GTN March/April 2022 - Garden Trade News, UK

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The Garden Press Event Gift range from Bulldog is fit for a queen

Kids appeal with Jardinopia pots

Bulldog Tools was proud to launch its new Pedigree V&A Collection, a hand trowel and fork manufactured in lightweight, easy to clean, stainless steel and FSC accredited ash. Both tool designs bear beautifully etched patterns from the V&A archive on their blades, which become more prominent when soil collects within the pattern. Tools come with a lifetime guarantee and are housed within sustainable, hard-wearing gift boxes with beautiful eye-catching heritage patterns. Stuart Elsom, Managing Director of Bulldog Tools comments: “We are very proud that Bulldog Tools, with a 240-year UK manufacturing heritage, is partnering with the world-renowned V&A Museum, celebrating designs from their wonderful fabric archive, precisely etched onto our quality gardening hand tools. Presented in stylish and sustainable V&A ‘design led’ packaging, these tools are the perfect gift for any gardener.”

With Disney and Beatrix Potter licences, Jardinopia has added new designs to garden wear, tools and Eco pots. From Peter Rabbit and Winnie the Pooh, 101 Dalmations and Mickey Mouse, the designs appeal to adults and children alike. New for 2022 are eco fabric pots with bright floral designs from Iona Buchanan and Disney motiffs. Made from recycled plastic bottles they can be used either as pots or pot covers.

DLF Seeds celebrates sales successes

With several brands and a number of products in its portfolio, representatives from DLF Seeds were certainly kept busy. As well as winning accolades for its environmental credentials such as powering its office with renewable energy, Neudorff is celebrating the quiet success of Mildew Clear for Edibles. This new fungicide, which can also be used on ornamentals, is already proving to be a good seller. Neudorff has substantive research facilities looking at pests and diseases that cause problems across the globe. It’s hoped some might be on course to translate into more new products for gardeners in the future.

Another of its brands, Johnsons Lawn Seed is recording high sales in Tuff Grass, its hardwearing seed mix able to resist the effects of dog urine. The tough root systems of the grass means that although leaves become discoloured, they will grow back again. Behind the scenes work is also progressing collecting evidence to illustrate the carbon storage potential of grass lawns. Data is still in a raw form but when it’s presented, this along with lowering temperatures and reducing water run-off, will be a significant boost to champion grass lawns especially in urban areas.

Winning seed tray from Wildlife World

The prize for Best New Product, as voted by visitors of The Garden Press Event, was the Natural Rubber Seed Tray from Wildlife World. In two sizes with 20 or 30 cells and FSC certification from the Fair Rubber Association these non-plastic trays can be used again and again.

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