The international Garden and Leisure Exhibition product awards, held in the UK, have just been announced. A team of fifteen expert judges from the garden, pet and leisure industries studied more than two hundred and eighty GLEE New Product entries in fourteen categories. The products were rated for innovation, design and originality; how well products met the gardener’s needs; and any unique features or technologies setting the product apart from competitors. They were also judged for quality, fitness for purpose, environmental impact and value for money. The following are two of those that are particularly relevant to home gardeners.
Landscaping - Eco Decking Tiles by Eco Deck UK
Judges' Comment: "At the price offered - around £60 per square metre - it was well packaged for both the customer and professional, and very easy to clip together."
Nursery - Marvellous Mushrooms by Mr Fothergill's Seeds
Judges' Comment: "It's an exciting product for all ages, from the very youngest to the oldest customer. The mushrooms are grown on recycled products such as logs, straw and old newspapers. You don't even need a garden to grow these mushrooms."
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