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Etesia special offers
Etesia special offers; Etesia UK has announced huge savings on selected models in its Duocut range of green technology battery-powered pedestrian mowers. The revolution in battery powered equipment continues to sweep through the groundscare industry and it is easy to see why - no emissions, low noise, low vibration, easy...
Cub Cadet INFINICUT
While mowing appears simple in its application, it can have either positive or negative consequences for plant health depending on mower performance. Attainment of correct cutting performance on sports pitches will include, but isn’t limited to, sharpness of cut; attitude angle and behind centre distance (BCD) of the bedknife;...
Major Equipment
Major Equipment has announced the appointment of Keith McCormick as their new Scottish and North of England sales representative, replacing Ivor Dobson who is retiring from the company after 14 years. Keith joins Major Equipment from Walter Watson where he was responsible for sales throughout Ireland and the UK. With...
MIIMO
Budding young gardeners visiting the RHS Garden Wisley Family Gardening Festival between 26 May and 3 June 2018 will be challenged with finding Miimo for a chance to grab a pair of Honda sunglasses. This activity marks the launch of Honda’s new Miimo ‘Junior’ robotic mower which is available...

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REFUGEE GARDEN 
Running in parallel with the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week, the Lemon Tree Trust has announced winners of a garden competition run across five camps in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The Lemon Tree Trust supports gardening initiatives in refugee camps as a way to restore dignity, purpose, and cultural...
spirit and resilience of the North West
                 The BBC North West Tonight Garden, designed by Janine Crimmins Today the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announces the ‘BBC North West Tonight Garden’ at this year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, supported by Bruntwood. The garden is inspired by the poem ‘Up Here’ by Manchester based writer and performer Tony...
SBM Life Sciences
An account manager from natural home and garden care solutions supplier SBM Life Sciences recently took up the challenge of running the Hackney Half Marathon with his family to raise money for Greenfingers Charity. The team included SBM National Account Manager, Peter Clowes and his family members, sons Sam and...
CHELSEA FRINGE
A floral installation created by Capco Covent Garden in Covent Garden’s East Piazza as part of Chelsea Fringe 2018 is raising awareness of Perennial, the only charity dedicated to helping everyone in the horticulture industry when they are facing tough times. The installation titled ‘Moments of Reflection’ will be located on Covent Garden’s East Piazza from 19th – 27th May....
Countryfile’s 30th Anniversary Garden
A special garden showcasing the diverse landscapes of the British countryside will feature at the 2018 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (3-8 July 2018) to celebrate BBC1 Countryfile’s 30th anniversary.   Countryfile’s 30th Anniversary Garden, designed by award winning garden designer Ann-Marie Powell, is inspired by the British landscape and...

LANDSCAPE AND MAINTENANCE

GARDEN RETAIL

Hillier is once again celebrating extending its world-record for having received the most consecutive gold medals in the history of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The company, which is the most successful exhibitor that Chelsea has ever had, has increased its winning run to 73 gold medals. This year’s medal was...
Eureka Hub
Smart Garden’s new 250,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Peterborough is now fully operational. “With all this extra space at our disposal and continued growth, we decided to increase our stocks levels by 50% over 2017 to around £50m at retail prices” said Jonathan Stobart, Managing Director. “Following a year of detailed...
Garden Centre in Roundstone
Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone has partnered with Meadowfield Hospital in Worthing to donate gardening equipment and tools for Maple Ward, its mental health ward. The garden centre donated compost, spades, forks, trowels and other items to be used for Maple Ward’s gardening therapy programme. Representatives from the Sussex Partnership...
FT 1000
A Special Report in the Financial Times in April 2018 has highlighted Smart Garden Products as one of the fastest growing companies in Europe. Smart Garden Products are very proud to announce that they have been listed in the FT 1000, a Special Report listing the European companies which have achieved...
garden retailing
Diversification has never been more important in today’s garden retail environment.  With the UK weather remaining unpredictable garden centres have had to find a way to generate revenue outside of peak season. There are approximately 2,300 garden centres in the UK, with industry sales worth approximately £5billion a year (HTA...

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HOME GARDEN

The Essential Beginners Guide: First-Time Gardening Tips

The summer of 2018 is expected to bring with it warm weather and beautiful sunny...
BALCONY PLANTER

BALCONY PLANTER :GET YOUR GARDEN IN FULL BLOOM THIS BANK HOLIDAY

With our second May bank holiday coming up, it’s a great time to give your...
Japanese knotweed

Rooting out Japanese knotweed during growing season

Now that spring is firmly underway and we're racing towards the heady days of summer,...
plant tonic

Natural Plant Tonic Gets Seeds off to a Flying Start

• Trials revealed that Seasol improves seed germination rates • Organic seaweed treatment boosts quality and...
sun damage

The sun’s rays can not only cause damage to humans but also to plants.

Just like people, plants can experience sun damage. And whilst they might not turn the...

FATHER’S DAY GARDENING GIFTS FOR GREEN-FINGERED DADS

From gloves to hedge shears, there is a Father’s Day gift to suit all pockets...
mojito recipe

Get ready for summer with Haskins’ mint and cucumber mojito recipe

Haskins Garden Centres is encouraging gardeners to make the most of their home-grown mint this...

Brits are CLUELESS when it comes to gardening

As millions of Brits prepare to get their gardens “summer ready” this weekend - new...

ELHO GIFTS FOR FATHER’S DAY 

For a dad who loves to…  …Cook If your dad is a perfectionist in the kitchen it...
Garden Storage Box

THINK OUTSIDE OF THE (STORAGE) BOX THIS FATHER’S DAY

It is easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to Father’s Day...
May bank holiday

Party like a royal this May bank holiday

The eyes of the world will be on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they...

Bee Friendly Family Fun

Spend some quality time together this National Children’s Gardening Week (Saturday 26th May to Sunday...
Artificial Grass Cleaner

Introducing a new natural Artificial Grass Cleaner from ecofective®

The growing trend of homeowners replacing natural lawns with low maintenance artificial grass has seen...
glasshouse

New charity glasshouse collection to be unveiled by Alan Titchmarsh  

Griffin Glasshouses has announced plans to launch two new glasshouse designs and gardening favourite Alan...
national gardening week

Bosch Home and Garden recommends products ahead of National Gardening Week

To celebrate this year’s National Gardening Week, taking place from 30th April to 6th May,...

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Thanks to the ingenious designers at Elho, it's now possible to easily start a garden on even the smallest balcony space. This unique planter range is made to fit over any balcony railings or fence to instantly give you the power to plant on your balcony. What makes this planter...
It was just a couple a years ago that I witnessed the horrific damage that a cete of badgers can do to a lawn overnight. It was like they had come with machinery to turn over the turf in pursuit of their favourite crane fly larvae. Although disheartening, it...

EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

Forest Garden, the UK’s leading manufacturer of timber garden structures, sheds, fencing and furniture, showcased its Hexagonal Garden Gazebo and Ultima Pergola on the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week. ‘The Great Escape’ garden designed by Chris Collins for the HTA consists of...
National garden Scheme
Alan Titchmarsh visited the Griffin Glasshouse stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show joining Linda Lane, managing director of Griffin Glasshouses, to present the company’s latest donation to the National Garden Scheme which brings the total to more than £45,000. George Plumptre, CEO of the NGS, was accompanied by Martin...
Chelsea Pensioners
The Bosch easyprune proved a hit when the iconic Chelsea Pensioners visited to sample the products and delicious mocktails on offer at the Bosch stand at the RHS Chelsea flower show. Where conventional secateurs reach their limits, and hands, not as strong as they used to be start to give up,...