Garden sundries are 12% down for the month.
GCA chief executive Gillie Westwood blamed the weather, adding: "It wasn't a brilliant month."
HTA president Caroline Owen agreed, adding: "In February gifts and catering were up but plants were hit — down 20% on February 2009."
Areas that did well in February are:
- Gifts 20% up
- Catering 10% up
- Food hall/farm shop 10% up
- Pets and aquatics 2% up
2010 to date:
- Gifts 12% up
- Food hall/farm shop 7% up
- Pets and aquatics 4% up
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