RHS Chelsea Flower Show
News, views and background on this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Garden designer Jo Thompson is to be recognised for her contribution to society.
The HTA Garden Futures conference saw a panel hosted by Horticulture Week's Matthew Appleby discuss concerns about suppliers selling direct to the public and whether online sales could be profitable for garden centres.
Two previous winners of RHS Chelsea Flower Show are set to go head to head at the event in May 2016, Horticulture Week understands.
The company now has 2,800 stocktaking units (SKUs) and increased its core gardening by 300 products.
Garden designer and TV presenter, Chris Beardshaw, will be presenting at Brimsmore Gardens in Yeovil on Thursday 29 October at 7pm.
Glee 2015 saw consolidation after big changes in 2014, which included moving halls at Birmingham NEC and the fall-out from big distributor and wholesaler Solus closing. This year Glee prizes went to a range of exhibitors, as visitors and stand holders discussed the issues at the annual garden retail trade show.
The raised beds and planter company is following up its success among retail and trade consumers in the UK by expanding into Europe.
Price deflation is a great idea for the retail consumer, at least in the short term. The supermarkets and other large retailers are scrambling over each other offering low prices right now.
The ornamentals round table report, outlining 12 ways to boost the fortunes of our industry, is well produced and was well launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This action plan is the result of six months of consultations by 10 trade representatives.
Awards are strengthened by stiff competition and good winners.
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