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26th June is Deadline for initial Wyevale Garden Centre offers
Homebase sold for £1.00 - " of the great all time disasters"
Westland and Crest are touring!
Get the right compost for your hanging baskets & patio planters
Bord na Móna Growise Sponsors Myeloma UK Garden at Chelsea Flower Show
Bulldog supports RHS Campaign for School Gardening
Garden Centres in a much better place than DIY
Plants now ahead of last year with the Chelsea boost still to come
New owners for Stansted Park Garden Centre
SBM Life Sciences account manager and family raise hundreds for Greenfingers Charity
Celebrating 10 Years of Vitavia
Fryer’s Roses and Helen’s Trust work blooming well together!
Raoul Curtis-Machin leaves HTA
Success for Woodlodge at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
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Union Jack Windmill sales soar in celebration weekend
Honorary Greats Award for John Athwal
Courgette tops Runner Bean as Veg 2 Gro Bestseller
Johnsons Lawn Seed’s World Cup tip for retailers
Springwatch boost for Wild Bird Care
Growing Media sales set another May record
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Guy Hands puts the "For Sale" notice up at Wyevale Garden Centres
Blue Diamond profits increase to £9.2m
Profits up by 24% at Westland Horticulture
Plant sales soar...'just like an old-fashioned bank holiday'
Golds for Hillers, Cooks, Taylors Bulbs and Dibleys at Chelsea 2018
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Plants now ahead of last year with the Chelsea boost still to come

Another booming week for plant sales sees the GTN Bestsellers Plant Sales Index rise not only to parity year on year but to an incredible 3.1% up on 2017 for the year to date.  Who would have thought that when we had all that snow, rain and cold weather in March and April? And now we have the potential boost of Chelsea influenced sales…

  • Lupin’s moved up 10 places to No 37 even before all of the Chelsea Flower Show coverage.  How far will they move up post Chelsea?
  • Salvia’s were the highest chart climber, moving up from No 33 to No 20 with a 48% sales increase.
The UK Garden Centre Plants Bestsellers Chart
Week Ending Sunday 20th May 2018
This Week Last week Plant genus Volume Sales Change
1 1 Pelargonium - inc zonal geraniums  
2 2 Petunia  
3 6 Begonia  +50% Increase
4 4 Fuchsia  
5 3 Tomato  
6 5 Bellis  
7 8 Dianthus Increase
8 7 Osteospermum Increase
9 9 Impatiens Increase
10 10 Nemesia Increase
11 12 Lobelia Increase
12 11 Bacopa Increase
13 14 Verbena  
14 16 Lathyrus  Increase
15 15 Alyssum  
16 27 Argyranthemum  +50% Increase
17 21 Calibrachoa Increase
18 13 Lavandula  
19 19 Cucumber  
20 33 Salvia Highest Climber
21 22 Pepper  
22 26 Dahlia Increase
23 17 Strawberry  
24 24 Cosmos  
25 25 Bean  
26 29 Azalea Increase
27 28 Geranium - Hardy  
28 35 Tagetes Increase
29 20 Hebe  
30 30 Courgette  
31 32 Rose  
32 18 Antirrhinum  
33 36 Diascia Increase
34 31 Viola  
35 39 Campanula Increase
36 34 Heuchera  
37 47 Lupinus Increase
38 Re-entry Bidens Highest Re-entry
39 Re-entry Lysimachia  +50% Increase
40 41 Clematis  
41 37 Hedera  
42 23 Erysimum  
43 38 Hydrangea  
44 44 Thunbergia  
45 Re-entry Helichrysum Increase
46 43 Surfinia  
47 40 Scabiosa  
48 50 Lettuce  
49 42 Geum  
50 Re-entry Pea Increase
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