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New Century Glasshouses

New Century Glasshouses Ltd is a family run business specialising in the supply and erection of second hand refurbished Venlo glasshouses and associated products. The Managing Director, Ken Sharpe has over 50 years experience in the horticultural supply business and he leads a small team of dedicated staff to ensure the services provided are of the highest quality.

 

The position of Company Secretary is held by one of Ken’s daughters and the administration of the office is carried out by Ken’s sister Carole.  The Company employs its own Site Team of specialised and… Full story

The RHS endorsed Ergo Deadheader from Burgon & Ball has taken top honours in the GIMA Awards’ ‘Garden Tools, Machinery and Implements’ category.

Burgon & Ball, the UK’s longest-established manufacturer of garden tools and accessories, has won top honours at the GIMA Awards 2017 with its RHS endorsed Ergo Deadheader, an ergonomically-designed compact deadheading tool.

In a year of record numbers of entries for the awards, the Sheffield-based manufacturer took first place in the ‘Garden Tools, Machinery and Implements’ category. The Ergo Deadheader is a pint-sized pruner that packs a punch, and has been cleverly designed to be held in a new way.

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Kings Seeds Organic Vegetable Seed Suffolk Herbs Collection

Maximise your sales and profit with Kings Seeds and Suffolk Herbs collections. The Suffolk Herb collections extend your range of packets that you can offer to your customers whilst appealing to a completely different, subsequently, wider market.

All seeds are Tested in Kings own laboratory, stored in our computer controlled store room to ensure the highest possible standard for germination and is packed by Kings to the highest quality control based on over 126 years in the seed industry.

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CATWatch ultrasonic animal deterrents

For over 25 years, we have manufactured quality ultrasonic animal deterrents in the UK. Our products deter cats, foxes, mice, pine martins and other pests from gardens and homes.

We are the makers of CATWatch, the only cat deterrent tested and approved by The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

The device has successfully completed a two-year scientific trial by the RSPB to determine its deterrent effect on cats in residential gardens and has been approved by the RSPB ever since.

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Dog in pool playing with HydroSqueeze ball HydroFreeze range of dog toys

Dog toy brand Chuckit! launches innovative new ‘Hydro’ range of dog toys.

Set to transform summer adventures with a water-absorbent core for constant hydration. ‘Hydro’ range of dog toys combining fun and function for Fido. 

The unique range, unlike any other on the UK market, is designed to keep parched pooches cool during the hottest summer months, without compromising on play time.

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When Fairy Gardening Went To Chelsea…

At the recent RHS Chelsea Flower Show miniature gardening made an appearance alongside the amazing show gardens, floral displays and trade stands.

Working with the Horticultural Trades Association and Perennial, the Gardener’s charity, Fiddlehead produced a large fairy garden on the roof of a garden shed, as part of the HTA show garden 40 Sunbury Road. 

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German Consumer goods fair banks on outdoor trends

Germany’s oldest consumer-goods fair banks on the latest outdoor trends with real plants and outdoor furnishings

Green is often in short supply in urban settings. And this even though the colour spectrum from lime to moss has a particularly soothing effect on the hImage removed.Full story

Coffee Logs

Coffee Logs

Coffee is the drink which powers many of us through the working day – but thanks to bio-bean, thousands of tonnes of the UK’s spent coffee grounds are now being transformed into a revolutionary new product to power our homes.

Coffee Logs – a carbonneutral solid fuel, ideal for woodburners, stoves and open fires – have taken the market by storm since their launch in October 2016, attracting attention from the BBC, ITV, The Sun, The Telegraph, CBS and many, many more.

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Fiddlehead Trophy for best Miniature Garden winner

Everyone’s A Winner

Do you run, or have contact with, a local gardening club?  Would you like to encourage new gardeners, especially young ones, to become involved? Fiddlehead, the miniature gardening experts, are giving away trophies to independent gardening clubs, for the winner of the “best miniature garden” category.

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Vivagreen videos for MossOff stockists

Vivagreen have produced a series of straightforward information videos which can be personalised for new MossOff stockists.

The team from Vivagreen have been working with Diarmuid Gavin to produce a series of short information videos to explain the benefits of their unique new MossOff product.

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DJ Turf Care for a well-presented lawn

Who knows what this summer will bring. In the past we have had both drought and flooding, and last year it was cold and dreary in May and June, only to get hot and dry in August. Whatever the weather a beautiful garden needs a well-presented lawn to set it off.

You may feel your lawn is for the children to use as their playground, or for adults to use for parties and BBQs. Whatever the demands are for your lawn we all need healthy grass plants to give us green comfort under foot and the secret to healthy grass leaves lies in the grass roots.

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HTA Catering Conference and Dinner

A Piece of Cake? HTA Catering Conference and Dinner 13-14 June 2017

Catering continues to play a huge role in the make-up of garden centres accounting for in excess of 25% of sales in many cases. Over half of all garden centres have a café or restaurant with many having invested further to increase their covers and grow their offer.

Complex businesses in their own right, there are many elements to consider from menu planning, cost control and staff recruitment to menu development, service options, allergens and much more.

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Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries with Mike Simms, Buyer from the Chepstow Group

RETAILERS visited two Hereford nurseries in March (2017) to attend their PlantFest and to see new product developments for the coming year.

Wyevale Nurseries and Allensmore Nurseries held the joint open day on Wednesday, March 8 for any plant retailer, both existing customers and those who may not have been supplied by either nursery.

Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We held the open day event again in collaboration with our neighbours Allensmore Nurseries and customers were encouraged to come and visit both sites… Full story

Garden Orchids

Gorgeous garden orchids add a touch of exotic beauty to your garden. These wonderful plants create a stunning display in a shady part of your garden throughout spring, and become a true star of the garden increasing in size with maturity.

There are four wonderfully different but equally stunning types of Garden Orchid available – Pleione, Calantha, Bletilla and Cypripedium. These have been developed by the specialist Dutch nursery, Anthura, who were established in the 1970’s.

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HTA National Plant Show

We know how hard it is to see everything you want to at a busy exhibition and the HTA are giving all visitors their own VIP invitation to the HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, and Nursery Supply Show (NSS).


The HTA have been working very closely with the venue to enhance the experience for visitors and for 2017 this will include rehydration stations around the halls offering ice cold water infused with zesty lemon slices and fresh mint, Fruit stops where you can grab one of your 5 a day and our Food on the go … Full story