Greenman Garden Tools partner with School Gardening Success Plan

The very first School Gardening Success Plan is launching this week, the brainchild of CBBC Blue Peter gardener Lee Connelly who felt that every child in the UK deserves to  leave primary school knowing how to grow their own vegetables. Read more

Greenman Children’s fork and trowel set included in the Gardening Success Plan

Add value to planter sales with LECHUZA PON

Lock in linked sales and create added value for customers browsing for the perfect pot to help their plants thrive. Read more

Diary

The Real Soil Company is at the root of eco-conscious, peat-free growing

The nation might still be in a lockdown, but gardeners and allotmenteers are poised to get their hands dirty once again. One exciting addition for the 2021 season will be the new peat-free, veganic SuperSoil from The Real Soil Company. Read more

Introducing ‘The Real Soil Company’

As spring approaches and gardeners start thinking about their gardens again, garden retailers will be pleased to learn that there is a new brand of high-quality organic topsoil launching to the UK market – introducing The Real Soil Company. Read more

2021 Anglo Eastern Trade Catalogue

The NEW 2021 Trade Catalogue from Anglo Eastern Trading is available NOW. Read more

Evergreen Garden Care signs new partnership with David Domoney for 2021

After a hugely successful first year, leading garden care brand Evergreen Garden Care (www.lovethegarden.com), has announced that it will continue working with Chartered Horticulturalist and TV Gardener, David Domoney. Read more

David Domoney Miracle Gro Performance Organics Potted Plants

Give your lawn a rest this winter

Lawncare during the winter comes down to very simple maintenance. Follow lawncare expert, John Lawn Seeds’ top tips to keep your grass healthy and strong this winter. Read more

After Moss Lawn Seed

LECHUZA sets the new standard in planters with its 2021 offering

LECHUZA is bringing to market an exciting new range of recyclable plastic pots and planters which will help retailers offer something different for the discerning buyer. Read more

BALCERONA Cottage from LECHUZA

DJ Turfcare launches new consumer brochure to drive confidence at point of sale

DJ Turfcare – proud suppliers of the RHS endorsed organic-based lawn care offering including MO Bacter – has launched a new consumer brochure. Read more

DJ Turfcare's new consumer brochure

Johnsons Lawn Seed heads into 2021 with confidence

The national media is full of panicked headlines about price rises and shortages across the retail sector. However, one leading lawncare supplier has been working hard behind the scenes to ensure a smooth supply of product for its customers. Read more

Tuffgrass

Southern Trident national sales team hits the road

High quality coir product company Southern Trident Ltd, has recruited a team of salespeople to cover the UK, aiming to develop the business’ presence in garden centres. The team of 9 hit the road in the New Year with shipments for the new season. Read more

3 year extension for Glyphosate

It has been reported that the expiry date for Glyphosate will be extended until at least 15 December 2025 in Great Britain following Brexit. Read more

Bents and Cowells take the top GCA plant awards

Bents and Cowells top the first day’s awards at the 2018 GCA conference. Also prominent were Fairways of Ashbourne, Stratford and Barton Grange Garden Centres. Read more

Ruxley Rose (Destination Garden Centre category) – Bents Garden & Home

Westland calls on the industry to avoid short cuts when there is a shortage of peat

Following a reduced peat harvest, which Westland admits will have a cost impact, the company calls on the growing media industry not to take short cuts by using materials like green waste. Read more

Edward Conroy shows West + to Darmuid Gavin and the current DUP Leader, Arlene Foster.

Innovation from Mr Fothergill's

As well as the acquisition of Darlac, Mr Fothergill’s revealed other innovations, including a new RHS AGM range, a starter range endorsed by David Domoney and the introduction Seasol and Optigrow. Read more

David Domoney's Get growing range

Mindful plant care in the house and garden

The new range of GARDENA Pump and Pressure sprayers can be used both indoor and outdoor year round, for propagation, watering, spraying, fertilising, plant protection and cleaning. Read more

360° function - even coverage from every angle

Coco & Coir™ – COCO BOOST outperforms competition

Recent independent growing trials revealed that Coco & Coir™ COCO BOOST has the best performance results beating the UK’s best-selling peat-based and peat-free composts. Read more

elho launches fuente collection

Sustainable plant pot producer, elho, recognises the importance of creating beautiful outdoor spaces, and has designed a new range of pots to give customers the ability to reflect their own style throughout their outdoor areas. Read more

Not all topsoils are created equal!

The Real Soil Company outlines why retailers should be asking more about what is in the bag & why it matters. Read more

Jobs

Stax Trade Centres launch Spring Garden Essentials 2021

The eagerly awaited 2021 Stax Spring Garden Essentials product range has now launched online, bringing to market a huge array of seasonal products to allow retailers to plan and grow their new ranges ready for the season ahead. Read more

British gardeners vote with their feet and buy British

Made in Britain survey shows that consumers take provenance seriously. UK consumers are becoming more conscious of what they are buying after the emergence of Covid. Read more

The future of gardening in the UK is looking bright

With interest in gardening and the grow your own trend showing no signs of slowing down, demand for gardening products is at an all-time high. GARDENA UK have been busy building stocks of their watering and garden tool ranges to record levels. Read more

Looking ahead to the start of the 2021 season

As a company, Evergreen Garden Care had a strong year. We’re expecting demand to stay high into 2021 and we’ll be focusing on retaining these new gardeners, as well as supporting customers with our existing consumer base. Read more

Mark Portman

Hardware heavyweight Eliza Tinsley celebrates

Reedy Pro and Greenman Garden Tools celebrate a year of trading under hardware heavyweight Eliza Tinsley. Read more

How The Greener Gardening Company is exceeding its own peat-free expectations

The Greener Gardening Company has confirmed that it is currently exceeding its own expectations, with almost 60% of its product portfolio set to be peat-free in 2021, up from 20% in 2019. Read more

DJ Turfcare's Lawn Boost receives RHS endorsement

DJ Turfcare is celebrating as it has been confirmed that its latest lawn innovation – organic-based Lawn Boost - has received endorsement from the leading gardening charity, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Read more

Smart Garden buys Briers

Smart Garden Products has announced the purchase of Briers, the leading glove supplier, from administrators. Read more

Battery power drives Stihl’s sponsorship of Hillier at Chelsea

Stihl’s sponsorship of Hillier’s Chelsea exhibit underlines their drive to involve garden centres with the new era cordless garden tools, which will shortly be on sale at Hillier’s garden centres. Read more

Wyevale expects to sell 2000 bulb packs an hour this weekend

Wyevale Garden Centres is predicting that this weekend will be the most popular for the sale of bulbs, when it expects to sell around 2,000 packets of bulbs an hour. Read more

See the Westland SafeLawn TV advert

Westland is spending £4m on TV advertising starting next week, with sales of the Westland SafeLawn ‘going well’ following an unprecedented sell-in to retailers.  See the new TV advert. Read more

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