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Garland celebrates its 50th anniversary
Fifty new products are being added to the Garland/Worth Gardening range as part of the Garland Group’s 50th anniversary celebrations.  All of the products will be on show at Glee in September 2014 on Hall/Stand 18H10-K11.

Fulham Palace GC still closing as suitor pulls out
A petition signed by neighbours has been successful in persuading Pets at Home to withdraw from leasing the Fulham Palace Garden Centre according to GetwestLondon. See more...

Kelkay streamlines sales process with internal app
Kelkay, the market-leading manufacturer and distributor of premium products and materials to garden landscaping industry, has introduced an internal app to optimise efficiency and enhance the service we offer.

James Alexander-Sinclair is after dinner speaker at HTA Garden Futures
Garden designer, RHS judge and TV presenter James Alexander-Sinclair has been announced as the after dinner speaker at the HTA Garden Futures Dinner on Tuesday 14 October in London.

Charlie Dimmock to appear at Woodcote Garden Centre next month!
GARDENING guru, Charlie Dimmock will be making a special guest appearance at Woodcote Green Garden Centre in Surrey this September.

Branding crosswords could be the way to reach keen gardeners

Modest to flat real sales growth in recent years
GCA and HTA figures agree that July was a flat month with sales increasing 1% on last year. Year to date their figures are quite different. And has there been any real growth in recent years? See more...

‘Pimp up Your Roundup’ extends into the autumn
Due to the success of the ‘Pimp up Your Roundup’ competition Roundup has decided to extend it for two more months giving independent retailers even more opportunities to win prizes whilst increasing sales.

Garden writers vote for Carol's drums
Many staff members at Mr Fothergill's are also keen gardeners who enjoy taking their work home with them.  This summer the company challenged them to grow plants in unusual containers.  Their handiwork was judged by members of the gardening press.

Cambridgshire - Nursery To Let
A well located large nursery on 2.71 hectares (6.7 acres)which offers an excellent opportunity for either a landscape contractor or grower.  Lease terms are negotiable.  Our Ref: 0212

Fulham Palace GC to close at the end of August

Johnsons Lawn Seed: Lawn seed innovation takes centre stage at Glee 2014
Join the team to find out more – Hall 18, stand H26-K25.

Decco calls for co-operation to plan 2015
The COO of Decco says that there are a lot of uncertainties for 2015. Manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers must plan and work together closely to manage distribution after the loss of Solus as a wholesaler. See more...

Smart Garden Products launches at Glee
Smart Garden Products Limited, formerly Smart Solar Limited, will be launched at Glee with over 350 new products. Glee stand no is 18K30-L31.

Mr Fothergill's award winner Sam to take up new post at RHS Rosemoor
Capel Manor College's horticultural student Samantha Jackson is the 2014 winner of Mr Fothergill's Award for the student who has demonstrated the highest skills in plant care.
GIMA Awards 2014

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