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Christmas department opens at Haskins Garden Centres

by Diane - October 11th, 2018

Christmas department opens at Haskins Garden Centres

Christmas department opens at Haskins Garden Centres

The garden centre group, Haskins, is celebrating after a successful launch of its Christmas department across all four of its centres.

Customers can browse a variety of gifts, with plenty suitable for green-fingered adults, as well as plenty to choose from for beginner gardeners. There’s also a wide range of decorations available.

Real pot-grown trees will be available at Haskins from Monday October 29 and real cut trees will be available from Monday November 19. For customers that prefer artificial trees, these are also available.

Haskins anticipates welcoming over a million visitors to its four centres across a three month lead up to Christmas. Across all four centres, Christmas gifts, decorations and trees equate to 8.9 per cent of the overall yearly sales (excluding the restaurant).

Lisa Looker, brand director at Haskins, commented: “We have worked hard to ensure we remain on the map as a must-visit Christmas destination. We’ve received great feedback from customers who have visited us already for ‘early bird’ Christmas shopping and we look forward to welcoming plenty more as Christmas draws closer.”

A first for this year, customers can take a photo in Haskins’ ‘Selfie Throne’ and share on social media to get in the festive spirit.

Conna Powles, buying director at Haskins, commented: “We want customers to be able to shop depending on their preferred Christmas theme. We start working on Christmas in December the previous year, so we have had all year to perfect our themes for the festive season.”

Haskins is also taking bookings for festive Christmas lunches, which start from Monday December 3. With a choice between two or three courses, it’s ideal for a celebration with colleagues, family or friends.

Dean Ridley, head of retail operations at Haskins, commented: “Some might say it’s too early to open a Christmas department, but we’re finding that more and more people are enjoying visiting early and spreading the cost of Christmas over the course of a few months. Can you ever really have too much Christmas cheer?”

Haskins has centres in Ferndown in Dorset, West End in Southampton and Roundstone and Snowhill in West Sussex. For more information visit

Want to go on the Island with Bear Grylls?

by Diane - October 3rd, 2018

‘Do you ever secretly wonder what would happen if you were stranded on a desert island!? We are looking for men and women for the new series of Channel 4’s The Island with Bear Grylls! On this series, there’s a prize! To apply, please go to

Channel 4’s Bafta winning The Island with Bear Grylls  are looking for applicants for the show.

In previous series, the volunteers were stripped of all the comforts of civilisation, and cast away on a remote deserted island. They filmed themselves, and shared their raw and exhilarating story of survival. This year there is also a prize.

We are looking for people who are fit and able to participate, of all ages (18+), each with their unique skillset, from a variety of backgrounds and professions who are confident in their ability to thrive but they do not need any experience in adventure or survival pursuits to participate.  We will cover reasonable pre-agreed loss of earnings for everyone who participates.

To apply, please go to


Price reductions at Harrod Horticultural

by John - October 2nd, 2018

Lots of price reductions at Harrod Horticultural

's' Hooks

‘s’ Hooks was £2.95 now £0.95
These Shiny S Hooks Are A Welcome Addition To The Greenhouse And Ideal To Use With Small Fixing Supports To Hold Hanging Baskets. supplied In Packs Of 5 Each S Hook Measures 3.8cm (1.5″) Long X 2cm (0.8″) Wide. shiny S Hooks Supplied In Packs Of 5s Hook Measures 3.8cm (1.5″) Long X 2cm (0.8″) Wide

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New products at Harrod Horticultural

by John - October 2nd, 2018

Harrod Horticultural has hundreds of new products today

Elegant Garden Room

Elegant Garden Room £11200.00
The Elegant Garden Room Is The Largest Garden Studio In This Range Of Curved Design Garden Structures, Combining A High Impact Appearance With Practical Functionality.the Clean And Modern Yet Timeless Design Will Add A Stunning Focal Point To Your Garden And Despite Its Many Possible Uses This Elegant Garden Room In Most Cases, Can Be Erected Without A Building Of The First Details To Catch The Eye Is The Floor-to-ceiling Windows. This Simple But Ingenious Solution Was Specifically Conceived To Create That Special Outside In Experience, Day And Night. The Door Features An Opening Window In The Top Half Of The Door Which Is Held Open By Concealed Friction Hinges.inside The House Its Quiet Enough To Be Able To Concentrate On Work Or Studies But The Great Acoustic Qualities Also Make This An Ideal Room For Musical Activities.elegant Garden Roomdistinctive Designideal For Up To 9 People floor To Ceiling Windowssturdy Glued Laminated Timber Frametempered Glasspowder Painted Roof Plate And Metal Elementsgarden Room Is Supplied Planed And Un-paintednatural Timber Floor Boardsmeasures 3.3m Wide X 3.4m Higheasy To Assemble In 2 Daysrequires 2 People For Assemblyplease Allow 4-6 Weeks For Delivery

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New products at Van Meuwen

by Sarah - October 2nd, 2018

Hundreds of new lines at Van Meuwen

Box Balls

Box Balls £199.00

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New products at Trimetals

by Sarah - October 2nd, 2018

Trimetals has this new product today £277.00
Our new Senturion range of storage units offer the perfect answer to the safe, secure and attractive storage of gas cylinders. The sturdy fire resistant and lockable designs offer maximum safety and security. Special vents allow a free flow of air preventing a gas build up in the event of a leak and locking facilities keep your cylinders safe from tampering or theft. The 247 and 447 models feature a unique track base to ensure easy and correct placement of cylinders within the unit. All units feature fixing holes to accommodate a switch over value / regulator which ensures the simple management of a multi bottle system. All units are produced in our attractive environmental green colour scheme, are easy to assemble and require no maintenance.

Price reductions at PondKeeper

by John - October 2nd, 2018

PondKeeper reduced the price on these products today

Superfish Waterfall 19cm

Superfish Waterfall 19cm was £29.99 now £24.99
If you are running a waterfall this is an essential piece of kit. Run this waterfall at the top of your existing waterfall to widen the spray of water as it leaves the hose.
The effect is far more natural and convincing.
Set also includes a piece of filter foam so the product can act as a waterfall filter taking impurities out of your pumped water before it hits your pond.

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New products at PondKeeper

by John - October 2nd, 2018

New lines at PondKeeper

PondXpert Solar Shower 300 Pond Pump

PondXpert Solar Shower 300 Pond Pump £39.99
Enjoy a range of features from this new pond pump at a breakthrough price.The pump can produce a flow rate of 250 litres per hour in full sun – but do not worry if it clouds over as the pump can store power to be used later.

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Price reductions at Gardening Direct

by Sarah - October 2nd, 2018

Reduced price on items today at Gardening Direct

Raingel Granules and Plant Feed 150g

Raingel Granules and Plant Feed 150g was £7.99 now £5.99
Drastically cut down your watering!This 150g tub could treat up to 10 hanging baskets.A single application of this Raingel will feed your plants all season, cutting down your watering time by up to 90%. A real time saver!

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New products at Gardening Direct

by Sarah - October 2nd, 2018

Over a hundred new items at Gardening Direct

Autumn Wholesale Pack 16 Trays of 70 Medium Plugs

Autumn Wholesale Pack 16 Trays of 70 Medium Plugs £205.00
Even bigger savings with our wholesale selectionsTo order this product, just click buy and purchase at the checkout as normal. Our wholesale manager, Lee will contact you to confirm which varieties you wish to receive within your backs. You may order as many packs of sixteen trays as you like, comprised of any of these varieties.Choose 16 trays of any of our selected Medium Plug varieties and you can benefit from our ‘one drop’ delivery service meaning they’ll all arrive together! Plus a massive saving of up to £59 (depending on variety).

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