In This Issue
Smart Garden to buy Chapelwood from Scotts
No wild claims from Smart, just looking after existing customers and aiming to re-capture the affection for Chapelwood
Sale of Bayer Garden to French firm completes on Tuesday
Flopro's ‘Shop within Shop’ is a real success
Autumn activity in the garden drives up sales
New Broadway Lean-To Greenhouse adds to Eden’s Zero Threshold™ success
Managing Director wanted at Glendale Horticulture
Two new perennial plant brands launched in drive for market growth
Johnsons Lawn Seed gets recharged at Glee 2016
Impact of Brexit, the shopper journey and the future of retail all on the agenda at HTA Garden Futures Conference
Klondyke's new delivery vehicles get new design
Simon King venture is a winner for Wildlife World
Two New Training Initiatives to Help Managers Develop Themselves and Their Skills
Wyevale looks to sell Windlesham centre for housing
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Houseplant care & lighting dominate as we move into the Autumn Lawncare season
Onions and fruit hold off green winter veg sales
Garden changes fuel top soil sales
Top 50 plant sales continue to grow
Team of 19 horticulturists have raised over £30,000 for Perennial
Garden centres battle against 'unfair business rates'
Kent & Stowe – Know Your Soil – excels at Glee
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Kent & Stowe – Know Your Soil – excels at Glee
Knowing your soil is the first important step in gardening and finding the right tool for the job is essential. Kent & Stowe have designed and developed a range of ‘Know Your Soil’ tools for soil types which are compacted and considered harder to work. The new tools based on traditional designs were launched to wide acclaim at Glee 2016.

Over 45% of the UK is made up of clay soils, with the majority of new build properties containing this hard soil. Clay soils are rich in fine clay particles called ‘heavy soils’ and although hard to manage are potentially extremely fertile being very rich in plant nutrients.

These tools are tailored for specialist jobs such as planting, digging, potting and most importantly working difficult areas in the garden. There are seven tools in the range including a Clay Mule which has a flat blade to loosen and aerate, a Hand Pick Mattock for breaking up heavy ground and a Round Nose Shovel to easily penetrate hard to work soil.

Commenting on the new Kent & Stowe ‘Know your Soil’ range, Sue Larkin of Ducks Hill Garden Centre (Choice Marketing member) said: “This is perfect for customers in our area where we have heavy clay soils. The tools are good quality and the comprehensive range covers a wide range of tasks. The compact display module showing the tools in use is very effective and doesn’t take up too much space.”

The full colour, purpose built display stand which holds all seven tools has been designed to educate consumers and ensure that they select the right tool for the job. Large information panels help gardeners to identify their particular soil type and show lifestyle images of the tools in use.

The ‘Know Your Soil’ category carries a 10 year guarantee and forms part of the extended Kent & Stowe ‘Built on tradition, crafted for life’ range.
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