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Briers team

Briers’ new products reinforce quality

Launching eight new ranges at this year’s Glee exhibition, leading garden lifestyle brand, Briers, was keen to display its commitment to higher standards for quality and how that has stepped up… Full story

gardening gifts

Burgon & Ball has christmas gifting all wrapped up!

This Christmas Burgon & Ball has lots of great gifting ideas to help retailers put together a tempting array of must-have gifts for the Christmas season ahead. The Sheffield-based designer and… Full story

Planting

Everything you need to know about companion planting

Companion planting has been around for centuries. This tried and tested method for maximising your crops by growing certain types side by side has been proven to boost their growth and protect… Full story

Smart Garden

Super Bright Glee for Smart Garden Products

Smart Garden’s successful year continued at Glee with a marked increase in orders while new introductions in its renowned solar lighting range proved a hit with retailers.

 

The… Full story

Romeo Sommers

Retail Lab @ Glee: Creative Director, Romeo Sommers

  1. How did the industry react to the Retail Lab @ Glee?

The initial reaction was a combination of excitement and interest. The Retail Lab was new to… Full story

seed

Haskins Garden Centres look to grow seed sales

Haskins Garden Centres have launched a completely new seed layout this autumn to attract new customers and make it easier to shop.

 

Lisa Looker, brand director at Haskins Garden… Full story

PowerGear™ X Telescopic

Reach new heights in your garden

There is no time like the present to reach new heights in the garden and cut back overgrown tree branches with the help of Fiskars’ brand… Full story

Stand

Creative products impresses at Glee 2017

Creative Products is celebrating a successful Glee 2017 having impressed buyers with its latest product offerings and new heritage-inspired packaging.

As well as enticing visitors to the … Full story

Plant of the Year

So Which New Plants Really Stand Out?

Amongst the many new plant novelties we see on the circuit, often some of them are not that great, just new! They can be almost identical to what is currently on the market and in reality, some… Full story

Pet product winner

Packed audience sees twenty-two petcare companies scoop honours at PetQuip Awards 2017

Twenty-two companies in the pet care industry were honoured on Sunday 24 September 2017 at the PetQuip Awards Dinner & Party, which took place in the Ludlow Suite at the Telford International… Full story

PetQuip Awards Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

PetQuip Awards Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

PetQuip Awards Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 Introductory speech by Amanda Sizer Barrett, MBE director general of PetQuip

 

The winner of this year’s PetQuip… Full story

YO YO

YoYo expanding expectations

YoYo – self-extending and retracting

Discover the new system for watering and washing with the self-extending and retracting YoYo expandable hose. Turn on the tap and… Full story

Lawn

DJ Turfcare launches new RHS range

DJ Turfcare – one of the UK’s most formidable suppliers of lawn care products – is excited to announce that it is launching its first-ever RHS endorsed range of chemical-free lawn fertiliser … Full story

puppy

Canine Partners’ puppy Bloom starts training thanks to donation from Haskins Garden Centres

The team working at Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone reached its fundraising target to pay for charity Canine Partners to train new puppy, Bloom.

 

Haskins staff raised £6,564… Full story

Hydro pod

Anyone can be a gardener

For more than half a century, Plantpak has been a respected supplier to the UK garden market, the name is synonymous with quality propagation equipment for the amateur gardener. The introduction… Full story

Seed and bulb

Seed and bulb sales soar in August

GARDEN centres saw seed and bulb sales soar by 23.44% in August compared to the same month last year according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report.

 … Full story