April 21, 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

A Rich Tapestry Of Alpines For 2018

Hawkesmill

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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Tesselaar: So, which new plants really stand out?

tesselaar

Amongst the many new plant novelties we see on the circuit, often some of them are not that great, just new, and some can be almost identical to what is currently on the market. Consumer-Lead If we are to expand the plant and garden market, we must be quite selective when introducing new products and understanding that ultimately its the consumer that keeps us in business. We would not produce a new car that is poor on fuel consumption, only has a reverse gear, and runs on square tyres.  Just how many plants have been introduced as novelties without full…

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‘Candy coloured’ Zinnia wins RHS People’s Choice Award

zinnia

A Zinnia with petals that transition from deep purple to pale pink and white has seen off competition from more than 100 other plants to be voted best new variety for 2017. Candy coloured ‘Zany Rose Picotee’ won the RHS People’s Choice Awards as red and pink floral displays dominate this year’s list. The public were invited to vote for their favourite new variety – newly bred variations of a plant – from 108 trialled at RHS Garden Wisley’s five acre trials site this year. The runners up were Celosia argentea var. cristata ‘Dragon’s Breath’ and Ipomoea ‘Party Dress’. Visitors…

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HTA: In search of berried treasure

berried

Berry-bearing trees and shrubs come into their own in autumn, creating colourful displays that last well into winter, which is why they have been chosen as the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) Plant of the Moment for October. From elderberries to rose hips, crab apples to firethorns, the addition of “berrying” plants adds a new dimension to any garden, with plants carrying fruits and berries through autumn and into winter. Berry-producing plants also provide home grown food for hungry birds and wildlife too, enhancing their appeal and value to the garden. Evergreen shrubs provide structure and form to the garden throughout…

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Nursery showcases hardy plants grown and nurtured in the Vale of York

nursery

Leading horticultural nursery Johnsons of Whixley has announced the release of its new 2018 Garden Centre Sales Catalogue, featuring its largest ever range. The new catalogue features a wide selection of hardy plants grown and nurtured in the Vale of York, on which the 200-acre Johnsons nursery is located. The release of the catalogue follows an extremely successful period of sales and the stock available aims to meet the growing demand of a diverse cross-section of customers. Johnsons of Whixley garden centre sales manager, Mark Reynard, said: “Finalising and distributing our annual catalogue is always an exciting time for the…

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Online plant shop raises $1.1m to lead the houseplant revival among London’s stylish homeowners and offices

online

Patch (www.patch.garden), the online plant shop, has completed a $1.1m seed investment in its efforts to bring gardening to the digital age. 12 months after launching in East London, the startup has now served over 5,000 customers across the capital, has been growing 30% every month this year and has secured its seed round, led by early-stage investors Forward Partners and supported by London Co-investment Fund and several angel investors. Patch is looking to fill a gaping hole left by traditional garden centres, which are struggling to deliver value to customers due to rising costs, and a slowness to respond…

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Bumper berry haul set for September as rains ripen harvests

September

UK gardeners, as well as birds, are set be gladdened by what is predicted to be a bumper berry haul this September, predicts the Royal Horticultural Society. A warm and dry start to the year followed by July and August rains have contributed to many berry-yielding plants, including spindle bushes (euonymus), firethorn (pyracantha), and crab apples, ripening early. As a result, they are less susceptible to the autumn rots and moulds that blight many in the later weeks of autumn and means we are set for a longer than average display of seasonal colour. The bountiful showing of reds, blacks,…

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HTA: The arrival of fashionably late perennials

perennials

Add fresh excitement to your displays this autumn with Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) ‘Plant of the Moment’ for September– perennials. Several hardy perennials have been patiently growing all year, waiting for their turn to take centre stage. And now their time has come to burst into bloom and fill your garden with vibrant colour. Japanese anemones are always a favourite. Tall and bold, their simple flowers in shades from pink to white really celebrate the season. They’re adaptable too, growing in sites from full sun to partial shade. Commonly called Ice Plants, the thick fleshy foliage of sedum varieties add…

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Laurica’s Red Gold Christmas offers

Laurica

Leading Belgian grower Laurica Plants are already planning their pre-Christmas retail sales. Director Marian Maenhoudt said “ We have established high levels of pre-Christmas sales in recent years. These include pyramids and crown on stem in a red-gold pot with a red ribbon, which are a very popular gift for the festive season. We sell them on mix trolleys, or the garden centre can order the sizes they request”. Laurica began their Autumn event campaign at Florall in Waregem last week. This is followed by two major U.K. events in September. These are Four Oaks (Sept 5-6) on stand E146-147…

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Vertical Living Garden to show at Four Oaks

Kelkay

The award winning Wonderwall will be on show at Four Oaks from Sept 5-6th. This is a high tech self-irrigating planter which can be used to create many stunning displays. The Wonderwall planter transforms all kinds of wall or spaces to create a vertical living garden. Ideal for commercial or domestic use, the Wonderwall planters will make an impressive impact and make any dull space come alive. You can create any type of display from a window box to covering a full side of high rise building, the process for building a  Wonderwall couldn’t be simpler. The Self-watering system design makes…

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