In This Issue
Garden Re-Leaf Day Walk and Cycle Challenge boasts record numbers
Highlights from Garden Re-Leaf Day around the country
"The unifying energising effect it has is priceless." Alan Roper on the Blue Diamond Awards evening
The best of March is still to come, says GTN Bestsellers
Bord na Móna boosts its credentials with triple award win
Developer submits plans for homes on Bromsgrove garden centre site
Garden Re-Leaf Day: a big thank-you to all the sponsors
US jury says glyphosate caused man's cancer - and EU sets up its review panel
Falkirk garden centre raises £4k for cancer charity
Fire destroys West Midlands garden furniture warehouse
MP cuts ribbon for Worcestershire centre's new shop
B&Q to close some UK stores as Kingfisher looks for new CEO
Wiltshire grower wins £1,000 BPOA Peter Seabrook Bursary
2018 Glee New Product winners – where are they now?
February warmth stoked online gardening sales
Stewarts Garden Centres name hospice as Charity of the Year
Robin retires after 39 years with Wyevale Nurseries
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Let's not get carried away with plant sales
Ball Colegrave plans more Speedplanters to meet heavy demand
Making the most of growing on
Grow your own activity drives compost sales
HTA Catering Conference: first steps and next steps
Veg to Gro doubles sales
Turf shortages possible this year says Squire's
Wild Bird Care drops
The best of last week's
Fermoys and Le Friquet are the Garden Centres of the Year at Blue Diamond
Smart confirms transfer of five from Briers
Charity shop and garden centre takings slump to £3 because of road closure
Dobbies director to address GIMA Day Conference in April
After Red Nose Day it's time to Go Green for Garden Re-Leaf Day
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Garden Re-Leaf Day Walk and Cycle Challenge boasts record numbers

Over 100 walkers and 30 cyclists took part in the fifth Garden Re-Leaf Day Challenge held in Buckinghashire with Wyevale Worlds End Garden Centre as the base for the day...

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Highlights from Garden Re-Leaf Day around the country

The Greenfingers Charity has confirmed some of the amounts raised from the numerous events on Garden Re-Leaf Day around the country...

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"The unifying energising effect it has is priceless." Alan Roper on the Blue Diamond Awards evening

After a successful Awards evening where he announced three new centres for the group, Blue Diamond MD Alan Roper gave GTN Xtra his thoughts on the event and the motivational effect on his teams...

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The best of March is still to come, says GTN Bestsellers

March has started well compared to last year but it’s not trading at the average March level over the past eight years at the moment. However with Garden Re-Leaf Day, a good weather forecast and Mother's Day still to come that could all turn around by the end of the month.

 

 

A visit to Blue Diamond Bicester Avenue this week revealed an excellent display of growing products including grow houses and veg trugs.

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Bord na Móna boosts its credentials with triple award win

Bord na Móna has added three new ‘Best Buys’ to its credentials, across both branded and own-label products, following a triple award win in the latest Which? compost trials...

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Developer submits plans for homes on Bromsgrove garden centre site

 

 

An application to build 11 houses on the site of Fresh@Burcot Garden Centre is to be considered by Bromsgrove District Council...

 

Left A publicity shot on social media for this week-end's Mother's Day Gin Tasting Event at Fresh@Burcot.

 

 

 

 

 

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Garden Re-Leaf Day: a big thank-you to all the sponsors

The Greenfingers Charity has sent a big thank-you to this year’s sponsors of Garden Re-Leaf Day...

 

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US jury says glyphosate caused man's cancer - and EU sets up its review panel

Glyphosate, the Bayer/Monsanto active ingredient in a number of top-selling garden weedkillers, including Roundup, continues to come under pressure from EU regulators and the US courts...

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Falkirk garden centre raises £4k for cancer charity

Staff and customers at Torwood Garden Centre in Falkirk have raised more than £4,000 for the Maggie’s Forth Valley centre, which provides support for people with cancer and their loved ones...

 

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Fire destroys West Midlands garden furniture warehouse

A major fire has destroyed a garden furniture warehouse at Tyseley in the West Midlands.

 

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MP cuts ribbon for Worcestershire centre's new shop

West Wrocestershire MP Harriett Baldwin joined a local garden centre based in Leigh Sinton in celebrating their growth over the last year...

 

 

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B&Q to close some UK stores as Kingfisher looks for new CEO

 

 

 

Under-performing UK stores are among 15 earmarked for closure by B&Q, says owner Kingfisher...

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Wiltshire grower wins £1,000 BPOA Peter Seabrook Bursary
 

 

The £1,000 Peter Seabrook Bursary for 2019 awarded by the British Protected Ornamentals Association has gone to James Pike, a grower at the Hortico Plant Centre at Pinkney, near Sherston in Wiltshire...

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2018 Glee New Product winners – where are they now?

The Glee New Product Showcase provides a one-stop-shop for all the latest innovations from around the show. Each year 11 products are selected as winners by a panel made up of leading industry figures and gardening experts. Six months have now passed since the 2018 winners were crowned, making it the perfect time to catch up with some of the brands to find out how the award has helped grow business, and to see what 2019 has in store...

 

 

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February warmth stoked online gardening sales

Online garden product retailers benefited particularly well from February’s unexpectedly warm weather, says a leading analyst...

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Stewarts Garden Centres name hospice as Charity of the Year

Stewarts Garden Centres has named a local hospice as its Charity of the Year...

 

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Robin retires after 39 years with Wyevale Nurseries

Robin Trumper from Hereford celebrated his retirement last week after 39 years of service at Wyevale Nurseries...

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