In This Issue
Signs of growth for after lockdown
Join the Twinkly revolution! 
Hillmount boss warns of disarray for gardeners in Northern Ireland as spring approaches
Altons BBQ World, Aylett Nurseries, Barton Grange, Baytree, Busy Bee, Groves, Pengelly, Pughs, The Old Railway Line and Squires Badshot Lea are the winners of GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards
Christmas Future Trends at Glee's Festive Focus Day
Fordingbridge undertakes major work at Norfolk centre
How The Greener Gardening Company is exceeding peat-free expectations
elho provides reassurance and growth in post-Brexit economy
HTA teams up with the Planet Mark in move towards decarbonisation in horticulture
UK and Dutch firms join forces
Hyve Group announces exclusive speaker line-up for Spring Fair @ Home, including Theo Paphitis
LECHUZA sets the new standard in planters
Southern Trident’s CEO goes the distance for Perennial
Whartons Nurseries partners with Joy of Plants for webshop image library
Johnsons Lawn Seed heads into 2021 with confidence
Wyevale Nurseries receives ISO for peat reduction
GARDENA launches new soil moisture sensor
A New Year update from Greenfingers
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
My House Plant Changed My Life by David Domoney
Wildlife specialist appoints new head of sales
Plant sales stay low
Rolawn awarded environment accolade for second year
GCA announces virtual regional meetings
Seeds of light for spring activity
Online wellbeing studio encourages connections to natural world
Ringing the pepper changes with 'Bellrouge'
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Organisers of spoga+gafa issue statement on this year's event
Blue Diamond to open the largest Home and Garden Centre in the UK
Lockdown #3 creates the slowest start to the year, but Veg 2 Gro sales are up
Future proofing your garden centre for maximum flexibility and profitability
Harrogate Christmas & Gift moves to early May
Garden centre owners share their thoughts on being open during Lockdown 3
The best of last week's
Barton Grange Christmas 2020 - Exclusive GTN Xtra Photo Tour
Squires Badshot Lea - Christmas 2020
Perrywood at Christmas 2020 - with correct photo gallery now...
British Garden Centres open their 58th centre at Thatcham
Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
Buy your subscription to the GTN Bestsellers printed weekly newsletter
All the latest news from the world of pet products
Unique doggy day care centre planned for Dobbies store
Laughing Dog adds to healthy treat range
GTN Bestsellers
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Signs of growth for after lockdown

A combination of lockdown#3 and wintry weather means that even shopping for gardening essentials stays at an all time low as far as the GTN Bestsellers Epos data tells us...

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Join the Twinkly revolution! 
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Festive Lights are incredibly proud and excited to announce that their brand new Twinkly showroom is now officially open! Based in Chorley, in the heart of Lancashire, you’ll be able to see the revolutionary Twinkly products in action, test the latest technology first-hand, and see what’s new for Christmas 2021...

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Hillmount boss warns of disarray for gardeners in Northern Ireland as spring approaches

Hillmount owner Robin Mercer is calling on the government to provide assistance to the horticultural sector as gardeners in Northern Ireland face a spring of disarray due to the current situation surrounding the transportation of plants, garden furniture, gardening equipment and tools from GB and other parts of the world...

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Altons BBQ World, Aylett Nurseries, Barton Grange, Baytree, Busy Bee, Groves, Pengelly, Pughs, The Old Railway Line and Squires Badshot Lea are the winners of GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards

 

The winners of GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards 2020 have been announced LIVE! on-line during Glee's Festive Focus Day today. 

 

And the winners are...  

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Christmas Future Trends at Glee's Festive Focus Day

 

Take a look at Christmas future with forecasters, Trend Bible as they dive into the emerging trends that will define Christmas 2021...

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Fordingbridge undertakes major work at Norfolk centre

Fordingbridge is undertaking a major development build at Holt Garden Centre in Norfolk. The company is adding over 15,500 square feet of covered retail space to the centre, which is part of The Kelling Estate.

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How The Greener Gardening Company is exceeding peat-free expectations

Already the UK’s largest peat-free growing media manufacturer, The Greener Gardening Company has confirmed that it is currently exceeding its own expectations, with almost 60% of its product portfolio set to be peat-free in 2021, up from 20% in 2019...

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elho provides reassurance and growth in post-Brexit economy
 

elho has continued to provide reassurance and stability to its customers, at a time of uncertainty following Brexit. Throughout the entire process, the company has remained in open communication with customers, offering practical solutions to avoid any issues that may arise for the Netherlands-based company and its UK customers...

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HTA teams up with the Planet Mark in move towards decarbonisation in horticulture

The Horticultural Trades Association has partnered with sustainability certification the Planet Mark as a first step in delivering its Sustainability Roadmap. The partnership will help both the HTA and its members to reduce their carbon footprint, protect the natural environment and combat climate change...

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UK and Dutch firms join forces

Ebtech Glasshouse Systems Ltd, based in East Yorkshire, and Smiemans Projecten BV in the Netherlands have joined forces in offering their combined services to the UK garden centre market. Both companies have been building and renovating glass structures for many years now and the two have recently cemented their working relationship...

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All the latest news from the world of pet products

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Unique doggy day care centre planned for Dobbies store

A new doggy day care centre is set to open at Dobbies Garden Centre in Woodcote Green, Surrey. Bruce’s is said to offer ‘doggy day care with a difference’, featuring agility obstacles, a sensory zone and open spaces to run and play with canine companions...

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Laughing Dog adds to healthy treat range

Laughing Dog has added two new products – Chewy Boosts and Teeth and Gums – to its healthy treats range. Each product comes in a 125g packet with a £1.99 RRP...

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Hyve Group announces exclusive speaker line-up for Spring Fair @ Home, including Theo Paphitis
 

Hyve Group are proud to present Spring Fair @Home taking place virtually on 8th - 10th February 2021. This year, in place of physical shows, Hyve Group’s UK portfolio will be going virtual. Designed to bring the industry together, even when we remain apart, Spring Fair @Home will provide a key hub for industry professionals in the UK and around the world...

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LECHUZA sets the new standard in planters

German brand LECHUZA  is bringing to market an exciting new range of recyclable plastic pots and planters which will help retailers offer something different for the discerning buyer...

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Southern Trident’s CEO goes the distance for Perennial
 

Steve Harper, CEO at the high-quality coir product company Southern Trident Ltd, is once again supporting the charity Perennial, which helps people in horticulture and their families. This time Steve aims to walk or run 2,021 kilometres during 2021. His ambition is to raise… yes you’ve guessed it £2,021 for the charity...

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Whartons Nurseries partners with Joy of Plants for webshop image library

The UK’s largest grower of roses has partnered with a plant information company to offer its customers a library of images for webshops and websites.

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Johnsons Lawn Seed heads into 2021 with confidence
 

Johnsons Lawn Seed has been planning for Brexit for well over a year in order to get ahead of the changes that came into effect on January 1, 2021 and go into the New Year on a strong footing... 

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Wyevale Nurseries receives ISO for peat reduction

Wyevale Nurseries has revealed it has passed its ISO 14001 Environmental Audit this year with its prime objective for 2021 being further peat reduction and taking it below 50%...

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GARDENA launches new soil moisture sensor
 

With the GARDENA Soil Moisture Sensor, garden owners can easily ensure optimal watering of their plants whilst saving water. If there’s already sufficient moisture in the soil, excessive irrigation is avoided resulting in healthy plants and a rich harvest...

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A New Year update from Greenfingers
 

As 2021 unfolds the team at the Greenfingers Charity is looking ahead to another year of FUNdraising and new garden builds. In a year which sees the charity’s biggest fundraising day, Garden Re-Leaf, turn 10 the next 12 months are set to be a busy year for the charity and its supporters...

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