Garden Trade industry news

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New 450ml Peelable Greenhouse Shading Paint

Thorndown’s revolutionary Peelable Glass Paint, made from recycled plastic, is now available in a handy 450ml tin. Developed with a major greenhouse manufacturer and distributor, this new pack size is perfect for most garden greenhouses. Launching onMonday 15th April it will be available to purchase from our online shop and direct for retailers.

Thorndown’s Peelable Glass Paint has changed the world of greenhouse shading for ever. 
No longer does it have to be a horrible, awkward job with hours of scrubbing to remove old coatings. With Peelable Glass Paint simply apply with a roller then at the end of the season, peel off whole panes to remove. Pick at a corner and peel off a whole sheet!

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A man mowing his lawn

The British lawnmowing season is officially changing. Leading lawnmower manufacturer Cub Cadet highlights this shift with the first-year-on-year comparison of data (2017 and 2018), published today. The information collected by the company is part of a five-year survey to accurately plot how the changing weather patterns are impacting grass growth and lawnmowing activity in the UK.

Gardeners were encouraged to enter their first and last mowing dates. The figures provided by almost 100 gardeners in the UK showed that on average their mowing season was 227 days in 2018 compared to 233 in the previous year.

The most popular week for gardeners to begin mowing was 26th March 2018 and the most popular week for a final cut before winter was across two weeks, week commencing the 5th and 12th November 2018.

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Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill

The popular Haskins Garden Centre based in Crawley has opened the doors to its temporary building at the Snowhill site.

Phase one of the Snowhill centre’s redevelopment plan has now been completed, including:

  • New temporary building erected
  • Half of new car park completed
  • Car Park entrance has moved
  • New landscaping and trees in place

The Snowhill centre redevelopment plan is a 12-month project which will culminate in the main centre re-opening for business in spring 2020. In the meantime, Haskins will continue to trade in its temporary building.

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Eden Project

In a true industry first, LifestyleGarden® has confirmed that the leading outdoor furniture brand will be working exclusively in partnership with the Eden Project, helping to further drive their common goal of promoting environmental responsibility and sustainability.

This new partnership will see LifestyleGarden®’s garden furniture ranges supported by the Eden Project branding, helping consumers to make a more considered decision at the point of purchase. The new Eden Project ranges – available for the 2020 season – will also provide retailers with a unique point of difference in this normally traditional product category. The company will also have access to the Eden Project’s exclusive designs and patterns, providing the new range with an exciting selection of add-on sales opportunities, including accessories such cushions and deckchairs.

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Charity walkers for Garden Re-Leaf Day 2019

Garden Re-Leaf Day on Friday 22nd March was once again a success, as the garden industry and Greenfingers supporters came together to create a thriving day of activities and FUNdraising events. Whilst the final total is yet to be announced, it has been confirmed that over £50k has already beenpledged.

The Garden Re-Leaf Sponsored Walk

Current total raised: £12,000 and rising

Over 120 people from garden retailers, suppliers and manufacturers along with teams from outside the garden industry walked a sponsored 5,10 or 20-mile circuit through the Buckinghamshire countryside on the annual Garden Re-Leaf Walk.

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Evergreen Garden Care's £3.5 Million Advertising Campaign On TV Screens Now

With warmer weather on the horizon and the first signs of Spring making an appearance in gardens, Evergreen Garden Care’s latest £3.5 million TV advertising and multimedia marketing campaign is designed to communicate the key messages and product benefits of the company’s most tried and trusted brands to millions of consumers across the country.

The TV campaign supports Evergreen Garden Care’s powerhouse brands, Miracle-Gro® and Roundup® and will run from late March until the middle of June. The key messaging that runs across all four adverts is that with the help of these well-known brands you can unlock the love of the garden by creating a green oasis for all to enjoy whatever the occasion. 

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New ecofective® Slug Killer

Metaldehyde ban? No problem! New ecofective® Slug Killer has the power to tackle munching molluscs

One of the leading eco-friendly pest control brands, ecofective®, has introduced a new slug killer to help gardeners protect flowers and vegetable plants from attack. Its launch is perfectly timed, as gardeners seek environmentally friendly alternatives to metaldehyde slug pellets ahead of the ban this summer.

New ecofective® Ferrimax® Slug Killer is a high-quality pelleted bait that provides effective slug control using its ferric phosphate formula. Available from Homebase this May, the slug control is approved for organic gardening. Manufacturer ecofective® is anticipating high demand for the product, with slugs and snails taking second place in the Royal Horticultural Society’s top 10 ranking of the worst pests in 2018.

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WOLF-Garten spades

Every gardener needs a strong and durable spade for digging, breaking and moving soil around the garden.

WOLF-Garten has launched two brand new spade designs for 2019 that have been specifically designed to deal with extreme loads and difficult tasks. The new Straight Spade and Pointed Spade are made from durable and long-lasting materials to provide years of hard work in the garden.

Both feature a sharp baron steel blade, which has been induction-hardened for extra strength to easily penetrate tough surfaces, whilst stiffening ribs ensure the spades do not bend after prolonged use.

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Garden Day launches in the UK

On Sunday 12th May 2019 a community benefit project, will be launching across the UK. At the peak of the horticultural season, Garden Day - which originated in Somerset in 2017 - will encourage people nationwide to down tools and spend the day celebrating their gardens with friends, family and neighbours.

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Pyracantha ‘Red Star’

STAFF at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries are celebrating this week (Monday, April 1, 2019) after being granted the sale and propagation licence for an award-winning Pyracantha.

Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford will be growing Pyracantha ‘Red Star’, which was the winner of the Innovation Award in the category of woody plants in January at IPM ESSEN 2019.  

Kyle Ross, Production Manager at the Containers Division at Wyevale Nurseries, explained: “We’re extremely excited to have been granted the sale and propagation licence for Pyracantha ‘Red Star’. It was bred by Van der Sar Longlife Plants in the Netherlands and we obtained the licence from Plantipp.