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100km team relay for industry construction specialists
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Buyers flock to Glee at Spring Fair as exhibitors report brisk business from UK and overseas
Glee at Spring Fair New Product Showcase winners
Plant sales up as primulas lead the way
Kelkay win GWP business from rivals
Gardenex secures funding for National Hardware Show
Hillier Nurseries and partners going extra mile to support new Maggie’s Centre Southampton
Pictures from GCA Conference themed-party night
Zest 4 Leisure reveals Charity of the Year for 2020
Award-winning reputation grows for leading garden centre
Gordale staff star in BBC One TV programme
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Freedom of City of London granted to compost firm's MD
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Empathy by PlantWorks appoint sales manager for the North
Wild Bird Care sales down
Flymo announces its Ambassador for 2020
Red Baron and Pink Fir Apple lead in the veg patch
HTA applaud vote to keep Universal Business Rates in Scotland
The best of last week's
January sales up on past three years
Glee at Spring Fair is open
Launch of Young People in Horticulture Association
Lubera win award for Best Novelty Bedding Plant
HTA comments on Brexit and Environment Bill
January plant sales are a good omen for a great 2020
Gardenex announces Joe Denham as new chairman
Garden Centre Photo Tours
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
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Casual Dining previews new exhibitors & new launches for 2020
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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.

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