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Product News Archive October 2014

Sinclair produces its finest peat-based compost 27 October 2014
Heralded as the finest peat-based universal compost ever produced by William Sinclair, its new J Arthur Bower's Masterblend is a crumbly, free-flowing blend of 100% professional grade Scottish peat with 10% John Innes.

Sinclair promises bigger tomatoes with less effort 27 October 2014
The new GrowQube from William Sinclair's Growing Success brand offers beginners the promise of more juicy, tasty tomatoes with minimal effort.

Sinclair TV ads will back expanded Deadfast weedkiller range 27 October 2014
William Sinclair is expanding its broad-spectrum glyphosate-based RTU range with a new 4 litre RTU container of Deadfast Path & Patio Weedkiller to treat up to 240sq m.

Gardman wheat-free dog food is a winner 20 October 2014
Gardman says that since launching at Glee, The Ernest Charles Co range of petcare products is already proving a winning proposition.

Active Products spotlight offers quality and affordability 15 October 2014
The 220 Lumens high performance spotlight from Active Products is a popular choice for professional tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts, says the company.

Bayer Garden's new approach drives weedkiller sales 15 October 2014
Bayer Garden's year-on-year sales of weedkillers grew by 21% this year, compared with 9% for the category as a whole, which it says is down to its new approach to the weedkiller category.

Everbuild Thermofoam seals in the heat 15 October 2014
Thermofoam is a new, flexible PU expanding foam from Everbuild, formulated to absorb movement and so give an airtight seal to reduce heat loss in buildings.

Active Products torch for hands-free working 15 October 2014
The AP ProSeries 100 lumens head torch from Active Products, with its on/off motion sensor activated by hand movement, elasticated headband, SOS advanced flash mode and a beam distance of up to 55m, is notching up five star reviews from both consumers and trade professionals, says the company.

Bayer Garden launches attack on box blight 15 October 2014
Fungus Fighter Plus and Fungus Fighter Concentrate from Bayer Garden are new solutions to beat box blight, which has been on the increase this year.

Bosmere launches next-generation greenhouse heaters 15 October 2014
Bosmere has introduced two new greenhouse heaters for the 2014/15 gardening season.

Scotts Solus Brands launches rustic bird bath 15 October 2014
Scotts Solus Brands' ChapelWood Woodland collection has all the style and attractiveness of the brand's Antique Collection, but with a more natural, rustic look.

Kingfisher's all-in-one solution for bird feeding 15 October 2014
The Kingfisher premium All-in-One Bird Feeding Station from Bonnington Plastics comes with five brackets, complete with seed, nut, fat ball and suet cake feeders, a mesh tray and water dish.

Scotts Solus Brands feeds the birds in style 15 October 2014
Scotts Solus Brands' ChapelWood Antique Dining Station for wild birds boasts beautiful, delicate detailing along with strong, durable screw-together poles for rigidity.

Scotts Solus Brands cares for our insects 15 October 2014
Scotts Solus Brands' new wooden Wildlife range is perfect for helping to look after some of our declining garden creatures.

Seeds of success from Johnsons Lawn Seed 6 October 2014
Johnsons Lawn Seed (DLF Trifolium) launched two new innovative brands of lawn seed at Glee this year, attracting a large amount of orders well in advance of their early 2015 release date, the company reports.

Wildlife World products are natural winners 6 October 2014
Wildlife World's Bee & Bug Biome triumphed at Glee, winning best new product in the Pet & Wildlife Products category, while the Bee Mug, also shown, came a close second.

G Plants extends all-in-one hanging basket range 2 October 2014
G Plants says its growing gift ranges, including Flower Hanging Baskets and Patio Flavours, were popular with buyers at Glee looking for garden gift items.

EverGreen Extreme Green is a fast worker 1 October 2014
EverGreen Extreme Green from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is a concentrated liquid lawn food that works fast.

BeeMat helps create a green roof 1 October 2014
The LivingTiles concept was launched at this year's Glee by BeeMat as an easy-to-use, ready-made green roof.

La Hacienda cooks up a storm with pizza oven 1 October 2014
La Hacienda says its stand at Glee drew continuous crowds to see the new product ranges and demonstrations of the new pizza oven product.

Weedol has the power - and precision 1 October 2014
The Weedol Power Sprayer from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is a new battery-operated spray applicator.

Town & Country brings the garden indoors 1 October 2014
This year's Glee saw Town & Country take its first foray into a gift-related category, with the unveiling of a luxury scented candle range.

Crest picks Glee for three range launches 1 October 2014
Crest Garden says it received an enthusiastic response to its three new ranges launched at Glee 2014.

Scotts gives plants a Magic Start 1 October 2014
Miracle-Gro Magic Start Double Action Planting Mix, from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, is the perfect planting medium for all plants.

Deco-Pak celebrates a successful Glee 1 October 2014
Deco-Pak's double celebration (10 years in business and 10 years at Glee) saw the launch of the company's stylish new branding, FloodSax product demonstration, new POS displays and a host of new products at the show.

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