GLEE 2017 was our biggest and best yet! With over 70 new products launched to the gardening industry, we certainly had lots to talk about. And with three of our innovative new products recognised in the GLEE New Product Awards, it seems our fresh ideas are hitting the mark.
We were delighted when the new Wonder Weed Puller took top honours in the Tools and Machinery category, our core area of expertise. The judges remarked upon the new tool’s 10 year guarantee which brings peace of mind to gardeners, and its accessible price point (RRP just £19.99), offering a very cost-effective tool for efficient weeding of deep-rooted weeds in lawns.
Easy to operate and very effective, to use the Wonder Weed Puller, simply push the three stainless steel prongs of the tool into the ground around the crown of the weed, rotate 360 degrees, and pull to remove the weed – roots and all. A plunger operated by a button on the handle ejects the weed into the waste, leaving hands clean.
Long-handled to eliminate bending and stooping, and designed in aluminium and tough polypropylene for minimum weight, the Wonder Weed Puller is brilliantly simple to use – and the weed ejector button makes it addictively satisfying!
The distinctive and engaging packaging features clear step-by-step instructions on the Wonder Weed Puller’s simple method for use, and has been created to complement the branding of the best-selling Weed Slice. Together, the pair offer a complete ‘family’ of chemical-free weeding solutions for both shallow- and deep-rooted weeds.
We were also shortlisted with our ‘Dotty’ Kneelo children’s garden kneeler in the Garden Care - Growing Accessories category, and the Garden Supplies ‘Hang it’ pegboard in the Home, Gift and Clothing category.
The Dotty Kneelo® kneeler, one of the first products in a new collection for children, features Dotty the superhero ladybird, defending the garden from nasty aphid invaders. This bright, fun kneeler features ‘antennae’ for added cute factor, but otherwise has the same high quality construction as our full-size Kneelo® designs, with two layers of memory foam around a core of EVA foam, for superb comfort while working – and playing! Friendly insect character Dotty the ladybird and her friend Buzz the bee have real kid appeal, helping garden centres expand their offering to the key family market.
Finally, the awards line-up was completed by the ‘Hang it’ peg board, reflecting the trend for more utilitarian storage. Supplied complete with hooks for hanging and all fixings to wall-mount, ‘Hang it’ makes it easy to keep those little essentials tidy and always to hand, in shed, garage or home office. The peg board is available in a choice of three on-trend colours and forms part of the new ‘Garden Supplies’ collection, the successor to the hugely popular Burgon & Ball Enamelwares range.
With so much else to see as well, including new favourites in the best-selling Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball collection, a new RHS-endorsed Rose Fork, gorgeous indoor pots, and new Creaturewares additions, our stand was a real talking point. We certainly enjoyed welcoming lots of customers during the three days of the show - and the delicious pastries were a bonus!
If you didn’t manage to make it to Birmingham for GLEE, email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 01202 684141 to find out more about the many exciting new products for 2017/18.