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Zest 4 leisure celebrates another successful GLEE

Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber garden products including furniture, arches, arbours and fencing, is celebrating another successful year at Glee 2018.

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Jonathan Opdam found that homeowners are unaware of gardening regulations

Two-thirds of British homeowners are not aware of the outdoor tasks that must be reported to a local authority to ensure gardening regulations are met.

Even though 61% of those surveyed would “always give something a go” or “love DIY and want to learn how to do everything themselves”, 41% of homeowners admit to not being confident at landscape gardening, including knowing which gardening regulations to follow. 

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Blush Roman Patio Design - pastel shades and natural textures

With the hot weather meaning many of us have had the opportunity to get out into our gardens, what better way to enjoy the summer months than by spending time in a stylish patio area?

When it comes to home and garden design, there’s no denying that Pinterest is one of the go-to platforms for inspiration.  With many of us looking for design ideas and style tips, windows and doors specialists, Genesis, have revealed the most pinned patio designs on Pinterest this summer.

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Haskins Snowhill receiving 3 awards at the Garden Centre Association Awards

Haskins Snowhill centre has been named ‘Destination Garden Centre of the Year’ in the Garden Centre Association (GCA) South Thames Regional Awards.

The Snowhill centre in Copthorne, West Sussex, scooped up a further two awards on the night, adding The Barton Grange Trophy for Commercial Innovation and Creativity, and The GIMA Award for Best Garden Products Retailer, to its collection of accolades.

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wild bird food

As the welcomed summer sun is finally seeping into our gardens, balconies and outdoor spaces, and fauna and flora is looking lush, at the same time water supplies can also become scarce. Fresh water is essential for wild bird wellbeing so it is important they have access to plentiful sources. By providing birds with water for drinking and bathing can encourage a flurry of beautiful and interesting birds to your garden.

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https://www.gleebirmingham.com/

Industry leading brands set to appear on the exhibitor line-up. Glee’s theme will be Time to Grow, reflecting the opportunities for garden retail

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Ken Sharpe

After a short illness we are sorry to announce the sad passing of Ken Sharpe. Some will remember him from his days at the Hull company Westdock, starting there in 1959 selling glasshouses across the UK

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Christmas tree grower Charlie Hood

Ideal growing conditions and an adaptable retail sector mean the public can look forward to easy access to real British Christmas trees in prime condition this coming festive season.

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Woodlodge plant pots

With exhibitions off the agenda this year, garden trade suppliers are looking for alternative ways to showcase their latest product introductions ahead of the new gardening season.

Not wanting its retail customers to miss out, Woodlodge, the UK’s leading brand for plant pots, containers and garden décor, has confirmed that it will be launching new showroom tours in what is being dubbed as ‘Glee @ Woodlodge’.

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RHS careers resource - lupin plants in bloom

The RHS has created a new careers resource - rhs.org.uk/careersinhorticulture - with over 60 individual films showcasing some 45 different horticultural careers, as a survey shows that almost three in 10 (28%) people say not knowing enough about careers in the industry puts them off working in horticulture.

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