Garden Centre Retail August/September 2020

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elcome to the August/September issue of Garden Centre Retail. This is usually our biggest issue of the year, but the worldwide pandemic has meant that the UK’s leading garden retail show, Glee, has been cancelled for this year. It’s such a shame; Glee is an event buzzing with excitement every year, but the health and wellbeing of the industry is far more important. It’s not all bad, though. If you were planning on congregating at the this eptem er to find the info on the latest trends and products introduced to the marketplace, Garden Centre Retail is now the place to be. We’ve got a big feature on the Virtual Glee that will be happening, and information on the products and services that would have been showcased at the event. t continues to e a difficult trading time for usinesses ut the government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme is going towards remedying this. Dobbies has taken the necessary steps to allow customers into the restaurants in its stores, and has used the scheme to good effect so far. It’s worth remembering that this pandemic will end at some point. We may get a second wave, we may not, but the entrepreneurialism shown in this industry during the COVID-19 out reak has een nothing short of rilliant he di ersification into e-commerce, click and collect, home delivery and all the other routes to market that have been introduced or expanded on goes to show that this resilient industry will continue to be the leading retail industry in the country. We’ll all be back stronger. See you in a couple of months’ time.

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A round-up of the latest news from the sector






Businesses need to balance both of these hot topics, but how?




Protecting those entering your store and ensuring they feel safe is vital. Here are some quick how-to tips


The RHS is experiencing a burst of summer bloom in its gardens

Innovative products hitting the market from GIMA members

Campingaz 4 Series Onyx S Gas Barbecue


Dylan Penri of Stagecraft Display Ltd on the supplier’s offerings


The physical show might be cancelled, but Glee is still around this September



Annual visitors can experience the show digitally this year



Useful tools available to enefit your usiness

29 GLEE: GIFTS & HOMEWARE Selection of latest launches

34 GLEE: GARDEN PRODUCTS From plants and pots to battery powered kit

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GCA joins forces with GIMA

NEWS CENTRE Glee falls victim to coronavirus


he industry’s biggest and best trade exhibition, Glee, has become the latest business to business event to get cancelled due to coronavirus.

Hyve, the organiser of Glee and the co-located Pawexpo, the premium pet trade show, people and the industry, announced changes to the scheduled event in 2020. s a re ection on conversations between the organisers and the garden and pet retail market, Hyve made the decision that Glee and Pawexpo 2020 will not take place this year. Glee and Pawexpo will return as a live event at the NEC in 2021. The team behind Glee and Pawexpo will instead host a virtual forum for the pet and garden retail markets this autumn, taking place on 15 and 16 September 2020. More information on this online event will be available on the website in due course.


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“We have been listening to both our exhibitors and visitors, and the feedback from garden retailers has been incredibly supportive. That has enabled us to take a fresh approach and bring the community together through the launch of a brand-new virtual forum.” says Matthew Mein, event director. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to provide a new platform for interactive industry discussions and product discovery. We are also looking forward to when the industry can meet again in person both at Glee at Spring Fair in February 2021, and Glee and Pawexpo 2021 taking place 14-16 September.” “We’re delighted that Glee is launching a virtual forum”, says Boyd Douglas-Davies, PR and communications director at British Garden Centres Group. “We are looking forward to fully engaging with this in September. Glee is such a pivotal point in the year, missing a year was never an option for us. We wish Glee’s virtual forum every success and look forward to meeting everyone in person again in 2021.”

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new joint initiative between the GCA and GIMA has launched to enable debate and communication between retailers and suppliers. A programme of joint virtual forums between members of both associations has been created to aid healthy debate to enable a stronger, more resilient, and dynamic supply chain going forward. Iain Wylie, GCA chief executive explains: “We are delighted to have joined forces with GIMA to create a space where members of both associations can come together to discuss the industry and how we move forward after the recent COVID restrictions and closures. ur first forum took place on July 14 and we heard from representatives from both the GCA and GIMA who discussed the pressures everyone faced and how we could work together to come

up with improvements that will help us all in the medium to longer term.” Vicky Nuttall, GIMA director, says: “After a prolonged and unprecedented period of heightened demand for gardening products, both retailers and the supply chain have been put under severe pressure. Many of whom have had to reinvent their businesses overnight. Iain and I posed a series of questions to our panel about their experiences over the last few months. “It soon became clear that suppliers across all categories had experienced similar challenges keeping up with the nonstop demand for gardening products leading to stock availability issues and extended lead times.” The virtual forums will continue to take place during the next six to 12 months. Sessions are free and exclusive to members of both trade associations. Registration details for the next event will be sent to members shortly.

spoga+gafa suspends for 2020, changing to new date


t the request of the industry, Koelnmesse is permanently moving the date for spoga gafa to the first half of the year. In future, this means that the largest garden lifestyle trade fair in the world will be held at a time more convenient for orders by large segments of the industry. On rescheduling spoga gafa to the first half of the year, Koelnmesse COO Oliver Frese says: “The aim of our conversations with the industry is to work together to give a strong trade fair

a chance to gain even more strength and market relevance. “The focus here is on the ordering behaviour seen in many parts of the industry, which has evolved over the years. In order to do an even more effective job of taking this into account, starting next year, spoga+gafa will be held permanently at the end of May or the beginning of June.” Further information will follow shortly.

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Webbs Garden Centre, Wychbold launches drive-in cinema


ebbs of Wychbold’s drive-in will open from Thursday 30 July to Sunday 23 August for four days each week (Thursdays to Sundays). Blockbusters such as The Lion King, Grease, Up, The Goonies and Footloose will be among the movies to be shown. There will be three sessions available per day – kiddies at 10am, young families at 2pm and older families, friends and couples at 6pm. Tickets are purchased per vehicle and start from £20. Please visit big-summer-drive-in-cinema/ for full information, including films and prices

Ed Webb, chairman and owner of Webbs Garden Centres, says: “After what has been a year like no other, we’re very excited to offer families from across the Midlands a relaxing day out with a difference. “We have a fantastic range of films a aila le from family favourites to cult classics, as well as some much-loved comedies. “Visitors are also sure to love our catering offering with some super tasty treats on offer and we can’t wait to see lots of smiley faces throughout the summer.”

Skylark Garden Centre tribute to NHS heroes and carers


tribute has been paid to NHS heroes and carers working on the frontline amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic by Skylark Garden Centre. The Fenland garden centre, near March, is famous for its spectacular maize maze designs which can be seen perfectly from the skies. Owner Edward Gowler, owner and his team have decided this time they would say thank you to the NHS and the hard-working carers. They planted over a million maize plants in their 12-acre field then cut out km of pathways through the plants. When viewed from the air,

the maze spells out ‘Skylark Thanks NHS’ with a giant heart which, on its own, is over an acre in size. It took over three days to design and cut out the pathways using GPS to plot the image. Mr Gowler says: “We have been out clapping for carers every week, but I wanted to do something more to say thank you to the amazing frontline staff in the NHS and carers who have put their lives on the line to see us through the worst of COVID-19.” The maze will be open for visitors until the start of September. www.skylarkgardencentre.

Sainsbury’s to supply own-label products to Dobbies Garden Centres


ainsbury’s has built on its wholesale ambitions with a deal to sell its own-label range at Dobbies Garden Centres. The exclusive partnership launched at the garden centre chain’s Edinburgh store at the end of July. The range will include more than 3,000 products, including fresh and frozen produce, ambient and chilled, as well as other grocery lines.

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The move looks set to signal the end of an agreement Dobbies has with buying group Nisa, which struck a deal to supply a range of everyday groceries at the garden retailer in March 2019.

However a Dobbies spokeswoman explains: “Our relationship with Nisa will continue for the time being in the stores that aren’t trialling Sainsbury’s. We are in further discussions with our relevant suppliers and will update in due course.” Ahead of the launch, CEO Graeme Jenkins said: “The partnership between Dobbies and Sainsbury’s is an excellent

fit with a shared goal of offering the best to our customers. “By complementing our existing garden centre ranges with a comprehensive food and grocery offer, we will offer our customers a convenient solution for their grocery needs. We look forward to launching our first new-look food hall at Edinburgh in late July.”

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SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY Balancing the two aspects


SAFETY FIRST Protecting people in a post COVID-19 landscape


COLOUR EXPLOSION The RHS gardens have bloomed into life

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B u siness Su stainab ility

SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY O ver three-quarters of Brits believe supermarkets are responsible for unacceptable levels of plastic pollution. CEO of Ubamarket – an app helping retailers and customers significantly reduce their food and plastic waste – comments on the research: • 30 million shoppers think that plastic pollution is the single greatest threat to life and the en ironment in modern history • 42% of the British public want to e more en ironmentally conscious ut feel they do not know enough a out recycling and plastic pollution to make informed changes

Both throughout and following the lift in lockdown, the UK’s supermarkets have reacted and adapted admira ly to the corona irus crisis y implementing arious measures to keep their customers safe some including oor markings protecti e screens mandatory masks and impro ed sanitisation, the retail sector has put the safety of their consumers first owe er it remains incredi ly important that retailers are able to maintain their


How can retailers improve safety while maintaining sustainability goals in a post-lockdown climate? safety standards while also prioritising sustaina ility ccording to reenpeace UK supermarkets are responsible for 58 illion pieces of plastic a year and this num er may ha e grown due to the larger num er of people uying products to cook from home.

It remains incredibly important that retailers are able to maintain their safety standards, while also prioritising sustainability Ubamarket has commissioned nationally representati e research that showcases e actly why en ironmental awareness has become such a concern for retailers as of late and ustifies the need for retailers to implement mo ile technology nearly million of shoppers believe the level of plastic packaging on food and drink products needs to e changed drastically • 57%, or 30 million, think that plastic pollution is the single greatest threat to life and the environment in modern history • 77% of Brits, representing more than million nationally state that no matter how much they recycle it is the manufacturers and supermarkets that are causing the most plastic pollution

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Will Broome, CEO and founder of Ubamarket, understands the importance of sustaina ility etter than most s pioneers of mo ile technology Ubamarket aims to help traditional retailers to compete with e-commerce, and place a great deal of importance on enabling these retailers to improve their sustaina ility ith grocery and supermarket sales increasing during lockdown, it is now of utmost importance that retailers maintain a safe environment while making more sustainable advancements. In a postcorona irus climate sustaina ility is essential for retailers that want to prosper, as we move and develop into a more en ironmentally conscious society y implementing mo ile technology such as that pro ided y amarket retailers will be able to get ahead of the cur e it can impro e in store safety and efficiency while also pro iding access to useful data for the retailer. Furthermore, amarket s lastic lerts feature allows customers to shop according to the recycla ility and en ironmental footprint of different products, and enables the customer to scan packaging for information on whether it can be widely recycled or not t is my hope that we see more sustaina ility initiati es in the coming weeks and months and strongly encourage retailers to look into the enefits of mo ile technology for sustaina ility and increased success w

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Wall Mounted RollUp Hose Box

More than 35 product innovations for 2021! Europe’s leading gardening brand, GARDENA, continues to focus on bringing innovative solutions to passionate gardeners in 2021, with more than 35 product innovations and range refreshes for the upcoming gardening season. Some highlights include:

Roll-up for innovation The popular GARDENA Wall-Mounted RollUp Hose Boxes range will be entering the 2021 gardening season with fresh designs and improved handling, and will also include an innovative new garden hose box. The GARDENA Wall-Mounted Hose Box has already proven itself with innovative features like RollControl: A high quality brake for controlled retraction, a high quality spring for long-lasting automatic rewinding, a hose guide for even hose roll-up and short locking points for effortless handling, all backed by our Frost and UV proof promise and a 5 year warranty. The new range will include additional features like a new wall bracket for even more space-saving storage and higher flexibility (Patent pending), new internal construction to reduce the size of the box (Patent pending) and improved quality hose for no blockages, no twists and comfortable rewinding. From 2021, the range will also feature a Garden Hose Box. Mounted to a metal spike for flexible placement in the garden and a stable hold in the ground, this hose box allows for 360° swivelling (Patent pending) for flexible and comfortable handling and reaching every corner of the garden.

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Garden lifestyle all year round The new GARDENA ClickUp! is a flexible system for the garden that offers decorative elements throughout the year and contributes to species protection. Its basis is formed by a handle made of durable FSC®-certified larch wood. Equipped with a connector, it is inspired by the Original GARDENA System, where different attachments can be mounted with just one click. This creates a firm, wobble-free connection. With different attachments depending on the Season, including an Insect Hotel, Bird Feeder, Rain Gauge, Flower Bowl and Torch Fireplace, this provides a whole host of possibilities to individualise your outdoor living space.

Your local GARDENA Sales Agent will be contacting you to take you through the range innovations in more detail. If you need any more information about the products, or the rest of the GARDENA range, please contact


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W ork place Safety B u siness




COVID-19 has had a profound effect on our lives, but what will be required to protect people in the workplace as we ease out of lockdown? Jim Roberts, product manager of visual communications specialists Beaverswood, offers some insight.

here can be little doubt that is the defining issue of our time. Its social, economic and health legacy will e with us for months perhaps e en years to come en when the crisis slips from the front pages the fallout will continue to e to e felt across whole swathes of usiness life as companies look to rebound, rebuild and re engage in a post pandemic landscape ndeed many organisations are already e ol ing changing the way they do usiness reassessing their strategies and plans to secure customers, market share and ultimately long term sur i al his e tends to health and safety in the workplace ut how will employers manage risk effecti ely and ensure people stay safe and well Duty of employers mployers ha e a duty to reduce workplace risk to the lowest reasona ly practica le le el y taking pre entati e measures hey must work with any other employers or contractors sharing the workplace so that e ery ody s health and safety is protected n the conte t of this means among other things making reasona le efforts to comply with the social distancing guidelines set out y the go ernment keeping people the correct distance apart where er possi le use screens or arriers to separate people from each other and pro ide ade uate ou will also need to pay particular attention to whether the people doing the work are especially ulnera le to protect those who might e at higher risk and remem er that social distancing will in particular continue to apply to all parts of a usiness not ust the place where people spend most of their time, but also entrances and exits, break rooms canteens and similar settings

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lan ahead for those coming to and from work y using markings and introducing one way ow at entry and e it points imilarly when it comes to workplaces and workstations some of the steps that will continue to e re uired include the use of oor tape or paint to mark areas reminding workers to keep the appropriate distance here it will not e possi le to shift workstations further apart install di iders to separate people from one

A sound strategy can help to minimise the risks

another while also keeping staff and isitors safe with protecti e screens in receptions and other common areas. emem er that you will e e pected to continue to pro ide clear guidance on the social distancing and hygiene measures that are in place to people on arri al who might include for e ample in ound deli ery dri ers or safety critical isitors with good signage and clear isual aids s we emerge from lockdown the go ernment will re uire us to continue to manage the threat of where er practically possi le o it will e incum ent on all usinesses to think long term and invest in the appropriate equipment to make sure that people remain properly and fully protected

his will include the proper use of and face co erings in daily life for at least the foreseea le future earing a transparent anti fog and scratch resistant protective face shield appro ed to standards may protect others if you are infected ut ha e not de eloped symptoms his type of protection is designed to pre ent the spread of the irus y protecting the eyes nose and mouth while also pre enting the user from touching their face t can e worn in enclosed spaces where social distancing isn t possi le Moving forward o ing forward it s important that employers continue to support their workers in using face co erings safely if they choose to wear one pro iding ad ice and following official guidance n these difficult days good signs and effecti e la elling practices protect ad ise and inform which help to keep people safer and healthier onsider incorporating them into your plans after all they are among the first line of physical defence in the attle to defeat and amplify pu lic health messages in the workplace with clarity and resonance sound strategy can help to minimise the risks so tailor your decision making to meet your specific needs the one si e fits all approach won t always work in an en ironment where the alance etween a return producti ity and people s well eing will continue to e paramount onsider your re uirements in terms of uality relia ility and performance and consider also how your supplier can add alue in helping you understand the role that signs play in securing a safer tomorrow w

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B u siness Su mmer F low ering


he Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) reports that this year’s weather has provided the optimum growing conditions* for summer owering he warm wet winter followed by the sunniest May on record and then a bout of rain in June has produced an exceptional crop of summer looms tronger igger uds and more prolific owering has created a undant displays of early looms such as lilies rhododendrons irises roses and hydrangeas and mid summer owers such as er ena rud eckia heleniums and geraniums are now coming into their own he ape of this oral e tra agan a happened at the start of August and at the four RHS Gardens the show has already begun but the seasonal overlap could pass y uickly as early summer owers are likely to start going o er ne t week urator aul ook says that thanks to steady temperatures no drought and enough rain arlow arr in arrogate is currently producing prolific displays of a wide ariety of summer owers which ha e ne er looked so good

The warm, wet winter followed by the sunniest May on record and then a bout of rain in June has produced an exceptional crop of summer blooms aul says ink water lilies white rhododendrons and pink red and white roses are still going strong and at the same time there are masses of electric lue geraniums yellow primulas and purple irises coming into ower e also ha e arieties of rud eckia looming right now creating a sea of i rant reds yellows and oranges t osemoor in e on curator on e ster says fiery displays of red hot




UK gardens and green spaces are on the verge of a unique explosion of summer colour as the peak of two flowering seasons combine to create the most dramatic spectacle seen in years, says the UK’s gardening charity, but the best of it could be over in days. pokers rud eckia dahlias and goldenrod are springing to life in the ot arden while whites lues pinks and purples ring a sense of calm in the ool arden he two rose gardens are still rimming with colour and scent arden isley in urrey is still teeming with ig lousy hydrangeas and the la ender is looking its est arden manager eter ones says here is so much to see he prairie style glasshouse borders are singing with more owers than e seen in years with eautiful reds pinks purples and lues and in the South African meadow we are seeing the most brilliant spreads of kniphofia, the red hot poker ud eckia la ender and agapanthus are having an unusually abundant year at yde all in sse and a three metre tall asylirion wheeleri is ourishing in recent conditions providing a rare treat for isitors he popular loral antasia display has also returned this year and features thousands of colourful summer owering plants

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an e ros head of yde all says lthough no season is e er the same ideal le els of sunlight warm e enings and a spot of rain has meant we have an unusually good year for owering RHS Partner Gardens are also reporting outstanding spreads of colour he ishop s Palace Garden in Somerset is awash with daylilies including hicago unrise lue sal ias and their ishop series dahlia collection is thri ing arden manager James Cross says; “Everything has come together to produce the best summer colour ha e e er seen w

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GIMA The latest innovative launches from GIMA members


ANATOMY OF A PRODUCT New Campingaz Gas Barbecue


GLEE SPECIAL Retailers can still experience aspects of the show


GLEE VIRTUAL Highlights of the digital version of the event


SERVICES AT GLEE Plenty of post-COVID solutions available


GIFTS & HOMEWARE AT GLEE Broaden your offering


GARDEN PRODUCTS AT GLEE A wide range of new SKUs


BUSINESS PROFILE What makes Stagecraft Display Ltd stand out?

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G I M A N ew Lau nch es

LOOKING AHEAD Glee 2020 might have been cancelled, but GIMA members are still eager to bring new and innovative products to market. Here’s a selection of the launches.



or the garden trade, September is all about Glee, but the cancellation of this year’s show due to the COVID-19 pandemic has failed to dampen suppliers’ enthusiasm to support retailers with innovation. The halls of the NEC may be lying empty, but GIMA members are pressing ahead with launches – here’s a glimpse of what’s new for 2021. Darlac is expanding its tool ranges, designed to drive sales in 2021. Its four new products include secateurs with a hard-wearing, tough, titanium blade,



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edging shears, a lightweight double-sided rake and an addition to its bamboo range – a hand rake. Darlac’s brand manager, Kasia Krezel said: “Bamboo has the tensile strength of steel and is recognised as one of the fastest growing plants in the world which can be harvested annually and does not require the use of fertilisers. This not only makes bamboo far more productive when compared to trees Darlac per acre, but it is also more ecofriendly, safeguarding tropical rainforests by preventing deforestation or the permanent destruction of forests.” Gardena claims that market trends demonstrate a big focus on grow-yourown and sustainable, natural solutions for plant protection. Gardena’s UK trade marketing manager, Taryn Griesse, explains: “Gardena’s new range of pump and pressure sprayers from 0.45L to 12L capacity, now offer a range of improved features such as an insertable filter for filling self brewed liquids and EasyPump battery solution – so no pumping is required on certain models.” Tarryn adds: “Gardens are increasingly associated with wellness and relaxation, and used as outdoor living spaces. With a growing desire Gardena

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to decorate outdoor spaces, Gardena is launching its ClickUp! range which includes a SkyBowl planter, rain gauge, insect hotel, bird feeder and torch fireplace Suppliers are continuing to innovate to meet demand for environmentally friendly growing media. Southern Trident’s marketing director, Paula Parker, said: “Coco & Coir™ Peat-Free growing media blocks are being relaunched to the market with striking new designs in robust recyclable and bio-degradable packaging. Even the new pre-merchandised pallet display is made from FSC board, which is fully recyclable. New for this season are peat-free coir pellets: the 100% recyclable COCO DOTS™ are wrapped in a biodegradable, compostable bag presented inside an FSC-sourced cardboard box.” Continuing the eco-friendly theme, Primeur is expanding its leading range of Coco & Coir™ by recycled rubber Southern Trident garden products, made from former tyres, to meet demand for on-trend grey tones in gardens and outdoor living areas. Primeur’s sales director, Jenny Douthwaite, explained: “We will be listing one of our best-selling recycled lightweight e i le ru er borders – the Ultra Curve EZ border 9 and 15cm – featuring Brick design, in grey, whereas it had only been available in Earth until now. We will also be offering our best-selling recycled rubber stepping stone, Railroad Tie, in grey as well.”

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N ew Lau nch es G I M A brand of plant fertiliser and drip feeders Taylors Bulbs is responding to rising and Get Off range of animal repellents, interest in kitchen gardening by boosting insecticides and natural detergents. its offering. Ian Clark, business manager Nigel Thompson, head of sales at at Taylors Bulbs, Sipcam Home & Garden, said: “The new said: “Following agreement will allow our customers to on from the surge easily access combined product portfolios in demand for selfwith an excellent synergy from one single sufficiency and supplier. We are delighted to be working grow-your-own in with Blumen International at a time March and April, when the natural gardening and pet Taylors Bulbs has care categories are ripe for expansion.” introduced fi e ith interest in outdoor li ing at an new seed potato all-time high following lockdown, RSW arieties for spring International – often recognised as a 2021 to add to specialist in the Christmas and pet product its burgeoning categories – is expanding its Outdoor range of o er Taylors Bulbs ining ollection for following a arieties hese strong summer season. Lee Kennerley, will e a aila le to order from ugust head of garden & leisure at RSW for deli ery in ecem er and International, said: “We found that our January 2021.” The increased range will garden and leisure clientele are looking for complement Taylors Bulbs’ line-up product that is great alue includes stylish of onion sets, shallots, garlic and growdesigns and are designed de eloped and your own arieties destined for sale in supplied by a UK-based business.” spring 2021. Finally, for the new season, Vegepod Sipcam Home & will be building on the success of its new Garden, the company ege ag which won the co eted ehind the ecofecti e® RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the and RHS Garden Year award. Aimed at gardeners Care ranges, is who are seeking to grow fruit and announcing a major egeta les in small spaces the expansion after it Vegebag features Vegepod’s signed a deal with signature mesh which offers Blumen International full protection from pests, with that will see Sipcam amazing growth rates and high distribute Blumen’s yields – while the product, product portfolio which is a aila le in two si es across the UK and is collapsible for easy storage. Republic of Ireland. Neil Urry, head of UK sales and Blumen supplies a operations at Vegepod, said: substantial number of “Grow-your-own is a hot topic that UK stockists with its Fito Sipcam Home & Garden


we elie e will continue strongly into Following lockdown, and the prestigious RHS Chelsea award, sales of the Vegebag ha e really taken off For further information about GIMA, please call (01959) 564947 or w ABOUT

The Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association (GIMA) is a membership organisation of around 150 members representing the majority share of suppliers and manufacturers operating within the UK gardening industry. The range of services and support provided for members is extensive, offering something for all members, regardless of size or heritage.


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NEW from Mr. Fothergill’s Seeds for the 2020/2021 Season A Complete Makeover for Lawn Seed Mr Fothergill’s range of high-quality grass seed benefits from new formulations and new packaging for this season. The packaging aims to clearly show consumers which one is best for their needs. Available in 250g, 500g, 1.5kg or 1.25kg cartons and 10kg and 20kg bulk bags, the new formulations include an extra tough TOUGH LAWN, now resistant to dog patch yellowing as well as heavy wear and the all new premium blend, QUICK LAWN, which geminates in just a few days but is slow


growing for reduced mowing. The full line up of lawn grass seed blends also includes ALL ROUND LAWN, SHOW LAWN, SHADY LAWN and a with and without rye 250g patch packs. Suggested selling prices for the cartons range from £3.25 for the with rye patch pack up to £20.25 for the 1.5kg Quick Lawn. Bulk display options are available for the 500g cartons of both ALL ROUND LAWN and TOUGH LAWN.

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Mr Fothergill’s RHS Award of Garden Merit flower and vegetables ranges have been hugely popular since their launch 3 years ago and this year sees the expansion of the RHS seed offering with new flower seed mixes aimed at novice gardeners. These mixes are easy to sow and grow. There are 6 mixes to choose from, each packaged in cartons containing enough seed to cover 20 square metres. The seed in diluted with buckwheat husks to make sowing easier. Mixes include Flowers for Wildlife Cool Mix, Flowers for Wildlife Bright Mix, Cottage Garden, Flowers for Bees, Flowers for Insects and Flowers for Birds. They all have a RRP of £5.99.

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British native wildflowers have been a real focus of interest for gardeners in recent years and Mr Fothergill’s have responded with an even greater choice of seeds of these popular varieties for the 2021 season’s range. The previous offering of 14 varieties in its main ranges has been extended to 25 along with the introduction of a wildflower and wildlife attracting hot spot stand. The new hot spot displays all 25 wildflowers along with a selection of 27 cultivated flower varieties that are particularly good for wildlife, providing a good source of pollen and nectar for many insects and seeds for birds. RRP’s from £1.85 to £3.60.

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CATERPILLAR FUN for Little Gardeners


It’s easy for children to start plants off in their very own fun caterpillar greenhouse. With a RRP of £11.00, this new addition to the popular Little Gardeners range from Johnsons includes everything needed for children to learn how to sow seeds and look after them as they grow, following simple steps.






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Johnsons has redesigned its popular Microgreens seed range for the 2021 season. With new look packets and point of sale, the collection of eight varieties and two high quality growing kits provide all year round greens, from a windowsill.

Each windowsill friendly kit comprises of a reusable caterpillar shaped propagator tray and lid along with basil, pepper (sweet) and tomato seeds. It also contains a handy leaflet with clear instructions, growing tips and a pizza recipe, plus mess-free expandable compost pellets and wooden labels on which children can write the variety they are growing. Available in outers of just four or on the stand as part of the Little Gardeners collection.

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The refreshed packets introduce colour bands for easy identification of each variety and the display stands include new price coded header cards. The packaging design has also been updated for the Microgreens growing kit and seed sprouter. Microgreens are virtually ‘instant’ vegetables that can be grown indoors. Easy and quick to grow, some varieties can be ready to pick in as little as two weeks, with the vitamin-rich leaves providing a fresh intensity to meals. The seed range includes beetroot, fenugreek and radish for leaf and have RRPs starting from £2.20. The Microgreens Growing Kit (RRP £4.99) is a high quality reusable growing tray which includes three packets of seeds. Once the ‘micro leaves’ are ready, Johnsons compact Micro Snips (RRP £3.99), with spring action handles, are an easy way to harvest your crops. The Microgreens Kitchen Seed Sprouter has an RRP £11.99 and is a convenient and economical way to produce continuous crops of fresh seed sprouts such as alfalfa and mung beans, as well as the baby leaves of microgreens.

Organic growing continues to be an increasingly popular trend and more recently gardeners have been looking to include growing their flowers from organic seed. In response to this, Johnsons have added 15 new organic flower seeds to the existing range of 38 organic vegetables. Produced without the use of pesticides or other chemicals, these beautiful flowers are a great introduction for gardeners interested in organic home-gardening. Many varieties will also help attract bees and other pollinators to the garden.

For more details visit or contact your local sales representative.

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Produ cts Campingaz

CAMPINGAZ® 4 SERIES ONYX S GAS BARBECUE he fla our o ood cooked outdoors. he warm glow o e enings y lantern light. hese are the moments and memories that inspire the team at ampingaz® and ha e done so or o er years. ince the rand has enhanced people s e perience o the outdoors and continues to inno ate and inspire through its ar ecue range. All new for 2021 New for 2021, the Campingaz ® Onyx S Gas Barbecue offers fresh styling, innovative new technologies and unique features to enhance the consumer’s barbecuing experience. New engineered design The new Campingaz ® 4 Series Onyx S features a new and unique appearance, including: • Stylish T-shaped body, side tables and lid design combining crisp edges and smooth curves • Handles that are more substantial and have a premium feel • A raised grilling height for increased comfort • Sturdy side tables with convenient Push 2 Fold mechanism • Storage space for gas bottles up to 13kg within chassis New innovation and technology - InstaClean® Aqua Pro Introducing InstaClean® Aqua Pro. This system lets the dishwasher ease the urden of clean up and also features water filled slide out grease drawers to retain cooking residue, with a drain and waste box with filter in each door for easy disposal InstaClean® parts are remo a le and t in a dishwasher for easy cleaning

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RRP: £599.99 Versatile cooking and grilling options with ampingaz® Culinary Modulars Simply take out the inner ring of the cast iron Culinary Modular Grid and insert one of the various Campingaz ® Culinary Modular Barbecue Accessories including; paella pan, pizza stone, wok and chicken roaster. A more e tensi e product port olio Campingaz ® provides a complete range of barbecues with clearly categorised features across a range of retail prices for all consumers, including: • Portable barbecues for camping and weekends away • Barbecues for balconies and restricted spaces • Full size, fully-featured family barbecues • Planchas for convenience and cooking versatility o find out more a out the full collection or to arrange an appointment to see the range on display at its Bristol showroom until 2 October 2020 please contact Ian Taylor at Campingaz: / 07889 143413

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VIRTUAL GLEE Engaging online content from the event


SERVICES AT GLEE Services that would have been showcased


HOME AND GIFTWARE Inspiring new additions to market


GARDEN PRODUCTS The latest outdoor items available

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GLEE GATHERING Hyve Group is proud to present Glee Gathering taking place virtually on 15 and 16 September 2020. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the way we do business, this year Hyve Group’s shows will be going virtual; Glee’s physical edition will now be replaced by virtual forum, Glee Gathering.


ommunity is at the core of what makes Hyve Group’s shows so special and whilst the events industry remains on lockdown, Glee Gathering has been designed to bring the industry together, even when we remain apart, providing a key hub for industry professionals in the UK and around the world.

Glee Gathering has been designed to bring the industry together, even when we remain apart, providing a key hub for industry professionals in the UK and around the world Bringing together the key elements of what makes Glee one of the UK’s most important retail trade shows, Glee Gathering will provide key industry insights as well as a first hand look at the latest products, trends and collections. The exclusive virtual forum has been designed in close communication with the show’s brands and regular buyers to cater to the needs of the industry as a whole at what continues to be a turbulent and uncertain time. An exclusive content programme will pro ide access to of the minute industry intel trend insights peer to peer panel sessions and more mong the line up


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are Blue Diamond Group’s Alan Roper, Mintel’s Simon Moriarty, digital marketing experts Social B, as well as a range of retailers and market experts from across the horticultural and retail industries. Key topics of discussion will include reimaging the garden centre retail space post COVID, key trend insights and updates, customer experience, sustainability and digital marketing. Glee Gathering will also host an impressive array of brands from across the garden care, landscaping, hospitality, plants, outdoor entertainment and home sectors. Dedicated Virtual Showrooms will provide buyers with an easy and accessible way to discover new brands and see what their current partners have to offer. The Virtual Showrooms will provide carefully curated rand line ups across the lee we site ynamic profiles will allow rands to put their best virtual foot forward and buyers will be able to take a virtual tour, via lookbooks, video content, rich editorial, brand imagery and more. Another exciting development is the Product Showcase. Giving brands the opportunity to take buyers on showroom tours, or simply talk through their latest collection, the Product Showcase offers e hi itors the chance to su mit a fi e minute video to be shown to buyers during a sector specific time slot ector categories will include: garden centres; outdoor entertainment and decoration; landscaping; home and gift; and pets. Glee Gathering is open to all buyers and takes place on 15 and 16 September 2020.

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G lee G ath ering G lee G ath ering Glee will return for its next physical edition with Glee at Spring Fair from 7-11 February 2021. Hosted at the NEC irmingham pring air is the definiti e marketplace for the home and gift industry esigned to pro ide uyers the opportunity to find new suppliers and product inspiration Spring Fair is the UK’s destination for more than 50,000 retail professionals and 2,500 exhibitors.

Glee will return for its next physical edition with Glee at Spring Fair from 7 -11 February 2021 Glee at Spring Fair showcases suppliers from Glee’s core show sectors including: landscaping and garden decoration, garden care, plants and outdoor entertaining ro iding access to an e tensi e product range including e erything from garden care to garden d cor lee at pring air pro ides a pre-season touchpoint for Glee’s retailers and exhibitors to meet, network and do business. Visitors and buyers who wouldn’t usually see garden related products at the standalone lee show can disco er the latest concepts and trends for 2020, and source products, from small indoor plant pots to statement outdoor furniture. Brands exhibiting at Glee at Spring Fair will include: Fargro, Chain Products, Hellofresh, Gedney Bulb Company, Woodensoul, Chirpy Bird Foods and more.

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What is Strulch Strulch © is a light and easy to use garden mulch made from wheat straw for organic gardening. A patented process is used to ‘preserve’ the straw so that it lasts for up to two years and gives an earthy brown colour. Strulch has a neutral pH and can be used throughout the garden on borders, raised beds, around cultivated fruit and on vegetable plots. • Spend less time weeding Strulch reduces weed growth by up to 95% • Save water Strulch helps retain moisture around plants • Improve your soil Strulch enriches soil and its structure • Use all around the garden Strulch is suitable around flowers, shrubs, fruit and vegetables • Save time and money Strulch, the straw garden mulch, lasts up to two years, spreading the cost, saving water and fertiliser, making your plants grow healthier and stronger and giving you more time to relax. • Slug and Snail deterrent The physical properties of Strulch together with the embedded minerals deters slugs and snails

Want to stock Strulch - The Straw Mulch with Slug and Snail Deterrent? Visit our website to see how we advertise our stockists. Our extensive advertising campaign generates ‘hits’ on our site. Each bag covers 3 x 1sqm. Minimum order 1 pallet x 48 bags delivered within 3 working days. Discounts for multiple pallets. Call for a quotation: 01943 863610 01943 863610

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Serv ices Latest Produ cts at G lee


The following is a round up of the services that would’ve been on show at this year’s Glee in September

EOTHO Scheme Corby & Fellas Corby & Fellas has upgraded its WinRetail EPoS module to handle the government’s EOTHO scheme, which starts on 3 August. The scheme gives diners in cafes/restaurants a discount of up to £10 each. Although simple in concept, it requires the number of diners, the cost of food and drinks (excluding alcohol and tips) to be considered when calculating the customer’s bill. WinRetail EPoS does this automatically, without the need for calculators at the till.

Temporary Walkway Fordingbridge Fordingbridge has been listening to its customer requests from within the garden centre industry. Following reopening and restrictions on entry, many stores faced queuing customers waiting to enter their stores. While fair weather presented little issue, owners reported that customer numbers dropped on days of excessive hot sun and especially rain. The long-standing, trusted company reacted, with the development of a covered walkway which can e installed promptly and efficiently with no groundworks.

Bespoke Loyalty Scheme App Garden Connect

Timber Displays is an established company set up to provide treated timber display products to the garden centre and nursery industry. Although it won’t be able to show you its products in person this year at the shows, it is still very much open for business and can offer a full range of products to suit your needs and to add an attractive feature to your outlet.

Garden Connect has launched its new bespoke loyalty scheme app for garden centres. The app is fully integrated with ePOS systems like OpSuite and offers personal coupons and instant promotions to cardholders. The free app is developed and branded for individual garden centres. Customers can also use the app as a digital card, access personal details and their points history.

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Latest Produ cts at G lee Serv ices Temporary and semi-permanent integrated or standalone business extensions Worldwide Structures Worldwide Structures is a temporary structure company, that specilaises in supplying buildings to garden centres and retail outlets. These buildings are designed to meet your requirements and can be installed almost anywhere. The structures can be standalone or attached to your existing buildings. They can be built on almost any surface without the need for groundworks/foundations. Installed in a matter of days, your extension can be ready to use with minimum disruption to your business.

Covid Signs HFE Signs HFE Signs has created and manufactured a range of hygiene procedure signs oor stickers mask stickers portable hygiene screens and more. These signs, designed to help garden centres open with safe social distancing measures, are available now and start in price from £1.45.

Sale & Leaseback LRI LLP If your business needs a cash injection to help navigate the COVID crisis, you may wish to consider a sale and leaseback of the freehold interest to your business premises. This allows you to realise the full value of the site while securing the long-term future of your business occupancy on YOUR terms. LRI LLP is a commercial property specialist who can advise you through this whole process including sourcing investors and drafting suitable lease terms.

Hampshire Barrel Vault Canopy Clovis Canopies The latest product launched by Clovis Canopies in 2020 is ideal for garden centres looking to cover their outdoor sales areas with a robust product at an affordable price that doesn’t compromise on quality. Starting at £8,336 this canopy is a lightweight version of its Crescent Barrel vault canopy and sports a galvanised frame covered with a waterproof PVC fabric that has 70%+ light transmission and will give many years of trouble-free service.


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Looking for a peat free compost that really works?...

Dalefoot Composts range of premium peat free organic compost. Made from potash-rich bracken and water-retaining wool - perfectly blended into professional standard growing media for every gardening need. Our composts offer: • • • • •


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Spice up your home and giftware ranges with this wide variety of impressive products that would have appeared at Glee this year

Potted Succulents Floralsilk

Secret Garden Soap The Old Curiosity Distillery

Floralsilk has a new range of potted succulents in a variety of vessels. From gorgeous grey geometric patterns, copper and terracotta to crisp clean white pots, there is something to suit every taste and budget. With greenery in the home known to be good for the soul, this is one way to lift spirits and make the most of a living space. Prices start from £2.29.

Crafted in partnership with Purealba, The Old Curiosity Distillery has created a range of completely natural soaps, inspired by its award-winning Secret Garden Gins. There are four varieties of soaps: The Florist, The Gardener, The Botanist and The Herbalist. Each soap has its own healing properties and instance aromas without the use of any chemicals.

The New Normal?! Woodmansterne Woodmansterne is delighted to launch ‘The New Normal?!’, a light-hearted take on our strange new world through some of its favourite humour ranges. Featuring Quentin Blake, Hysterical Heritage, Fred, Off The Leash and more, this collection of 42 designs is sure to get your customers smiling!

Flamingo Adjustable Cane Classic Canes This stylish and fashionable cane features a pattern of pink and peach amingoes in a variety of poses on a light grey background. The cane is patterned on both handle and shaft and is fitted with a smart chrome collar and a non-slip rubber ferrule. The height is adjustable between 73 and 95cm. An ideal gift for a fashionable cane user.

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Panza Stripe Planter Ivyline Tapping into the brand’s favourite coastal trend, the Panza stripe planter brings a sense of calm and tranquility to anywhere it sits. Crafted with a premium glaze, it’s also waterproof and stable in the sunlight. Since this pot looks even more beautiful when offset with greenery, Ivyline recommends styling with an aloe vera or Chinese money plant. See what takes your fancy.

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Latest Produ cts at G lee H ome & G iftw are Green Purifying Indoor Plants Air So Pure Clean air with the right plants! Air So Pure® consists of a group of plants whose health enefits ha e een scientifically pro en hese “natural air cleaners” are especially selected for their strong air purifying effect. The presence of these plants, which purify the air in an office or home, creates a healthier and more comfortable space and therefore better wellbeing and productivity and less illness.

Wild Gin The Old Curiosity Distillery

Iron Lantern with Micro LED Kaemingk Trendy and stylish Micro LED solar lantern to brighten up those summer nights! Available in different colours and styles so customers can pick their ideal look. The full range is available through Kaemingk’s webshop or in its showroom.

The newest addition to The Old uriosity istillery s ecret arden in collection ild is a tri ute to the Flow Country and the work of the RSPB. The gin is distilled with nine wild botanicals, some of which can be found in the world’s largest blanket bog in the northern tip of Scotland. A twist on the classic ondon dry gin ild allows the a ours of the indigenous her s to come through in the taste and aroma, resulting in a beautifully comple and alanced gin

Dorset Draft 5% Medium Cider The Purbeck Cider Co. Dorset Draft is a mouth-watering and deliciously crisp medium cider with sweet apple notes balanced y a sharp culinary in uence t s blended from 100% single pressed British apples, many of which come from Dorset’s long forgotten traditional trees, including those in Purbeck’s own orchards. You won t find any artificial a ourings or additives and the champagne yeast used gives this cider a softly sparkling perfectly smooth finish


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Choccy Scoffy Christmas Town Tip Top Gift Monty Bojangles The new Choccy Scoffy Christmas Town Tip Top from onty o angles is the perfect festi e gift he truf es are within the original rich and chocolatey cocoa dusted truf es coated with a generous dusting of e uisite bitter-sweet cocoa powder. They are truly a chocoholic’s dream truf e recipe which has won a reat aste ward in he eautiful o has space to personalise the names of the gifter and recipient of this wonderful o of truf es

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The perfect ploughman’s!

This year it’s all about snuggling in, sustainably. Stock Coffee Logs this season. Fire logs made with recycled coffee grounds.

Truly sustainable. Made in the UK.

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YOUR KEY TO PROFITABILITY, FLEXIBILITY, & CHOICE. The New Greenworks 4V (2x24V) range uses the power provided by two separate 24-volt batteries. The new platform allows the battery to be used in over 20 garden and DIY tools from lawnmowers and grass trimmers, to chainsaws drills and grinders. The New Greenworks 4V (2x24V) Range offers the power and performance of petrol with no emissions, simple starting, minimal servicing, lightweight, powerful and ease of use

The Garden Equipment Wholesaler


Become a Greenworks stockist today Call 01793 333220 or visit

Release equity by selling the freehold interest to your property then lease it back under terms to suit your business requirements LRI LLP (with associates John Arkwright & Co. have extensive experience in commercial property and have investors willing to pay a full market price for garden centre freeholds. We can assist you to design leases that are entirely bespoke to you from 5 to 25 years with legislative protection to allow you to renew at lease expiry. Please get in touch for a no commitment consultation. Call 020 3908 6986 or email


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H ome & G iftw are Latest Produ cts at G lee Lyme Bay Traditional Mead LBW Drinks Ltd

Christmas Home Range – Fleece Throws & Cushions Portfolio Home

Traditional Mead has been one of the fastest selling lines from LBW Drinks since lockdown. The business combines a unique blend of English and Mexican honey with handpicked spices and ferment to create its full a oured and award-winning product. Perfect enjoyed chilled by the glass with the alance of acidity and sweetness gi ing a full bodied lingering taste, perfect as a marinade and an excellent partner to caramelised dishes. Part of a range of meads from LBW Drinks.

Get Christmas all wrapped up with home textile products for your garden centre. Choose from a range of afforda le festi e herpa eece throws or quality Christmas cushions. nsuring you ha e the right seasonal stock may help add on sales in one of the busiest trading periods of the year. Don’t get left out in the cold request your free Christmas home brochure today. New Look for Entire Range of Chutneys & Preserves Bramble Foods Ltd

Vintage Cog Clocks Lesser & Pavey

fter twel e years of solid growth Bramble Foods has launched a new look across all its products manufactured in Market Harborough. ery loaf cake and more than arieties of chutneys pickles preser es marmalades and curds now has a unique, hand-drawn label to re ect the care and effort that goes into Bramble’s small batch production. he fresh look will li en up the shel es at garden centres gi ing sales an extra boost coming out of lockdown.

These eyecatching timepieces are a aila le in multiple different sizes and colours. Each one is attracti ely gift boxed and makes a perfect gift for the home as these are great for any stylish traditional or contemporary home.

RHS Licenced Greeting Cards UK Greetings Limited

Submerged Flowers range Fallen Fruits

A beautiful range of Royal Horticultural Society licensed greetings cards featuring photographic imagery from the RHS Lindley library and botanical artwork drawn from the archi e aila le in a range of blank cards, birthday greetings, milestone ages and occasions aila le to select as indi idual designs or on a bespoke free-of-charge spinner.

With the Fallen Fruits ‘Submerged Flowers’ line of ases e eryone can create their own underwater art. Let your customers en oy owers for longer he u merged lowers line offers se eral options a concept that the consumer can use to create underwater art and a ready-made concept as a sustaina le alternati e to a ou uet of owers total package with which e tra re enue can e generated aila le now with a range of accessories including distilled water and caps to enable the ases to e presented as gifts

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Latest Produ cts at G lee G arden Produ cts


Take a look at a selection of newly launched garden products which were set to be showcased at Glee this year, from pots and planters to battery powered kit

Lawn Feed & Improver with rootgrow 4.5kg Empathy by PlantWorks Ltd

Following three years R&D, mpathy y lant orks launched Supreme Green Lawn Feed and Improver with rootgrow. No other lawn feed contains lant orks uni ue biology of mycorrhizal fungi and eneficial acteria that will act cumulatively to build a healthier, more robust lawn. Also in the range is Lawn Seed with added rootgrow and i uid Lawn Feed rich in seaweed extract and amino acids to stimulate root growth and help produce a lush lawn.

Row Collection Capi Europe The design planter out of the Row collection is made with recycled materials and is 100% recyclable. The planter is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The orange inside of the planter is intended to represent their place of origin, but also provides the planters with insulation, offering your extra protection against heat in summer and cold in winter. This extra layer provides extra firmness to the planter which makes it fracture resistant he planter also has a year warranty Campingaz® 4 Series Premium S Campingaz

Developed by Wildlife World and TV naturalist Simon King, this charming country cabin is a variation of its best selling brushwood robin nester, and ideal for the Christmas gifting market t pro ides an open style nesting site which some species prefer, with a sheltered area for smaller birds to use in harsher weather to aid survival. The metal frame gives the cabin strength, and the roof has a cosy liner, with a low wall to provide the divide between entrance and nesting space.

The new Campingaz® 4 Series Premium S S gas barbecue features a uni ue stylish design leaning is effortless thanks to InstaClean® ua all parts of the fire o can e placed in the dishwasher and it also features water filled slide out grease drawers to retain cooking residue, as well as an optional drain and waste o with filter for easy disposal. The new burner and grid design remo es the re uirement for burner protectors, greatly reducing aring during cooking while the Campingaz® Blue Flame stainless steel burners deliver even heat across the entire cooking area

Cabin Nester from Simon King wildlife Wildlife World


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PADI PILLOWS PADI Pillows. A versatile, hands-free stand perfect for holding any mobile

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Whether it is the long-time allotmenteer or the new CV19 veg grower on lockdown at home, Franchi offers a full range of biodiverse and exciting seed varieties with flavour that people actually want to grow. And as seed producers, we can guarantee not only traceability and quality, but also no post transition shortages in seed levels. Stocking a Franchi range, large or small offers you: • A huge choice of veg, flower, specialist and branded Eden Project seed ranges • Beautifully presented, unique high quality varieties with a proper seed count • Endangered, Heritage and Ethical vegetables that support Biodiversity • Endorsed by Slow Food UK and Vegetarian Society Vegan approved • Keep your costs under control with no outers or minimum re-order quantities

W W W. S E E D S O F I TA LY.C O M Contact us on 0208 427 5020 or email us at for details of how Franchi can support you in these difficult times.

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Freya Vitavia Greenhouses

is the rand s first su strate specifically developed for growing vegetables. On top of that, this substrate is 100% vegan.The nutrient-rich VEGGIEPON is fortified with egan fertiliser and premium egeta le coal which means that users will always have an optimal, rich harvest that is in harmony with nature.

The Vitavia Freya greenhouse features a unique, freestanding pent design offering all the advantages of a lean-to but without the restrictions of ha ing to fi it to a wall t is ideal for gardens with restricted space he sloped roof means that head room is at a premium at over 7ft and has integrated guttering to the rear. The 6mm polycarbonate roof helps to protect plants from scorching while retaining heat in the winter. The Freya 8x8 greenhouse has two opening side window, one louvre window for circulation and 3mm toughened safety glass to the sides.

ONDULINE EASYLINE Onduline Building Products Ltd ONDULINE EASYLINE sheet is an eco-friendly lightweight corrugated roof sheet, suitable for small to medium sized roof applications and is available in a range of bright colours to gi e any roof a i rant finish whether a garden shed children’s playhouse or garden storage building. ONDULINE EASYLINE is a perfect garden DIY product; extremely easy to install and available in a retail friendly standalone pallet complete with accessories and fi ings

Wool Compost for Potting Dalefoot Composts Wool Compost for Potting is perfect for growing in pots, tubs and hanging baskets where water retention is key. Also available is Wool Compost™ Ericaceous for container growing all acid-loving plants. Wool Compost™ for Vegetables & Salads helps to grow organic, healthy produce in this professional growing medium for vegetable patches and containers.

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Latest Produ cts at G lee G arden Produ cts Wensleydale Churn Yorkshire Flowerpots The Wensleydale Churn is sold in full pallet quantities and there are 54 planters per pallet. The Wensleydale hurn is one of fi e new products that were launched at lee he orkshire lowerpot range is manufactured from ro ust orkshire natural red clay which is fired to a temperature in e cess of degrees centigrade he manufacturing process results in a high strength lue core gi ing the product an unri alled a ility to withstand e treme winter weather

Hose Box GARDENA he new superior range of hose o es from pro ides the ma imum freedom and e i ility to water gardens of all si es ll hose o es are made with a high uality spring for relia le winding and oll ontrol for safe controlled hose retraction ith short locking points for comforta le and effortless handling and a hose guide to ensure e en hose roll up ll hose o es are frost and proof and come with a fi e year uality warranty

Mr Fothergill’s RHS Flowers Seed Mixes Mr Fothergill’s i ower seed mi es de eloped in partnership with the e perts at the hese mi es are aimed at ine perienced gardeners looking for an easy and efficient way to fill their garden with colour ach carton contains enough seed for up to 20 square metres. The seed is diluted with natural uck wheat husks to aid e en sowing ll the mi es pro ide a great food source for wildlife as well as eing highly decorati e

Azalea Japonica De Waele – Wilwoodii The Azalea japonica is a constant feature in garden centres ecause they stand out with their intense oral splendour t the nursery with more than years of e perience the usiness has made a selection of the most eautiful and est growing arieties hey are a aila le in different pot si es


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Liquid Biostimulants & Mycorrhizal Fungi Suitable for Organic Growing Lower Chemical Inputs Sustainable and Natural Ingredients Biologically Active Organic and Vegan Friendly • 01795 411527 •

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Latest Produ cts at G lee G arden Produ cts

Bathgate Aquatic Compost Bathgate Traditionally formulated Aquatic Compost containing all essential ingredients for a wide range of aquatic and marginal plants. Available in 25L bag size; the 10L bag size has been discontinued.

Coffee Logs Bio-Bean 2x24V 36cm Lawn Mower Handy Distribution Greenworks powerful battery systems launches its newest product range of 48V (2x24V). The 48-volt 36cm cordless lawnmower uses the power provided by two separate 24-volt batteries. One of the two lightweight batteries can also be swapped into a line-trimmer, hedge cutter or any of the other products in the 24V range, where weight and manoeuvrability are paramount. Greenworks products offer the power and performance of petrol with no emissions, simple starting, minimal servicing, lightweight, powerful and ease of use.

offee ogs are compact eco friendly fire logs made from recycled coffee grounds. Made in Cambridgeshire from spent coffee grounds, these logs are truly sustainable. In fact, each log contains the grounds from around 25 cups of coffee, all collected from coffee shops across the UK. And Coffee Logs really turn up the heat. They burn 20% hotter and longer than kiln-dried wood. Coffee Logs help reduce waste, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and can help us build back greener.

Multi-Purpose Compost Durston Garden Products Ltd Multi-Purpose Compost from Durstons Garden Products contains essential plant nutrients. Its wetting agent is blended for water absorption, aeration and drainage. Available in 10L to 60L bags, these can be supplied to garden retailers in full 20 pallet loads or as part of a mixed pallet.


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D20 20V Cordless Pruning Saw Draper Tools Draper Tools has introduced an ultra-compact and powerful pruning saw. Despite its lightweight and compact design, it delivers fast and powerful cutting. Thanks to the impressive D20 lithium-ion battery technology, it cuts up to 60mm diameter of wood and even 3mm of metal - ideal for cutting through nails holding fence panels together. Being cordless it can be used freely around the garden with ease. It’s part of Draper’s D20 series of cordless power tools, where one battery conveniently powers every tool in the range.

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Our company is specialised in the production of conifers, Cupressus macr. 'Goldcrest Wilma' and Chamaecyparis laws. ‘Ellwoodii’. We also provide very beautiful Camellia, Rhododendron, Azalea Japonica, Pieris & Choisya. Interested? Want to know our prices? Please contact us, we’re at your service from Monday till Friday.

Over 700 models in stock. Please contact us for our trade catalogue: Tel 01460 75686

New and second hand aluminium benching: Fixed, Semi rolling, mobile and sales benches.

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Company Profile Stagecraft Display Ltd


Garden Centre Retail speaks with Dylan Penri, the marketing executive at Stagecraft Display Ltd to find out how the company works within the garden centre industry Can you give us a brief outline of the brand? Stagecraft has been at the forefront of garden centre retail display for more than 30 years. Based in Mid Wales, the company began life manufacturing plant benching and timber displays. As the company has grown so have its services and product range. What makes the company different to your competitors? Renowned throughout the garden centre industry for its superior quality plant benching and plantarea design and installation services Stagecraft also offers a wide range of interior retail display products for every eventuality, offering a ‘one stop shop’ service for any garden centre retailer. Its manufacturing facility boasts modern machinery and skilled craftsman that have the ability to fulfil orders of high or low volumes built to Stagecraft’s high quality standards. What support are you offering garden centres? With a dedicated sales team, Stagecraft is equipped to advise customers on the right product for their needs, choosing from an extensive range of standard products, adapting existing designs and also offering a full bespoke design and installation service. For larger retail areas and projects, the company offers a consultation, layout and design service involving site visit, survey and consultations


to develop and plan projects to the customers’ needs Why should a garden centre work with your brand? The company has built a loyal customer base over many years working with independent garden centres along with the larger chain stores and has a wealth of products and services aimed at all aspects of garden centre retail. The business has built a reputation for quality products that are built to last and are a trusted name in the industry. Stagecraft has innovated garden centre retail display by keeping up to date with new sales trends, working with its customers to produce specialised displays, notably its current houseplant display range. The specially designed range offers retailers a practical and stylish solution that maximises plant and linked sales, providing plant care features for longer shelf life. What’s the next step for the brand? The company was set to showcase its latest instalment of new products at Glee 2020. Visit and join its mailing list to keep up to date with its latest news and offers. Who are the key contacts? • Matthew Wood: Business Development Manager • Ray Scott: Business Development Manager • Ian Betton: Senior Designer • Catherine Morgan: Sales

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