In This Issue
Blue Diamond reports record first half - and offers to sell shares
Delivering high sales all year round
Good start to sales in October
Winter colour fills the gaps for plants sales
Nursery spearheads broadband rollout to remote areas
RHS and Scholastic UK announce major new partnership
Evergreen Garden Care launches new UK website
Squire's donates 300 silver birches to local communities
Get down to earth...with Gardening Is Good For You
Perrywood celebrates first birthday in Sudbury
Tong to host half term charity family planting event
Spooky Half Term at Squire’s Garden Centres
Honda launches new range of cordless products plus smaller robotic mower
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Christmas knocks garden decoration sales
Add colour – get growing
Good omen for Christmas product sales
Swapping planting for painting! Alan Titchmarsh gets his green fingers into Heart Research UK's anonymous heART project
Calathea: November Houseplant of the Month
The best of last week's
Woodlodge win Choice Marketing Sundries Supplier of the Year Award - UPDATED - More photos added
Wyevale Chairman backs a strong future for independent garden centres
Neudorff signs exclusive distribution agreement with DLF Seeds
Glee’s owners rebrand as Hyve
Garden Centre Photo Tours
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Blue Diamond reports record first half - and offers to sell shares

Guernsey-based Blue Diamond's announcement on Friday of a 56% increase in first-half pre-tax profits  was coupled with an offer to sell shares...

 

Alan Roper, MD of Blue Diamond, said: “We see a significant opportunity to continue to grow profits in the short, medium and long term..."

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Delivering high sales all year round
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Baker & Taylors adult and children’s book ranges are proven to give consistently high sales all year round and especially in the autumn and winter periods...

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Good start to sales in October

A 22% increase in sales at the start of October compared to the last week of September is just what the doctor ordered as the Christmas season gets fully underway.  If this week's momentum continues through to December 25th, no snow until January please, then we could be ending the year up on sales volumes by 3%.

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Winter colour fills the gaps for plants sales
 

The best start to October since 2016 was just what we all needed after a relatively tough summer and early autumn for plant sales. Gardeners have at last started to clear away their summer bedding and are buying and planting for winter colour to fill the gaps...

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Nursery spearheads broadband rollout to remote areas

 

A flagship ‘Community Fibre Partnership’ between Cornwall’s Burncoose Nurseries, Openreach, Cornwall Council and private funders is to blaze a trail for the rollout of full fibre broadband to remote and rural businesses in 13 locations across the UK. 

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RHS and Scholastic UK announce major new partnership
 

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced a major new partnership with Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books...

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Evergreen Garden Care launches new UK website

Evergreen Garden Care, the company behind Miracle-Gro and Roundup, has launched a new UK website as part of the company’s international refresh of its digital platforms...

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Squire's donates 300 silver birches to local communities
 

Squire’s Garden Centres is to donate 300 silver birch trees to local parks and green spaces....

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Get down to earth...with Gardening Is Good For You

It’s all change in the garden this month as autumn colour and falling foliage transforms trees, shrubs and borders. It’s a wonderful sight that brings the gardening year to a spectacular end. Keep gardeners active with the ‘Gardening is Good for You!’ campaign, supported by National Garden Gift Vouchers.

 

Pictured: Planting a winter pot - skimmia heather gaultheria © Adam Pasco Media

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Perrywood celebrates first birthday in Sudbury
 

A garden centre which was saved from uncertainty last year has celebrated its first anniversary. Since Perrywood took over the Newton Road site in Sudbury from Wyevale Garden Centres they have created 13 more jobs, and increased contractual hours for nine of the ex-Wyevale team. There are now 34 employees in total...

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Tong to host half term charity family planting event

Tong Garden Centre is hosting a charity bulb planting event during the October half term holiday. The centre is teaming up with Taylors Bulbs to host family friendly daffodil planting sessions from 28th October to 1st November...

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Spooky Half Term at Squire’s Garden Centres

Things are getting a bit spooky at Squire’s Garden Centres this October Half Term! From Monday 28th October* to Friday 1st November children can come and paint a bat tealight holder, create a scratch art mask, or take part in a ghost pursuit around the garden centre...

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Honda launches new range of cordless products plus smaller robotic mower
 

Honda is set to herald in a ‘New age of cutting’ for the 2020 season, with several new and updated products across five categories in its Lawn & Garden machinery range.

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