This year’s GIMA Charity Golf Day will be hosted by one of the genuine “characters” of football, Steve Kindon. As a keen golfer, Steve will join players on the course and host the prize giving and auction in the evening, taking place on Thursday 9th June at Telford Hotel and Golf Resort. Continue reading
Take Me To The Till (TMTTT) is Forest’s most-popular and proven sales tool. Award-winning and proven to drive sales in-store – with some retailers reporting a 300% increase in sales of the home delivered range merchandised on the display unit – a new ‘Lite’ design has recently been launched to help support promotional and seasonal sales. Continue reading
Preston-based supplier Bosal Automotive & Industrial Components Ltd has appointed leading automotive agency Hornby Whitefoot PR to promote its leisure and automotive portfolios. Continue reading
With UK weather forecasters predicting the hottest summer on record in 2016, get ready for soaring sales as well as temperatures with the latest market trends in outdoor living from Forest Garden’s features and structures range.
Featuring contemporary designs combined with classic styles from arbours and arches to pergolas and gazebos, Forest’s latest range additions will benefit retailers looking to strengthen their outdoor living range as well as stock up in readiness of anticipated high seasonal demand. Continue reading
As the garden retail industry starts to get excited about Glee 2016, the show’s organisers, i2i Events, are pleased to confirm that the Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association (GIMA) has confirmed its ongoing support of the show, with a new three-year agreement. This renewed partnership will see GIMA share its industry-leading knowledge and insight to help add even more value to Glee, providing benefits for visitors and exhibitors alike until 2018.
As activity ramps up ahead of Glee 2016 (Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th, NEC Birmingham), i2i Events – organisers of the leading annual trade event for the garden retail industry – has bolstered the show’s sales team, helping to deliver greater access and assistance to new and existing exhibitors. Continue reading
The Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association’s AGM took place on 14th April at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre, with over 80 members in attendance. Continue reading
Grow Your Own gift packs are one of the best ways to get into gardening if you’ve not tried it before, or if you want to get one of your friends or family into growing vegetables, herbs or flowers. Specialist seed, bulb and growing gift specialist, G Plants, say it’s never been easier to get into Grow Your Own with its new ‘Indoor Flavours’ easy-to-sow kits. Continue reading
Perfect green lawns – oft lusted after yet largely forsaken due to what might seem an impossible task or one that requires expertise and round the clock care. Lawn care experts Johnsons Lawn Seed say National Gardening Week (11th-17th April) presents a great opportunity to make those first baby steps in getting to grips with your grass, either for the first time or after years of struggling to solve what may seem to be incurable problems.
April is a great time to have a good look at the current state of the lawn after the initial few cuts. You might need to get rid of any weeds, and where moss is a problem, you can apply moss killer. Remember to sow lawn seed as soon as you remove the dead moss as any bare patches will simply attract more moss. Experienced gardeners may apply lime to raise the soil’s pH to help deter moss – but here is an even simpler way…
How to prevent moss – the easy way!
After removing moss from the lawn, rake the bare soil into a tilth (loose soil) and following the simple on pack instructions, sow handfuls of Johnsons Lawn Seed After Moss – RRP £9.99 for 500g (20 sq. metres) over the affected areas. After Moss features a special variety of Dwarf Amenity Perennial Ryegrass, uniquely coated with calcium carbonate, gently raising the pH of the soil and deterring moss in the long term.
After sowing, use the back of the rake to cover the seeds with the loose soil and then water, continuing to keep the seeds moist until they have germinated. You’ll need to try and deter any birds from eating the seeds for at least a fortnight, and once germinated, keep off the seedlings until they have fully established, which can take a few months depending on growing conditions. Top tip – mow between 50mm (2in) and 2cm (1in) high. Mowing is your main weapon in the fight against moss – but you must not mow too low for fear of taking off those lovely thick leaves that allow the plants to prosper and thus push out any weeds or moss.
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Outdoor living brand La Hacienda has just launched a new range of terrariums that will appeal to anyone looking to get green fingered – without the need for horticultural expertise, acres of land or even a small garden or balcony. Continue reading