In This Issue
Kelkay has the complete offer with their new products
Thank you, see you next year
RHS range of planters continues to thrive for Apta
Zest 4 Leisure keep on giving at Glee
Taylors Bulbs are offering giant size bulbs at GLEE 2016
Frosts, Blue Diamond, B&Q, Gardensite and John Lewis are winners in the Glee Buyers Power List for 2016
SkALE Greenwall wins Best Product at Glee
Glee New Product Awards - Full list of winners
Great British Cards raise £18,000 for industry charities
Diarmuid Gavin congratulates MossOff
Bord na Móna GroWise Fertiliser range launched
CPL introduce the next generation biomass fuels
18-hour trip to Glee...all the way from the Falklands
Bonningtons customer wins VIP trip to New York
Fantastic new ranges from Petface
Choice Marketing celebrate success with Westland
Deco-Pak’s sand offers full educational play experience
Gardena unveils mobile control system for watering and mowing
Get a competitive edge with Think Outside planters
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The Gifted Stationary products are perfect for garden centres
Cadac launch serious BBQ for cooking in small spaces
Discover the HTA Garden Retail Monitor at Glee
GIMA 'Buyers Connect' proves popular
They're Houseplant Happy at Empathy
Elementi - The Art of Fire
Retailers Choice is inspired by the Japanese art of origami and an opening seed
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18-hour trip to Glee...all the way from the Falklands

The prize for the longest journey undertaken to attend Glee this year must go to Tim and Jan Miller…who travelled 18 hours in an RAF passenger jet from the Falklands!

Tim and Jan set up Stanley Nursery & Garden Centre on the island in the late 1980s and have been visiting Glee on average very other year for the past 20 years to buy stock.

Jan has day to day responsibility for the garden centre (turnover c£150,000) that serves the islands’ population of 3000, while Tim takes care of Stanley Growers, its sister market garden business.

Tim was born and bred in the islands. In fact, his great great grandfather, who once served in the Household Cavalry, was among those tasked by Queen Victoria to “go forth and colonise my Empire”.

Tim and Jan Miller on the Dalefoot stand with Pauline Lewington.

Tim says there is no shortage of keen gardeners in the Falklands, despite weather conditions that can be harsh at times. While conditions are generally similar to the Western Isles off the Scottish coast, the combination in spring (our autumn) of predictably strong winds and sunshine scorches the new growth of deciduous trees, making wind fencing or hedging essentials for gardeners. Summer temperatures rarely reach the mid-20s C, while winters can leave the peat-over-clay soil saturated in winter, with temperatures only occasionally falling below zero.

Among the couple’s purchases at Glee are Johnsons seeds from the Mr Fothergill’s group and composts from Westland…but they were showing a keen interest at Glee today in the range of wool composts from Dalefoot (18K57).]

On Sunday, the couple board another RAF jet for the long journey home, broken only by a comfort break in the Ascension Isles, with the Falklands spring just around the corner.

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