In This Issue
Greenfingers Charity and friends bring a little social media cheer on #floralfriday
Helping hands to combat coronavirus
Johnsons of Boston Food Hall open today despite major fire in garden centre yesterday
Horticulture hits the national and local headlines
Florainbow and Floral message of Hope
For sale - A long Established Garden Centre Business
Garden Centre Opportunities..from around the world
Bheta intervenes as big retailers threaten suppliers with extended trading terms
GTN Xtra - Send to all
Lofa members seek help with container charges at ports
Hillier announces five new plants for 2020
Gardening is deemed ‘critically important’ to physical and mental health during #stayathome
GTN Bestsellers Garden Re-Leaf Subscription Offer
LifestyleGarden® vow to support retailers during lockdown
Petindex postponed until 2021
More companies, including one from China, sign up for PATS Telford
Vitax donation helps rehabilitate lives of servicemen and women through horticulture
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Fiskars Wins Prestigious ‘Best Buy’ Award
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results show milder winter helps small garden birds
Garden Radio charges on hold
David Domoney takes on role of Patron for Greenfingers Charity
Growing Media Europe welcomes four new members
The best of last week's
Exeter garden centre stays open but cannot sell plants - Cherry Lane close all centres
Calling all businesses in garden retailing to sign HTA/RHS/NFU petition
Horticultural Sector Worth £1.4 Billion Could Be Wiped Out By Coronavirus Shut Down In Just Weeks
Glee at home
40th Annual GIMA Awards Cancelled
Garden Centre Photo Tours
Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
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Greenfingers Charity and friends bring a little social media cheer on #floralfriday

Following the success of #floralthursday at Glee last year, last Friday, 3rd April 2020, saw the start of a new social media campaign, #floralfriday which aims to support the gardening industry and its favourite charity, Greenfingers...

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Johnsons of Boston Food Hall open today despite major fire in garden centre yesterday

Despite a major fire at Johnsons of Boston garden centre yesterday it is business as usual for essential food shopping...

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Horticulture hits the national and local headlines

Last week saw the most column inches about gardening and horticulture for years as the plight of growers and retailers hit the headlines...

 

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Florainbow and Floral message of Hope

The Scottish horticulture industry have come together to create a message of hope for all that are suffering and Royal Flora Holland have launched a pan-european campaign consumer campaign ‘Let hope bloom’...

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For sale - A long Established Garden Centre Business

Available for sale due to retirement...

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Garden Centre Opportunities..from around the world
 

John Stanley (international garden centre consultant) and Sid Raisch (USA garden centre consultant) have joined forces to present two zoom workshops to provide ideas and suggestions from around the world in these challenging times...

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Bheta intervenes as big retailers threaten suppliers with extended trading terms

 

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has stepped in to defend DIY, housewares and garden suppliers from the actions of multiple retailers seeking to impose extended trading terms in these exceedingly challenging times...

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GTN Xtra - Send to all

If you want to keep your staff up to date with what's happening in the industry during the lockdown how about adding a link to the GTN Xtra weekly e-mail newsletter into your staff communications...

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Lofa members seek help with container charges at ports
 

Lofa have been lobbying MP's to get something done quickly to reduce or defer container storage costs at ports from Shipping Lines...

 

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Hillier announces five new plants for 2020

Hillier Nurseries has revealed details of the five new plants the company was going to unveil at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show...

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Gardening is deemed ‘critically important’ to physical and mental health during #stayathome

With the nation currently isolating in their homes and facilities shut down, ..have little choice but to try and enjoy this enforced staycation...

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GTN Bestsellers Garden Re-Leaf Subscription Offer
 

As we approach trading times that are uncertain now is a good time to access information that could help with managing sales and expectations during what could be a slow Spring.

 

Over the coming weeks we’ll be keeping GTN Bestsellers subscribers as informed as possible about what sold when during March, April and May of 2018 and 2013, when we also had slow starts to the season.

 

Take out a subscription this week and we'll donate money to Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day too...

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LifestyleGarden® vow to support retailers during lockdown

LifestyleGarden® has taken steps to ensure that stock of its leading product portfolio is readily available to its customers including those set-up with transactional webstores, in a bid to meet consumer demand during the nationwide lockdown...

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Petindex postponed until 2021
 

The Pet Industry Federation (PIF) announced last week that Petindex, which includes the British Dog Grooming Championship and the PIF Awards, has been postponed...

 

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More companies, including one from China, sign up for PATS Telford

 

More companies are signing up to exhibit at PATS Telford, including a pet product supplier from China.

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Vitax donation helps rehabilitate lives of servicemen and women through horticulture

One of the world’s leading clinical rehabilitation centres for the armed forces is set to see its Horticultural Therapy programme grow with the support of Vitax...

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