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Solabiol Top Lawn is flying off the shelves
Garden centre sales drop back to "average" after wet and cold start to May
Vitavia encourages more gardeners to get a greenhouse
Plant sales opportunities from the Greenfingers Charity’s RHS Chelsea garden
Bestselling plants keep on increasing sales
TV gardener to open new look garden at Tong GC
GIMA members smash records during a bumper spring
Plastic bags turn into cash for Greenfingers Charity
Return of Haskins' bloomin’ popular Rose Festival
Glendoick Garden Centre wins prestigious award
Evergreen Garden Care’s Mark Portman to take to the skies for Greenfingers
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Veg plant sales see increase
Wild Bird Care still below 2017
HTA appoints Director of Policy and Communications
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Cold winds shrink trade involvement in World Naked Gardening Day
April ends on a high but it's still an average sales month
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Cold winds shrink trade involvement in World Naked Gardening Day

As GTN Xtra went to press we could only find evidence of two UK garden centres making the "most" of World Naked Gardening Day which was Saturday 4th May.  Neil and Nicci Gow braved the cold Bank Holiday wind at Fresh@Burcot and the dinosaur plant tunnels provided the perfect location for a World Naked Gardening Facebook post for Brookfields Andy.


Neil Gow said: "As it is a bit nippy in the nursery area, while we are full of bedding plants and many wonderful shrubs and trees from local growers and specialist nurseries across the UK, as good horticulturists, we offer words of caution to customers buying bedding plants this early in the season of the risks of cold weather, so Nicci is keen to ‘fleece up’!


"Perhaps it is our responsible attitude to plant sales that sees out plant sales year to date to the end of April 49% up on last year and more importantly 12% up on our 5 year average and the overall business romping away at just shy of 25% up on last year and more than 9% ahead of our 5 year average."

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