Autumn is the perfect season for sowing or overseeding lawns, says Johnsons Lawn Seed

After a long summer of wear and tear, there is no better time for breathing new life into tired turf, or for sowing a brand new lawn, than autumn. 

Throughout September and until mid-October, the soil remains warm and workable but temperatures are refreshingly cooler, allowing grass seed to germinate quickly and establish before winter sets in. Crucially, the weakening sun results in less moisture being lost to evaporation, so gardeners can get new lawns up and growing fast. Continue reading

Glee 2019 Retail Lab sponsor interview: Willow Wand

Retailers seeking products of the future and the latest in-store merchandising ideas need look no further than the Retail Lab at Glee. Now in its third year, this inspirational feature area, in association with the Horticultural Trades Association, is bursting with ideas. In fact, 61% of Glee’s visitors say they will attend Glee 2019 as a result of seeing the Retail Lab last year. Here, we meet one of the sponsors of this year’s feature – The Willow Wand, a British brand that is making it easy for consumers to grow decorative topiary at home, whilst also pushing the wellbeing agenda. Here the company’s founder, Simon Read tells us more. Continue reading

Pets at Glee: A step towards ‘plastic-free’ – Butcher’s make their pledge!

Pets at Glee exhibitors, Butcher’s Pet Care, has been making nutritious and delicious recipes for dogs for over 30 years now. But as part of the company’s commitment to keep dogs as happy and healthy as possible, the company have also taken full responsibility for the impact its packaging can have on the environment. Butcher’s has taken crucial steps towards using more sustainable materials, and in turn helping their customers to recycle. Continue reading

What is the Glee Retail Lab?

Retailers and visual merchandisers seeking products of the future and the latest in-store merchandising ideas need look no further than the Retail Lab at Glee. Now in its third year, this inspirational feature area, in association with the Horticultural Trades Association, is bursting with ideas. In fact, 61% of Glee’s visitors say they will attend Glee 2019 as a result of seeing the Retail Lab last year. But what can retailers, buyers and merchandisers expect to see within this dedicated feature – here we explain everything you need to know. Continue reading