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At least 25% more gardening going on
The Peat Issue - Moving to a Peat Free future. Read GTN's May/June 2021 issue on-line now
Hozelock: The natural approach to gardening
New garden wellies set to ignite year-round sales
LOFA reports increased freight rates and container crisis
Choice Marketing readies ‘Meet the Furniture Buyer’ event
Plant sales at the double
AMES UK move to streamline group operations
The HTA June Market update indicates changes in consumer behaviour as lockdown measures ease
DJ Turfcare’s MO Bacter tackles moss and banishes scarifying
Horticultural Trades Association predicts tree shortage issues for government targets
Harkness launch Duke of Edinburgh rose
Tri-Star Packaging introduces new food labelling ahead of Natasha's Law
Perrywood charity partnership wins fundraising award
Dobbies relaunches ‘Helping Your Community Grow’ initiative to support local communities across the UK
Plant Area Manager
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Check out the entries for the HTA's 2021 Virtual New Plant Awards
Record year for Grow Your Own
Q1 labour shortage on horticultural farms could be 10% says Defra
Feeding gardening growth
B&Q aims for peat-free growing media range by 2023
Congratulations to all involved in the growing media sales increases
Join us on plant health mission urges Wyevale Nurseries
RHS Summer Shows to go ahead as planned following latest government announcement with additional covid measures in place
The best of last week's
GIMA Golf Day Photo Exclusive
GIMA Charity Golf Day welcomes the industry back with a day of sunshine and friendly competition
Perrywood Sudbury granted planning permission to build £8-10m garden centre
UK-first for Dobbies as garden centre chain launches own brand peat-free compost with added John Innes
Barton Grange Christmas 2020 - Exclusive GTN Xtra Photo Tour
Squires Badshot Lea - Christmas 2020
Perrywood at Christmas 2020 - with correct photo gallery now...
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
Buy your subscription to the GTN Bestsellers printed weekly newsletter
All the latest news from the world of pet products
Arden Grange reveal new chicken dog food packaging
Fines of up to £5,000 for animal offences proposed under new Penalty Notices Bill
Situations Vacant
Plant Area Manager
Cornwall, £24-£26k per annum
 
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GTN Bestsellers
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
 

Every week GTN receives and analyses epos data from a number of UK garden centres to produce the GTN Bestsellers charts...

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At least 25% more gardening going on

Who budgeted for this? Garden centre sales in the GTN Bestsellers Epos database over the past five weeks, which compare with the first five weeks after re-opening last year, are 4% up, and plant sales over the same period are 10% up...

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The Peat Issue - Moving to a Peat Free future. Read GTN's May/June 2021 issue on-line now

The Peat Issue – Retailer Comment from Alan Roper - Blue Diamond, Adam Wigglesworth - Aylett Nurseries, Paul Cooling - Coolings, Marcus Eyles and Graeme Jenkins - Dobbies, Justin Williams - Fron Goch, Charlie Groves - Groves Nurseries & Garden Centre, Martin Breddy - Squires, Matthew Bent - Bents Garden & Home, Mike Burks - The Gardens Group, Roger Crookes, Tammy Woodhouse - Millbrook Garden Centres, Andy Bunker - Alton Garden Centre

The Peat Issue – What about the alternatives

The Peat Issue – Responsible sourcing for the future    
The Peat Issue – Seabrook on Peat

The Peat Issue – How does Peat emit Carbon?  

Dobbies Boston – Before and After

M42 Garden Centre Photo Tour – Planters, Melbicks, Rosebourne Solihull, Notcutts Solihull, BGC Studley

The Berkshire Gardener Photo Tour

Westland Driving Growth

Woodmansterne – A fresh approach to card sales

HTA Column – Solutions please…

GIMA Column – We have achieved so much

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Hozelock: The natural approach to gardening
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Today’s gardeners are reaching less for chemicals and more for organic and natural solutions to create their green garden...

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New garden wellies set to ignite year-round sales
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A new name in wellington boots is helping to drive year-round sales, whilst also showcasing new material innovation to mix up the gardener’s favourite footwear category. Introducing Leon Boots Co Ltd – the name behind the all-new ‘revolutionary’ ULTRALIGHT garden ankle boot, the lightest and most comfortable wellington boot to ever hit the UK market...

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LOFA reports increased freight rates and container crisis
 

Over the past 19 months LOFA has constantly been reporting on the operational issues faced by its members and the industry as a whole. It had hoped these issues would have lessened and the industry could have gained some respite but, according to the association, it seems these problems are now escalating even further...

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Choice Marketing readies ‘Meet the Furniture Buyer’ event

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Choice Marketing is hosting its own ‘Meet the Furniture Buyer’ event next week in Northamptonshire, where a number of its associate suppliers will be exhibiting...

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Plant sales at the double

Plants continue outsell previous totals for the first two weeks of June. Last week’s plant sales were 26% up on last year and more than double the same week in 2019...

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AMES UK move to streamline group operations

Continuing the process of streamlining their group operations, AMES UK have moved to strengthen their supply chain team. The restructuring will see dedicated teams set up to handle and support both domestic and FOB business across all the AMES UK brands and product categories.

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The HTA June Market update indicates changes in consumer behaviour as lockdown measures ease

The Horticultural Trades Association’s Market Update report for June shows that nationally garden centre sales were up 30% in May from May 2020 and up 23% from May 2019...

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Arden Grange reveal new chicken dog food packaging

The tasty fresh chicken & rice adult dog food from Sussex based pet food company Arden Grange has had a re-vamp, with a new bag design. While the look of the packaging will change, the popular recipe and ingredients will remain the same...

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Fines of up to £5,000 for animal offences proposed under new Penalty Notices Bill

Individuals who commit offences against animals will face fines of up to £5,000 under new legislation introduced to Parliament on Wednesday. The fines will be introduced to ensure that offenders face tougher penalties for crimes in addition to the existing maximum 5 year prison sentence for the most serious offences. 

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DJ Turfcare’s MO Bacter tackles moss and banishes scarifying

 

 

 

 

While some lawncare products have evolved beyond recognition in recent years, gardeners are still being advised to kill moss with sulphate of iron, the active ingredient in lawn sand, before removing dead moss by scarifying or hand raking. But DJ Turfcare's Mo Bacter offers an easier alternative...

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Horticultural Trades Association predicts tree shortage issues for government targets

HTA Board member Brian Fraser appeared before the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) select committee on Tuesday to give evidence to the panel, outlining the industry view that the Government's failure to engage with the sector before setting targets for tree planting will mean that they will most likely miss these targets as growers cannot meet demand in the time frame outlined...

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Harkness launch Duke of Edinburgh rose

 

 

Rose growers and breeders Harkness have launched a rose named after the Duke of Edinburgh, the longest serving consort in British history.

 

 

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Tri-Star Packaging introduces new food labelling ahead of Natasha's Law

 

Tri-Star Packaging has introduced new food labelling to help businesses to comply with Natasha's Law, due to come in this October...

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Perrywood charity partnership wins fundraising award

Tiptree-based Perrywood Garden Centre’s two-year partnership with Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity has been rewarded with a prestigious honour at the Institute of Fundraising East Anglia Awards. Together, they won Corporate Partnership of the Year...

 

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Dobbies relaunches ‘Helping Your Community Grow’ initiative to support local communities across the UK

Dobbies has relaunched its landmark community support initiative, Helping Your Community Grow...

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