In This Issue
Dobbies launches outlet stores in Northumberland and Warwickshire
DCUK goes from strength to strength
Kate’s run for Greenfingers run has now raised over £7,500
Funeral announcement after sad passing of Janet Tarbatt
LOFA welcomes Steve Millington of Tom Chambers as Chairman and Alwyn Williams of Zest as Vice Chairman.
Cancer-free Kev to run a half marathon in his wellies
Dobbies appoints Andy Hannan as Commercial Director
Lawn Association chairman calls for lawn chemicals ban
A big year for the Greenfingers garden builds
Experts offer advice on what makes a GCA Ruxley Rose plant area winner
GCA Charity Day & Gala Dinner auction help raise more than £44,000
Applications open for 2024 Rising Stars programme as Haydon voted winner
Hallstone hits half-million milestone in bulk bag production
Introducing Fern Living – British Garden Centres’ new outdoor furniture range
Spring Fair looks ahead to 2025 following buzzing show
Offering range of waterproof ‘Chelsea’ type boots
Sian launches her own company Silver Birch Cards
Calendar with seeds to sow each month
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Gold for Hydrangea Living Little Rosy
Arundel Castle’s Tulip Festival to make grand return in 2024
Burg-Wächter's Sapphire padlock on 3 for 2 offer
Celebrate Mother’s Day with afternoon teas, gifts and RHS Gardens
Green cities and water management in focus
UK exhibitor group at IPM 2024 reports fruitful participation
The best of last week's
Richard Hodges is leaving Dobbies
Ian's beard shave at GCA Conference raises £8k for Greenfingers
Bells Horticultural acquires Peter Beales Roses to cultivate a blooming legacy
Ames Tools hits garden centres
Every garden centre needs a greenhouse display site… a Vitavia & Janssens one at that
Meadow View supports Kate's Greenfingers fundraising
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DCUK goes from strength to strength
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It’s fair to say that the DCUK brand has gone from strength to strength. Brand advertising and regular emails (sent to a passionate fanbase of collectors) has seen incredible levels of interest. 


Their commitment to customer service has seen them awarded a coveted Gold Award by Feefo in record time. And, the amount of fresh DCUK marketing activity, brand awareness, and point of sale support have all been important elements of the company’s progress.


As a result, they urgently need more official UK stockists, helping to make the most of the incredibly high customer demand and enthusiasm that’s out there for the DCUK brand. The recent Spring Fair show at the Birmingham NEC proved to be a positive platform for talking to potential new stockists, as well as existing customers.


The DCUK stand was busy again this year, with visitors taking the opportunity to talk to the team, as well as enjoying imaginative displays of the latest ranges. Based on the number of people taking photos and selfies, one of the biggest hits was their Wild Welly Penguins display. Alongside the cute character boots, the display included an indoor bubble wall water feature that provided a memorable backdrop.


Almost as striking, the British Flower Ducklings on their patterned pedestals created a lot of interest too. Back by popular demand, the Flower Ducklings were a big hit with customers looking for them to sell strongly as part of Mother’s Day and Easter displays.


These were joined by some other new additions, including colourful Rainy Day Duckys, collectable Hedglets in gift boxes, baby Puffins (sorry, Pufflings) new designs for the best-selling Baking Duckling range, and several tartan-themed characters.


The 2024 DCUK catalogue is available to download now via

Their website also has more information about the brand. Visit

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Robin Tuppen
Nice products and a nice one of my South Down cvontemporary Trugs in the photo too! Thanks for using one of our Genuine sussex Trugs.