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  • New for this year for Kidicraft are two big brands – Rubik's and Anne Stokes. With Kidicraft Super 3D jigsaw puzzles and stationery already a hit with both young and old, Rubik's and Anne Stokes are p ...
  • I've just visited Glee, the horticultural trades show in Birmingham. The future is looking good for us ‘middle-sized' gardeners. Products are being launched to make gardening easier. But, above all, t ...
  • By Garden Centre Retail  The pet product market represents a significant opportunity for garden centres to increase revenue. British pet owners are spending more on their four-legged friends than ever ...
  • Hug Rug sell eco-friendly mats and rugs which are 100% recycled content, UK made, and many of their designed mats trap up to 95% dust, dirt and mud. Have a browse below of some of their offerings.     ...
  • Offering food and drink to your customers turns your garden centre into a destination that is a 52 weeks a year business. Whether you're looking to make your first start and open café or tea room or y ...
  • Creative products attended GLEE for the eight time demonstrating its ‘no risk retail' proposition and profiling its range of practical, and often quirky, products that offer intelligent solutions to e ...
  • The world of technology moves fast. So how does a modern software company ensure they're offering customers a continuous value stream? How do you ensure your product offers the flexibility and agility ...
  • Making the season longer A lot of vegetables will continue to ripen at the end of the season especially if you can create a warmer microclimate using fleece, pop-open covers, windbreaks and tunnels. T ...
  • How to grow your best ever tomatoes If you have any under cover growing space, it is a good idea to use this to grow your tomato plants. With our unpredictable weather conditions, outdoor crops can be ...
  • Whilst the plot to plate lifestyle is not a new movement, what is growing is its popularity amongst millennials and urban gardeners.  The popularity of this amongst millennial gardeners was highlighte ...
  • Andrewex is a Polish company with 27 years of experience. They are one of the largest producers of garden and interior equipment in Poland and deliver products made of wood dried to 17% of moisture, w ...
  • Newspan is a dynamic and forward-thinking design and build company that specialises in public access structures. Using their extensive commercial building experience alongside their unique ‘design, de ...
  • Dyanavics at Glee!

    30 Aug 2018
    Having worked with garden centres and retailers for many years, we're extremely excited to be joining you all at Glee this year! We specialise in the implementation and support of Microsoft Dynamics N ...
  • The team behind Grow Sow Simple™ truly believe that everyone, everywhere, should have the opportunity to experience the thrill of growing and eating their own fresh herbs and vegetables. Our aim is to ...
  • Mulching a bed with compost – stretching and lifting Pricking out Aquilegia seedlings – very Zen-like How many New Year's resolutions evaporate into thin air before the end of January (along with unus ...
  • By Mandy Watson Gardening for mental health and well-being (including plants that help you sleep more easily) It takes an enormous effort of will to break out of the cycle of depression Giving out oxy ...
  • Garland / Worth Gardening will be launching over 40 new products on its stand hall 8 D30-E31 at Glee in 2018.  New product development has been the key to the company's success over the past three yea ...
  • Xystos goes to Glee (Stand 19M11) at a time when it enjoys strong garden centre sales with ranges from new Australian partner Splosh. The lifestyle brand's Fairy Houses – battery-operated night lights ...
  • Wentworth Garden Centre instructed planning specialists Malcolm Scott Consultants to prepare plans and oversee negotiations with Rotherham Planning Authority to secure permission to build an 898m² ext ...
  • The HTA The HTA represents businesses of all sizes and types in horticulture. They are all about supporting its members. They also support learning through conferences, training and market information ...
  • This year at Glee we're happy to announce that Aqualina have some gorgeous new products launching. Something new for indoors and out. Cloud Gardner At last! This innovative ECO lamp garden system blen ...
  • Here we catch up with Scott Thomas, Managing Director of Ivyline, creators of inspired collections of lifestyle products for the home and garden and one of the 2017 Retail Lab sponsors, to find out mo ...
  • Brexit comment from Amanda Sizer Barrett MBE Director General of the Gardenex and PetQuip associations (Gardenex and PetQuip will be hosting the International Buyers' Centre at Glee 2018) How should U ...
  • What made you decide to become a sponsor of the Retail Lab at Glee in 2017? We wanted to demonstrate how garden centres can harness their current status as a destination for consumers, one that offers ...
  • Niwaki will be at the Glee again this year with their key product the Niwaki Tripod Ladders.  There will also be an array of fine pruning tools, accessories and other interesting and practical tools f ...
  • 120 years of history Designed in 1898 to purify the air in hospitals, the little catalytic lamp by pharmacy dispenser, Maurice Berger, quickly became a huge success with the public. Redesigned by famo ...
  • New eco paint manufacturer Thorndown, joined forces with Forest Garden to help specialist clematis grower, Floyds Clematis & Climbers, create a stunning display at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. Regul ...
  • Town & Country, one of the UK's leading gardening brands that offers one of the most comprehensive collections of gardening gloves in the industry, has joined forces with Breast Cancer Now, the UK's l ...
  • Why Stalwart? Defined as being of outstanding strength and vigour, the name Stalwart encapsulates everything I wanted to create with my range of designer aprons and accessories. Not for you to simply ...
  • By Mandy Watson My gravel garden Mesembryanthemum (Livingstone daisy) You've bought or rented your first house and it has a patch of land - a real garden! However, it's a wasteland left by the builder ...