April 20, 2018

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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

Garden centre gifts £650 worth of plants to the Martlets Hospice -

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

North-east garden centre named one of the best in UK -

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Gold found in stream at Cardwell Garden Centre -

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Christmas department at Haskins Garden Centres now open due to high demand -

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Green-fingered Maurice has come full circle at Frosts Garden Centre

Frosts

Even after 50 years, Maurice Rust still gets the same thrill out of passing on his vast gardening knowledge. Maurice has been working for Frosts Garden Centre in Woburn Sands for half a century, and has come full circle. From fuelling the boilers to plants manager to offering customers advice on their gardens, he has done it all. Maurice said:“I’ve seen the business grow, the landscape has changed beyond recognition, the whole place has changed. I started when I was 16. I’ve built up a vast knowledge of the industry in that time. I’ve transgressed from the glass houses, I…

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Gardman announces appointment of new sales director

Gardman

The Gardman Group, one of the UK’s leading gardening sundries and wild bird care companies, has announced that Bernard Shannon has been appointed to the role of Sales Director. Bernard will join the Gardman Board this month and will immediately begin driving an ambitious commercial plan that will see the Lincolnshire-based supplier further develop strong partnerships with customers. Bernard said ‘It’s a very exciting time to be joining Gardman. The past year has been incredibly challenging for most in the industry, and Gardman has risen to the challenge. I’m really looking forward to working with the team to build an…

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Garden centres blame Monty Don for mass dumping of spring flowers

Monty Don

Garden centres have blamed Monty Don for keeping customers away and causing a huge number of spring flowers to be binned after he told gardeners not to plant anything until the weather turns for the better, according to the Telegraph. In a recent episode of Gardener’s World, Mr Don urged viewers not to hurry into their gardens.”There’s no great hurry to sow seed, so don’t panic. Don’t be in a hurry. You don’t have to sow anything at all until April,” he said. But Peter Burks, chairman of the Garden Centre Association, told that there are plants and flowers that…

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Forest invests in range success with new product marketing role

Forest

Forest Garden, the UK’s leading manufacturer of decorative and core garden timber ranges, has created a new position in its marketing team to further manage and promote its ranges. Louise Hardiman joins Forest as product marketing manager, having previously held product management and marketing communications roles at leading brands including LG Harris, Vax, Swish and ColArt.  Working closely with the company’s head of marketing Vicky Nuttall, Louise will help drive Forest’s product development, marketing and merchandising activities across the DIY, gardening and home sectors. Forest Garden Ltd is one of the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributor of garden timber products,…

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Peter Rush is new William Sinclair CEO as Burns steps down

William Sinclair

Peter Rush is the new CEO of William Sinclair. He succeeds Bernard Burns who resigned as a director at the end of March. Mr Burns will remain a part time employee of the Company, with specific responsibility for progressing the Company’s negotiations with Natural England for compensation for the Bolton Fell bogs and manufacturing facilities. Commenting on Peter’s appointment, Chairman Bill Simpson said ” We are disappointed that Mr Burns has decided to retire but we understand his reasons and we wish him and his family all the very best for the future. In Peter Rush we have an experienced…

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New Chair at the Growing Media Association

Growing Media Association

The recent Growing Media Association (GMA) annual general meeting saw Jamie Robinson of Westland elected as its new Chair and Charles Farmer of Bord na Mona as Vice Chairman for the next two years. Jamie, who takes over from James Hayes of Bulrush Horticulture Ltd comments “I am looking forward to the new challenge, at a time when there is a clear direction from government and the industry on the sustainable use of peat and ensuring the quality of growing media going forward, as peat usage is further reduced.” Everris was welcomed as a new member of the GMA at…

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