A programme of events, sponsored by Tildenet brand Haxnicks, have begun with Pippa Greenwood speaking to packed audiences at Haskins’ Ferndown and West End Centres.
With the speaker billed as ‘Gardening Royalty” in the extensive press coverage, Alasdair Urquart of Haskins said “We’ve had a fantastic turnout – It’s great to have someone of Pippa’s standing visiting the centre and we have already had a request for something similar next year.’’
The enthusiastic audience listened to Pippa giving advice on how to extend the growing season and showcasing the practical range of Haxnicks products, with the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session. Ann Grately, a customer at Ferndown said “I am off to get some sweetcorn seeds…Pippa made it sound so easy!’’ and the winners of the raffle seemed thrilled to receive their bell cloches and patio planters.
Steve Millington, Sales Director at Tildenet commented “Tildenet has developed these sponsored talks as part of a commitment to adding value to our retailers by helping them to engage with their customers” and Matt Hill, Buyer for Haskins, welcomed the support to their business and said “Thank you to Tildenet, this has made a lovely start to the Spring season’’.
Alongside sponsoring promotional events Tildenet will be introducing engaging and informative packaging for Haxnicks with straightforward ‘How-to’ guides from Pippa Greenwood in many of the products and videos available online or for use in store.
The next talk will be held at Ayletts on 17th March as part of Garden ReLeaf with further events throughout the season.