This year continues be a very exciting one for everyone here at Bulldog Tools, so once again we thought we would keep you up to date with what’s happening.
Young Horticulturist of the Year
In March we reported that Bulldog Tools are one of the national sponsors of the 2014 Young Horticulturist of the Year. This year’s competition included more than 2,000 participants, with total prizes exceeding £10,000 and a £2,000 Travel Bursary going to the winner. On 10th May it was announced that self-employed gardener Chris Parsons was the winner with Jess Evans from the National Trust runner-up and Kristina Vandenberg, a student at RHS Wisley claiming third place. The prize giving ceremony was held at the John Innes Centre in Norwich with all finalists winning cash prizes and a year’s free membership of the Institute of Horticulture. You can read more about the finalists here.
New Video Guide
The Telescopic Tree Pruner is one of the most popular and bestselling tools in the Bulldog range. The pruner can be used with either the integrated bypass cutting blade or an 80 tooth curved blade saw and a separate telescopic handle allows users to extend the pruner from 1.3m to 2.4m to reach higher branches. Recently some customers have contacted us to say they are encountering problems with the secure fitting of the extending handle and so we have released a video clearly demonstrating the correct procedure. The video can be seen here and features our own Managing Director, Stuart Elsom.
Mechanix at Wisley
The RHS gardens at Wisley are famed and respected throughout the horticultural world for their colour and design as well as the breadth and mixture of plants and planting styles displayed. The Plant Centre at Wisley stocks one of the most comprehensive ranges of tools and accessories available at any garden centre and includes our own Bulldog Tools. This month the Plant Centre has also added the full range of our Mechanix Ladies Gardening Gloves which are already proving popular with customers. These machine washable and anatomically correct gloves are designed to fit women’s hands perfectly and come in three styles: Padded Palm for touch, Material 4X for durability and Leather for comfort. You can read more about these amazing gloves in one of our previous posts here.
RHS Flower Shows
Once again the team from Bulldog Tools will be exhibiting our great British made tools at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show from the 8th to 13th July. A wide selection of tools will be available to purchase alongside our new Mechanix gloves range and Bulldog staff will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have. For more details about RHS shows and ticket availablity, please click here.
Bulldog Tools parent company, Rollins Group’s facebook page now has over 800 followers! So if you want to find out more about what we’re up to, why not visit www.facebook.com/rollinsgroup and click the ‘like’ button – you will find lots of information about Bulldog and the other premium ranges of tools we sell.