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Wyevale Garden Centres agrees sale of four more garden centres
RockinColour to launch over 20 new colour finishes at Glee
Pretty in Pink...that's Durston Garden Products
Bank holiday a damp squib for garden centres
Wyevale Garden Centres agrees sale of five more garden centres
Over 95% of Homebase creditors vote in favour of CVA
AMES UK on the road to further expansion
Wyevale Nurseries to introduce recyclable plant pots
Boyd Douglas-Davies to join HTA Board as Vice-President
Great expectations for Glee 2018
Needlefresh back Greenfingers Charity with Christmas Tree initiative
RHS London show tempts uban gardeners
Bulb planting gives growing media sales a boost
Staff at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown prepare for Bournemouth Half Marathon in aid of Autism Wessex
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Stevenson Agencies wins Garland/Worth Gardening ‘Sales Agent of the Year’ award
Garden decoration leads a mini sales upturn
Tom Sharples retires from Suttons
Splashes of colour shine through
HTA Plants of the Moment: late perennials and on-trend terrariums
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Blue Diamond start recruiting 8 chefs for new centres
Gardman move away from the pallet network and return to dedicated fleet via Robsons of Spalding
Christmas opens at Summerhill Garden Centre in Essex
Glee confirm new 2019 opening days
All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
Coffee shop bosses complete lunch!’s Keynote line-up
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Bank holiday a damp squib for garden centres
But the forecast warm September will help to restore balance

August Bank Holiday 2018 was NOT a record breaker. Unlike the Bank Holidays earlier in the year, when records were broken across the country, this one passed like a damp squib, according the last week's figures from GTN Bestsellers.



Still, we should not complain. While garden centre sales have been slower than everyone would like during August, the prospect of a warm September bodes well for a boost to garden activity to drive footfall. Let’s hope that is the case, as organisations like the British Retail Consortium are forecasting a tough September for retail in general.


Spring-flowering bulb sales should gather momentum over the next few weeks, especially where displays are given extra prominence.

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