Garden trade industry features including events, exhibitions, and shows

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Woodlodge Bee Kind pottery range

Woodlodge is to launch a range of bumblebee-inspired pottery, helping retailers to boost sales of containers as public concern over pollinator decline escalates.

Sales of Bee Kind pots, available in shades of green, grey and white, will support the efforts of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, which works tirelessly to improve bumblebee habitats while encouraging action that can boost pollinator populations. Bee Kind pottery will launch with recommended retail prices ranging from £8.99 to £34.99, with sizes 18cm - 37cm. For each product sold, Woodlodge Products is donating 10 pence to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, a registered charity No.1115634 & SC042830.

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Woodlodge Bee Kind pottery range

Woodlodge is to launch a range of bumblebee-inspired pottery, helping retailers to boost sales of containers as public concern over pollinator decline escalates.

Sales of Bee Kind pots, available in shades of green, grey and white, will support the efforts of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, which works tirelessly to improve bumblebee habitats while encouraging action that can boost pollinator populations. Bee Kind pottery will launch with recommended retail prices ranging from £8.99 to £34.99, with sizes 18cm - 37cm. For each product sold, Woodlodge Products is donating 10 pence to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, a registered charity No.1115634 & SC042830.

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A selection of indoor plants

As the market for indoor plants continues to experience phenomenal double-digit growth, Woodlodge is rebranding its indoor pot collection – to be called Root – while expanding its product offering to incorporate fresh new designs that will help retailers to grow category sales.

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Yvonne Bunyan Good in manager taking part in the Static Bikeathon

Employees working at Haskins in Ferndown completed a charity Static Bikeathon in aid of Faithworks Wessex.

Staff from all departments in the garden centre and restaurant took part, making a total of 25 riders, aged 17 to 67. Each rider completed 15km on the static bikes which were positioned outside the garden centre.

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BCTGA Christmas tree competition - Downing Street 2018 – John, Linda and Jack Junor

Garden Trade Specialist editor Victor Galligan spoke to Farr North Christmas Trees’ owner John Junor about his farm and supplying the Christmas tree to 10 Downing Street…

John Junor has been in the Christmas tree business for over 30 years now, and from his 450 acre-farm in Farr, Inverness-shire, he is currently operating his business alongside his livestock farming role.

John says: “We have sheep and cattle here too, and the trees grow alongside them.”

With a plantation of 250,000 Norman Fir, Norway Spruce and Alaskan Pine trees, Farr North’s main buyers are wholesalers and John is keen to forge links with garden centres too. 

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Blagdon Pond Fountain How To Video

ONE OF the UK’s leading water garden product companies has launched a series of ‘how-to’ videos to support retailers selling its new Liberty 200 pump while also attracting a younger social media-driven audience (August 2019).

Blagdon says it isn’t just launching its easy-to-install Liberty 200 mains-free, solar-powered pump, but is also suppling retailers with the means to educate and pull-in new markets too.

Development Manager at Blagdon, Andrew Paxton explained: “To help our retail partners inspire new consumers and, also, to provide an easy-to-use, step-by-step guide for users to follow, we’ve created three ‘how-to’ films for three different styles of water feature that people can create from the Liberty 200.
 

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Neudorff vegan approved organic plant feed

Weed, feed and control brand Neudorff will launch a new Vegan Society Accredited range of products at Glee 2019.

Neudorff’s range already focuses on products that use natural active ingredients where possible with many products certified by the Organic Farmers & Growers Association.

Vegan approved products have been included in the product line-up for a number of years and the brand has now been given the vegan stamp of approval across new and existing products.

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Vegepod - innovative raised garden beds

Vegepod, the Australian manufacturer of innovative raised garden beds, will be showcasing its range at GLEE 2019.

At the show the company, which launched in the UK in spring 2018,  will be focussing on sustainability. In the midst of the “war on plastics”, Vegepod will be highlighting  that its polypropylene beds are indeed eco-friendly, particularly when compared to timber or iron raised alternatives. With a minimum 10+ year lifespan they outlive untreated timber counterparts five fold without the need for harvesting and deforestation. Additionally, the Vegepod eco-covers manage the climate of plants by allowing water and air to penetrate but not insects, encouraging plant growth. Furthermore, the self-watering functionality reduces water usage by 80% and furthers the products’ sustainable credentials.

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