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Service central for garden centres to make most of great sales weather

Service central for garden centres to make most of great sales weather

The bright start to season augurs well as retailers are advised to focus on customer service.

Horticulture Week Top 40 plant buyers 2017

Horticulture Week Top 40 plant buyers 2017

Longer spells in positions helps plant buyers to improve grower confidence.

Marshall plan: Dobbies' future

Marshall plan: Dobbies' future

What will Nicholas Marshall's leadership of Dobbies mean for the garden centre chain?


Garden Retail Summit 2017

Be brave and bold say successful independent garden centres
Delegates hear call for collaboration in face of Brexit challenges
What do retailers really want from UK growers?

Latest Garden Retail News

In depth

Garden centre profile: Bunnings Warehouse, St Albans

Garden centre profile: Bunnings Warehouse, St Albans

A wider range to choose from, knowledgeable staff and more landscape product are just three of the features Bunnings is bringing to its revamped pilot stores, Matthew Appleby reports.

Business planning - Post-Brexit recruitment

Business planning - Post-Brexit recruitment

A good human resources strategy can help to ensure that you have enough of the right staff at the right time, Neville Stein advises.

What options will apprentice levy open up for horticulture?

What options will apprentice levy open up for horticulture?

Next month's introduction of the Government apprenticeship levy could offer good value for money for horticultural businesses, Rachel Anderson discovers.

Horticulture Week retail power 100

Who are the most influential people in today's UK garden retail industry?

Horticulture Week Top 100 GARDEN CENTRES

Our exclusive ranking of garden centre performance by annual turnover. 

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world
 

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Neville Stein

Business advice from Neville Stein, MD of business consultancy Ovation
 

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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'.


Retail Plant Focus

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.

Hippeastrum

Hippeastrum

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


10 Ways To Sell More...

10 ways to sell more...

Expert tips and advice on boosting sales in key market sectors