Burgon & Ball launch RHS-endorsed 'unlosable' gardening tools

Burgon & Ball has launched new ranges of RHS-endorsed gardening gifts and tools.

They include a new design for the RHS Gifts for Gardeners range, as well as some new hand tools and a collection of brightly coloured tools "that even absent-minded gardeners won’t lose".

The new design for Burgon & Ball’s RHS Gifts for Gardeners range is called Flora and Fauna. It takes inspiration from art held by the RHS Lindley Library and includes twine in a tin, hand tools, a mug, a tray and an umbrella and more.

The new FloraBrites range is in fluorescent yellow or pink, with reflective highlights that glow under torchlight. The range includes trowels, forks and secateurs.

Also new are the Ergo Deadheader and Micro Secateur.

Burgon & Ball managing director Heather Culpan said: "The combined inspiration of the fabulous imagery available to us as an RHS licensee and feedback from our loyal customer base has helped us to develop some of our best gardening tools and gifts yet — highly functional and useful but also very attractive and appealing."

RHS licensing manager Cathy Snow said: "Visitors to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show were among customers requesting highly visible tools — and what a wonderful response the FloraBrites range is."

Meanwhile, Bonningtons new colour coded packaging facilitates category selection for retail buyers and makes the consumer experience less bewildering, claims the company, which will show developments in the Kingfisher Christmas brand at Harrogate Christmas & Gift show on 8-11 January 2017.


Kingfisher says it has set out to de-mystify the "massively complex string light sector and build a clear product segmentation and hierarchy".

Colour-coded packs include purple (for battery powered) and red (for main fairy lights) while outdoor LED string lights are in blue (for static) and green (for multifunction).

All packs have product information in icon form on the front, while the back of pack includes illustrated information on the colour of cable, the length of cable and the distance between individual bulbs.

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