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Valspar launches a dominant shade of grey 25-Feb-2015
Paint brand Valspar is the latest name in the DIY industry to capitalise on the frenzy surrounding the recent release of the erotic film Fifty Shades of Grey.

Major international retailers to speak at Global DIY Forum 25-Feb-2015
Representatives from Lowe's, Kingfisher and Ace Hardware International will speak at the Global DIY Forum in London this June.

Garden Re-Leaf Day walkers seek sponsorship 25-Feb-2015
There is still time to help Greenfingers by sponsoring members of the garden industry who are embarking on a walk on the charity's Garden Re-Leaf Day.

CCTV posters trap hardware thief suspect 24-Feb-2015
An alleged hardware shop thief who went to the police to complain about CCTV-image posters of him displayed in the store is now facing prosecution.

Plaid Cymru slates Help to Buy home improvement ban 24-Feb-2015
Plaid Cymru has called for a rethink of the Help to Buy initiative in Wales, calling it "impractical and unfair" that people who have bought homes under the scheme are banned from doing home improvements.

New Crown range only at Toolstation 24-Feb-2015
Crown has done a deal with Toolstation that will see the retailer have exclusivity on a new range of contract paints.

It's crunch time for burglars, says gravel firm Deco-Pak 23-Feb-2015
The desire to deter thefts from the home and garden is sparking a trend for gravel, according to decorative aggregates supplier Deco-Pak.

Scotts Miracle-Gro brands back on TV 23-Feb-2015
Several of Scotts Miracle-Gro's biggest brands, best-selling products and new launches will be hitting TV screens again this spring and summer.

Key European buyers will meet Gardenex/PetQuip suppliers 23-Feb-2015
Six key European buyers of garden, leisure and pet products will be at the next Meet the Buyers event to be staged by the Gardenex and PetQuip export associations.

The Range reaches target and opens 100th store 23-Feb-2015
Despite missing its original Christmas 2014 deadline, The Range opened its 100th store in Peverell on Friday morning.

Home Hardware helps Norwich couple set up new store 23-Feb-2015
A hardware store which has been created from scratch opened its doors for the first time this month.

Totally exhibitors celebrate awards triumph 23-Feb-2015
Organisers of this year's Totally DIY and Totally Tools shows have described the combined event as "positive and optimistic".

VegTrug launches American subsidiary 23-Feb-2015
VegTrug, the self-contained, raised vegetable garden company has launched a wholly-owned subsidiary in the USA, which commences trading on March 1.
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Squire's plant show a success 19-Feb-2015
Squire's Garden Centre hosted its first-ever "Plant Supplier Show" this month, attracting 35 suppliers from across the UK to showcase their latest plants to the Squire''s team.

DIY Week Awards 2015: Gold winners revealed 18-Feb-2015
Hundreds of leading DIY and garden suppliers, wholesalers and independent and multiple retailers came together this week at the 2015 DIY Week Awards to find out who had scooped Gold.

'Positive drivers' for growth in floorcoverings this year 18-Feb-2015
The floorcoverings market is set to benefit from a £250m boost between now and 2019, according to a new report.

Bonnington Plastics wins £80,000 for Kingfisher brand infringement 18-Feb-2015
Bonnington Plastics, the company behind the Kingfisher gardening and homewares brand, has secured a five-figure settlement from a group of companies after bringing a claim in the High Court for intellectual infringement.

Storm crisis plan boosts Grange business 18-Feb-2015
Fencing and garden buildings supplier Grange has won 60 new stockists already this year, thanks, it says, to its positive handling of last year's storm damage crisis.

J Rotherham runner-up in business awards 18-Feb-2015
J Rotherham, the supplier of natural stone and composite surfaces to the bathroom and kitchen industry, has been named a regional runner-up in the EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards.

Homebase unveils key garden looks for spring/summer 17-Feb-2015
Homebase has unveiled its spring/summer 2015 collection of outdoor living furniture and accessories, defined by three al fresco living trends.

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Latest product news in Garden sundries

Year-round revenue 29-Mar-2011
Launched at Gardeners' World Live in 1998, Tubtrugs Flexible continue to be top sellers for supplier Faulks & Co.

Bumper crops with Botanico 23-Mar-2011
Botanico, the grow your own brand from Solus, offers a wide range of products to help gardeners ensure a bumper tomato crop.

Stewart Company wins Which? test 3-Feb-2011
The Stewart Company's Heat and Grow thermostatic propagator came top in a recent Which? survey of windowsill propagators.

Clock these on stand 26-Aug-2010
Gablemere Ltd will unveil its biggest ever range of indoor and outdoor clocks at next month's Glee at the NEC.

Stewart innovation keeps herbs well watered 24-Nov-2009
The new Herb pot from The Stewart Company features a patented self-watering system which makes growing herbs on a home windowsill or patio easier and more enjoyable.

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Latest people news in Garden sundries

Gardman names sales agent of the year 18-Mar-2008
Jason Hardwick and his team complete full house of victories after fifth successive win.

Town & Country strengthens sales and marketing teams 21-Feb-2008
Three new appointments to help brand with its increasing product portfolio.

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