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outdoor living space with a pergola from Endurawood

Make the most of your outdoor living space

UK homeowners have become increasingly concerned about the appearance of their garden — with the garden products industry expected to be worth £5 billion. Here, Nick Cowley, managing director at… Full story

Char-Broil appoints new team

Char-Broil appoints new team to fire up UK business

Following many successful years building and expanding Char-Broil’s UK business, Ian Moore has announced his retirement, effective end of July 2020. Char-Broil is delighted to announce that Luke… Full story

DJ Turfcare's new Autumn Lawn Treatment

DJ Turfcare launches new Autumn Lawn Treatment

DJ Turfcare – UK supplier of the organic-based Viano ranges – has confirmed that it is bringing to market a new Autumn Lawn Treatment to help drive sales during this pivotal time for lawns pre-… Full story

transforming consumer attitudes

The Covid-19 pandemic is transforming consumer attitudes towards sustainable shopping

The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the world of retail to its core, transforming consumer attitudes. While social distancing, hand sanitisation and  face coverings have rapidly become the norm, one… Full story

3D Showroom Experience

Hartman Launches Virtual 3D Showroom Experience

Hartman launch its new virtual 3D showroom experience, enabling all clients to view its 2021 collection during these uncertain times.
 
The unpredictability of this season has resulted… Full story

houseplants

The ultimate guide to choosing houseplants and keeping them alive

The nation has turned to indoor gardening in recent months, with houseplant sales rising by a third and searches for ‘houseplants for sale UK’ increasing by a huge 240% since lockdown was… Full story

working from home in garden

Five tips for creating working from home spaces in the garden

The restrictions may be lifting, but the reality is that many of us will still be working from home throughout the summer. This week, with temperatures set to hit 30 degrees, Mojo Mortgages, has… Full story

Tuffgrass and Quick Lawn top Johnsons Lawn Seed

Tuffgrass and Quick Lawn top Johnsons Lawn Seed best-sellers as strong demand drives growth

Johnsons Lawn Seed, the UK’s oldest lawn seed brand, is reporting healthy sales of two of its most iconic consumer brands, despite the nationwide lockdown that gripped the garden trade during peak… Full story

Chris Mellor ex scruffs marketing head

Ex Scruffs Marketing Head Goes It Alone

At a time of huge uncertainly for many businesses, one entrepreneur , Ex Scruffs Marketing Head, is launching a new enterprise aimed squarely at supporting small businesses.
 
True… Full story

garden trends

Britain’s most (and least) popular garden trends revealed

The best and worst garden trends of all time have been revealed by leading tool firm Draper Tools - with bird feeders and vegetable patches among the good… Full story

Frosts Garden Centres

NRC increases recycling by over 300% and reduces costs of circa 20% for Frosts Garden Centres

National Resource Consortium (NRC) completed a waste management service project for Frosts Garden Centres. The bespoke project has increased recycling by over 300% and generated a reduction in… Full story

fire wood sales increase

Kindwood, confirms that firewood sales have increased by over 320%

Kindwood – the UK’s first true sustainable firewood company – is reporting that since the beginning of lockdown, firewood sales have increased by more than 320% as UK consumers look to make the… Full story

credit insurance guarantee for garden centres

GIMA welcomes government-backed trade credit insurance guarantee

Earlier last week, the UK government confirmed that it will step in to prop up the trade credit insurance market, bringing welcome relief to GIMA members and other suppliers within the garden… Full story

special giveaway - Nassau dining sets

LifestyleGarden® thanks keyworkers with special giveaway

It’s hard to think of a way that will truly demonstrate our gratitude for all the keyworkers that are holding this country together during the Covid-19 lockdown. LifestyleGarden® - one of the UK’s… Full story

Composting

Composting without Compromising

With the nations digging their fingers into their gardens, making sustainable choices that will benefit the planet has never been more important. With the strong relationship between nature and… Full story