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Greenhouse / Poly tunnels
Looking for greenhouses or poly tunnels to rent in the around the M25 (Essex area).

Bring the scent of Christmas to your garden with Sarcococca
A fragrant plant for the garden at this time of year is the evergreen shrub Sarcococca, which has been named HTA Plant of the Month for December. Commonly known as ‘Sweet Box’ or ‘Christmas box’ this plant has delicate white flowers that bloom over winter and early Spring.

STV pledges another £1,000 to Greenfingers appeal
STV has pledged a further £1,000 of fund-raising support to the Greenfingers ‘Rosy Cheeks’ Appeal – or a £1 donation for every one of its FSDU displays delivered to UK garden centres this side of January-end pre-season, the company says.

East London Flower Show planned for September 2015
A new and slightly alternative London Flower Show was unveiled yesterday for September 2015 in East London. See more...

Winners of Garden Media Guild Awards 2014
The Garden Media Guild Awards were held at The Savoy, London yesterday. Hosted by James Alexander Sinclair, the awards lunch drew many influential players in the gardening world. See the winners...

redheadPR become latest member of GIMA
redheadPR, the dynamic independent public relations consultancy, have become the latest members of GIMA, the Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association.

World record holder to speak at GCA Conference
A Guinness World Records™ holder who is also an expert in memory and personal development will be speaking at the Garden Centre Association’s annual conference in January (2015).

 £55,000 of HTA gift vouchers up for grabs in Natural Buzz campaign
Communities across Wales are set to benefit from Natural Buzz; a pollinator initiative launched last week run by Keep Wales Tidy in partnership with the HTA and Green Space Wales.

Bosmere winter safety
With temperatures dropping, Bosmere has launched their winter safety range which includes the comprehensive emergency car kit, snow shovels, salt spreader, ice and snow grippers, car windscreen cover and ice scrapers.

Sweet Pea Pandemonium wins Award of Garden Merit
A sweet pea introduced exclusively by Mr Fothergill's has been awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

STV trade web launch
Award-winning pest control product supplier, STV, has successfully launched a new trade website (www.stvpestcontrol.com/trade) to support its growing distribution to independent hardware and garden retailers.

AIPH and Union Fleurs launch International Statistics - Flowers and Plants 2014
International Statistics – Flowers and Plants 2014 is now available. The latest volume contains the current available data on the global production and trade of ornamental flowers and plants.

Raglan becomes number 143 for Wyevale

Scotts pushes ahead with Solus integration

Massive new site for Architectural Plants
GIMA Awards 2014

GIMA is a trade association supporting manufacturers who supply garden and home product to leading retailers.

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The Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association (GIMA) 1999 was formed on 1 January 1999 following the merger of the original GIMA, which was founded in 1982, and the Garden Products Association (GPA).

The membership now exceeds 100 companies, large and small, and represents the major share of all the key sectors in the market excluding green goods. The combined total turnover of members' businesses at retail selling level is now approaching £1.5 billion.  Read here on how GIMA membership can save you over £2,500 a year.

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Scotts Miracle-Gro
Scotts announces combined Sales Force


The Edible Garden Show
The Edible Garden Show - 20-22 March 2015


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Wildlife World
GIMA Awards Give Warm Praise for Wildlife World's Hedgehog Igloo


Scotts Miracle-Gro
Get children growing their own 'mo' during Movember


Day Conference 26/11/2014


Glee 2014
Complete our GIMA GLEE Survey & Win a Majestic Wine Voucher




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Wyevale 'Meet The Buyer Day'


GLEE success for Mo Bacter as DJ Turface makes show debut