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Trade back to 'normal' after petrol crisis
Glee-full time at the NEC - GTN October 2021 Issue available on-line
The new revolutionary smokeless fire pit
What a week for plant sales
Dizmezs’ ‘Home of Firewood’ increases production capacity
Poundbury supports memorial garden planting project
From compost bags to Plaswood garden furniture
Dalefoot Composts scoops rural business award
Notcutts resume redevelopment programme after 2020/21 pause
Small adjustments to Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme would bring huge benefits to UK horticulture businesses says HTA
Intrepid Explorer sets London Marathon record
Generic promotion of flowers boosts sales
‘Helping Your Community Grow’ winners
Johnsons Seeds updates website in support of retailers
Garden Project Manager – Greenfingers Charity
Plant Area Manager – Full Time – Alternate Weekends – Twickenham
Get your copy of GTN Xtra
Hozelock welcomes new Commercial Director
New normal for garden products is up 7%
Haskins promotes long-standing staff member to Operations Director
A quarter more gardening still growing on
Good weather delays Christmas boom
Scholarship applicants encouraged to outline how they'd use cash to further their horticulture careers
The Newt in Somerset to sponsor RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The best of last week's
Smart, Kaemingk and Allensmore are Choice Marketing Suppliers of the Year
Roger Smalley, Smalley House & Garden Plants, has died
Weber opens new European centre in Poland
It’s a sell out for the 40th annual GIMA Awards
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
Buy your subscription to the GTN Bestsellers printed weekly newsletter
All the latest news from the world of pet products
Plant-based dog food firm unleashes carbon balanced packaging
AQUA 2021 New Product Awards revealed
Situations Vacant
Garden Project Manager – Greenfingers Charity
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Trade back to 'normal' after petrol crisis
Exclusive GTN Bestsellers Epos data analysis

After two weeks trading affected by the nationwide petrol availability problems, garden centre trading got back to normal last week. And that was back to the ‘new normal’ with sales 18% up on 2019 levels...

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Glee-full time at the NEC - GTN October 2021 Issue available on-line

In this Glee Review issue of GTN:

  • Vitax increases range and capacity
  • Remembering Eddie Topping MBE
  • Capturing the essence of Autumn at Chelsea
  • Get Grilling with Traeger
  • Glee 2021 – a special return
  • Glee Buyers Power List
  • Glee New Product Awards
  • Sustainability Award – Southern Trident
  • Glee 2021 Gallery
  • Floral Thursday for Greenfingers Charity
  • GTN Bestsellers Subscription Offer
  • GTN Bestsellers – September garden centre sales analysis and charts
  • Garden Centre Books
  • HTA Column – Tales of the unexpected
  • GIMA Column – The future is looking bright.
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The new revolutionary smokeless fire pit
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If it’s the smoke you dislike then the ALL NEW Crop Candle Fire Pit is the perfect solution to warm up your evenings and increasing outdoor social events...

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What a week for plant sales

Customers got back into plant buying mode last week with sales matching 2020 levels for the first week of October and were 38% up on 2019 levels...

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Dizmezs’ ‘Home of Firewood’ increases production capacity
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With 55% of Latvia covered in forest, producing sustainable firewood comes naturally to Latvian manufacturer, Dizmezs...

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Poundbury supports memorial garden planting project

Poundbury Gardens near Dorchester has donated many plants, bulbs and bags of compost to Craig’s Courtyard, a planting project taking shape at Cerne Abbas Surgery in memory of the late Dr Craig Wakeham, who led the practice for 30 years before dying from COVID-19 in April 2020...

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From compost bags to Plaswood garden furniture

A trial scheme for the collection of used compost packaging will see the material turned into recycled plastic furniture from Plaswood, a Berry Global product...

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Dalefoot Composts scoops rural business award

Dalefoot Composts has won the Sustainability and Environmental Impact Award at the Rural Business Awards North for its pioneering work restoring damaged peatlands as well as its peat-free compost making...

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Plant-based dog food firm unleashes carbon balanced packaging

A plant-based dog food company is not only helping dogs thrive with its healthy Michelin star chef recipes but is also protecting the planet with its new sustainable packaging...

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AQUA 2021 New Product Awards revealed

Seven fantastic new aquatic, reptile and water garden innovations have been confirmed as this year’s winners of the coveted AQUA 2021 New Product Awards...

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Notcutts resume redevelopment programme after 2020/21 pause

Following a year of uncertainty and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Notcutts has now resumed their programme of garden centre improvements and redevelopments. The 2020/21 financial year ending in February saw Notcutts Group Ltd make capital improvements of just £835k, which was largely for completion works on restaurant projects in Ditchling (East Sussex) and Woodbridge (Suffolk), compared to £9.2m in the previous year...

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Small adjustments to Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme would bring huge benefits to UK horticulture businesses says HTA
 

The Horticultural Trades Association has called for an extension to the Seasonal Workers Pilot Scheme (SWP) to include plant and tree growers to support the industry in the short term, as longer-term solutions to the labour crisis in the sector are developed...

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Intrepid Explorer sets London Marathon record

A new world record time for running the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon in wellington boots has been set by Peter Butler-Jones, who completed the epic dash wearing Leon Boots’ lightweight unisex Explorer boots in aid of mental health charity, Mind.

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Generic promotion of flowers boosts sales
 

Prompted by the discussion regarding the levy for generic promotion should still be collected by Royal FloraHolland, the Flower Council of Holland has decided to carry out consumer research in order to demonstrate the effect of generic promotion...

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‘Helping Your Community Grow’ winners

Dobbies has announced 69 winners across the UK for Helping Your Community Grow, who will all receive support from their local store. Noadswood School Community from Cadnam received the most votes out of all 69 projects taking the title of National Winner...

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Johnsons Seeds updates website in support of retailers

Johnsons has re-launched its website johnsons-seeds.com to provide more information and advice to gardening consumers and to direct them to their local garden retailer...

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