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Analysis

Bunnings: prepare for the paradigm shift

Bunnings: prepare for the paradigm shift

What does the St Albans pilot reveal about Australian retailer's game plan?

Latest Garden Retail News

Gardman says warehouse move to Daventry will bring it closer to customers

Gardman says warehouse move to Daventry will bring it closer to customers

After a 12 month review of its current operations Gardman is to consolidate and relocate its warehouse facilities in the Kings Lynn area to a single, purpose-built site in Daventry, Northamptonshire.

Whitehall Garden Centre Group acquires third garden centre

Whitehall Garden Centre Group acquires third garden centre

Woodborough Garden Centre near Pewsey, Wiltshire has been sold to the Whitehall Garden Centre Group.

Retail group in business rates protest

Retail group in business rates protest

The British Retail Consortium is among the signatories to a letter submitted to the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, challenging the intended new appeals process against business rates.

Bunnings UK Homebase conversion: Australian analysts report on the figures

Bunnings UK Homebase conversion: Australian analysts report on the figures

Transitional costs will continue until August 2017, but Bunnings UK expects a seasonal uplift as analysts query a $48m first half loss at the new British operation.

In depth

Top 30 Ornamentals Nurseries by Turnover - expansion and consolidation the name of the game

Top 30 Ornamentals Nurseries by Turnover - expansion and consolidation the name of the game

Tough retail pricing policies and Brexit opportunities drive the top 30 growth strategies.

Kalmia

Kalmia

Beautiful flowers and striking buds make these little-known evergreen shrubs well worth a try, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Labels and labelling

Labels and labelling

Just-in-time labelling can help growers and retailers to take advantage at times of higher demand for plants, says Sally Drury

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New plants

Tiarella 'Angel Wings'

Tiarella 'Angel Wings'

Tiarella 'Angel Wings' was launched at Four Oaks by Seiont Nurseries which has exhibited continuously at Four Oaks for more than 35 years.

Calibrachoa Rave Pink '16

Calibrachoa Rave Pink '16

Calibrachoa Rave Pink '16 from Pentland Plants has an upright mounding habit and a stable star pattern in the pink flower.

Bidens 'Moonlight'

Bidens 'Moonlight'

New plant launches from Thompson & Morgan include Bidens 'Moonlight', Bidens 'Firelight' and Bidens 'Fairylight'.

Petunia 'Splash'

Petunia 'Splash'

Schneider Youngplants sales manger Simon Wright says the Dutch grower's new launch Petunia 'Splash' is UK breeding that thrives in our climate from the start of spring though to winter.

Hebe 'TULL16' (Pink Passion)

Hebe 'TULL16' (Pink Passion)

Hebe 'TULL16' (Pink Passion) was bred by Tully Nurseries in Bally Boughal, Co Dublin, Ireland.

Hebe 'High Voltage'

Hebe 'High Voltage'

Hebe 'High Voltage' was bred by Neil Alcock from Caemarfon, Gwynedd.


Retail Plant Focus

Eryngium

Eryngium

This florist's favourite offers interesting foliage and alluring flowers in a range of colours, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Hippeastrum

Hippeastrum

These perfect pot plants for Christmas can be brought back into flower year after year, Miranda Kimberley explains.

Maranta

Maranta

This staple of the indoor plant market in garden centres is renowned for its attractive leaves, says Miranda Kimberley.

Dracaena

Dracaena

These popular plants for the house or office have attractive foliage and are easy to cultivate, says Miranda Kimberley.


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