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  • During the lockdown, it seems that everyone caught the gardening bug. Fuelled by a sunny summer, increased time at home and the need to do something productive, gardening has been embraced, in all its ...
  • In everything from food to fashion, sustainability has been the hot topic on everybody's lips. But it's not necessarily the first thing we associate with horticulture and gardening. Strangely enough, ...
  • When done right, email marketing is a powerful tool for building one on one relationships and engaging your customer base. In fact, email is 40 times more effective at acquiring customers than Faceboo ...
  • Summer is the time we want our gardens to be in full bloom, with plenty of colour and sweet floral scents in the air. With more and more people getting into gardening, take a look at some of the most ...
  • Getting to know Grow Your Own

    09 Jul 2020 Laura Hillier, Editor, Grow Your Own Magazine
    As one of our key partners, we always love catching up with Laura Hillier and her team at Grow Your Own to find out a bit more about them and what they've been up to. In the lead up to Glee Gathering, ...
  • National Growing for Wellbeing Week Success

    30 Jun 2020 Annabelle Padwick
    The second annual National Growing for Wellbeing Week took place at the beginning of June with an overwhelming response from the gardening industry, educational sector and beyond. It inspired so many ...
  • Small space growing

    29 Jun 2020 Grow Your Own
    For many customers, dreams of tucking into plates of delicious home-grown fruit and veg seem to be just dreams if they don't have a large allotment plot or garden; but we know that this isn't true! Th ...
  • According to The Wildlife Trusts, there are approximately 24 million gardens in the UK and naturally, this abundance of outdoor space forms an important part of our modern-day ecosystem. In recent yea ...
  • During the lockdown, we've all been spending more time in our homes. As dining tables have become desks and spare rooms have morphed into home offices, the Glee team have been thankful to have a littl ...
  • How technology will help overcome the challenges we now face

    17 Jun 2020 Darren Windsor, Image Soft
    Who could ever have imagined how much the world would change in the space of only a few months? Since Coronavirus struck, the way we interact as a society has markedly changed; something none of us co ...
  • Glee's partner Grow Your Own have shared some tips with us as we celebrate National Allotment Week. Grow Your Own is a popular consumer magazine for the garden industry sharing invaluable tips and res ...
  • Growing produce and mental wellbeing

    27 May 2020 Annabelle Padwick
    Believe it or not, humans and plants are very similar, so establishing that connection and experiencing the most natural remedy given to us is super important. Some might say that we have more complic ...
  • Whether you're lucky enough to have your own outside space or not, the spring and summer sunshine offers a prime opportunity to get to sowing seeds and tending to plants. As our team continue to work ...
  • Gardening 101 with Grow Your Own

    19 May 2020 Laura Hillier, Grow Your Own
    As we're focussing on growing this month here at Glee, we've sat down with our partners Grow Your Own to get their top tips for lockdown gardening. First off, can you tell us a little more about Grow ...
  • Can you tell us a bit more about your business and your ethos?   As a business, we see ourselves as a helping hand to others, paving the way towards environmental awareness all around the world. We ar ...
  • Amidst all the discussion surrounding retail during the pandemic, no one could be blamed for letting sustainability slip down the priority list. However, whilst it might not be the number one topic on ...
  • Perennial is the safety net for people in the horticulture industry and is here to help anyone working in, or retired from any job involving trees, plants, flowers or grass. We understand the devastat ...
  • With the current pandemic continuing to affect the way we all run our businesses, it is naturally a concerning time for all. During these unprecedented times, many businesses are struggling to adapt a ...
  • The rain might have set in, but that's not stopping the Glee team from enjoying our gardens. Whilst some of us have been enjoying the extra time outside, others of us have been concentrating on our wi ...
  • Over the last month, we have seen unprecedented changes in the horticulture industry due to COVID-19. With the closure of garden centres across the UK forcing growers online and the extra time at home ...
  • By now, we'll all have read Alan Titchmarsh's open letter for The Mail on Sunday calling for the reopening of the nation's garden centres, in line with regulations set out for supermarkets. The TV gar ...
  • Amidst these unprecendented times, we're continually inspired by the acts of kindness and positivity, big and small, that we're seeing across our community. Take a look at some of our favourites from ...
  • There is no doubt that the bricks and mortar garden centre offers both a rich and unique retail experience. The horticultural industry is built on local garden centres, with loyal followings, who cont ...
  • During this time, it is easy for us all to feel isolated and disconnected as we continue to get used to a new normal. However, whilst we might be separated physically, technology is enabling us to be ...
  •   The Exhibition News Awards return to Evolution London, Battersea Park on 20th March 2020 to showcase outstanding achievement within the UK and global exhibition industry. This year, amongst the audi ...
  • Gardening sustainability: what's shaping the future?

    30 Mar 2020 Laura Hilier from Grow Your Own
    The horticulture industry has long been flying the flag for environmental responsibility, but never more so than now with climate change concerns intensifying, and also the natural world offering resp ...
  • #InspiredbyKindness

    27 Mar 2020
    This is undeniably a unique and uncertain time for us all. A time that has presented, and will continue to present, new and different challenges on a local and a global scale. However, out of this bac ...
  • Business after Brexit: auditing your supply chain

    12 Mar 2020 Chris MacNeil, ResilienceHelp.com
    On the 1st January 2021, the Brexit transition period ends and the changes coming for retailers, whether they trade with the EU or not, are big, they're complicated, and they'll take longer than you t ...
  • In 2020 alone, the online plant industry has grown by 18%. Given the increasing move towards online retail, which has only been exacerbated by COVID 19, this growth makes sense. Interestingly, we've a ...
  • Glee might not be taking place physically this year, but coronavirus isn't stopping us from bringing Glee to our exhibitors and visitors. On 15th and 16th September 2020, we will be hosting the Glee G ...