After spending a successful fifteen years in the advertising industry, Charles and his wife, bought a ruined mansion in Buxton, Derbyshire, and set about turning it into a luxury hotel and restaurant, taking on the role of head chef himself. As interest rates doubled and the recession bit home, the... Read More >>
Steve comments, “The calculator was developed by the “P4 group” which was set up following a recommendation of the Sustainable Growing Media Taskforce (SGMTF). This group was tasked with developing a tool that could be used to assess the environmental values of growing media. The... Read More >>
Commonly known as geranium, evergreen perennials are extremely popular garden plants.
They come in upright, trailing, climbing, ivy-leaf, 'balcon', rosebud, dwarf varieties and more. They like a sunny aspect and can be grown in pots, hanging baskets, window boxes and borders where they will... Read More >>
Valentine trained as a portrait painter before putting down the brush to pick up the spoon. He worked in London restaurants for eight years under such chefs as Alastair Little and Rose Cararina, before setting up a private catering company Green Pea.
With a strong focus on robust, flavoursome... Read More >>
The conference, complete with conference dinner and exhibition takes place on 9 and 10 June 2015 at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.
Hot topics that impact garden centre catering will be top of the agenda in both conference and workshop format. There will be plenty of time for... Read More >>
The aim was to help garden centre and nursery teams to use the GIMB research to attract new 30-45 age group customers and construct displays to show them how to use their outdoor spaces for relaxation and fun with family and friends.
Teams discussed some of the theory and opportunities... Read More >>