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"Open For Business: Lessons Learned from Lockdown and The First Week of Trading" webinar today at 5:00pm
Let’s spread a little RHS Chelsea cheer on #FloralFriday
Grow your sales with Evergreen Garden Care’s GYO best-sellers
Garden Centres back on the right track - UPDATED - New comment from Barton Grange, Newbank, Langlands and Green Pastures
Making garden centres friendly, safe and accessible again
Northern Ireland garden centres re-open with record sales - UPDATED
Bump Up Your Colour Pot Sales
Massive increase in demand for VegTrug
LifestyleGarden® thanks keyworkers with special giveaway
CSY launch Ecommerce Sites to help Garden Centres during the Covid-19 Panademic
The UK’s Infrastructure Capacity to Reprocess Post-Consumer Plastic Needs to Double by 2022 to Meet Plastic Packaging Tax Demands
A cut above on ground below
Gro-along Evergreen Garden Care launches virtual gardening series with David Domoney
Primeur continues to support retailers as the industry emerges from lockdown
GIMA welcomes government-backed trade credit insurance guarantee
GrowNation Secures Free Social Distancing Help and Advice for Garden Centres
Reopening your retail store: Step two – sanitation & portable hand washing/sanitisation stations
It’s a #FloralFriday thanks from Greenfingers Charity
Orderly queues form as garden centres in England re-open
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Smart Face Masks
Solex Exhibition – Cancelled
The Commercial Horticultural Association is supporting and promoting its existing British exhibitor group for GreenTech and preparing for the rescheduled show on 20-22 October
RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year to be judged during Virtual RHS Chelsea
Safe Trading Guidance for all garden centres published by HTA
The best of last week's
Green light for garden centres to re-open on Wednesday in England - UPDATED - Comment from James Barnes at HTA and Alan Titchmarsh MBE
St Peters staff in tears after council serves Prohibition Notice
Wales - Monday, England - Wednesday or June 1st?, Scotland and Northern Ireland?
Getting ready for business - feedback from Coolings, Planters, The Gardens Group, Blue Diamond, Green Pastures, Fron Goch and more
“Stay Alert” - make sure your customers and staff have a safe and enjoyable garden centre experience
Garden Centre Photo Tours
Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
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Greenhouses used in trial of "Covid-safe" dining
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Grow your sales with Evergreen Garden Care’s GYO best-sellers
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Now that Spring is here and more people are at home than ever before, the Grow Your Own (GYO) trend is increasingly popular. It’s an activity that doesn’t require much space, whether that’s in or outdoor, but it rewards gardeners with visible and edible results.


Good weather coupled with the COVID-19 lockdown has boosted Grow Your Own search and sales across the UK.  Evergreen Garden Care recognises that garden spaces are one of the key sanctuaries for households during this unprecedented time, with more people using their own safe, green retreat to exercise, relax and learn new skills.


Marketing Director for UK and Ireland at Evergreen Garden Care, Ann-Marie O’Riordan, says “We are incredibly proud of our new and existing product lines. Growing your own fruit and vegetables is practical, but can also act as a form of escapism. It can be scaled up or down depending on the space available and by any gardener however skilled, making it the perfect opportunity for our customers to offer the best products to consumers looking for advice and guidance on easy things to do at home.”


In light of this, Evergreen Garden Care presents its top four GYO products to stock up on:


Miracle-Gro Performance Organics Fruit & Veg Compost

New to the Miracle-Gro family this year is the Miracle-Gro Performance Organics range. Certified by Organic Farmers & Growers Ltd and after years of work and hundreds of trials, this range can grow plants twice as big, organically. The range specifically targets the new consumer demand for sustainable and organic gardening products.


Miracle-Gro Performance Organics Fruit & Veg Compost feeds plants for three months after use, encouraging the growth of bigger, better produce. Your shopper’s home-grown fruit and vegetables deserve the best, so ensure you’re stocked up for your customers’ organic GYO needs. 




Miracle-Gro Performance Organics Fruit & Veg Liquid Concentrate Food

Another of the popular launches from the new range, this high-performance liquid plant food is perfect for pots, containers, beds and borders. In fact, this product is suitable for vegan growers and those with a focus on a sustainable lifestyle, as it’s packaged in 100% recycled and recyclable material. Ideal for novice gardeners looking to see fast results in their home-grown produce with results visible in just seven days! Grow your own has never been so easy.



Levington Tomorite Concentrated Tomato Food

A GYO staple for novice and experienced gardeners alike is tomatoes, whether you have a full vegetable patch or just a sunny windowsill. The nation’s favourite liquid plant food for tomatoes, Levington Tomorite Concentrated Tomato Food, is enriched with seaweed for full-flavoured tomatoes. Tomorite is also ideal for other crops such as sweet peppers and aubergines, so remind customers to purchase alongside your seed fixtures to drive incremental spend.



Levington Tomorite Giant Planter with Seaweed

For those looking for an easy win, Levington Tomorite Giant Planter with Seaweed is the perfect solution. This giant planter has been pre-enriched with Tomorite plant food, ready to grow your best tomatoes! Stock up now to help customers keen to kick off their GYO adventure with an easy, all-in-one solution.



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