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Updated list - Top 50 garden retail buyers

Updated list - Top 50 garden retail buyers

Horticulture Week's Garden Retail Top Buyers list, now in its second year, is based on the Garden Retail Top 100, a feature that has run annually for seven years, identifying top-turnover garden centres by site in the UK. This year's update was published in HW, 27 May.

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Dobbies uses Horticulture Week top 100 as benchmark

Dobbies uses Horticulture Week top 100 as benchmark

Dobbies Garden Centres chairman Andrew Bracey says study of Horticulture Week's annual top 100 garden centres analysis has helped him understand the sector.

Bank holiday sales "the best" in garden centres

Bank holiday sales "the best" in garden centres

Good weather has led to a late season uplift in August garden retail sales, with August bank holiday possibly one of the best ever.

Garden centre installs ePOS

Garden centre installs ePOS

Knights Garden Centres have appointed NedFox to roll-out a new cloud-based ePOS system.

Bayer plans houseplant care sales uplift

Bayer plans houseplant care sales uplift

Bayer Garden intends to "rejuvenate" the houseplant sector in 2017.

Garden centre to hold garden club summit

Garden centre to hold garden club summit

Gardening clubs and horticultural societies from Dorset, Somerset and beyond are reviewing the success of this year's flower and horticultural show calendar, as they prepare for the second Flower Show Forum of the year, being held at Castle Gardens on Thursday 15 September.

In depth

Garden centre profile: Aylett Nurseries, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Garden centre profile: Aylett Nurseries, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Since starting as a dahlia specialist Aylett Nurseries has grown more successful and continues to focus on plants, writes Matthew Appleby.

Looking ahead to the Four Oaks Trade Show

Looking ahead to the Four Oaks Trade Show

Our preview of the horticulture industry's biggest and most diverse exhibition features details of the plants, products, services and exhibitors at this year's show.

Plants and ranges set to shine at Four Oaks

Plants and ranges set to shine at Four Oaks

Continental growers will be flocking to the Four Oaks Trade Show despite Brexit concerns and they will join a host of domestic exhibitors, Matthew Appleby reports.

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EXPO 2016 Anatalya

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Writtle College - further education information event

  • Writtle College, Lordship Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RR

Writtle College - further education information event

  • Writtle College, Lordship Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RR

New plants

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.

Rehmannia 'Walberton's Magic Dragon'

Rehmannia 'Walberton's Magic Dragon'

Rehmannia 'Walberton's Magic Dragon' is a herb-like perennial entered and being brought onto the market by Vitroflora from Dobrcz, Poland.

Carex oshimensis 'Everlite' (EverColor)

Carex oshimensis 'Everlite' (EverColor)

Carex oshimensis 'Everlite' (EverColor) has distinctive cream leaves with a dark-green edge. 'Everlite' is the most compact Carex in the EverColor series.

Vaccinium corymbosum 'TH682' (Blue Suede)

Vaccinium corymbosum 'TH682' (Blue Suede)

Vaccinium corymbosum 'TH682' (Blue Suede), bred by the University of Georgia, USA.

Hibiscus syriacus 'Rwoods5' (Magenta Chiffon)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Rwoods5' (Magenta Chiffon)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Rwoods5' (Magenta Chiffon), bred by Roderick Woods from Norfolk.


Retail Plant Focus

Persicaria

Persicaria

These excellent plants for the garden are long-flowering, vigorous and good for ground cover, says Miranda Kimberley.

Peperomia

Peperomia

This huge genus offers a wide range of interesting foliage, does well indoors and is easy to grow, says Miranda Kimberley.

Coreopsis

Coreopsis

An extended flowering season, luminous colours and robust stems all contribute to outstanding displays, says Kevin Line.

Ranunculus

Ranunculus

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


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