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Tributes for Ernest Wertheim, the original Garden Centre Guru
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Fair Trade Face Coverings from Earth Squared – the new ‘must have’ accessory!
Hyve launches virtual events, including Glee Gathering
Eat Out to Help Out With CSY
Fund created for Westland accident victims family reaches £5,000 target
GCA members discuss challenges of re-opening restaurants and cafés
Haskins Snowhill’s new look centre bounces back
Garden centre evacuated after massive fire breaks out at nearby scrapyard
John Lewis looks to expand into horticulture
Greenfingers Charity begins work at Rainbows Hospice
Afternoon Tea is back at Dobbies 
New era for British Christmas Tree Growers Association
Premium Christmas Trees’ Nordmann Slimline trees are its fastest selling festive tree range ever
DJ Turfcare invests in new video content to help drive sales of its new Autumn Lawn Treatment
LifestyleGarden launches second generation of DuraOcean
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Char-Broil appoints new team to fire up UK business
It’s a Herbidacious summer for veg sales
Pot sales stay high
Autumn colour comes early
Legal seeds offer new opportunities for horticulturists
Double growing media sales fuelled by new gardeners
APHA launches first plant health apprenticeship scheme
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New benchmark for summer sales
We've all gone Potty!
Surge in home and garden businesses trading online
Dobbies and Sainsbury’s grocery partnership launches
Garden Centre Photo Tours
Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
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It’s a Herbidacious summer for veg sales

Herb plant sales have rocketed this summer and last week the GTN Bestsellers Veg-2-Gro Top 50 herb plant sales volume was up 288% on the same week last year.  


This year herb plants made up half of the Top 50 Veg-2-Gro lines accounting for 47% of the Total Top 50 volume. 


Last year there were only 11 herb lines in the Top 50 making up just 26% of the sales.  Is this an indication that the season for summer herb plant sales has extended through into August, or just a factor of lockdown?  


Highlights of the week were:

  • Farplants Mint Indian 9cm was the highest new entry to the GTN chart, in at No 5.
  • Javado Kitchen Herbs Thymus Vulgaris climbed 36 places up the chart to No 9.
  • At the top of the chart, Taylors Autumn Planting Seed Potatoes Charlotte moved back up 2 places to be the No 1 Bestselling Veg-2-Gro line for the second week this year.


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