In This Issue
Winnersh Garden Centre partly re-opens after floods
Storm Dennis takes the shine off sales
Celebrity joins fight to prevent garden centre closure
Two tickets to the new Greenfingers Summer Ball up for grabs for top fundraising garden centre
Highfield Garden World gets green light for £2m expansion
Volunteers needed to support Garden Re-Leaf Challenge
Dennis is a menace to Primula
Key retailers to headline GIMA Day Conference
Mr Fothergill's triathlete to make Garden Re-Leaf debut
Grass seed sales soar by 40% over the past two years
Garden centres kick off 2020 with positive sales in traditional and non-traditional categories
Glee’s Retail Lab shortlisted at Exhibition News Awards
Wild bird and pet food producer opens product showroom
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HTA expresses concerns over immigration policy
Garden Care category survives the storm
Menacing effect on growing media sales
Wild Bird care sales blown away too
Under cover sales for Veg-2-Gro
David Austin Roses appoints Paul Manley as Wholesale General Manager
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Plans to build 200 homes on garden centre site rejected
Denys E. Head finalises sale to Haskins Garden Centres
Klondyke holds furniture and outdoor living showcase
Westland set to launch biggest ever peat-free ad campaign
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Menacing effect on growing media sales

Unsurprisingly the nasty weather from Storm Dennis had a menacing effect on sales of growing media. Sales dropped 37% week on week and were 58% down on last year.  


We’ll need some serious periods of dry weather soon to enable our customers to get out on their plots.  In the meantime selling plants in pots is a good way to keep growing media sales moving.


Highlights of the week were:

  • Westland Gro-Sure Seed & Cutting Compost 10 litres moved 29 places up the GTN Chart to No 12.
  • Evergreen Garden Care Levington Essential Multi Purpose 50 litres continued at No 1 even though sales dropped by 44%
  • Westland Ericaceous Planting & Repotting Compost 60 litres was a new entry at No 29.

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