Scotts Miracle-Gro will look to export Solus brands after buying them out of administration last week.
Scotts will run Scotts Solus brands Yeoman, Joseph Bentley, ChapelWood, Botanico, Garden Nation and Bermuda as a separate division, run by Solus chief executive Mark Pearson and represented by its sales representatives. Each will have separate stands at Glee (14-16 September).
Solus went into administration with PWC on 15 May. Scotts general manager Martin Breddy said: "The purchase is entirely consistent with our strategy to look at adjacent gardening categories and we like the brands that have been built by Solus, and these categories and brands open up more growth opportunities for us."
He added: "In most other countries we don't have a presence in adjacent categories, but one of the opportunities is to explore for international expansion of these brands and categories."
Breddy declined to comment on the cost of buying the Solus brands or their potential turnover.
Scotts pulled out of a deal to buy Solus, which used to turnover some £80m a year, including its warehousing and distribution, in April.
Scotts will initially use existing facilities to ensure service, although depots are likely to close.
Breddy said he trusts that the brands still have the quality and consumer equity they held before Solus was put into administration.
Scotts expects "double-digit" growth in 2014 compared with 2013 because of "kinder weather". General manager Martin Breddy said the company gained share in growing media and "retained its category leadership positions" despite "unprecedented demand" and leaving Solus as a distributor leading to some supply issues.