Well what a day that was!! I have to say that I am constantly amazed at how the whole internet networking thing works. Having being involved in digital marketing for some time and being behind successful websites Rite Edge.com, treespirals.com, and Hexapath.com I would say I thought I was getting old hat at this sort of stuff – but Oh how wrong I was!!!
Websites are great and an absolute must for practically any business these days, but its no longer enough to be just a website, it has to be functional, it has to be good looking and most of all it has to flaunt itself to the ever incredible search engine – and the rules for doing so are ever changing!!
I set up Unreal Solutions with all of the above at the forefront of my conscience. I wanted something for everyone, the company is specialist in its field of lanscaping product supplies and focussed in what it does, its website needs to be attractive yet organised and functional, its staff are friendly, professional and knowledgeable, it will offer a wide range of products but only the best products for the task at hand – customers will be able to visit and we will visit them and above all else we will listen to their requirements and offer choice and a service to find whatever it is the customer is looking for – even if we don’t currently sell it!!
We see the growth and popularity of social and proessional networking platforms Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and we have a new opportunity to present our businesses and its offerings and it is predicted that Facebook will become the biggest business ever overtaking the likes of Google in the not too distant future which when you consider that it was conceived in a certain young man’s bedroom less than 10 years ago puts some perspective on the way things are shaping up. How many times have you seen facebook mentioned on TV ads these days?
We placed Facebook and Twitter high on our priority list to develop the company name at a very early stage and linked all the business accounts, the website and the company blog together to continue its exponential growth and considering we only really kicked off vigorously pushing the new company in March, the growth is nothing short of astounding. I have to confess the brilliance behind this is my amazing and talented wife Nina, without whom none of which would have been possible so soon.
I like to think between us we created something very special and ultimately something which will evolve to include different businesses operating in different markets and industries – but for the time being the objective is heavily focussed on growing the part of the business called Unreal Gardens which specialises in low maintenance and artificial garden and landscape product supplies. There’s a long way to go yet, but it’s not about completing the journey, its about enjoying the ride, and the longer the ride, the better as far as we’re concerned. We hope to make the Unreal experience as interesting and enjoyable for everyone we interact with.
Fast approaching now the extravaganza that is the Lincolnshire Show. As previously mentioned Unreal Gardens will be exhibitting a range of the products within their portfolio and will be treating the show as our official launch.
Come along and visit us on First Avenue – stand 28 opposite the floral halls look out for the liveried pickup truck.
We will be featuring our fantastic range of artificial grasses and you can arrange a visit for us to come and measure up to see what a transformation Unreal Gardens can do for you.
We will also have a range of our ground stabilisation systems on display including our fabulous gravel stabilisation systems and grass protection meshes – ideal for a multitude of applications to reduce the damage caused to grassed areas when opened up to foot traffic and vehicular traffic.
We will be demonstrating our range of professional, premium aluminium landscape edgings, as well as showcasing our new and exclusive artificial grass edging – Multi Edge.
There will be a range of our ultra realistic artificial tree’s on display, which can be ordered at the show as well as a range of novel and interesting products to take away on the day. Our staff will be on hand to discuss any requirements or idea’s you may have and we will also be promoting our links with locally well known and respected, multi award winning garden designer – John Cavill of Simply Gardening.
And last but not least, we will be offering for a limited period only, a celebratory glass of fizz to help toast our official launch.
We hope you can join us and look forward to meeting you all at the 2011 Lincolnshire Show.
– John S.
P.S. – Don’t forget to mention you saw us on twitter or read our blog, and if you’re feeling really adventurous why not let us know who you are and when to expect you?
Unreal Gardens continues to go from strength to strength and as the machine romps on, so do the opportunities keep rolling in. Rome wasn’t built in a day goes the old cliche, but we can lay a damned good artificial lawn in a day I can tell you. Just take a look at some of the case studies on the Unreal Gardens website to see what we mean.
Our services and offerings will be expanding soon to include Garden Design. We can already offer this service locally throughout Northern Lincolnshire with the help of a certain well known Garden Designer. John Cavill has won several medals at several prestigious events over the years with his amazing garden designs and his business continues to grow in several directions. John created Simply Gardening for Schools in recent years on the back of his first succesful business Simply Gardening and offers advice in through his column in the local newspapers on all things horticultural. Here’s a link to John’s website: www.simplygardening.co.uk
John kindly offered to help us this year at the 2011 lincolnshire Show where we will be exhibitting our fantastic range of Artificial Grass and a range of our Artificial Trees and Plants as well as some of our other excellent landscape enhancing or maintenance reducing products – June 22nd/23rd join us on First Avenue, Stand 28 for a look at what we can offer you.
Here’s a round up of all thats good at the prestigious Best of British Flower Shows, RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011:
Record numbers of gold medals were awarded at a “best ever” Chelsea Flower Show today despite a two-month spring heatwave and a judging day storm that threatened to wreak havoc.
Eight gold medals were handed out, one up on last year. Diarmuid Gavin also won his first gold medal for his extraordinary Irish Sky Garden, dominated by a huge crane that lifted an Avatar-inspired “flying pod” 80 feet above the show ground.
The B&Q garden, overlooked by a 30ft tower representing a “vertical allotment”, the tallest structure ever to feature at Chelsea, also struck gold.
The Daily Telegraph became the first sponsor in the history of the event to win a hat-trick of best show garden titles. Its calming garden, based on Roman ruins in Libya, beat off competition from “bling” entries that attracted more publicity and led to the event being dubbed the Chelsea Tower Show.
All the designers have struggled with unseasonably warm and dry weather, which brought flowers into bloom before today’s public opening, to display their gardens at their best. A deep Atlantic depression which caused high winds yesterday also brought problems as judges did their tours.
Cleve West, designer of the Daily Telegraph’s sunken garden, told of how parsnips from his allotment flowered early. The 52-year-old said: “I added the parsnips as a bit of a novelty but they actually flowered early and really added to the garden.”
Described as the “Heston Blumenthal of gardening” for his creative flair, West added: “The sculpture is based on the Roman ruins in Libya – it’s a magical place and it just makes what is happening there now more sad.”
The previous winners for the Telegraph were Andy Sturgeon, who won last year, and Ulf Nordfjell, victor in 2009.
The best urban garden award went to Jamie Dunstan, whose Winds of Change design for Stockton Drilling was dominated by six “turbines” engineered from reclaimed industrial cooling fans. Mr Dunstan, 39, who had only previously won silver, said: “It was a big surprise. I was hoping for Silver Gilt. I had to change the trees because of the wind and the rain. It wasn’t easy, they are incredibly heavy.”
The garden is made from reclaimed materials including a prison door. Gym flooring still show shoe scuffs from badminton and basketball games.
Well it will be well and truly under way, the most prestigious horticultural event of the year – The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, deemed by some as the Greatest Flower Show on Earth.
Unfortunately I wont be attending this year – the first year in which I won’t be physically there in 8 years. I love the razzle dazzle of Chelsea and the hum of the crowds, some quietly talking among themselves others completely bewildered by what can only be described as a feat of modern ingeniousity. It constantly amazes me how they manage to get so much into what is such a relatively small space – but then having said that, surely thats what most garden design is about – the optimum use of space to achieve the greatest of effect using a multitude of materials, and more and more these days in what has to be with a sympathetic lean towards the environment. I’m not entirely sure of what the weather is doing over the Chelsea Hospital Grounds, but the wind has been b;lowing a real old Hoollie and we have had a little rain here in dry old Lincolnshire this afternoon – at last some may say, but no matter the weather, there’s little to spoil what can only be described as an experience like no other. Chelsea Flower Show – One of Britains Great Assets.
Unreal Gardens will be proudly exhibitting at the 2011 Lincolnshire Show – showcasing our fantastic range of Artificial Grass, some of our Artificial Tree’s and a whole host of other products and features which form part of our product portfolio and service offerings.
We are kind of treating the event which is a highlight of the Lincolnshire Events diary as our somewhat overdue celebratory launch. We will be taking orders on the day for certain products and taking bookings for appointments to measure up and quote for clients wishing to receive the Unreal Gardens Makeover Experience.
We are pleased to announce that we will also be launching yet another exciting addition to our product portfolio – Our Unreal Walls range – if you can’t pull the wall you hate down, then turn it into a centre piece you love with our amazing new products.
Visit us on First Avenue stand 28 to find out more.
Well we’ve made it now to Blogger and we aim to bring you updates and more on everything relative to our industry. We will have regular features, new features, special features, case studies, pictures and lots more besides.
We are absolutely blown away by the success we have received as a result of our business launch earlier this year and it would not have been possible without the constructive comments and advice we have received from our customers and clients. We have a really great business which we are incredibly proud of and we would now like to give you, the people who the business exists because of the opportunity to tell us what you would like to see more of, see less of, moan about, laugh about or just write about. Almost anything goes (within reason!!!) keep it topical, keep it clean, and we look forward to sharing a truly Unreal experience with everyone.
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.