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Silver Surfers 2.0 as over-55s make permanent switch to online shopping

Silver Surfers 2.0 as over-55s make permanent switch to online shopping

by on June 21, 2020

Research reveals next wave of digital sales growth in popular retail categories will be driven by older consumers -

More than a third of over-55s say they will permanently switch to online shopping for clothes, food, fitness and gardening equipment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to in-depth research from Rare: Group.

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Will you join us in 2018? Saturday 5 May is World Naked Gardening Day..

by on May 1, 2018

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New Rose Festival to launch at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, 16-19 June, NEC Birmingham

New Rose Festival to launch at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, 16-19 June, NEC Birmingham

by on May 16, 2016

BBC Gardeners’ World Live are proud to announce the launch of the Rose Festival at this year’s show at the NEC Birmingham (16-19 June), in conjunction with Roses UK, which will feature within the Floral Marquee in 2016 and beyond.

The area brings together some of the country’s leading rose growers under one roof, giving visitors an unrivalled opportunity to buy a wide range of roses from specialists including Apuldram, Harkness Roses, Peter Beales Roses, Pocock’s Roses and Styles Roses - all under one roof. There will also be a rose sundries shop, so visitors can go home with everything they need to grow these wonderful plants successfully. Plus, it’s expected that there will be several new rose varieties launching at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, available for Show visitors to buy. [more…]

“When you’re out there with a gentle breeze on you, every last hair on your body feels it”

“When you’re out there with a gentle breeze on you, every last hair on your body feels it”

by on April 30, 2016

World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) is an annual international event celebrated on the first Saturday of May by gardeners and non-gardeners alike. WNGD has become a growing annual tradition that celebrates weeding, planting flowers and trimming hedges in the buff.

This year’s naked day of planting is on May 7th, and it is the 12th annual celebration. As the news of this unique celebration spreads, it has left many people wondering, why garden naked?

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First voucher provider to use facebook as a direct selling platform / Clareville Communications

by on August 24, 2012

The UK’s largest garden gift voucher scheme – National Garden Gift Vouchers - is the first voucher provider to use facebook as a direct selling platform.   Their newly launched facebook e-commerce operation forms part of an integrated social media programme that is a key element of National Garden Gift Vouchers’ 50th Anniversary marketing activity.

It is envisaged that Facebook will provide incremental sales that will complement an already established and successful retail network of over 2,000 outlets that includes major stores such as Homebase, nursery and garden centre groups and independent garden centres and nurseries.

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