April 26, 2018


Lubera’s new edibles so far for 2018 -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Historic Farplants Launch: Small Plants for Small Spaces -

Monday, April 23, 2018

Profits bloom at Scottish garden centre firm -

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Is your website GDPR compliant? -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Fosseway Garden Centre extension passed despite objections -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Food at Webbs at Wychbold garden centre wins Farm Shop & Deli Award -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Garden centres hope for better weather after Easter washout -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Abbots Leigh garden centre café reopens -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Plowmans Garden Centre in West Parley ‘will remain open’ -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Haskins Garden Centres choose charities for the year -

Monday, April 16, 2018

Gardman Service Update -

Monday, April 16, 2018

Garden centres pray for better weather as sales slide -

Monday, April 16, 2018

Garden centre manager stole more than £30,000 from family business -

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Strikes fire: Garden centre to reopen ‘as soon as possible’ -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hayes Garden World increases revenue 110% thanks to temporary structure -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Owner of Plowmans Garden Centre in West Parley goes into administration -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

‘Major damage’ in Stokesley garden centre fire -

Monday, April 9, 2018

Bents raises over £22k for Alzheimer’s Society -

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Notcutts celebrates success at its own annual conference and awards dinner -

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Magical Hydrangeas launched into the UK with The Little Botanical -

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Sycamore Park Garden Centre boss gives update on future

Sycamore Park

The chief executive of the company which owns Sycamore Park Garden Centre says that no “definitive decision” has been made over whether it will continue to trade beyond the summer. A planning application to build 52 affordable homes on the Chester Road site was submitted by developers Lane End in November and is awaiting a decision. A letter supporting the application from The Klondyke Group – owners of the centre – states that they can “no longer run a viable business in this area” due to competition from rival centres. The letter, available under the planning section of the Cheshire…

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Beech’s Fine Chocolates re-launches Easter egg range


Not produced for decades, Lancashire based heritage chocolate manufacturer, Beech’s Fine Chocolates, today announces the re-launch of Easter Egg options. Originally popular in the 1930’s and 1940’s, when Beech’s supplied World Wide, Beech’s will replicate some of the processes used years ago to produce its new rich dark chocolate egg, suitable for Vegans, and milk chocolate eggs with embedded honeycomb chunks. Having invested heavily in attaining premium grade, ultra-smooth recipes whilst still using traditional hand poured methods and recognising that one of the largest chocolate buying periods is Easter, the Company decided that 2018 would be the right time to re- enter this market. …

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Spring Puppy focus from JAMES WELLBELOVED®


At this time of year we know that many pet loving families look to share their homes with a new puppy. With this in mind JAMES WELLBELOVED® is putting some great initiatives in place to share details of its Puppy / Junior range. The company’s marketing director, Alison Sudbury, says: “For our specialist pet trade partners we are communicating the benefits of feeding our brand from a young age.  We offer a naturally healthy diet with recipes which are hypoallergenic, have ingredients sourced from nature and include only ingredients which your pet needs.  Suitable for both young and old, JAMES…

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94% of retail businesses missing out on tax exempt gifts that boost staff productivity and morale


However, only 12% of retail employers are aware of the government allowances that would allow them to give tax-exempt gifts, allowing them to more regularly give small gestures of goodwill to boost staff productivity and morale. A survey of 1,500 UK workers and business leaders by One4all Rewards, as part of a campaign to raise awareness of HMRC’s Trivial Benefits Allowance, revealed that 82% of retail bosses would like to give regular bonuses and tokens to their employees in a bid to boost employee morale, motivation and loyalty. 66% of retail business leaders said that they do not currently give…

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Wildlife World celebrates 20 years in business


  This year marks the 20th anniversary of Wildlife World. Founder and MD of Wildlife World, Norman Sellers has seen the company grow into one of Europe’s leading designers and manufacturers of wildlife feeders, habitats and other educational products. Norman started making and selling simple wildlife products and gradually the love for wildlife transformed into a business. Norman and his wife Eve began by travelling around the country in their caravan with their two dogs and showcasing their products at garden and agricultural shows. New bee nester debuts at Spring Fair This new attractive bee nester is designed for solitary…

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Be ‘Lawn Ready’ for spring


We know it feels like it is a long way off, but the days do seem to be getting a little longer now and spring will be here before you know it!  At this time of year lawns and soils are cold and sometimes wet, and the weather does not encourage gardening! However, some pests are still active, busily chomping away at your roots.  The changeable weather climate can create unexpected problems, so some diligence and a few hours hard work now, can make all the difference for your lawn in the year ahead….. Get a mowing routine started, make sure to…

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‘Lubera’ & ‘Mayer’ At The Garden Press Event


The companies of Robert Mayer and Lubera are to join forces. Effective immediately, the breeding of new edible plants at Lubera will be even more closely integrated and coordinated with the product development and in-vitro propagation at Mayer. Starting on 1 July 2018, a new, joint distribution company, Lubera Edibles GmbH, based in Strullendorf, will take over the marketing of fruit and berry young plants to plant producers (B2B). As a sign of the close cooperation, Robert Mayer will be present at the Lubera stand number H103 at the Garden Press Event in London. The Mayer and the Lubera team…

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A Rich Tapestry Of Alpines For 2018


Hawkesmill Nurseries, the Warwickshire based family company, are bringing a rich tapestry of colour to their customers in 2018, with a mesmerising choice of alpine plants available in 9cm and 1 litre pots.  The range includes over 100 varieties, with a good selection of perennial favourites such as Aubretia, Dianthus, Saxifraga, Sedum and Phlox. There are many of the alpine varieties which are looking good and ready to go this week, including Aubrieta ‘Axcent Deep Red’ (seen in image above), Iberis ‘Fishbeck’ (seen below) and Primula capitata ‘Noverna Deep Blue’ (seen below). With two of the Pantone colours of the year for fashionistas…

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Two thirds of Millennials seek innovation when it comes to their in-store shopping experience

Over the years, our lives have become consumed by technology – the average person checks their phone 85 times a day, whilst millennials check a staggering 150 times. We live in a world where ‘digital technology’ is evolving at such a rapid pace, thus OnBuy.com, the UK online marketplace, sought to find out how technology has changed, and how it is impacting the retail industry. Onbuy.com also provides key advice to business owners how they can ensure their business can thrive in an ever-changing digital world. What has changed in the retail sector? Utilising a 2017 report by PWC, Onbuy.com…

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Survey of staff at Bents shows 90% love working for the company


Loyalty and satisfaction have always been at the top of the agenda for Bents Garden & Home and results from the Centre’s latest colleague survey would indicate that this commitment is appreciated by the vast majority of colleagues; 94% stating they ‘loved’ working at Bents whilst 92% would recommend Bents as an employer. These fantastic figures are the result of Bents’ annual colleague survey which is designed to generate feedback and ensure colleagues are happy in their roles and their working environment. Says Matthew Bent, Managing Director at Bents Garden & Home:  “We are blown away by the results from…

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