In This Issue
Squires grow to 16 centres with purchase of Heathlands from Wyevale
Canadian Cannabis Grower buys UK Bedding and Ornamental Grower
Growing Sustainably with Vegepod
Primeur take top prize as GIMA Award winners announced
2020 – Work begins for creative minds and practical brains of Garden Pride
Smart Garden Products voted GCA Supplier of the Year
Picture Special of the glitzy GIMA Awards evening
A cheque for £8,000 presented to Greenfingers
Hillier to supply plants on a contract-only basis from December
Choice Marketing recruits three new members
Heat takes the edge off sales
Ansell GC rises from the ashes...with Newspan in support
Dobbies submits plan for Dunfermline expansion
2019 plant sales down on 2018 at half year
Fryers launch two charity roses at Hampton Court Garden Festival
Growers stay upbeat despite labour and plant health challenges
Two step up to centre manager roles at Squire's
See you all at Solex
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Solex Awards to be presented at the show on Tuesday
End of June was too hot for garden product sales
Smart Garden Products makes Stock Exchange 'inspiration' list
Growing Media leads the way
Planners throw out Fresh@Burcot housing application
Wild Bird Care holds its own
GCA announces regional award meetings
Veg--2-Gro is a star for 2019
Candleight ignites garden centre interest with new display unit
Five winning plants for 2020? Try these...
Choice adds three more garden centres
The best of last week's
The magnificent GIMA Team WingWalk for Greenfingers Charity
GYO leads the way as Dobbies roll out Elho concept
Garden Centre Photo Tour - RHS Wisley New Plant Centre
Hillier begins re-brand of four former Wyevales
Beware hosepipe 'backflow' warning as weather warms
New Hopetoun Gardens owners hand control to employees
Garden Centre Photo Tours
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Growing Media leads the way


Despite June growing media sales being 17% down on last year at the end of the half year overall growing media sales are up by 8% year on year and up 5% on 2017.

That is great news for core gardening activity that flies in the face of our garden product sales analysis where sales are down year on year again.

Could it be that the growth of container gardening lends itself well to small bags of growing media sales and that other products are not appealing to this new market just yet?

Highlights of the week were:

  • Westland GroSure Easy Container, 25 litres, is the highest chart climber at the end of June, up 14 places to No 21.
  • Westland Gro Sure Smart Cover, 100 litres, re-entered at No 50 after an 87% sales increase.
  • Evergreen Garden Care Levington Multipurpose + John Innes, 56 litres, continues at the top of the GTN Chart with Westland Jack’s Magic All Purpose Compost, 60 litres, moving up 2 to No 2.

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