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Gardens are a stimulating, peaceful outdoor environment for those with dementia

When residents at Green Park Care Home in Warrington visited Bents Garden Centre recently, they thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to smell the roses and take in the brilliantly coloured lupins.

The trip was organised at the request of one of the care home’s residents, Dorothy, who recalled visiting there previously and not being able to go as regularly as she once had since moving to the home. This shows how important getting out and about is for someone living with dementia.

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RHS perfume Floral Street launches at Chelsea Flower Show

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) his showcasing an exciting new fine fragrance at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week. Electric Rhubarb has been produced in partnership with Floral Street, an innovative British company producing contemporary floral fragrances.

Electric Rhubarb packaging will feature the Floral Street and RHS logos against the background of a fabulous and colourful flower mural created exclusively for Floral Street by leading London photographer Matthew Donaldson. The Electric Rhubarb packaging will include the words: “For the sparkling, luminous, fun-loving and charming”. This fragrance is part of an extensive range of Floral Street fine fragrances.

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gardening book cover - Plant, Sow, Make & Grow

As parents everywhere get to the garden centre and find themselves playing seed pick-n-mix with their children, they all look exciting and totally growable on the rack, but then they get home and think “now what do we do?” It’s not an experience that tempts customers back the following year.

With Plant, Sow, Make & Grow placed strategically near the seeds section, you can deliver to the customer not only the seeds or plug plants they might have left with but also the information and exciting activities to encourage them to purchase with confidence all they need for successful growing with their child and therefore every reason to return.

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man with plants

ONE OF THE UK’s leading commercial nurseries has this month (November, 2018) unveiled its new amenity crop range for 2020. Eight new plants have been carefully selected by the team at Wyevale Nurseries based on their habit, colour and functionality.

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Aylett Nurseries win RSPB Conservation Garden Centre of the Year Award

It has been a positive start to this year’s Glee for Aylett Nurseries, as it was announced as the winners of the RSPB’s Conservation Garden Centre of the Year Award this morning.

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The Glee Buyers Power List

The Glee Buyers Power List has been set-up to recognise the individual buyers and buying teams who have gone above and beyond to make a difference within the garden retail industry this year. Voting has been open since early summer, with nominations flooding in from all corners of the market. Now, details of those shortlisted have been confirmed.

Formed of the top nominations in each of the six categories, the shortlist is representative of the leading buyers and buying teams from retailers across the country. The shortlist is now open to the industry to cast their vote for their top buyers or teams in each category. These votes will then be counted, with the buyer or team with the most votes being crowned as individual category winners during a special Buyers Power List ceremony taking place on Tuesday 11th September at Glee 2018. A ‘winner of winners’ will also be announced at the same ceremony.

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Rhino app on phone

Garden centres are getting a helping hand with their accounts from the new HMRC-recommended Rhino App.

HMRC Approves the Rhino Small Business App for Digital Record Keeping and Direct Accounts Submission to its new Making Tax Digital Platform.
As part of its Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative, HMRC has approved the new Rhino App for the submission of business accounts directly from the app to its online MTD portal. That portal went live on 15th March 2018. Rhino integrates directly into the Making Tax Digital platform and is the only accounts package approved by HMRC that allows a business to submit its own returns.