Nathan James Dodd attended the Garden Press event on Thursday at the Barbican in London, a great chance for suppliers and manufacturers to meet the gardening press to showcase their existing and new products.
Robert Hall was delighted to get an email declaring that GardenSite.co.uk had been nominated in the Best Online Garden Retail Buying Team category at this year's GLEE 2015 show.
GLEE at the NEC in Birmingham has been the major trade show for the Garden and Leisure Industry since its inception well over 30 years ago. Our garden centre company has been represented at this show in every single year since then. We visit current suppliers but always we are looking for new and innovative products, from those we know and those we don’t.
Since 1999 we have been promoting our website which we branded GardenSite early in 2000. It was therefore very satisfying to get an e-mail from Ali Clarke at i2i Events Group letting us know that we had been nominated for an award in the Best Online Garden Retail Buying Team category.
I don’t think we are going to win for one minute as Amazon, QVC and Littlewoods Direct, to name just three others, have also been nominated. David and Goliath comes to mind, as GardenSite is still family owned and supported. Back in 1999 may not be too long ago, but a lot has changed online since then. This was pre-Google when you had to submit your website manually to Alta Vista and the other Search Engines that were just growing in importance. Tesco did not have an e-commerce presence then and the impact and change that was coming on our shopping habits would certainly be misread by far too many.
So we have some experience and GardenSite is now being recognised for all the innovative work, wide product range, and customer service that it offers. We will stand up and be counted though. To support us click through and vote now, it will take just 30 seconds to nominate 3 teams from the list of 6.
Hall's / GardenSite thanks you in anticipation.
Create a Halloween party in your house or garden with ideas and suggestions from David Coton that will keep your children and neighbours thrilled and spooked on the 31st October.
Looking for some advice on how to decorate your garden for halloween? David Coton has some great ideas to help you create a horror themed garden to scare your neighbours and any trick & treaters who come to your door.
Used originally to frighten away evil spirits, now placed near the front door to deter trick or treaters, carved pumpkins have been part of Halloween for a very long time. Here Martyn Loach explains the process of creating the scariest pumpkin in your street.
To grow the biggest, scariest pumpkin in time for Halloween isn't easy as they take some time to mature and prefer a warm climate. To have the best chance of success Martyn Loach recommends sowing seed indoors during April and then planting out in late May or June.