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Top 100 garden centres

Garden Retail Top 100 Garden Centres 2016

Garden Retail Top 100 Garden Centres 2016

The unique Garden Retail Top 100 looks at the turnover of individual garden centres, supplied either by garden centre groups or estimated by Horticulture Week.

Latest Garden Retail News

Garden centre employee jailed

A garden centre company secretary stole £165,000 and has been jailed for 32 months.

Crest Garden launch Flopro video

Crest Garden launch Flopro video

Flopro have released details of their in-store display module incorporating a video of the Flopro+ Cube hose reel.

Garden centre hit by fire

West Yorkshire garden centre Whiteley's, in Mirfield, has been damaged by a fire.

Strong garden centres sales expected for Ball Colegrave RHS Chelsea Flower Show introductions

Strong garden centres sales expected for Ball Colegrave RHS Chelsea Flower Show introductions

Ball Colegrave's marketing manager Stuart Lowen expects success for two new RHS Chelsea Flower Show new plant of the year top 20 plants.

Michael Perry to leave Thompson & Morgan

Michael Perry to leave Thompson & Morgan

The new product development manager and QVC TV presenter is to go travelling.

In depth

From The Archive - Plant promotion in the 1800s

From The Archive - Plant promotion in the 1800s

In the latter half of the 1880s, more seed and nursery businesses turned to catalogues to promote their products, often advertising in The Gardeners' Chronicle.

Keep selling simple

Keep selling simple

Marketplace consolidation can be an opportunity to increase your sales to new and existing customers, Neville Stein explains.

Ranunculus

Ranunculus

Plants in this genus range from our native lesser celandine to the frost-tender R. asiaticus. Miranda Kimberley reports

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Latest news on this year's plants, show gardens and more from our reporters at the show

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Garden retail Top 100 GARDEN CENTRES

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New plants

PowerDaisy (Calendula x hybrida)

PowerDaisy (Calendula x hybrida)

PowerDaisy (Calendula x hybrida) is a new class of vegetatively propagated inter-specific perennials flowering from March-December.

Clematis 'Charmaine'

Clematis 'Charmaine'

Clematis 'Charmaine' was launched at the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower show.

Rosa 'Sweet Syrie'

Rosa 'Sweet Syrie'

Harkness Roses' Rosa 'Sweet Syrie' was on the longlist for the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year award.

Rhododendron 'Sun Star'

Rhododendron 'Sun Star'

Rhododendron 'Sun Star' was nominated for RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year this year.

Clematis chiisanensis 'Amber'

Clematis chiisanensis 'Amber'

Clematis chiisanensis 'Amber' from Taylors Clematis won the top plant award at Chelsea.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Kanmara'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Kanmara'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Kanmara' is Hillier Nurseries exclusive new introduction to the UK this year.


Retail Plant Focus

Leucojum

Leucojum

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

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.


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