January plant sales are a good omen for a great 2020
With plant sales running at almost 10% up so far through January this year it’s a potentially very good omen for gardening in 2020. After the uncertainly of last year and a very wet winter our customers appear to be looking for as much cheer as possible to brighten their gardens, patios and balconies.
The January increase is even greater when compared with the previous two years, up 19% on 2018 and up 57% on 2017.
The weather will be a contributory factor to this numbers but the fact that when conditions are favourable plants are being purchased in good volumes is fantastic news for all.
Primula sales are growing every week to keep that as the No 1 Bestselling plant of the month.
Cyclamen sales have started to dip, but they remain the No 2 Bestseller ahead of both planted Narcissus and Hyacinths.
Kalanchoe are the highest chart mover of the week, up 20 places to No 22. A great purchase for instant colour in a container.
Viburnum, a great shrub for winter colour, were the highest re-entry to the GTN Plants chart at No 20.