The Original Muck Boot Company introduces the outscape, a lightweight and versatile, go anywhere style for spring ‘21

Dedicated to building footwear that is 100% MUCKPROOF™ (remarkably protective, exceptionally comfortable and totally waterproof), The Original Muck Boot Company is excited to introduce the new Outscape for S21, designed with two brand new material inventions, Muckskin, an innovative neoprene upper, and Guarden, an advanced toe and heel outsole protection. The Muck Outscape is inspired by the popular Muckster II gardening collection, however, this original shoe takes on a new durable and versatile silhouette to suit today’s onthe-go customer.

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More events confirmed for Garden Re-Leaf day 2021

With Garden Re-Leaf Day approaching ever quicker, teams and businesses from across the garden retail sector and beyond are busy making plans for the forthcoming Garden Re-Leaf Day on March 19th. With the event turning 10 this year teams are going BIG with their FUNdraising activities.

Brave the shave

Greenfingers Chairman Sue Allen, along with Millbrook Garden Centre’s Managing Director/Greenfingers Trustee, Tammy Woodhouse, will be saying goodbye to their lockdown locks as they prepare to shave their heads on Garden Re-Leaf Day, all in the name of charity. Joining them will be another Millbrook mother and daughter pair, Jo and Danielle who work at Millbrook’s Gravesend Garden CentreAll donations can be given here:  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sueandtambraveshave

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Dobbies Garden Centres sales grow by more than 50 per cent

Dobbies Garden Centres sales have grown by more than 50 per cent according to the latest accounts and continued to show "resilience' during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Total sales increased by 51 per cent to £252m in the company's results for the 53 weeks to 1 March 2020. Like-for-like sales increased by 6 per cent.

Underlying EBITDA also increased by 39 per cent to £25m during the year.

During the year, the company more than doubled the size of its estate with the acquisition of 31 centres located across the UK from Wyevale Garden Centres.

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FISKARS AND RHS SPRING INTO ACTION TO SUPPORT THE NATION’S BEES

Fiskars, one of the UK’s leading gardening tool suppliers, is teaming up with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) for an innovative spring campaign designed to support the nation’s vital bee population and provide additional business building opportunity for trade retailers.

The ‘Gift for the Bees’ is a further extension of Fiskars’ well established 100% Happiness marketing campaign and will run from 1st March until 30th June 2021*. During these dates, consumers spending £50 or more on any Fiskars product in store can claim a ‘Happy Bee Box’ delivery to their home.

The box contains RHS expert information about the type of planting in the garden that will help attract and support bees as they pollinate plants. It also includes a high-quality Fiskars planting trowel, which is new for 2021, a packet of RHS seeds and an RHS planting guide offering expert advice on how to support bees and successfully grow pollinating plants.

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