Glee - Garden Products

Highlights in this section include new launches by William Sinclair, Vitax and discount ioffers from Dog Rocks.

William Sinclair's New Horizon tub and basket compost - image: William Sinclair
William Sinclair's New Horizon tub and basket compost - image: William Sinclair

Stand 5K31

Kiwiosity UK distribution deal based on putting customers first

Kiwiosity Products and LBS Horticulture have renewed their UK distribution partnership for the Zeosoft range of natural hand-cleaning products and the Woodham garden centre display systems and trolleys, both from New Zealand.

Kiwiosity managing director Steve Myatt said: "LBS is a professional family business that looks after its customers as we would like them too. The potential for both product ranges is great."

LBS managing director Anne Wolfenden added: "We see continuing potential for these unique products as businesses seek more eco-positive and innovative solutions." Zeosoft is a natural mineral hand-cleaner that takes care of odours and dirt and the environment.

Stand H92

Dog Rocks takes natural approach to preventing pets' lawn damage

Dog Rocks will give discounts on all new orders placed during the Glee show, along with give-aways, samples and competitions to enter.

Dog Rocks is designed to help pet owners prevent urine burn patches appearing on lawns, shrubs and box hedges.

In use, the contents of a packet of Dog Rocks are added to two litres of water in the pet's water bowl and lawns will start to look greener and fresher, the company said.

Dog Rocks is made from 100 per cent natural rock and is safe for dogs because it does not affect the pH balance of a dog's drinking water or urine.

Dog Rocks retails at £12.99 per pack and is available at pet chains and independent stores, garden centres and veterinary clinics throughout the UK and Europe.

Stand 5C60/D61

Water-retaining compost makes a bid for tubs and hanging baskets

Making its debut at Glee 2011 is the latest product from William Sinclair's New Horizon range, an organic and peat-free Tub and Basket Compost made from 100 per cent renewable resources with added organic nutrients.

The compost contains a modified, naturally occurring cellulose-based water-retaining agent that locks onto organic fibres. This makes it ideal for hanging baskets and all types of tubs and containers, according to Sinclair.

Activated with the first watering, the agent migrates producing a hydrophilic film on the compost surface that promotes water absorption. The water is retained within the fibres so the air spaces are still open to provide oxygen to the plant.

The product was developed by Sinclair's research and development facility in Lincoln and independently tested by Nottingham Trent University.

Stand 5E30/F31

Vitax all-purpose fertiliser adds mycorrhizae for better growth

Vitax is launching a new, all-purpose, garden fertiliser at Glee this year.

Vita x Q4+ contains mycorrhizae, which are fungi that live in or on plant roots.

Mycorrhizae make water, phosphate, nitrogen and other nutrients more available to the host plant.

"Q4 is a trusted, staple fertiliser with a loyal following. Tests proved that when you add mycorrhizae to Q4, it is a formidable growth agent," maintained Vitax representative Colin Wetherley-Mein.

RRP is £5.99 + VAT for a 900g bag.

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