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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
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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
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Growing Media sales set another May record

Another record mid May week for Growing Media sales sees the GTN Bestellers year on year volume gap slim down to 6.8% on last year and sit at 4.2% up on the same point in 2016.  Thankfully gardeners are still improving soils, planting in pots and generally getting growing again now that the weather has improved.

  • Westland Cambark Chunky Chip Bark, 60 litres is the only new entry of the week, in at No 40 after more than doubling sales.
  • Peat Free composts move up the chart as less keen gardeners buy growing media:  Westland New Horizon Multi-Purpose Compost, 50 litres moves up to No 20 and Scotts Miracle-Gro Eco Sense Peat Free Compost, 56 litres is a re-entry at No 33.
  • Westland Multipurpose + John Innes, 40 litres, is the highest climber, up 21 places to No 26.
The UK Garden Centre Bestsellers Growing Media Chart  
Week Ending Sunday 20th May 2018  
This Week Last Week  Product Description  Barcode Volume Sales Change
1 1 Scotts Levington Multipurpose + John Innes 56L 5010272077292  
2 2 Westland Jack's Magic All Purpose Compost 60L 5023377855405 Increase
3 5 Scotts Levington Tomorite Giant Planter with Seaweed 5010272077339 Increase
4 3 Scotts Levington Original Gro-bag 5010272077797  
5 4 Scotts Miracle-Gro All Purpose Compost 56L 5010272077056  
6 6 Scotts Levington Multipurpose Compost with John Innes  55L 5010272083491  
7 7 Westland J. Arthur Bowers Multipurpose Compost 50L 5000363323100  
8 8 Scotts Levington Organic Choice Farmyard Manure 56L 5010272083576  
9 15 Westland John Innes Compost No.3 30L 5023377845000 Increase
10 17 Scotts Levington Multipurpose with John Innes 20L 5010272080032 Increase
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