - they have a natural instinct to live in harmonious groups. However some dogs may find this more difficult than others, potentially… Full story

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Festive Favourite Top Up with Smart Garden Products

Smart Garden Products can help you achieve some excellent sales in the run up to Christmas – and it’s not too late to top up your orders! From stocking fillers to stunning solar, we can offer… Full story

Blooming Success for Blackwood Tenant

Blooming Success for Blackwood Tenant

A green fingered Blackwood tenant has been rewarded for his skills by winning the housing and care provider’s prestigious gardening award.
 
Edward Stanton, who has been a tenant at… Full story

Tips for looking after your garden

Tips for looking after your garden when you are away

Rune Sovndahl co-founder and CEO of Fantastic Services
 
When you are preparing to head off on your holiday and have no… Full story

Royal Hedge Grows in Stature!

Royal Hedge Grows in Stature!

Royal Hedge is part of the Dongen based nursery Boomkwekerij E. de Jong in Holland.  For the past 22 years this nursery has grown young trees, 3x transplanted trees, pleached trees, big solitaire… Full story

Hillier celebrates the Magic of Christmas

Hillier celebrates the Magic of Christmas

Hillier has announced the Christmas trading plans for its 12 garden centres, all themed around The Magic of Christmas.

The busy calendar launched yesterday (9th November) with each centre… Full story

Kent & Stowe silent sales assistant builds Lawn spend

Everyone aspires to have a nice lawn, whether it is a beautifully manicured centre piece or simply a focal point for family social activity. It is no surprise that the combined sales of Lawn Seed… Full story

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Haskins Garden Centres announces competition to celebrate National Tree Week

Haskins is encouraging gardeners to make the most of National Tree Week with a new competition to win a tree for the garden, school or local community.

National Tree Week takes place from… Full story

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REG TAYLORS WELCOME HOMEWARES BRAND LIBRA

Family run garden centre, Reg Taylors, based in Southwell, Nottinghamshire has opened a new 50 sq ft concept showroom, offering a range of furniture,… Full story