In This Issue
The lockdown gardeners – who are they and how do we keep them?
When it rains... sales fall. Garden centre business as normal...
Fire & water - Woodlodge adds to product line-up for 2021
#millionplantingmoments as plant sales stay strong
Christmas grows by 21% with chocolate as the topping
Tong applies for planning permission for a second site
Firm acquires intellectual property of Internet Gardener
Royal visitor to Food Hall at Squire’s Frensham
Homebase launches UK’s first ‘Green Aisle’ to help shoppers make environmentally friendly choices
GCA members plan for a successful Christmas
Clear ‘N’ Collect combines functionality and sustainability for the most advanced rake yet!
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Rosebourne sign up Whalley and Ormrod
Planting in pots and houseplant care drive sales
Visors out sell facemasks in garden centres - updated
Wild weather boost for wildlife
Darlac appoints Business Development Manager
HTA’s Ornamentals Management Committe welcomes new appointments 
The best of last week's
Christmas gets off to a flying start – up 71%
Garden centre sales up 30% in September
Garden centres must work in partnership with suppliers
Blue Diamond interim results show resilient performance
The birth of a brand: Woodlodge’s new Honey & Wild range to ignite sales of garden décor in 2021
Retirement Village plan submitted for Solihull garden centre site
Garden Centre Photo Tours
Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
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All the latest news from the world of pet products
Winners of the PATS Telford 2020 New Product Awards revealed
Pet and garden store chain commits to the high street
Mars Petcare to drive seasonal sales with festive additions
Team Beco recruit dogs to sniff out River Thames litter
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The lockdown gardeners – who are they and how do we keep them?
Eleven pages of current consumer research in GTN's October issue

GTN's October issue, which will be arriving in the post early next week, includes an eleven page compilation of all the consumer research we could access related to the "New Gardeners" that have become active during lockdown and during this summer.


There's research and analysis from: HTA, You Gov, American Express, LV Insurance, RHS, Squires Garden Centres, Westland Horticulture, Evergreen Garden Care, Suttons, Flymo, National Gardens Scheme and GTN Bestsellers.


Plus comment on the "New Gardener" phenomenon from: Derek Bunker - Alton Garden Centre, Alan Roper - Blue Diamond, Will Blake - St Peters Garden Centre, Sam Bosworth - Bosworth’s Garden Centres, Kevin Turley - Lakeside Plant Centre, Roger Crookes & Nicola Pugh – Pughs Garden Centre, Dobbies Garden Centres, Boyd Douglas-Davies - British Garden Centres, Simon Bourne - Perrywood Garden Centres and Martin Cowell & Lynsey Crofts - Cowells Garden Centre.


Read the on-line page turner version above, or follow this link: GTN October 2020


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