Garden centre business back to normality...almost!
After the volatility of the past few months, the late May Bank Holiday weekend was a week where garden centre trading dropped back to normality.
Total volume sales were on a par with the same week in five of the past seven years, and plant sales were only 4% up on last year, giving growers a chance to catch up with demand.
The GTN Bestsellers data doesn’t include Bank Holiday Monday though, so we need to wait until next week to report on the last potential peak of the season.
The thing most likely to lower the peak is the availability of plants. “Apologies for lacking availability, we and our growers have been decimated,” one nursery supplioer told a customer earleir this week. Watch this space…
GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year (week 21)