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Acquisition of outdoor leisure firm Anchor Fast presents new category for Kelkay
Water-conserving solutions as Brits face hosepipe ban
Introducing our new Champions Blend Peat Free, Organic Approved Compost
20k social media posts greet Blue Diamond's acquisition news
Footfall drops in the heat…
But plant sales still up on last year
AMIR achieves its most successful SOLEX show ever
£30k damage in forklift ram raid on Notts garden centre
Dobbies promote COO Jenkins to chief executive role
Carl Welsh appointed managing director of Vitax
Hilliers set out to make a family's dream come true
Matthew Bent and friends raise £3,600 on 280-mile cycle ride
Newquay centre's expansion get green light
Daphne 'Perfume Princess' named best new ornamental
T&M mark potato expert Colin Randel's 50 years in horticulture
Inspire your customers to save water
Haskins charity campaigns raised £16,500
Planners give Notcutts go-ahead for major upgrade at Woodbridge
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Record high for Cactus compost
Fast feeding for birds
Autumn planting seed potatoes sell in volumes
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Roger Crookes retires as GCA inspector after 11 years
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Inspire your customers to save water


We're in the middle of a heatwave and saving tap water is becoming increasingly important. Any rain that falls is precious, so why not encourage customers to catch it while they can?


Elho’s Pure Raindrop water barrel (SRP £245) is an award-winning design that looks great, while for eco-conscious consumers on a budget, the Green Basics rain barrel (SRP £119) is an attractive good value option. For in-store displays, plant up the integrated planter on top of the Rain Barrel to show off this practical and environmentally friendly way to add colour to any garden. 

Many Elho pots and planters, including the funky Loft Urban collection (SRPs from £4.79 to £85), come with a built-in water reservoir. If you overwater, or there's a heavy summer downpour, surplus water is saved in the base of the pot for plants to absorb when they need it. The overflow pipe makes sure that plants won't drown when it finally does rain.

The Green Basics Watering Can in Living Black (SRP £14.99) is made of 100% post-consumer waste material – about a dozen old detergent bottles.

The houseplant market is booming, so it makes sense to continue promoting indoor plants and accessories during the summer. A lot of houseplants need more water during the warmer months, which can be particularly problematic if customers are going away for a few days. Present them with the solution of an Aqua Care watering system (pictured, SRP £8.09 per pair), which ensures indoor plants get the right amount of water whatever the weather.

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