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.