In This Issue
Garden retailers sign up to industry Xylella statement
Haskins and Squires reign supreme in South Thames
Webbs and Fairways star in Midlands GCA Awards
On trend Garden Screens from Grange
Sunshine and Perrywood glow in North Thames
Time for a summer celebration?
Rising Stars 2017 - The final 12
Suppliers sign up for Retail Lab @ Glee
Team Bonningtons Conquers the Alps
‘Anniversary Splendour’ is winning name for new Notcutts rose
Glee 2017: keynote speaker confirmed as award-winning garden journalist Nick Bailey
Woodlodge to skydive for Greenfingers!
Hartley Botanic reveals new Octagonal Glasshouse at RHS Hyde Hall
Nematodes are so easy to use, all it takes is a good watering!
Fryer’s come up Roses at 2017 RHS Shows
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Concept store becomes EFSA TrendZone at spoga+gafa
Growing support sales
Andy Smith becomes Group Head of Purchasing at Klondyke
Primary School scoops Wilkinson Sword Award
Taylors grab 50% of Veg 2 Gro sales
Wyevale Nurseries’ staff join 30 years’ service club
Summer colour and houseplants up
Xylella fastidiosa - a threat to the U.K. Horticulture industry
Garden improvement grows soils
Hillmount BBQ Academy teaches the next generation of customers
New senior leadership at the Coleman EMEA Group
It’s the year of pets at Glee 2017
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Garden retailers sign up to industry Xylella statement
Following an emergency Xylella meeting held last week at the HTA, garden retailers have signed up to support a joint industry plant sourcing statement about Xylella fastidiosa, the introduction of which has the potential for catastrophic impacts to the UK environment...
See list of retailers and the Xylella Five Point Plan
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Haskins and Squires reign supreme in South Thames
 

Haskins (above left) and Squires (above right) garden centres won eleven out of the fourteen awards presented for the South Thames area after the GCA inspections for 2017...
Full results
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Webbs and Fairways star in Midlands GCA Awards
 

Webbs, Wychbold (above left) was awarded MIdlands Area Destination Garden Centre of the Year and Fairways Garden Centre,Ashbourne (above right) picked up the accolade of Midlands Area Garden Centre of the year...
See full results and pictures of Planters Tamworth
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On trend Garden Screens from Grange
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With the ‘outdoor room’ trend becoming increasingly popular amongst garden designers and homeowners alike, garden screens are tipped to be the next go-to outdoor accessory. Thanks to the range of stylish and versatile options from Grange Fencing, retailers can be sure to keep one step ahead of the game...
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Sunshine and Perrywood glow in North Thames


Perrywood Garden Centre (above) picked up the North Thames region award for Destination Garden Centre of the Year and Sunshine Garden Centre (below) won the North Thames Garden Centre of the Year award...

See full results and pictures
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Time for a summer celebration?



Time will tell if summer holiday garden centre attractions boost footfall and volume sales during August.  Will pure entertainment attractions prove to be a greater pull for business or will the garden and education related ideas deliver a better return?  At Aylett Nurseries in St Albans they have a double attraction of their Celebration Garden and a “pop-up” Butterfly House...

See pictures of Ayletts Celebration Garden and Butterfly Corner
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Rising Stars 2017 - The final 12
 

The final 12 candidates in the Rising Stars class of 2017 have been announced...
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Suppliers sign up for Retail Lab @ Glee

One of the most innovative
 features at the annual Glee exhibition, the Retail Lab @ Glee, new for 2017, has secured backing from a wide range of leading suppliers, who have come on board as ‘Preferred Supplier Partner’ and ‘Selected Supplier Partner’ of the Retail Lab’s four trend-lead areas... 
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Team Bonningtons Conquers the Alps



Bonningtons Managing Director, Ian Fisher, leads team of amateur cyclists through stage 18 of the Tour de France...

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‘Anniversary Splendour’ is winning name for new Notcutts rose


‘Anniversary Splendour’ has been chosen as the winning name for a new rose, as part of a national competition run by Notcutts Garden Centres in celebration of their 120th anniversary this year...
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Glee 2017: keynote speaker confirmed as award-winning garden journalist Nick Bailey
 
On Monday 11th September, Glee will be welcoming award-winning gardening journalist and TV presenter, Nick Bailey, to the stage as this year’s keynote speaker...
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Fryers respond to standards issue in Rosary Restaurant
Blue Diamond Garden Centres have responded to stories in the Knutsford Guardian regarding The Rosary Restaurant at Fryer’s being given a rating of zero by the Food Standards Agency following a visit on May 2...
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Woodlodge to skydive for Greenfingers!



Richard Newton and Abigail Stocker from Woodlodge Products will be taking to the skies to raise money for Greenfingers Charity on 17th September.  
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Hartley Botanic reveals new Octagonal Glasshouse at RHS Hyde Hall


In its latest partnership with the RHS, Hartley Botanic has unveiled a new, iconic glasshouse commission to form the centrepiece of the Royal Horticultural Society’s new edible gardens at RHS Hyde Hall...
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Nematodes are so easy to use, all it takes is a good watering!


The misconception that nematodes are complicated to use could not be further from the truth...


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Fryer’s come up Roses at 2017 RHS Shows


Fryer’s Roses, part of the Blue Diamond Group of garden centres, have had great success at this summer’s RHS Flower Shows over the past two months...
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