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Latest News in Watering and irrigation

42% of renters think home ownership is unachievable 20-Apr-2015
Home ownership now "seems like an impossible dream" for many, says Mintel, whose research has found that 42% of UK renters believe they will never be able to afford their own home.

Taskers lays foundations of third full-range store 20-Apr-2015
Work is now underway on Liverpool retailer Taskers' newest store, which is due to open in the last quarter of this year.

Screwfix in line for Which? award 20-Apr-2015
Screwfix is one of five retailers shortlisted to receive a 2015 Which? Award.

Sunflex partners Rainy Day Trust 20-Apr-2015
Window decoration specialist Sunflex, is the latest company to show its support for industry charity, the Rainy Day Trust, by signing up as a partner of the Trust.

Prime Minister visits Birmingham garden centre 20-Apr-2015
Prime Minister David Cameron paid a visit to Wyevale Garden Centres' Melbicks centre in Birmingham at the weekend, talking policies and plant pots with customers and staff.

Plant sales fluctuate, while clothing and catering soar in March 17-Apr-2015
Garden centres across the country saw sales of clothing and catering soar while fluctuating weather saw plant sales rise and fall last month, according to the Garden Centre Association's Barometer of Trade (BoT) results.

New security requirement in revised Building Regulations gains support from DHF 17-Apr-2015
The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has welcomed the publication of the long-awaited new Building Regulations, which - for the first time in England - require new homes to incorporate provisions to resist unauthorised access.

Bord na Móna UK posts 28% year-on-year increase 17-Apr-2015
Bord na Móna UK has published its end-year sales results, with figures 27.7% ahead of 2014 year on year.

Deco-Pak investment ups production capacity 15-Apr-2015
Aggregates supplier Deco-Pak is increasing its production capacity by 30% following an investment in its on-site manufacturing and packaging machinery.

Spring sunshine boosts outdoor living sales at Argos 14-Apr-2015
The early spring sunshine saw Brits flocking outdoors over the Easter break to make the most of the good weather, with sales of barbecues and outdoor games soaring.

Fiskars opens new office and names UK as key market 14-Apr-2015
Finnish tool giant Fiskars welcomes the Ambassador of Finland, Pekka Huhtaniemi, to officially open its new UK showroom and offices in Birmingham last month.

Last chance to register for Toolbank spring shows 14-Apr-2015
DIY retailers, garden centre buyers and builders merchants have just a couple of weeks left to sign up to visit the final Toolbank spring trade shows of 2015.

'Biggest opportunity for retailers is on social media' 14-Apr-2015
Over a quarter of shoppers now follow retailers on social media, according to the 2015 Shopper Barometer, a study of current trends and future consumer habits of UK shoppers.

Tin of paint explodes over Homebase customer 13-Apr-2015
Homebase has paid compensation to a customer after a tin of paint she was buying exploded at the checkout.

Police warn of cheap Yankee candles after huge theft 13-Apr-2015
Any retailers that are offered discounted Yankee candles are being asked to contact police after a Monmouthshire garden centre lost £23,000-worth of the products in a raid.

J Rotherham unveils competition-winning fireplace 13-Apr-2015
Stone fireplace supplier J Rotherham has announced the winner of a competition to design a unique, contemporary fireplace.

Garden centres under attack for selling 'bee-killing' Provado 13-Apr-2015
Leading garden centres are once again being put under pressure to stop selling a Bayer Provado product over concerns that it is harmful to bees.

Hillier hands the Chelsea reins over to younger generation 10-Apr-2015
Long-established garden centre and Chelsea Flower Show veteran Hillier announces plans for Young Hillier Day, where trainees, apprentices and students will run its exhibit at the famous gardening show.

March shop vacancies best for five years 8-Apr-2015
The Local Data Company (LDC) says March's shop vacancy figures are a "cause for celebration", as they fell back to 2010 levels.

Gorilla Glue secures listing in B&Q 8-Apr-2015
Gorilla Glue's range of adhesives will now be stocked in B&Q stores across the UK.


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Latest product news in Watering and irrigation

Whitefurze gets good response at Glee 3-Oct-2013
Whitefurze was delighted with the response that its enhanced garden range, manufactured in the UK, received at Glee.

Stewart bags exclusive distribution of Harcostar range 5-Jan-2012
Stewart has sealed an exciting deal with Straight plc to become the exclusive UK Garden Centre distributor for Harcostar's extensive range of water butts and accessories.

Heavy-duty, hi-vis hose 6-May-2011
Hozelock has launched a fluorescent, heavy-duty hose and cart range specifically designed to reduce trip hazards on building sites.

New look for Hozelock 24-Aug-2010
Hozelock has unveiled a new look, including a 'sun-drenched' corporate identity and the tagline Gardening for Life.

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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