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Wyevale Garden Centres agrees sale of Podington Garden Centre
Ade discusses his fabulous Phoenix!
Zest 4 Leisure now offer over 50 videos – including ‘How-To’ style assembly videos and lifestyle product films.
Clematis wins visitor vote at National Plant Show
Police arrest three as they flee from Sanders GC early-hours break-in
Greenfingers wing walkers set for take-off after technical glitch thwarts first attempt
Bents charity ball raises £11,480 to help bereaved children
Exclusively show attracts more influencers and bloggers
Klondyke’s Three Peaks Challenge raises £12k
‘Adopted Yorkshireman' relocates from Australia for garden centre role
Breast Cancer Now raises £4k at Haskins Roundstone
Wyevale sell 11 more - and British Garden Centres group grows to 24
Capital Gardens buys Sherfield GC from Wyevale
Squires and trading standards join forces for garden revamp at children's home
Retail Lab @ Glee - first stop for inspiration seekers
Rain hits June plant sales
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Aylett Nurseries
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Dobbies Edinburgh
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Groves of Bridport
Garden Centre Photo Tour - In-Excess Ringwood
Garden Centre Photo Tour - N1 Garden Centre
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Notcutts Norwich Houseplants
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Perrywood Houseplants
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Plymouth Garden Centre
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Kings Garden & Leisure Sidmouth
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Squires Badshot Lea
Garden Centre Photo Tour - St Johns Ashford
Garden Centre Photo Tour - St Johns Barnstaple
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Stewarts Christchurch
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Whitehall Lacock
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Vitax area sales manager retires after 37 years
Customers and staff can win prizes in NGGV photo contest
The best of last week's
Eleven more Wyevale centres sold today
Who are the buying teams of 2019?
Mill Race Garden Centre goes up for sale
Rain, rain go away, we’ve got plants and pots to sell
Taupe pots campaign switches focus to kerbside challenge
Agapanthus ‘AMB001’ ‘Fireworks’ takes Best in Show at New Plant Awards
New 5000 sq m Plant Centre opens at RHS Wisley
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Rain, rain go away, we’ve got plants and pots to sell


The start of June 2019 has been completely the opposite of 2018, wet and windy this year, glorious sunshine last year. And sales have been affected just as when we have snowfall in March. It just goes to show that whatever else is affecting garden centre business the weather is still our over-riding deciding factor. 

Thank goodness a break in the weather is forecast for this weekend.  Perhaps we may have a flaming end to June and make the most of gardening and leisure sales before we move into holiday time.

Did you make a note that the Early May Bank Holiday is moving next year? To allow for 75th Anniversary of VE Day celebrations it is moving from Monday to Friday 8th May.  The last time this happened was in 1995.  Did garden centres join in the celebrations then?  What will you plan with your local community for 2020?


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year (week 23)
Garden Products - down 14%
Growing Media - down 18%
Wild Bird Care - down 2%
Veg-2-Gro - down 8%
All Plants Index - down 28%
All Items Index - down 19%

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