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Slug Clear pellets range by Evergreen Garden Care

Information on the new slug pellet ban and how to tackle those pesky slugs in your garden. Recently the story of slug pellets being banned in the UK has been doing the rounds. While there certainly is a story around slug pellets, it’s not quite so simple. In fact, there is only one specific ingredient that used to be quite common in slug pellets, known as metaldehyde, an active ingredient we stopped using at Evergreen Garden Care in 2015 which has been made illegal.

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MX3440V cordless lawnmower chosen as the ‘Mow For Your Mind’ mower

Leading lawnmower manufacturer, Cobra, has launched its Mow For Your Mind campaign, in support of mental health charity, Mind.

As part of this and the brand’s commitment to helping mental health causes, Cobra is donating 10% of the total sales of one of its most popular models between 4th and 15th May to mental charity, Mind. The award-winning… Full story

Miracle-Gro by Evergreen Garden Care (EGC) 'Keep Growing' TV campaign

Evergreen Garden Care (EGC), the leading gardening care company outside North America, has launched its new campaign, ‘Keep Growing’. This campaign takes a much-needed fresh perspective on gardening - that it can be relatable, exciting, and enjoyable, while also being functional.

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CATERING sales at garden centres across the country have performed well in March (2022) according to the latest Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report.

Sales in the department were 3,679.31% up compared to the same month in 2021 and have been up throughout 2022 so far.

Garden centres customers queuing in the coffee bar restaurantGCA Chief… Full story

Miracle-Gro peat free all purpose compost 40L special edition pack to support children's charity, Greenfingers

This year, Miracle-Gro has launched a special edition charity pack in aid of Greenfingers, a national charity dedicated to supporting life-limited children and their families who spend time in hospices around the UK.  The special edition pack, which is available now in garden centres nationwide, is an as an industry first, supporting a charity that is close to Miracle-Gro’s heart. 

Available in stores now, the special edition pack aims to raise awareness of the charity and the incredible work they… Full story

Hatton Makes it a HAT-trick for British Garden Centres

British Garden Centres, the family-owned, Lincolnshire based garden centre business has made it a hat-trick of new centres this year with their taking over of Hatton Garden Centre in Warwickshire.

The garden centre is a key part of the award-winning Hatton Country World and Adventure World shopping and tourist attraction in the heart of Warwickshire. Just 5 miles from Warwick Castle and minutes from J15 of the M40 the new centre makes a perfect addition to the British Garden Centres family.… Full story

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With over 60 stunning garden builds under its belt, the Greenfingers Charity is looking to add even more therapeutic spaces to its portfolio as a number of ongoing projects draw to a close and a selection of new garden builds break ground. Linda Petrons, Director of Fundraising & Communications at Greenfingers provides an update on what 2022 has in store.

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British Garden Centres arrives in Nottinghamshire

The team at British Garden Centres (BGC) are delighted to announce the arrival of the group's 59th garden centre. Timmermans Garden Centre of Woodborough, Nottingham, and team, joined the BGC family on Monday 14th February 2022. As with all the centres in the group, this centre will also carry a local name so will be renamed Woodborough Green Garden Centre. 

Phillippa Stubbs, Director of BGC South said “We have known the site for m… Full story

Pot Recycling Stewart Attwood

Sustainable plant pot designer, elho, has joined forces with the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies, to grant gardeners a new way of minimising their plastic waste and impact on the planet.

As part of the partnership, elho’s innovative recycling bins have been installed across 69 of Dobbies’ garden centres, and gardeners are encouraged to bring their old plastic plant pots and seed trays to be recycled in Dobbies’ stores.

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Solidarity with Ukraine

Deco-Pak – the leading outdoor landscaping supplier – has shown its support for those who need it most by sending several pallets of essentials to those in war-torn Ukraine.

Like so many of us, the Deco-Pak team have seen the devastation tearing across Ukraine, with images of displaced families seeking refuge filling our daily news feed. Unable to sit and do nothing, the team have pulled together pallets full of essential toiletries and basic necessities that will be sent to those who are in greatest need.

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David Cotgrave New Head of Sales and Team Expansion at Hartman

Hartman continues to invest in people in a quest to provide unrivalled support to its customers, maintain its growth and deliver across the business, throughout the forthcoming demanding season and beyond. 

Increasing its headcount by over 40%, the manufacturer has invested in personnel across all areas of the business, including Marketing, Customer Services, Supply Chain, Accounts and Warehouse. The most senior appointment at Hartman is Head of Sales – David Cotgrave. 

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Tammy Woodhouse, GCA Chairman Elect speaking to delegates at the last GCA conference, which was held in 2020..jpg

THE GARDEN Centre Association’s (GCA) 56th annual conference due to take place at the end of this month has been postponed as a result of the ongoing spread of Omicron (January 2022).

The organisation’s executive committee has taken the decision to defer the event based on safety concerns and made the announcement to members this morning (January 10).

Tammy Woodhouse, GCA Chairman Elect, who is due to take office as Chairman this month, explains: “I’m very disappointed to announce that we’ve decided to postpone the January 2022 GCA conference. 

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