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Garden businesses back on track to beat 2016 sales

Garden businesses back on track to beat 2016 sales

Better weather and RHS Chelsea Flower Show will help boost sales after a poor May.

Minimum wage regulations and cost dilemma for garden retailers

Minimum wage regulations and cost dilemma for garden retailers

Pass on higher costs, absorb them or cut staff levels?

All change as garden centres focus hard on catering

All change as garden centres focus hard on catering

Dobbies seeking to take responsibility for customer offer from fork to plate.


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Brunnera

Brunnera

These perennials offer fantastic foliage and beautiful sprays of flowers in the springtime, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Garden centre profile - The Palace Gardener

Garden centre profile - The Palace Gardener

After being empty for more than two years the site of the former Fulham Palace Garden Centre has been revived by Bypass Nurseries, Matthew Appleby reports.

Career profile - Garden centre manager

Career profile - Garden centre manager

A garden centre manager leads a team of staff members to help them make sure every part of the centre, from the planteria to the cafe, offers its customers a great retail experience.

Career profile - Planteria manager

Career profile - Planteria manager

The planteria manager must ensure that a garden centre's plants are "flying off the shelves".

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Retail Plant Focus

Fritillaria

Fritillaria

These true bulbs can lend height to a border and bring drama to a spring garden, Miranda Kimberley finds.

Nicotiana

Nicotiana

Very popular among experienced gardeners, these plants often give off a sweet fragrance, says Miranda Kimberley.

Kalmia

Kalmia

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

Eryngium

Eryngium

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


10 Ways To Sell More...

10 ways to sell more...

Expert tips and advice on boosting sales in key market sectors