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Latest Garden Retail News

Wyevale Garden Centres see green slug killer sales rise

Wyevale Garden Centres see green slug killer sales rise

Wyevale Garden Centres is warning gardeners to prepare for an increase of "supersized" slugs this spring, after a mild winter.

Slug-proof planters launched

Slug-proof planters launched

Oxford Planters have announced the launch of a new collection of planters, seats and tables designed by UK garden designer Andrew Fisher Tomlin and handcrafted in their Cotswolds workshop.

Taylors Bulbs aim for 23rd gold at Chelsea

Taylors Bulbs aim for 23rd gold at Chelsea

Preparations for the Chelsea daffodils from Taylors Bulbs are underway at their farm in Lincolnshire.

Garden centre to spend £1m on redesign

Crooklands Garden Centre in Dalton in Furness, Cumbria, is closing its Planet Play area to increase its outdoor furniture displays.

Scottish garden centre suffers fire

Cairngorms visitor attraction the Speyside Heather Centre has caught fire.

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In Depth

Making the most of new routes into garden retail

Making the most of new routes into garden retail

Sound horticultural knowledge remains a key element of the skills required to be a success in the rapidly changing garden retail sector, Rachel Anderson reports

Managing your supply chain

Managing your supply chain

Developing a thorough understanding of your supply chain is key to a successful business, Neville Stein explains.

Amaranthus

Amaranthus

These exotic annuals with erect plumes or long tassels of flowers can make a bold statement, Miranda Kimberley finds.

Leucojum

Leucojum

Snowflakes feature dainty white nodding flowers similar to those of snowdrops but are taller and look more robust, says Miranda Kimberley.

Updating buildings for the modern age

Updating buildings for the modern age

New structures, cladding and canopies are helping garden centres to transform old buildings and raise retail standards, says Matthew Appleby

Frensham Garden Centre, Surrey

Frensham Garden Centre, Surrey

Frensham owner David Wheelhouse aims to get the centre into the Garden Retail Top 100 through its extensive improvement programme, Matthew Appleby reports.

New Plants

Retail Plant Focus

Indoor palms

Indoor palms

These iconic trees are some of the best pot plants for indoor cultivation, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Eremurus

Eremurus

With their unusual tall flower spikes the desert candles and foxtail lilies can be a sight to behold, says Miranda Kimberley.

Heathers

Heathers

Offering colour all year round, these evergreen shrubs are now more popular than ever, Miranda Kimberley finds.

Sanguisorba

Sanguisorba

Attractive foliage and colourful flowers on wiry stems make these plants ideal for use in borders, says Miranda Kimberley.


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