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Beast from the East (2021 edition) hits sales
It's 'love plants' as Valentine's Day boosts sales
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Garden centre seeks planning permission for holiday lodges
HTA reacts to Wales, Scotland and North Ireland plans
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Gardening comes to the Sun on Sunday
The Plant Based Podcast returns with new format and new sponsor to celebrate the continued popularity of gardening
New company offers eco-friendly greetings cards
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GTN's Christmas Special Issue - read on-line here
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James Parr joins Smart Board
Pots and seed trays beat the cold
Spring has begun at GROEN-Direkt in 2021
Growing media sales hit by big freeze
RHS members vote in support of a change to the RHS Bye-Laws for recruiting Council Members
Wild Bird Care up by 21%
The best of last week's
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One good week and gardening sales get going
Scotsdale warehouse extension gets green light
Floralsilk opens impressive purpose built showroom
Garden centres in Top 10 list for 'popular local retailers'
Record manufacturing output and inventory holding to serve increased customer demand
Get set go – supporters confirm plans for Garden Re-Leaf
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Barton Grange Christmas 2020 - Exclusive GTN Xtra Photo Tour
Squires Badshot Lea - Christmas 2020
Perrywood at Christmas 2020 - with correct photo gallery now...
British Garden Centres open their 58th centre at Thatcham
Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
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Henry Bell secures exclusive contract with Blue Diamond
Nature's Harvest dog food unveils new brand packaging
Skinner’s celebrates 50 years with a range expansion
Wilsons Pet Food extends eco-friendly dog food range
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All it took was one week of relatively good February weather for gardeners to get out to centres to make their essential gardening purchases and we saw sales volumes bounce back up to normal levels for this time of year.


Of course the make up of those sales are very different to previous years without the usual impulse gift sales we normally see when cafes and restaurants are open.


While the GTN Bestsellers All Products sales index got near to last year’s total for the week, just 9% down, growing media sales were up by 53%, Veg-2-Gro lines up by 46% and wildlife and wild bird care sales up by 27%.


Growing media saw the biggest week on week growth of 451% as the better weather combined with Early Bird offers that were snapped up by gardeners wanting to get growing.


The recent snow and cold weather will no doubt set things back but it’s good to know that when the weather is right gardening gets going!


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 5.

  • Garden Products Top 50 – down 4%
  • Growing Media Top 50 – up 53%
  • Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – up 46%
  • Wild Bird & Wildlife Care Top 50 – up 27%


GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 5.

  • All Plants with Barcode index – down 24%
  • All Items with Barcode index – down 9%

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