GIMA Awards 2016: spotlight on sponsors

FCLGF%2520logoWith the annual GIMA Awards just weeks away, final preparations are now underway. However, the event would be nothing without the support of its sponsors. This year FCL Global – a multi-model logistics provider specialising in moving products for customers by sea, air, road or rail – is celebrating three years as headline sponsors of one of the garden retail industry’s most popular events.  Continue reading

Retailers urged to go wild & create a buzz

beesSales of honey have been on the rise for a while now, and we’re not just talking any old honey. At one time, honey was merely that – honey. Now it seems consumers will happily pay up to £30 for a jar of Manuka; not to mention there are new varieties that include anything from a thick and fragrant Coedcanlas Welsh wildflower honey or Pyrenean mountain and oregano honey to heather honeycomb honey. Continue reading

Driverless technology: are you ready?

Hornby Whitefoot PRIt’s safe to say we’ve never lived in a more exciting age. Emerging technologies are arresting our senses and shaping our future. Life seems to be evolving at breakneck speed and who knows where we will be in 10 years’ time, never mind 100. It’s enthralling but also a little scary. We’re storming frontiers never entered before and the fear of the unknown is a normal human reaction. Continue reading

GIMA Golf Day 2016

GIMA_GOLF-327The Garden Industry Manufacturers Association Charity Golf Day was once again a hot and sunny affair with 20 teams battling it out for the various prizes on offer, and all aiming to raise pots of cash for two well deserved gardening charities, Greenfingers and Perennial. Continue reading

UEFA Euro 2016: How England will make it to the final

2016 LAWN SEED - Turfline Box & Ball LTDRepresenting England’s hopes of seeing the tournament through to the final stages of Euro 2016 this summer is veteran seed supplier Johnsons Lawn Seed and its newest star player, Turfline 2016.  The carefully selected amenity perennial ryegrass is identical to the fast establishing, hard wearing and low maintenance grass plants that constitute the turf at the tournament itself, supplied by parent company, international seed producer DLF. Continue reading

Cultivating community spirit


Community-based projects that breathe life back into neglected allotments for the good of the neighbourhood is nothing new, but something that should continue to be supported wherever possible. It’s great to read this recent article from the North West: Continue reading

The easy path to an instantly refreshed garden


Creating a pathway in your garden might seem like a complicated job that requires a lot of backbreaking work, and expert knowledge. Thankfully, it’s easier than you’d think, and according to Deco-Pak – a Yorkshire based family company that supplies everything you would need to lay paths, driveways, patios and more – there are a ton of benefits when choosing to use gravel over other surfaces.


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