In This Issue
After Red Nose Day it's time to Go Green for Garden Re-Leaf Day
Pruning made simple with GARDENA’s new range of loppers
Looking forward to Mother's Day and Garden Re-Leaf
Mezu Silk Flowers – Cultivating A Business
Dobbies director to address GIMA Day Conference in April
Taylor Made Designs will make your staff look & feel great
Garden product suppliers hear export case studies
Charity shop and garden centre takings slump to £3 because of road closure
Horticulture to benefit from DCF’s investment in students
Extinction threat to beneficial UK slug
Haskins at West End raises £1,400 for hospice.
Darlac donates tools to assist injured service personnel
Squire’s employees really make a difference
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New app will match up buyers and sellers at Glee
Young veg plants rush through the tills
Application to redevelop Squires Garden Centre, Windsor, withdrawn
Wild Bird Care down by 25%
Aldi wins approval to build on Malmesbury Garden Centre site
Growing activity up on both 2018 amd 2017
GIMA Awards entry now open
Propagation lights up garden product sales
Blooming Marvellous! £37K boost for national garden tourism group
Bumper week for young Veg Plants
Kingston Landscape Group Ltd takes home the Supreme Winner title at the APL Awards 2019
Buyers from Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, Lithuania and Dubai seek new garden and pet products at event
The best of last week's
Shaw Trust buy two centres from Hillview
Jane Lawler joins GCA’s team of inspectors
Plant buyers in positive mood at Classiflora
Plant sales lead the way – up 456% compared to last year
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
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All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
CEOs of Jamie’s Italian & Las Iguanas join Commercial Kitchen’s stellar Keynote line-up
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After Red Nose Day it's time to Go Green for Garden Re-Leaf Day

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After Red Nose Day for Comic Relief it's time to go Green for Garden Re-Leaf Day and the Greenfingers Charity on Friday 22nd March...

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Pruning made simple with GARDENA’s new range of loppers
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As we prepare to say hello Spring, at GARDENA we’re also preparing to prune. Late Winter or Spring pruning will help ensure your plants send out new shoots from their food reserves and encourage new growth, making sure your garden looks bloomin’ lovely...

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Looking forward to Mother's Day and Garden Re-Leaf

 

The weather was partly to blame for the drop in overall sales last week but a bigger influence was the moving of Mother's Day, says GTN Bestsellers...

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Mezu Silk Flowers – Cultivating A Business
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“After 25 years of working in PR in the City, I desired a change,” says Donna Zurcher, founder of Mezu Silk Flowers. Passionate about flowers and wanting to enjoy their natural colour and beauty throughout the year she established Mezu Silk Flowers so that she could personally source – and subsequently supply - silk flowers that are some of the most realistic that can be found in the marketplace today...

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Dobbies director to address GIMA Day Conference in April

Three themes have been set for Next month’s GIMA AGM and Day Conference (10 April, Ettington Chase, Warwickshire) - Dobbies, Disruption and Megatrends...

 

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Taylor Made Designs will make your staff look & feel great
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Taylor Made Designs have over 20 years experience of making staff look and feel great. With Mother's Day coinciding with the start of Brtitish Summer time there's no better time to give your team a professional look. So get smart and contact Taylor Made Designs now...

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Garden product suppliers hear export case studies

 

Leading figures from the UK garden and leisure industries were among the delegates and speakers at the conference on The Future for International Trade, held in Stratford upon Avon on Tuesday 12 March.  The event was organised by leading trade associations, Gardenex, PetQuip  and BHETA...

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Charity shop and garden centre takings slump to £3 because of road closure

A Harrogate charity shop and garden centre saw its takings plummet to just £3 last Monday because of roadworks outside...

 

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Horticulture to benefit from DCF’s investment in students
 

The horticultural industry can look forward to welcoming more bright students to the trade with the backing of the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) through its scholarships.

Scholarships worth £13,000 have been awarded to 10 students with interests that include research, sustainability, crop management, breeding, horticultural therapy and commercial wholesale...

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CEOs of Jamie’s Italian & Las Iguanas join Commercial Kitchen’s stellar Keynote line-up

 

Jon Knight, chief executive of the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, and Mos Shamel (right), CEO of Las Iguanas, are among the first big name Keynote speakers to be confirmed for Commercial Kitchen – the UK’s leading kitchen equipment, services and design show, taking place on 4-5 June at the NEC Birmingham...

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Extinction threat to beneficial UK slug

 

 

 

The RHS is calling on gardeners to help monitor a beneficial garden slug that could be on the verge of extinction in the UK...

 

 

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Haskins at West End raises £1,400 for hospice.

The team at Haskins in West End presented Countess Mountbatten Hospice with a cheque for £1,408.20 last week.

 

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Darlac donates tools to assist injured service personnel
 

Darlac, the cutting tool experts, have donated tools worth over £1,000 to the charity HighGround which uses horticulture as a rehabilitation intervention for injured service personnel...

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Squire’s employees really make a difference

 

Each month Squire’s Garden Centres reward their employees for making a difference. Team members are nominated by their peers or by customers and one (or a group) is selected by a panel for making a difference to the business – whether that is coming up with a great idea, offering outstanding customer service, going over and above normal duties, or thinking of an initiative that has grown or inspired the business.

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