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Cold winds shrink trade involvement in World Naked Gardening Day
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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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Douglas Reade
I've seen Neil Gow with clothes on, that was bad enough!!!! (Ha! Ha!)