The Gel Telescopic Wand, which beat off competition in the tools and machinery category, allows consumers to tackle weeds without the need to stretch or bend down.
The innovative wand extends from 0.3m to 0.6m. Roundup Gel attaches to the wand with a twist and dispenses the weedkiller through the click of a trigger.
Roundup’s Gel Telescopic Wand is compatible with the original Roundup Gel and the newly launched Roundup Tough Gel and Path & Drive Gel.
In Switzerland, their parliament has rejected a ban on the weedkiller. EU extensions last until October 2017. Roundup is the flagship product of Monsanto, which is due to be sold next week to Bayer.
Exhibitors at Glee said Brexit was likely to make it easier to keep using chemicals such as glyphosate in the UK.
Glee launches included:
Grass seed innovation: Scotts Evergreen Superseed germinates in low temperatures, Westland Safe Lawn feed safe for children and pets.
Flowers ornaments: Gardman poppy bird feeder, Smart Garden flower LEDs.
Light bulbs: Smart Garden, Bonnington, Javado.
Branding-Briers’ Julie Dodsworth range, Treadstone’s Peter Rabbit range, Wildlife World’s Simon King range, Little Babas’ Mr Bloom range.
Growing media-Bord na Mona Pro 5, Westland Gro Sure Smart Ground Cover mulch
New products winners:
Retail Services and Experiences
Malcolm Scott Consultants
Winner: Compass Group
Cadac - Urban Chef
CPL - Homefire Olive Briquettes
Panacea - Vintage Beverage Washtub
Winner: Cadac - Urban Chef
Fallen Fruits - Dog Bench - 18H30
Pot Pal – Classico - 20A13
Smart Garden - Solar Daffodil - 18K30-31
Winner - Smart Garden - Solar Daffodil
Home, Gift and Clothing
Briers - Navy Neoprene Wellington Boot - 19H05
Briers - Julie Dodsworth Orangery Comfi Gardener Gove - 19H05
JKS Creations - The Aquabrush - 20B55
Winner: Briers - Julie Dodsworth Orangery Comfi Gardener Gove 19H05
Wildlife and Pets
Petface - Memory foam and microfibre mattress 18M30 - N31
Wildlife World - Simon King Brushwood Robin Nester 18M50
Wildlife World - ground feeder range 18M50
Winner: Wildlife World - Simon King Brushwood Robin Nester 18M50
Garden Care - Growing Accessories
Burgon & Ball - Large Hip Trug 19C26-E27
LBS - Flexigrow – 18L60 –
Lows - skALE Greenwall 19H51 - vertical growing system
Winner: Lows - skALE Greenwall - 19H51
Garden Care – Chemicals, Fertilisers and Growing Media
Block Blitz - Block Blitz - 17R03
Westland - Safe Lawn - 19G20-H21
Westland - Gro Sure Smart Ground Cover - 19G20-H21
Winner: Block Blitz - Block Blitz 17R03
Plants, seeds and bulbs
Channel Island Plants - Petunia Tumbelina Maria - NB33
Javado - Growing Light Bulbs - 20C30
Javado - Planted Wek Jar - 20C30
Winner: Javado - Growing Light Bulbs - 20C30
Tools & Machinery
Greenworks - 40 volt Cordless Garden Cart - 19C30-E31
NAP Brands - Black and Decker Snake Wand - 17Y40
Scotts Round Up Gel Wand – 18M20-N21
Winner: Scotts Round Up Gel Wand – 18M20-N21
Cadix - Birdbath 20E26-F27
Deco - Pak - Milano Porcelain Paving - 20J30-K31
Panacea - Decorative Landscape Edging - 19F60
Winner: Deco-Pak Milano Porcelain Paving - 20J30-K31
Best of British – joint winners
CPL Homefire Olive Briquettes
Best New Product at Glee
Lows – Skale Greenwall