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Bulbs and garden projects boost growing media sales

Despite an upturn in the second half of the month, growing media sales were down 5.3% on August 2016 levels according to the GTN Bestsellers Growing Media Top 50 chart index.

This last week was up by 16% year on year with 37 out of the Top 50 lines showing week-on-week sales increases.

  • Early bulb sales drove Taylors Bulb Fibre, 10 litre, sales to re-entry at No 17, two places higher than the same week last year with a 22% volume jump.
  • Bord na Mona Vital Earth Organic Garden Compost, 50 litres was the highest chart climber, moving up 26 places to No 21.
  • Top soil performed well indicating high garden project activity. Westland Top Soil (Value Bag) 35 litres moved up four places to No 3 and Scotts Levington Organic Choice Top Soil, 25 litres, re-entered at No 33 with a 156% increase.

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