News

  • Wyevale Nurseries’ welcomes new Management Trainee

    By GCU on October 18, 2021
    Julia Giermaniuk from Tarrington has recently joined one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford on its Management Trainee scheme. The 24-year-old has started a two-year programme at Wyevale Nurseries working across all departments of the family-run business including Supply Chain, Container Production, Transplants and its Head Offices. Julia said: “I’m very excited to be starting this programme. I […]
  • Haskins Garden Centre promotes long-standing staff member to Operations Director

    By GCU on October 14, 2021
    Ben Harrison has been promoted to Operations Director of Haskins Garden Centres after 12 years with the family business. He will be responsible for overseeing all operational aspects of the garden centres and restaurants. As part of his new role, Ben also joins the Main Board of Haskins Garden Centre, alongside Julian Winfield (Chief Executive of Haskins), John Dunlop (Finance […]
  • Onduline develops Acoustic Rain Simulator to show its roofing sheets are 4x quieter than metal sheeting – on show at Wickes

    By GCU on October 14, 2021
    Customers at a number of Wickes stores are being invited to test the acoustic properties of Onduline lightweight roofing solutions using a specially created ‘rain machine’. The Acoustic Rain Simulator has been developed by Technical Manager Ardit Strika and is designed to show that the company’s bituminous sheets are up to four times quieter than metal sheeting, when rain is […]
  • Poundbury Gardens supports surgery’s memorial garden planting project

    By GCU on October 13, 2021
    Poundbury Gardens near Dorchester has donated many plants, bulbs and bags of compost to Craig’s Courtyard, a planting project taking shape at Cerne Abbas Surgery in memory of the late Dr Craig Wakeham, who led the practice for 30 years before dying from COVID-19 in April 2020. This support for Craig’s Courtyard has formed part of the garden centre’s initiative […]
  • BHETA Recruits Rajni To Its Member Services Team

    By GCU on October 11, 2021
    The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has appointed Rajni Kaur as part of its members services team. Rajni will be focussing on member relationships and recruitment, alongside a similar role reference the Exclusively housewares, small domestic electricals and gift exhibition which is owned by BHETA. Rajni will be based at BHETA’s headquarters at Vyse Street, Birmingham. Brought up in […]
  • The EcoGro Family welcomes their newest members

    By GCU on October 8, 2021
    EcoGro are delighted to announce their new additions to their highly popular family of eco-friendly, sustainable and natural plant foods: EcoGro Lawn Power, and the EcoGro one litre range. EcoGro Lawn Power is an exciting and innovative natural plant food designed to help your lawn flourish. This new product contains added nutrients and works with the soil microbes to aid […]
  • The countdown to LANDSCAPE 2021 is on

    By GCU on October 7, 2021
    The UK’s premier landscaping exhibition is less than a month away – have you registered yet? Hall 12 on 3rd & 4th November at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham – make sure it’s in your diary! The LANDSCAPE Show provides the first in-person opportunity to reconnect with others in the industry! LANDSCAPE welcomes exhibitors with a vast collection of leading products, […]
  • GARDENA Announces 2022 Sustainable Gardening Innovations

    By GCU on October 6, 2021
    Global premium lifestyle gardening brand, GARDENA, announces a new range of eco-friendly products for 2022 plus clever watering, robotics and hand tools. Introducing the GARDENA EcoLine range, intended as a clear symbol of its commitment to the environment and the sustainability of its products. The new range consists of watering products including a tap and hose connector set made from […]
  • HTA’s grower committee calls for action on labour shortages and post-Brexit trade controls

    By GCU on October 4, 2021
    The Seasonal Workers Pilot should be extended in the short term to the ornamental sector to help with seasonal labour recruitment. If not, the shortage of labour is likely to result in increased prices, trees being left in the ground and plants not being processed. These were the findings from a recent meeting of the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) grower […]
  • Glee success for Woodlodge as garden industry reunites

    By GCU on October 1, 2021
    Woodlodge is celebrating its return to Glee with its order books full and a new accolade under its belt as the garden retail industry returned to trade events this month. With a larger stand in the heart of Hall 6 that showcased the company’s entire portfolio, the UK’s leading supplier of pots, planters and gardenware had an extraordinary three days […]