17September2014

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Glee 2014 – A Show Like Never Before!

Glee 2014 – A Show Like Never Before!

Garden retailers, landscapers and builders merchants looking to build their business will be flockin...


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Launch of On-Line Soil Maps Completes the Irish Soils Jigsaw

A harmonised soil map of Ireland with an associated web-based soil information system has been unveiled jointly recently by Teagasc and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Freely available through a public web site, the Third Edition National Soil Map details the pattern and properties of all Ireland's 213 soil typesat a scale of 1:250,000.

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Institute of Horticulture Slips Back Into Edwardian England - Phillip Voice

I got an email from a colleague this week in which he commented on the Institute of Horticulture's (IOH) recent ascendancy into Chartered status.

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Kilkenny Is Ireland’s Tidiest Town For 2014

Kilkenny City is Ireland's Tidiest Town for 2014. Kilkenny was recently (8th September) named best of the 849 towns and villages throughout the country that entered this year's SuperValu National TidyTowns competition. The announcement was greeted by great celebration at the recent awards ceremony at The Helix in Dublin.

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Bord Na Mona- Bringing the Chelsea Experience to the Garden Centre

A big hit with visitors to GLEE, the new Vital Earth Chelsea Mix all purpose compost looks set for a strong future. Building on their successful link with the acclaimed Chelsea Flower Show gardens of Harry & David Rich in the past few years, this new blend aims to provide a premium all purpose compost to a discerning gardening public.

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Overwintering Onion Sets and Garlic!

September onwards is the ideal time to plant your overwintering organic onions and garlic. Radar Onion Sets are a top performer, producing excellent yields of mild tasting summer onions from late May. These onion sets are particularly resistant to bolting. Superb when eaten fresh & store well into the autumn.

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The All-Island Innovation Awards Launched with A Top Prize Worth

The 2015 Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards were officially launched today at two simultaneous events in Belfast and Dublin. Hosted by the University of Ulster and KPMG, the events marked the start of the island-wide search for the best innovations that Northern Ireland and Ireland have to offer.

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New Collaboration to Show the Value of FSC in Protecting Forests The VIA Initiative

By 2050 we're likely to need three times more wood than we do today, yet forests are fighting for their lives as the ground they stem from is being sought for alternative uses. The key to keeping forests standing is to make them viable so they can compete with alternative land uses that require them cleared. Sustainable wood extraction as a forest conservation strategy has long been recognised as one way to achieve this.

Read more: New Collaboration to Show the Value of FSC in Protecting Forests The VIA Initiative

Giant Bulbs are A Glee Hit for Taylors Bulbs

Giant Spider like bulbs of Eremurus Robustus and almost crocus sized bulbs of Glananthus Elwesii "very early snowdrop" are among a range of Giant Bulbs that are on special offer at Glee from Taylors Bulbs, stand 19G02.

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Johnsons Lawn Seed Adds Funds to the Greenfingers Rosy Cheeks Appeal

Over the last 12 months Johnsons Lawn Seed has been busy raising money for the Greenfingers Rosy Cheeks Appeal. To show its ongoing support the company has confirmed that a donation from all sales of its General Purpose 500g Lawn Seed cartons will be given direct to the charity. The company is pleased to confirm that they have raised a grand total of £2,863, helping to bolster the appeal's £750,000 target.

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Buying Green is Good for Business and Good for the Environment

Alan Kelly T.D., Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government recently launched Green Procurement Guidance for the public sector at the Environment Ireland conference. The guidance was prepared by the EPA in collaboration with a number of State Agencies and Government Departments. It is a practical resource tool designed to assist procurers to build green criteria into public tenders and a deliverable under the Government's National Action Plan for Jobs.

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GLEE Latest News

  • Bord Na Mona- Bringing the Chelsea Experience to the Garden Centre - read more
  • Garden On A Roll Develop A Perfect Gift Solution - read more
  • Johnsons Lawn Seed Adds Funds to the Greenfingers Rosy Cheeks Appeal - read more
  • Giant Bulbs are A Glee Hit for Taylors Bulbs - read more
  • Glee New Product Awards 2014 - Winners Announced - read more
  • Rachel Doyle of Arboretum on International Panel of Judges for Glee Awards - read more

The Retailers Have Spoken – Glee Retailers Choice Awards Winners Announcement

The retailers have spoken, and together they have chosen this year's winner of the New Products Retailers Choice Award 2014, in association with the HTA.

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Let Herbs Be Your Medicine...

Winter remedies, advice & tips to survive the Winter is the topic of a one day course with Naturopath and Herbalist Gaby Wieland and Liz Longworth. This practical course will introduce you to recipes to make your own remedies to combat coughs, fevers, aches and pains and boost your immune system:

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Global Economies Must Lower Carbon Emissions at Five Times the Levels Currently Achieved

PwC analysis of economic growth rates and greenhouse gas emissions data for G20 economies. PwC's climate change analysts estimate global economies need to cut their energy related carbon emissions for every $ of GDP by 6.2% every year from now to 2100. That's more than five times the rate currently achieved.

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HTA Garden Futures Dinner and Conference

Join us for the prestigious annual Garden Futures Dinner and Conference, a must-attend gathering of the key players from across the industry. This event tackles the tough challenges retailers, growers, landscapers and suppliers encounter in the sector today. Don't miss out on the event that gives you what you need to face the futures in your business.

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Garden On A Roll Develop A Perfect Gift Solution

Winners of the Glee new product award for plants seeds and bulbs, the Garden On A Roll team are extremely pleased with the reception to their gift box concept. The gift pack contains everything that would be needed to plant a complete new border plus something special 'goodies ' to treat the recipient now- chocolates, luxury biscuits or even Champagne.

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