In This Issue
Hillier takes over Ducks Hill Garden Centre site
Tributes to Peter Seabrook who died on Friday 14th January
£2m plus reward for Choice members
Coffee Logs more sustainable, cut carbon footprint by 6% 
RocketGro launches eighth bagged growing media product…Peat-Free Ericaceous Organic Compost
Hozelock's commitment to sustainable development
A prosperous year for horticulture in 2021 sets the scene for growth...but challenges must be overcome, says HTA
Plans announced for new garden centre development
Perrywood Tiptree raises over £15,000 for charities
Durston Garden Products remember Jim Kelly
Glee is back bigger & better than ever before!
Phostrogen launches new organic plant food products
Key speakers lined up for export conference
Julian Charles targets up to 10 garden centre concessions
Dobbies’ latest podcast: New year, new plants
Launch of new web portal to boost international trade
That was the year that was... 2021
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Hossein Arshadi retires from Hillier
Thompson & Morgan launches new app
Horticulture, The conference - save the date
GIMA Day Conference: Extended Producer Responsibility Regulations
World’s most popular houseplants for 2022
Gardening naturally with Chimney Sheep’s jute mulch mats
AIPH partners with international bodies for greener cities
The best of last week's
Blue Diamond buys Blackdown Garden Centre
Blue Diamond aiming for £300m turnover by 2023
GCA conference postponed
Garden Centres thinking outside of the box
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Arden Grange expands Sensitive Dry Dog Food range
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Hillier takes over Ducks Hill Garden Centre site

Hillier Garden Centres has taken over the site previously known as Ducks Hill Garden Centre in Ruislip. The centre will go through a few days of transformation and re-open as Hillier Garden Centre Ruislip, with new Hillier ranges available from spring...

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Tributes to Peter Seabrook who died on Friday 14th January

Peter Seabrook MBE, died suddenly on Friday 14th January 2022.  It is reported he suffered a heart attack at home...

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£2m plus reward for Choice members

Choice Marketing members are celebrating the completion of their best year ever with a huge interim rebate of over £2m+, being paid out to its Members prior to Christmas. This achievement is the result of the group’s 43 independent garden centre members working together during 2021...

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Coffee Logs more sustainable, cut carbon footprint by 6% 
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bio-bean Limited, maker of Coffee Logs – planet-friendly fire logs powered by coffee – has cut its carbon footprint by 6%. The company has achieved this by removing the thin wax coating from the surface of Coffee Logs, making the product even more sustainable whilst remaining an efficient, high-quality fuel...

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RocketGro launches eighth bagged growing media product…Peat-Free Ericaceous Organic Compost
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RocketGro is building market share and starting to deliver a total solution to the peat-free compost challenge for garden centres across the UK...

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Hozelock's commitment to sustainable development
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Hozelock is committed to increasing the sustainability of its products, packaging and manufacturing processes and is making big steps to improve its carbon footprint in 2022...

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A prosperous year for horticulture in 2021 sets the scene for growth...but challenges must be overcome, says HTA

Data from horticulture's leading trade association shows that 2021 was another incredibly strong year for garden centre retailers despite the double impact of post-Brexit trade restrictions and the pandemic...

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Plans announced for new garden centre development
 

Mo-Lawn, a landscape supplies and services operating throughout Scotland, has announced plans for a new garden centre near Dublane...

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Perrywood Tiptree raises over £15,000 for charities

In spite of another challenging year due to Covid, Perrywood Tiptree has raised and donated £15,743 to chosen charities in 2021. This includes donations to local organisations Together We Grow and Abberton Rural Training as well as the national Greenfingers Charity...

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Durston Garden Products remember Jim Kelly
 

Durston Garden Products has announced the passing away of its much-loved sales agent, James (Jim) Kelly, who died in late 2021, aged 84 years...

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Glee is back bigger & better than ever before!

The 2022 edition of Glee is now just six months away and is set to be the biggest edition of the UK’s leading garden retail exhibition for several years...

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Arden Grange expands Sensitive Dry Dog Food range

With rising consumer demand for a choice in foods for dogs with sensitivities, super premium pet food brand, Arden Grange, has updated its Sensitive Range with the launch of new ‘Superfood Blend’ recipes, as well as two new products - Sensitive Adult Mini and Sensitive Adult Large Breed for dogs...

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Phostrogen launches new organic plant food products

The iconic plant food brand, Phostrogen, which has been helping British gardens grow for 60 years, has launched a new line of organic plant food products...

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Key speakers lined up for export conference
 

The agenda for the Future for International Trade Conference on March 17th, 2022, at the Stratford Manor Hotel has been confirmed, together with its keynote speaker, Shelley Boyle, Head of Business Development at online retailer, ManoMano...

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Julian Charles targets up to 10 garden centre concessions

Julian Charles, the leading bedding and linen retailer, has today announced plans to open up to 10 concessions in garden centres across the country over the next 12 months, following the launch of its new concession in Tong Garden Centre, West Yorkshire...

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Dobbies’ latest podcast: New year, new plants
 

With Christmas behind us and rooms feeling a bit bare, Dobbies has some top tips for incorporating houseplants into homes this January on its latest podcast...

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Launch of new web portal to boost international trade

Government minister Mike Freer MP has officially launched a new web portal to help the UK Agri-Tech industry export to new markets...

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That was the year that was... 2021

 

Happy New Year to you all.  We hope you all had a good and safe festive period and are now looking forward to an exciting 2022.

 

Since New Year the GTN gnomes have been beavering away to compile the Top 100 stories read in GTN Xtra last year as our review of 2021.

 

During 2021 we published in excess of 2,500 stories in GTN Xtra which was opened 390,397 times by 34,334 unique readers who viewed 856,595 pages.  Added to that are the pages of GTN magazines published through the year which have been read on line almost 33,000 times (you can catch up with any you may have missed using the links on the bottom right hand side of this GTN Xtra edition) as well as the many thousands of readers of the printed copies.

 

We've thoroughly enjoyed bringing you all the news, views and ideas during 2021 and we hope you found them useful and informative.  Here's to an even greater 2022!

Top 100 most read stories in GTN Xtra during 2021...
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