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MACHINERY AND VEHICLES

Greenfingers
Greenfingers, based in Midlothian, Scotland, have renewed their fleet of Etesia groundcare equipment by purchasing 14 Pro 46 PHCS pedestrian mowers and a Buffalo 100 BPHP ride-on mower. Established in 1991, Greenfingers offers professional garden and grounds maintenance and commercial soft landscaping throughout the Lothians, Borders and Fife. The contractor has...
Pellenc 1200 battery
The new Pellenc ULiB 1200 battery and harness has entered the UK market with battery life increased by 20% compared to the to the ULiB1100 battery. Pellenc is exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Etesia UK. The ULiB 1200 battery meets all of the professional requirements in terms...
Turfcare equipment
Recent new BLEC dealer, Acorn Tractors from Derbyshire,  met with staff from Charterhouse Turf Machinery (CTM) for a thorough training session on the BLEC  of specialist landscaping and turfcare equipment. BLEC was bought by Redexim nearly two years ago and is now a department within CTM.  In that time the...
Honda (UK) is looking forward to a summer of celebration to mark forty years of the brand making lawnmowers with appearances at a trio of RHS Flower Shows and the family favourite BBC Countryfile Live. Visitors to the Honda stand will be able to get up close with a bit...

SPORTS

GROWERS

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Southport Flower Show
A garden telling the tale of life after a cancer diagnosis will be exhibited at this year’s Southport Flower Show on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support. Garden designer, Jason O’Donnell, was moved to create the garden for Macmillan after his father passed away from lung cancer last December, just eight...
Perennial, the only charity in the UK dedicated to helping all those who work in all branches of the horticulture industry, wants more horticulture professionals to know that funding is available to help their dependent children should they need it. Perennial has recently launched a new Child Bursary scheme to...
Chelsea Flower Show artwork
The auction for a limited-edition piece of artwork from the RHS 2018 Chelsea Flower Show is now live. The world-famous flower show took place in May and at the heart of the Great Pavilion sat Kieron Williamson, a 15 year old art phenomenon whose work has sold for hundreds of...
Solutions Garden
Wyevale Garden Centres are delighted to announce that they have won a Platinum award, the highest award available, for their ‘Solutions Garden’ at Gardeners’ World Live 2018, the gardening consumer show held annually at the Birmingham NEC, which launches today and ends on Sunday 17th June. The Wyevale Garden Centres...
online budgeting tool 
As the cost of living continues to rise beyond that of economic recovery, more and more people working across the UK horticulture sector are struggling to make ends meet, or are unable to put anything by for savings or emergencies. Perennial, the UK horticulture industry’s charity, has launched an online budgeting tool to help...

LANDSCAPE AND MAINTENANCE

GARDEN RETAIL

Garden Centres May sales
GARDEN centres across the country saw a boost in May sales thanks to the good weather and two Bank Holidays according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report. After a rollercoaster April, outdoor plant sales rose by 27.93% in May compared to the same month last...
sustainability
In recent times, there has been a growing awareness and increasing resonance regarding environmental concerns, with suppliers and end users now recognising the importance of environmental responsibility and sustainability. One company that is taking steps to improve its impact upon the environment is Woodlodge - the UK’s leading supplier...
1000 Companies to Inspire Britain

One in a Thousand…

Smart Garden Products Ltd are delighted to be included in London Stock Exchange Group’s “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain” report. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses across the UK. To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent...
Introducing our NEW SPECTACULAR SOLAR GARDEN TORCH! Smart Garden Products are delighted to introduce the new Cool Flame Solar Garden Torch into their Smart Solar product range. The Cool Flame Solar Torch remains totally safe and cool to the touch – the perfect solution to risk-free illumination! Lighting up the night with...
To celebrate one of the UK’s favourite flowers, Haskins Garden Centre group has introduced a new ‘share your rose’ photo competition on its social media pages. The garden centre group is encouraging gardeners to take a photo of the prettiest rose in their garden and share it on Facebook, Twitter...

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British Flowers Week

Make light work of gardening this British Flowers Week

Bosch EasyPrune power-assisted cordless secateurs: Power-assist technology for a boost when you need it Finalist in...
Wild About Gardens

COULD THIS BE THE FINAL MEAL FOR THE SCARLET LILY BEETLE?

The scarlet lily beetle (Lilioceris lili) may be in for its last meal as researchers...
Growing under glass

Growing under glass

Growing under glass grants gardeners a means of controlling temperature to maximise healthy plant growth...
SECATEURS

NEW SECATEURS ARE AS TOUGH AS A RHINO!

Darlac, the cutting tools experts, have added a new pair of secateurs in their high-quality...

NURTURE IMAGINATIONS WITH A PLAYHOUSE THIS SUMMER

With access to countless cartoons, apps and games in the digital world, encouraging young children...
Leatherjackets

Leatherjackets -what’s the most effective treatment?

Leatherjackets are the larvae of the flies commonly known as daddy longlegs. They live in...
Precision pruning

Precision pruning – the perfect size

There is not one perfect sized tool that fits all jobs for precision pruning. However,...
Posh Shed Company

Posh Shed Company gets posher

The Posh Shed Company has announced a 9% annual year on year growth. To help...
How to keep slugs off of Dahlias

A Reliable, Biological Garden Pest Control that is Always Effective

Choosing the best garden pest control product can seem like a daunting task; lists of...
Pest Control Calendar

Protect your plants without even leaving your house!

Looking after a garden or allotment can take a serious amount of planning, not to...
Soil cultivation

Soil cultivation. Good soil for good plants

Time spent getting soil ready could be a very important investment that may reap rewards for several seasons to come. Soil cultivation is the straightforward principle of breaking...
How to keep slugs off of Dahlias

How to keep slugs off of Dahlias

Dahlias are a firm a favorite in Britain’s gardens because of their superb variety and colour. Recent introductions of the latest varieties have meant that the flower is...

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,...

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

Stephen Mangan
  TV, film and stage actor Stephen Mangan has been announced as the host of the 2018 GIMA Awards. Best known for his role as Sean in the hit transatlantic comedy series Episodes and Guy in surreal comedy-drama Green Wing, his most recent work includes highly acclaimed TV dramas Bliss and...
LANDSCAPE
The Award-winning, hugely successful industry trade show, LANDSCAPE, returns to Battersea Park for another year this September. Promoting a variety of the latest pioneering products, technologies and innovations to the very best Garden Designers, Landscape Architects, Contractors, Groundsmen, Facilities Managers and Local Authority Landscaping Professionals from across the UK and beyond. Proudly supported by...
Event organisers have announced that visitor registration for SALTEX 2018 is now officially open at www.iogsaltex.com. SALTEX 2018, Europe’s largest annual event for groundscare professionals, takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, on 31 October and 1 November and visitors can now register their attendance for free via the newly-designed website. The...