Just when we thought gardeners would be getting active the ‘Beast from the East 2’ delivered another cruel blow to garden centres by arriving right at the weekend.
As GTN Bestsellers goes to press the Met Office are forecasting: “The Easter weekend is too far away to be confident with any details. The most likely scenario currently is a spell of colder than average weather, with increased likelihood of overnight frosts, and a greater than normal chance of snow showers, especially in the North.”
Looking back to 2013 sales analysis we had a cold Easter at the end of March/start of April too after a relatively poor March.
The good news is that April, May and June sales that year included peak weeks that set records, only broken during 2016 and 2017. Let’s hope for more record breaking during those months this year.
GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year (week 11) Garden Products - down 41% Growing Media - down 66% Veg-2-Gro - down 55% Wild Bird Care - down 33% All Plants Index - down 53% All Items Index - down 45%