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Highest week for plant sales - but not quite a record overall - GTN Bestsellers update
Record sales on record breaking Bank Holiday - updated with figures from Dobbies
Bids start coming in for Bunnings/Homebase
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Cherry Lane acquires David's Nurseries in Worcester, as revealed by GTN Xtra
Blue Diamond staff get naked for pictures on social media
Carol Paris launches new garden centre group Somerton
Can we make up 11% in May?
Introducing new HTA Board members
Phoenix Natural Gas supports Hillmount kids club
Garden centres add support to The National Rose Festival
Strikes Stokesley partially reopens after devastating fire
10 years of leading greenhouse manufacture from Vitavia
Wyevale provides plants for BALI’s stand at Malvern
Durstons’ Dan takes up a position on GIMA Council
RHS licensing partners help bring new project to life
Zest 4 Leisure trio celebrate marathon success
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Decco appoints Andrew Ballantine as new Chief Operating Officer
Garden product sales down for 11th consecutive week
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Roller coaster ride for growing media
Cold weather is a boost for Wild Bird Care sales
Date confirmed for GIMA Buyer Connect
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Beth Chatto Symposium honours 95th birthday
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Home & Garden group of centres to be split up
Average April means May Bank Holiday weather is crucial
QD Group buys David’s Nurseries to make Cherry Lane No 12
Wesfarmers seeks fast-track exit from the UK
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Strikes Stokesley partially reopens after devastating fire


Strikes in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, has opened a temporary shop as the business attempts to recover from a devastating blaze last month...


Manager Caroline Scaife, speaking in the Northern Echo newspaper praised the resilience of staff and the community spirit shown by nearby residents and customers after the blaze broke out on April 7.

he told the newspaper: "We managed to open last Saturday, trading mainly from the outside plant area - plants, compost, all the pots.

"We managed to set up the old store room as a temporary shop, which has got chemicals and bits and bobs in. Thankfully, we did get some customers in at the weekend and they were all for us and looking forward to us getting back to normal."

Reflecting on the night of the fire, Caroline said: "It was horrible. I got the phone call about 10.30pm and I just couldn't believe it. I drove straight across, because I live at Newton Aycliffe. When I got here all the staff were crying their eyes out. Everyone was just hugging each other, it was horrible."

Caroline said hopefully within four to six weeks a temporary building will be set up to allow for further items to be traded.

To read the full report on the Northern Echo website click here

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