WOLF-Garten showcase safe and stress-free treecare thanks to their multi-change® Pruning Saws!

wolfgartenTrees are a beautiful and useful addition to any garden, adding shade, height, fruit, and colour, as well as having environmental benefits.  However, tree maintenance can be troublesome, and dangerous, with many accidents occurring from people toppling off precariously placed ladders.

Visitors to the Edible Garden Show, the UK’s only event dedicated to grow-your-own, and the first major gardening event of the year, will be introduced to WOLF-Garten’s solution to this problem.  WOLF Garten have introduced a new range of pruning saws, all of which can be used with their innovative multi-change® handles, which means that you can tend to your trees without ever having to take your feet off the ground!

edible-garden-show-bannerThe range of saw heads includes the Folding Pruning Saw, the Pruning Saw and the Professional Pruning Saw. Boasting a pull saw blade, the Folding Pruning Saw cuts through thick branches with ease, and its triple ground teeth give up to five times the blade life of a regular saw. Additionally, for extra peace of mind, the blade can be folded away for safe storage.

The Pruning Saw has a curved, Swedish Steel blade, which, along with its specially designed teeth, provides a smooth cutting action at an optimum angle.

The final member of this impressive trio is the Professional Pruning Saw. This saw has all of the fantastic features of the Pruning Saw, but also includes an ingenious hook, which prevents the blade from pulling out of the cut, and a unique bark knife, which prevents tree damage.

wolf new_tree_careThere are a number of multi-change® handles to choose from across the telescopic range, from the brand new ZMV150, which extends from 90 to 150cm, through to the ZMV4 Telescopic Handle which is extendable up to 400cm. With these telescopic handles you can safely and effectively tend to even the tallest branches.

The WOLF-Garten multi-Change® Tree Care range has every tool needed to reach new heights maintain a healthy garden.  Further information about this range and details of your nearest WOLF-Garten stockist can be found at http://www.wolfgarten-tools.co.uk/multi-change-tools-main/wolf-garten-cultivation-tool-heads or by calling 0845 894 1599.  You can also find WOLF-Garten on Twitter at @WGGardentools and on Facebook by searching for WOLF-Garten Garden Tools.

Occasions Etched Trowels Competition

spear jacksonTo celebrate the launch of the new Spear & Jackson ‘Occasions’ Etched Trowels we are launching a competition!

Tell us the best gardening gift you’ve ever received to be in with a chance of winning one of our brand new Occasions Etched Trowels!  We want to hear from all the gardeners out there – what is the best, most thoughtful or funniest gift anyone has ever bought you?

To enter our competition just reply on social media with your story (and like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter) and then we’ll pick 5 winners who will each receive one of our new Occasions Etched Trowels!

spear & jackson etched trowelsOur new Occasions Etched Trowels feature an etched message on the stainless steel head, choose from ‘Gardening Queen’, ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Thank you’ or ‘World’s Best Gardener’! These fantastic trowels are beautifully packaged to make the perfect gift for any gardener, they’ll be in the shops soon, but as part of their launch we are giving 5 away for the best answers!

Competition is open to mainland UK residents only. Competition closes on 23rd October 2015. 5 winners can select their prize from the 4 options of Occasions Trowel available. Winners will be notified through social media shortly after the competition closes and entries have been judged.

Moulton Mill Owner’s Manual

gardmanGardman are backing up the premium credentials of their Moulton Mill garden tools brand with a new ‘Owner’s Manual’ designed to instill pride of ownership.

The manual, to be offered as a takeaway from in-store Moulton Mill merchandisers, gives consumers a host of hints and tips on the aftercare of their new purchases and expert advice on choosing the right tools for the job. It was written with the help of acclaimed gardening journalist and broadcaster Martin Fish, an accredited Royal Horticultural Society judge.gardman moulton mill

Moulton Mill garden tools are timeless tools built to last and appeal to discriminating gardeners who are ready to trade up to the best money can buy. They carry an industry-leading 15 years guarantee.
The range is on target for a turnover of more than £5 million since its launch a year ago.

Karro exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015

rhs chelsea app logoFluidform GmbH, established in Ettenheim/Germany, will present for the first time its revolutionary full synthetic wheelbarrow, Karro at the world famous Chelsea Flower Show.

Karro is more than pleased to be part of this event, where visitors and members of the RHS can enjoy the beginning of spring while viewing inspiring show gardens.

A further highlight is the announcement that Karro has been selected, shortly after registration, as an RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2015 Finalist.

There are 14 finalists and the winner will be announced during the show.

karroSelection criteria for the finalists are innovation, functionality, design, quality and environmental sustainability. Karro complies with all of the criteria. Having previously received the German Design Award in Gold, for Lifestyle and the Dot Design Award 2013, Karro can be seen as a strong candidate.

Karro is a wheelbarrow completely made of high quality, pure synthetics making it 100% recyclable. With the low weight of 9kg and the advantage that it is absolutely rust free, Karro stands out from competitors.

Customers who are using Karro praise the ergonomic handles, which relieve wrists and the back from the work. In particular, the low center of gravity and functional roll motion are crucial for easy and non-strenuous transportation and emptying.

Once again Karro proves: Good forms are based on good ideas, and good ideas improve the practicality of work. Karro is not only statement of economic and ecological competence but also a gem for each owner.

The sales of this innovative wheelbarrow are carried out via the website www.mykarro.com and the company already has some resellers located in France and Italy.

The expansion of the sales and marketing structure, for specialized trade is progressing further.

Love The Glove

burgon & ballburgon ball glovesBurgon & Ball’s NEW ‘Love The Glove’ collection, draws its inspiration from Britain’s reputation as the home of the world’s leading fashion designers and product innovators.

Marrying beautiful styles and patterns with subtle palettes of colour and cutting edge technology, the ‘Love The Glove’ collection delivers a range of elegant yet practical alternatives to the ordinary ‘run of the mill’ choices that today’s gardeners currently have available.

Featuring both advanced two way stretch, breathable mesh and ultra-soft yet hard wearing cushioned fabric the ‘Love The Glove’ collection offers gardeners the added dexterity required for the everyday gardening.

Available in 12 styles and colours and in small/medium and medium /larges sizes, the ‘Love The Glove’ collection is machine washable, lightweight and extremely durable.

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The Weed Slice – A Serious Tool for Serious Gardeners

burgon & ballburgon ball weed slice display standBurgon & Ball is proud to unveil its NEW Weed Slice complete with delta wing styling.  Building upon its proud heritage of innovative design and manufacturing excellence, Burgon & Ball’s NEW Weed Slice is set to revolutionise weeding.

Manufactured in Sheffield from hardened and tempered high carbon steel, the Weed Slice’s innovatively designed delta wing shaped head slices through both compacted soil and gravel beds with the minimum of effort and fuss. By skimming just under the surface of the soil, Weed Slice minimises soil disturbance, in turn reducing both new weed germination and also moisture loss.

Cutting on both the push and pull strokes, Burgon & Ball’s NEW Weed Slice is both quick and efficient.  Standing 148cm high, the Weed Slice eliminates stooping and back strain and allows you to weed at a distance thereby avoiding further soil compaction. Hardened and tempered high-carbon steel head with stainless steel tang. Polished FSC® Ash handle. Head width 10cm, Overall length 148cm.

burgon ball weed sliceRRP: £24.95 Available from all good garden centres and burgonandball.com

Briers products a big hit with UK customers and retailers

Briers LogoBriers, the design-led gardening products specialist, has made an instant impact on the new year. Four of its most recently launched products have already appeared on the GTN Bestsellers chart.

Every week, GTN receives and analyses epos (electronic point of sale) data from garden centres up and down the UK to produce the GTN Bestsellers top 50 chart.

Launched at Glee 2014, Briers’ products on the GTN Bestsellers chart are:

  • Bamboo Gloves Purple – bamboo linings with a textured coat for grip. In on-trend purple and a perfect attachment sale for gardening tasks at this time of year –  RRP (recommended retail price) £3.99
  • Jersey Mini Grip Gloves Lavender and Jersey Mini Grip Gloves Pink – fluffy on the inside for comfort, grippy on the outside palm for functionality. A knitted cuff keeps dbriers Secateurs and Glove Setirt out.  So cosy but practical  RRP £2.59
  • Secateurs and Glove Set – fantastic value with the All Seasons glove and co-ordinating secateurs – a perfect pick up RRP RRP £5.00

Jackie Eades, managing director at Briers, said: “After our success in 2014, which included prestigious accolades, such as winning the Glee New Product Award for Historic Royal Palaces range in the Home, Gift & Clothing category and the Glee Award 2014, we anticipated a great start to 2015. However, to have four products on the GTN Bestsellers Chart so soon exceeds our expectations. This confirms our trend predictions are spot on and that our retailers can look forward to another exciting year as a Briers stockist.”

Briers used the latest research to rebrand its point of sale materials and in-store presentation. The dynamic new look is both relevant and appealing to consumers.

Briers stays ahead in a competitive market with on trend design, collaboration with cutting edge designers and licensed product ranges. Its design team helps customers create bespoke solutions that maximise sales.

Briers’ products can be found at Wilkinsons, B&Q, Dobbies, Blue Diamond and Wyevale as well as independent garden centres, DIY stores and fashion retailers. Briers also supplies major national wholesalers such as Decco.

To see the entire range of Briers products, visit www.briersltd.co.uk.

Dig These Deals for Autumn

solus 2013Following on from the success of its Spring offers, Solus Garden & Leisure has launched the latest in its successful ‘Dig These Deals’ consumer promotions, with a host of great bargains for Autumn gardeners.

This season’s promotion, which is exclusive to garden centres, includes money-saving offers on Yeoman and Joseph Bentley tools, Botanico growing products and accessories, ChapelWood bird feeding stations and Adorn home décor products.

Notable amongst the deals are the Joseph Bentley long handled bulb planter, sale price £24.99 (reduced from £32.99); the Yeoman advanced block paving brush and precision scraper (with FOC replacement head), reduced from £19.98 to £9.99; the red and green polka dot Botanico welly boot planters, £5.00 off at £14.99; and the Adorn washable runner mat, half original price at £12.49.

solus dig these deals 2013Eye-catching ‘Dig These Deals’ merchandise displays and dump bins will ensure these products attract a lot of attention – and the special Dig These Deals website – www.digthesedeals.co.uk – will feature product videos and stockist information throughout the season. The deals will be promoted to consumers via Solus social media channels and in gardening magazines.

The Spring promotion resulted in 10% increase in orders despite a difficult season for the garden trade.

Products are available for order now for in-store promotion from early August to November. For more information contact your Solus representative or call 0121 504 2700.

The Grabrake Scores Full Marks in Tree News Magazine

solusThe Grabrake epitomises everything that the Yeoman brand aspires toward – good quality, innovative products that help make gardening as effortless as possible. Ultimately however, it is the gardeners at home who decide just how able to perform our products actually are, and as such the reward of a perfect score from Tree News (the official Tree Council magazine) was a welcome acknowledgement of the tool’s ability.

The Grabrake took pride of place in the latest Kit Review, featured in the magazine’s Spring Summer 2013 solus yeoman grabrakeissue. Of the seven tools reviewed – all of which were well known brands -the Yeoman Grabrake was one of only two to score full marks in all categories, being seen as an easy to use, versatile tool built to a high standard.

All products featured in the Kit Review are tested to their limits by volunteer Tree Wardens. Tools are put through a working day far more intensive than that of a typical home gardener, and are judged accordingly. That the Grabrake managed to attain full marks under such conditions is a testament to its quality and ingenuity, and we’re very pleased that it met the demands placed upon it by the Kit Review team. The review is available to view below.

If you’re interested in finding out more about this new take on the garden rake, you can check out a YouTube introduction to the Grabrake here.

Come And Visit Us At The Chelsea Flower Show

spearandjackson_logo spear & jackson 2t’s nearly upon us; Britains most prestigious flower show is celebrating its centenary year and the guys at Spear and Jackson are coming along to offer any info, tips and guidance on our new collaborative range with Kew Gardens.

Whilst you’re perusing the shows magnificent displays and exciting array of plants we’d love it if you could take the time to stop by our stand EA/78 as we’re always looking for feedback on our products; you could also be one of six lucky winners who will receive two free tickets to The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Remember, we’re also offering an RHS exclusive, if you spend over £40 on our new Kew range at The Chelsea Flower Show you’ll receive a free Stainless Steel Garden Trowel worth £10.50, so it’s well worth the visit!