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2019 plant sales down on 2018 at half year

After last year’s brilliant May and June for plant sales everyone said we should wait until the end of June 2019 to make real year-on-year comparisons. And the results are in:  Year to date plant sales volumes are down by 6% on 2018 but up by 2% on 2017.

So, what would you rather have a mad May and June after a poor March and April or a poor May and June after a good March and April?  Answers to please.

  • Orchid sales increased by 75% at the end of June to move 20 places up the chart to No 23.
  • Bellis continued to be very popular this year. An 80% increase moves them up to No 19
  • Penstemon were the highest re-entry into the GTN Top 50 at No 28.

All Plants volume sales change: Week on week DOWN 8.5%.  Year to date vs 2018 DOWN 6.0%, vs  2017 UP 1.9%..


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