In This Issue
SOLEX exhibition fuels Summer optimism
LOFA make £15,000 donation to Greenfingers Charity
LifestyleGarden wins Best New Product Award at SOLEX
Kettler win Best Large Stand Award at SOLEX
Blue Diamond, Scotsdales, Whitehall Lacock and Baytree set the gold standards in GTN’s Greatest Outdoor Leisure Sales Team Awards
Best Small Stand Award goes to Barlow Tyrie
SOLEX organiser pleased with response to the show
Altons and Baytree win Greatest BBQ Sales Team Award
Latest designs for traditional garden items plus new technology on show from British exhibitors
Awards for Squire’s Badshot Lea staff who work with disabled
Wyevale Nurseries reveals its top five plants for 2020
Haskins in Ferndown donates tree to Poole Hospital to celebrate 50 years since Queen opened new hospital
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Plant food sales on the increase
Summer spike for growing media
Wild Bird Care sales hold up
Herb takeover
Summer plant growth
EPoS specialist Swan's acquisition adds cloud cover
HTA drives the plant health agenda forward
The best of last week's
Squires grow to 16 centres with purchase of Heathlands from Wyevale
Canadian Cannabis Grower buys UK Bedding and Ornamental Grower
Primeur take top prize as GIMA Award winners announced
Hillier to supply plants on a contract-only basis from December
Choice adds three more garden centres
Garden Centre Photo Tour - RHS Wisley New Plant Centre
Garden Centre Photo Tours
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SOLEX exhibition fuels Summer optimism
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As Dobbies were revealing their Christmas 2019 ranges to magazine journalists in London this week, the rest of the garden retail industry was at SOLEX where the atmosphere was incredibly positive for the rest of the summer and optimistic for next year...

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LOFA make £15,000 donation to Greenfingers Charity

 

Greenfingers Charity were presented with a cheque for £15,000 from LOFA at the three-day SOLEX exhibition at the NEC Birmingham...

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LifestyleGarden wins Best New Product Award at SOLEX

 

LifestyleGarden have won the Best New Product Award at SOLEX for their revolutionary DuraOcean furniture...

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Kettler win Best Large Stand Award at SOLEX
 

Kettler scooped the Best Large Stand Award at SOLEX and received the trophy from Mark Osborne, chairman of LOFA, on the first day of the show...

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Blue Diamond, Scotsdales, Whitehall Lacock and Baytree set the gold standards in GTN’s Greatest Outdoor Leisure Sales Team Awards

 

Blue Diamond (group) above, Scotsdales (large centre) below, Whitehall Lacock (large centre) and Baytree of Hilgay (small centre) won Gold Awards in GTN's Greatest Outdoor Leisure Sales Team Awards, presented at SOLEX 2019...

 

See our photo tour of Scotsdales Outdoor Furniture displays
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Best Small Stand Award goes to Barlow Tyrie
 

Barlow Tyrie have been judged the Best Small Stand at SOLEX on the first day of the show...

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SOLEX organiser pleased with response to the show

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LOFA's marketing manager Gina Hinde, who has been organising her first SOLEX exhibition, has said she has been extremely pleased with the response from exhibitors and visitors to the show.

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Altons and Baytree win Greatest BBQ Sales Team Award

Alton Garden Centre and Baytree of Hilgay won golds in GTN’s Greatest BBQ Awards presented at SOLEX on Tuesday evening...

See photos of Altons BBQ World
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Latest designs for traditional garden items plus new technology on show from British exhibitors

 

The Gardenex export federation has organised a 23-strong group of exhibitors at spoga+gafa 2019, continuing its 40-year plus association with the world’s largest international garden trade fair...

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Awards for Squire’s Badshot Lea staff who work with disabled

 

Two employees from Squire’s at Badshot Lea have been given Outstanding Achievement awards from Surrey Choices...

 

Pictured (left to right): Kathryn Aitken (catering assistant), Louise Punter (CEO at Surrey Chambers of Commerce) and Paul Mason (Café Bar manager).

 

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Wyevale Nurseries reveals its top five plants for 2020

 

The Retail Sales Manager at one of the UK’s leading nurseries has picked his top five plants for garden centres for 2020. Colin Stanley from Wyevale Nurseries selected the plants from the company’s 90th Anniversary Celebratory Promotional catalogue...

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Haskins in Ferndown donates tree to Poole Hospital to celebrate 50 years since Queen opened new hospital
 

Haskins in Ferndown donated a Cascading Hearts tree (cercis canadensis) to Poole Hospital to celebrate 50 years since Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the new hospital...

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