SPOT-ON has helped clean over 448,000m2 of patios in first year of sales

Launched ahead of the 2021 season, which saw gardeners take to their gardens in droves, the SPOT-ON range of the high-performance and simple-to-use cleaning and weed control products from Sipcam Home & Garden, has witnessed phenomenal growth. Sales have been so strong that SPOT-ON Cleaners have helped to cleaned over 448,000m2 of patio – that’s the same size as more than sixty football pitches!  Continue reading

Plant a touch of the Mediterranean in your garden and holiday at home with exotic pelargoniums

Fashions come and go in gardening, but in recent years one trend has consistently gathered pace – the rising popularity of exotic and sub-tropical planting. Fuelled by television makeover programmes, gardeners’ love affair with ‘outdoor rooms’ has been fuelling demand for lush foliage plants and dazzling blooms that rekindle memories of happy holidays in warmer climes. Continue reading

Advice for retailers – how to increase sales of pelargoniums

For many retailers pelargoniums are a welcome sight for much of their core customer demographic; customers that are familiar with this summer beauty. But the new generation of gardeners are less familiar with this classic bloom and are often drawn to more contemporary plants. However, with a wealth of key selling points, including ease of care and resilience in a range of weather conditions, retailers are potentially missing out on a significant sales opportunity. Here the experts at Pelargoniums for Europe (PfE) share some top tips on how retailers can increase sales of pelargoniums this season and beyond. Continue reading

Add value to planter sales with LECHUZA PON

The wealth of planters on offer to consumers in store is enough to overwhelm but, once they have got past which ‘look’ they want to create at home or in their garden, what more can retailers offer them to ensure their green-fingered endeavours are a success? With LECHUZA’s specially-formulated PON substrate, you have a perfect opportunity to create linked sales to keep those tills ringing or, even, upsell customers to a series of LECHUZA self-watering planters that come complete with the miracle-working substrate; adding value and interest to what would otherwise be a fairly ordinary transaction. Continue reading

Is container gardening for me?

Events this past year served to highlight how much people value some kind of outdoor space or greenery, even if it is an urban jungle on a windowsill. You just need to look at the spike in demand for gardening products last summer to see how many people were bitten by the gardening bug. However, if you’ve shied away from gardening in the past through fear of failure or just never thought you had the space to create something special, think again. Container gardening, particularly with the help of LECHUZA’s self-watering pots, could be the answer to building a garden or green space to suit your lifestyle. Continue reading

Grow Your Own Italian feast

Whether you’re trying to cook more healthily at home or simply missing being able to eat out at your favourite Italian restaurant, LECHUZA has the perfect recipe for creating your own delicious pizza and pasta dishes at home, using the freshest ingredients. Fear not, there is minimal gardening involved, as LECHUZA planters do the hard work for you. All you need to do is picture yourself in the Mediterranean, with the heady scents of fresh basil, garlic, tomatoes and oregano filling your kitchen. Continue reading

Grow your own cocktails with LECHUZA

With the pubs closed for a little longer and lockdown rendering any tolerance you once had for the people in your household completely non-existent, drinking at home has never been so popular (and needed). Whether it’s a tipple to pep up your Zoom ‘happy hour’, raising a glass to our amazing NHS frontline workers – or just because it’s Tuesday – LECHUZA can help you grow the tastiest cocktails in the comfort of your own home, whatever the occasion.  Continue reading

Spring into container gardening with LECHUZA

Whether you’re looking for an abundance of cheerful colour after the cold, gloomy winter, or want to create a lush indoor jungle with a mix of houseplants and succulents, LECHUZA – the expert in beautiful and functional planters – shares its five failsafe tips for successful container gardening this spring. Continue reading

LECHUZA sets the new standard in planters with its 2021 offering

With the popularity of houseplants hitting stratospheric levels and three million new gardeners* embracing their green fingers for the first time in 2020, it’s safe to say that gardening has become mainstream once again. One brand that is helping gardeners – and retailers – to maximise the many benefits of this pastime is the multi-award winning German brand, LECHUZA, which is bringing to market an exciting new range of recyclable plastic pots and planters which will help retailers offer something different for the discerning buyer. Continue reading