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When will the For Sale sign go up at Wyevale GCs?
November starts with a bang for Ponsettias
Residents oppose housing plans for Klondyke Cheshire site
Garden centre customers update their wardrobes for new season
German buyers at ‘Meet the International Buyers’ event
SmartPlant app aims to lighten load on plant staff
Martin Stewart apologises over Santa tickets as 10,000 requests crash website
Vitax announces groundbreaking charity partnership
Kent & Stowe silent sales assistant builds Lawn spend
Bonnetts Garden Village opens for business
Holly and Mistletoe Auctions return to Burford Garden Store
Santa's grottos at Squires raise money for charity
Hillier celebrates the Magic of Christmas
Tong launches its biggest ever Christmas weekend event
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Helen MacDonald appointed HTA Council representative for Scotland
Christmas plants lead November upturn
EU fails to resolve glyphosate issue yet again
Wonderful boost for vertical gardening
Haskins Garden Centres announces competition to celebrate National Tree Week
Poppy feeder sales up by 57%
Hortipak continues support for HTA National Plant Show
Angels increase lead at the top of Christmas chart
Turnover up at Wyevale-owned Woodcote Green
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Smart Garden Products expands export team
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November starts with a bang for Ponsettias


Poinsettia are poised for bumper sales right through to Christmas. GTN Bestsellers has seen the homegrown crop at Aylett Nurseries (pictured above) that are looking their best ever according to the Ayletts growing team, and Wyevale Garden Centres have announced their J’Adore pink poinsettia (below) that is outselling the traditional red varieties.


As these great looking plants went on display, sales in the GTN Bestsellers plants chart increased by 925% to re-enter the chart at No 13, three places lower than the first week of November last year.  In our year total analysis for 2017, Poinsettia were ranked No 27 in total plant sales. Will they reach a higher position in 2018?


With all these poinsettia purchases there are easy opportunities for extra sales.  Poinsettia Drip feeders and Cover Pots are the obvious ones, but do make sure you have the right colour combinations. And how about adding a set of battery string lights to add another home decoration dimension?


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

  • Garden Products - down 4%
  • Growing Media - up 5%
  • Wild Bird Care - up 3%
  • Christmas Products - 0%
  • All Plants Index - up 14%
  • All Items Index - up 4%

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