In This Issue
Industry prepares for a peat-less future
Lull in sales before mid-Summer
Clear ‘N’ Collect is a great British success story
Traeger continues to revolutionise the BBQ industry
Blue Diamond top £200m turnover and commit to Chelsea garden
Two London locations announced for little dobbies
Logwood Mill becomes fourth centre for Creative Gardens
Glee organisers promote Safe & Secure standards in two new videos
Greenfingers Charity unveils new garden design by RHS Chelsea Gold Medal Winner, Ann-Marie Powell
Cool summer plant sales
Hillier unveils designs for Gardeners’ World Spring Fair
Fargro Ltd set to bloom in 2021 under new management
Defra-funded Plant Passport e-learning launches
The ultimate recycling - Squire’s turn plastic bags into cash
Evergreen Garden Care launches mental health awareness initiatives across all channels
Haskins Roundstone wins Garden Centre of the Year award
St Peters creates ‘an adventure into nature and wildlife’
How Primeur’s Tierra Verde planters are driving profitability
Southern Trident announces charity partnership with Child Rights and You (CRY UK)
Namgrass reveals eco-friendly artificial grass
DJ Turfcare confirmed for Glee 2021
Unprecedented Demand - Record Easter garden centre sales lead to stock shortages - Read GTN's April issue on-line now
Dobbies hosts bee-rilliant virtual event with Neal’s Yard Remedies to celebrate World Bee Day
National Children’s Gardening Week partners with Peppa Pig & Regatta Great Outdoors for Save the Children
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Pots of Sustainability in RHS Chelsea Sustainable Gardening Product of the Year
Double the fun at Grimsby Garden Centre
Solar lights up sales
Johnsons adds to seed range for the 2022 season
How to reduce plastic waste in the garden
Another amazing growing media performance
Sanctuaries Garden, Terrace & Balcony. Trends and new products for the outdoor season from spoga + gafa
The AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2022 opens for entries
Prompt needed to push Wild Bird Care sales
BHETA to hold second Q&A on international freight
RECOUP launch new hybrid conference for 2021
HTA responds to the Queen's speech
The best of last week's
25% more gardening sets new April record
Monkton Elm Pet Centre stops the sale of rabbits
Phenomenal year of sales for Natural Grower
Ergrownomics - The future of raised planters and beds
Garden Re-Leaf Day 2021 raises over £75,000
Barton Grange Christmas 2020 - Exclusive GTN Xtra Photo Tour
Squires Badshot Lea - Christmas 2020
Perrywood at Christmas 2020 - with correct photo gallery now...
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All the latest news from the world of pet products
Supreme Petfoods provides 30 hours of free CPD, now accredited by SQP regulator Vetpol
UK to lead way on animal welfare with new Action Plan
Brambles appoints new Digital Marketing Manager
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Industry prepares for a peat-less future

In advance of tomorrows reported publishing of the governments Peat Strategy by George Eustace, DEFRA Minister, the UK gardening industry appears to be preparing for a peat-less future...

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Lull in sales before mid-Summer

With just six weeks to go until mid-Summer’s day, in a pre-pandemic year with weather as cold as it has been this March, April and May, we would all have been bemoaning the weather and blaming that for poor sales of plants and garden furniture while banking on garden centre restaurants and coffee shops to keep footfall and turnover up...

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Clear ‘N’ Collect is a great British success story
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Clear ‘N’ Collect is capable of much more than the typical garden rake or simply clearing dead leaves. Moss, twigs, prunings, brambles, thorns and more are amassing in areas that will soon need to be ship shape if we’re to make the most of the Summer ahead and Clear ‘N’ Collect can shift the lot of them...

 

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Traeger continues to revolutionise the BBQ industry
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As the world’s number one selling wood-pellet fired grill and with the current short supply of fuel for gas-fired grills, what better time than to consider swapping to a superb Traeger 885 wood fired grill – readily available for delivery nationwide...

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Blue Diamond top £200m turnover and commit to Chelsea garden

Blue Diamond have reported a record year in their 2020 Report and Accounts with profit before tax up 64% to £23.5m on sales up 11% to £201m and they have also announced the Garden Centre Group will be designing an Artisan Garden at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show when it returns in September (20-26th September)...

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Two London locations announced for little dobbies

Dobbies Garden Centres has revealed that its next two little dobbies stores will open in London on Chiswick High Road and Westbourne Grove.

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Logwood Mill becomes fourth centre for Creative Gardens

Family run garden centre business Creative Gardens is not just re-opening its three award winning garden centres after the  Covid lockdown in Northern Ireland but has taken the exciting step of adding a new centre to the group. The Logwood Mill centre, located near Ballyclare, will be known to many as it has been an existing garden centre for many years...

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Glee organisers promote Safe & Secure standards in two new videos
 

To ensure everyone feels safe and secure at Glee in September, organisers Hyve has prepared a list of ‘Safe & Secure’ guidelines. You can find out a lot more about what this means to visitors and exhibitors at the show in two new videos.

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Greenfingers Charity unveils new garden design by RHS Chelsea Gold Medal Winner, Ann-Marie Powell

Greenfingers Charity is thrilled to once again be working with RHS Chelsea Gold Medal winner, Ann-Marie Powell. The charity’s latest project to deliver a garden design masterplan for The Nook, a children’s hospice in the heart of Norfolk, brings together Ann-Marie’s inspirational, professional expertise and passion for well-being through nature...

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Cool summer plant sales

Plant sales dropped by 13% last week as the cool summer weather had an impact on gardening activity...

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Hillier unveils designs for Gardeners’ World Spring Fair

Visitors to the new BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair at Beaulieu in Hampshire, which takes place on 28th to 30th May, will experience a stunning four-part garden display when they make a stop at the all-new Hillier Experience. Details of the exhibit, which takes visitors from dawn to dusk, have now been unveiled...

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Fargro Ltd set to bloom in 2021 under new management

Horticultural solutions and products specialist, Fargro Limited, is preparing for growth in 2021 following the completion of a successful sponsor-backed management buy-out...

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Defra-funded Plant Passport e-learning launches
 

A new Plant Passport e-learning module, developed and funded by Defra, has been launched by the HTA, in conjunction with the Animal & Plant Health Agency. The first 10,000 courses are free and the module is voluntary to use. 

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The ultimate recycling - Squire’s turn plastic bags into cash

Squire’s Garden Centres has donated £4,230 to Greenfingers. The donation represents the proceeds of the government 5p carrier bag tax which has been raised by Squire’s over the last two years. 

Sarah Squire (Squire’s Garden Centres) presenting the carrier bag cheque to Linda Petrons (Greenfingers).

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Evergreen Garden Care launches mental health awareness initiatives across all channels

Throughout National Mental Health Awareness Week, Evergreen Garden Care employees had the opportunity to get hands-on making herb planters, take part in a live ‘Introduction to Mindfulness’ session and were encouraged to practice  ‘Shinrin Yoku’ – the Japanese art of Forest Bathing. A highlight of the week was a live session with Miracle-Gro ambassador and horticulturalist David Domoney, who delivered an online talk with 50 employees about the positive impact of plants and gardening on all aspects of mental wellness, and finished off with a horticultural Q&A session...

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Supreme Petfoods provides 30 hours of free CPD, now accredited by SQP regulator Vetpol

Supreme Petfoods has announced that the free virtual training it provides about care of small pets is now accredited by SQP regulator Vetpol...

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UK to lead way on animal welfare with new Action Plan

The Government has published an action plan for animal welfare that will revolutionise the treatment of animals in the UK and introduce measures to protect the welfare of animals abroad...

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Brambles appoints new Digital Marketing Manager

Laura Tracey has joined her parent’s family business Brambles Pet and Wildlife to head up Digital Marketing in their fast-growing business. Laura will be responsible for digital marketing strategies that will help grow sales through specialist trade customers...

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Haskins Roundstone wins Garden Centre of the Year award

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone has won The Brighton Argus ‘Garden Centre of the Year 2021’ Award after being nominated by readers in the Sussex region...

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St Peters creates ‘an adventure into nature and wildlife’

Tony Blake, founder of St Peters Garden Centre in Norton, Worcester, first dreamt about creating a wildlife area on the site back in 2012 when housing developments were quickly spreading in the local area. Last year, his son Will, now the Managing Director, began to make this a reality, and in May 2021, Poppy’s Farm will open for visitors...

 

Will Blake's two passions are the environment and his family – hence Poppy’s Farm, named after his daughter, and Oliver’s allotment, named after his son.

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How Primeur’s Tierra Verde planters are driving profitability
 

Virtually indestructible, sustainable, self-watering and trend-led design – it’s not hard to see why Primeur’s multi-award-winning Tierra Verde planters are proving so popular with garden retailers up and down the country...

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Southern Trident announces charity partnership with Child Rights and You (CRY UK)
 

Southern Trident has joined hands with Child Rights and You (CRY), India’s most trusted NGO which works directly with and for underprivileged children in India at grassroots level to bring about lasting change...

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Namgrass reveals eco-friendly artificial grass
 

Namgrass, the UK’s leading artificial grass company, has announced the launch of its new eco-friendly artificial grass products enriched with Pureti. Known for its air quality improvement and sustainable elements, Pureti coated Namgrass is now available across all grasses within the company’s product line...

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DJ Turfcare confirmed for Glee 2021

DJ Turfcare has confirmed it will be attending the return of the in-person garden retail exhibition, Glee, this September (14th-16th September, NEC Birmingham)...

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Unprecedented Demand - Record Easter garden centre sales lead to stock shortages - Read GTN's April issue on-line now

In GTN's April issue of news and information for garden centre professionals:

  • Back to the NEC for Glee!
  • Life – Norfolk Leisure Style
  • 1000 years and growing at Coolings
  • Investment is back on the agenda for garden centres
  • Pictures of a Record Easter from Aylett Nurseries, Burston Garden Centre and Scotsdales
  • Unprecedented demand leads to stock shortages
  • Enhancing our understanding of New Gardeners
  • GIMA Charity Golf Day returns this summer
  • B-bag takes Extreme Lounging to new places
    LOFA Update – Are we over the worst of the shortages?
  • HTA Column – Success Brings Stress

 

Read GTN's April 2021 Issue on-line here
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Dobbies hosts bee-rilliant virtual event with Neal’s Yard Remedies to celebrate World Bee Day

Dobbies is marking World Bee Day  (May 20) with a virtual event hosted by natural and organic health and beauty company, Neal’s Yard Remedies...

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National Children’s Gardening Week partners with Peppa Pig & Regatta Great Outdoors for Save the Children

National Children’s Gardening Week is teaming up with Peppa Pig, Regatta Great Outdoors, and Save the Children to inspire children and families to get outside and enjoy gardening...

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