Plant sales take a hit because of the bad weather
Even if customers got to garden centres last week they didn’t venture far out into planterias. Primula sales that are normally flying through tills in the run up to Mothers Day dropped by 77%.
- Forget-me-nots, myosotis, were the surprise plant group to see an increase, re-entering at No 5.
- Cotoneaster, with it’s winterberries, entered the GTN Top 50 for the first time at No 7.
- Parsley, Thymus, Rhubarb and Mint all feature in the chart for the first time as we include veg plant groupings in the Top 50 this year.
All Plants volume sales change: Week on week DOWN 73.4%. Year to date UP 0.8% on 2017.
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