In This Issue
Andy McIndoe works with Kelkay to develop themed collections
Make sure you visit on the final day of Glee
Johnsons Lawn Seed gets recharged at Glee
It's another win for Briers at Glee!
Novelty planters create interest for Apta
Whitefurze launch new range of self-watering planters at Glee
Patio Allotment Packs are a winner for Taylors
New-look Meadow View Stone
Zest 4 Leisure showcase new range at GLEE
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
Try a cocktail on the Halewood Wines & Spirits stand
Bord na Móna GroWise Fertiliser range launched
Introducing Pedigree Garden the new generation of tools from Bulldog that are a breed apart
Tildenet with Bosmere on board takes another stride forwards
Malcolm Scott Consultants launches new services and concept at Glee 2016
Training elves...that's our business
Frosts, Blue Diamond, B&Q, Gardensite and John Lewis are winners in the Glee Buyers Power List for 2016
New controls and feeds range meets growing demand for eco products
Treadstone Products launches new merchandising support
Compass offers award-winning solution to garden centre catering
Unique range of cool boxes from Think Outside
Weber lines up its biggest ever marketing campaign for Genesis re-launch
18-hour trip to Glee...all the way from the Falklands
Block Blitz brings paving back to life
Gardena unveils mobile control system for watering and mowing
Bonningtons customer wins VIP trip to New York
STV key stockists lock in to increased profits
Cadac launch serious BBQ for cooking in small spaces
Pruning steps up a gear with redesigned Fiskars lopper
TRAMONTINA CHURRASCO - The original from Brazil.
STILL – “The World’s Finest Gardening Gloves”
CPL introduce the next generation biomass fuels
GIMA 'Buyers Connect' proves popular
No slip ups for Protek when it comes to exterior wood finishes
They're Houseplant Happy at Empathy
A New Star from Creative Products
Elementi - The Art of Fire
Stanley - Job Done from NAP Brands
New Aquabrush will be a hit with gardeners and active lifestylers
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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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