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PRODUCTS AND MERCHANDISING

Knitting nostalgia? Try these quirky pots from Stewart

Neudorff’s nematodes are UK retail first Neudorff made a big impact at Glee with the launch of a range of nematodes that do not require refrigeration and can therefore be more easily accommodated as a retail line. The range earned a deserved New Product Award. Targeting troublesome leatherjackets, chafer grubs and vine weevils, which can cause destruction to lawns and ornamental plants, the range can be stored on shelves for up to six months. This is a first for the UK, where they have previously been available only online or by mail order. Predatory nematodes – small worms that have adapted to live in almost every ecosystem in the world – enter the pest’s body, release bacteria that poison its blood, then feed on the host’s tissue. Neudorff nematodes come in compact ‘globe’ packaging in individual soluble bio-pouches (SRPs from £14.99 to £29.99), which can be added directly to water and applied using a watering can, sprayer or the new hose-end NemaSprayer (SRP £13.99). Children and pets can enter treated areas immediately after application. Packs carry a use-by date. Neudorff’s UK sales director Jude Beharall, sales director for said: “Being 100% natural it complements our product

offering perfectly and also provides great benefits to garden centres, which can now stock nematodes directly on the shelf without refrigeration, making this type of pest control more accessible to their customers.” Information: neudorff-trade.co.uk OR T: 0121 767 1821.

Kelkay launch Portfolio ceramic paving The new Portfolio range of porcelain paving was a true eye-catcher on the Kelkay stand at Glee. Easy-to-shop presentation should ensure this beautiful, strong and versatile material will attract attention in-store. Kelkay has been working on the value end of its offer too. The Landscape Project, also on show at Glee, brought together new garden features and vital accessories into

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Buyers searching for something distinctive in the pots and planters category had to look no further than Stewart Garden’s new Knit Collection. In a range of muted modern colours, it features a quirky pattern inspired by the art and nostalgia of knitted textiles. The planters, in 28cm and 36cm diameters (SRPs £14.99 and £16.99) have removable liners for easy planting and a drainage plug for indoor or outdoor use. Both sizes are also available as hanging planters (£16.99 and £21.99). There is also a set of three smaller planters (£12.99) suitable as pot covers or for indoor planting.

a new value-driving opportunity for hard landscape departments. The RHS gardener’s collection has been one of Kelkay’s notable success stories and the merchandising and POS for the range has been updated for 2018. They have also added an RHS-endorsed range of Endangered Wildlife Stepping Stones. Information: kelkay.co.uk

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Stewart says it will benefit from significant new technical expertise and resources following its merger with Keter earlier this year. Information: stewart-garden.co.uk

Scissors that cut it We like the look of the new ranges of scissors from Wilkinson Sword that will hit the shelves this autumn. Cookshop buyers will appreciate the focus on kitchen and cooking, as the four ranges each contain an ‘all purpose’ version and a ‘kitchen’ scissor: Everyday – SRP £7.99; Classic - £12.99; PRO-Blade- £14.99; and X-Blade - £16.99 Everyday scissors have stainless steel blades and soft feel grips. Classic Scissors benefit from traditionally contoured handles, while PROBlade® features superior stainless steel blades for lasting performance. The X-Blade has high carbon steel non-stick blades. Info: wilkinsonsword-tools.co.uk

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GTN November 2017  

GTN November 2017