Be bold was the message from those at the helm of three independent garden centres who have seen their businesses boom after being brave and investing big in new buildings.
Greater collaboration between suppliers and retailers, with the "pain" of inflationary pressures shared between all parties, is likely to offer the best defence against the potential impact of Brexit, a panel session at the Garden Retail Summit heard.
Blue Diamond's Alan Roper, Newbridge Nurseries' Nigel Wait, Dobbies' Steve Guy and Ian Riggs from Jersey Plants Direct discussed how UK growers can exploit post-Brexit changes, at the Garden Retail Summit.
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HTA confirms no significant campaign plans this year because of Brexit impact.
Study finds scope for making gardens more insect-friendly through plant varieties.
Reapproval for weedkiller could take another six months.
Learning, development and improvement are crucial in the uncertain business climate caused by Brexit, says Neville Stein.
These true bulbs can lend height to a border and bring drama to a spring garden, Miranda Kimberley finds.
Longer spells in positions helps plant buyers to improve grower confidence.
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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 from Pentland Plants has an upright mounding habit and a stable star pattern in the pink flower.
New plant launches from Thompson & Morgan include Bidens 'Moonlight', Bidens 'Firelight' and Bidens 'Fairylight'.
Very popular among experienced gardeners, these plants often give off a sweet fragrance, says Miranda Kimberley.
Beautiful flowers and striking buds make these little-known evergreen shrubs well worth a try, writes Miranda Kimberley.
This florist's favourite offers interesting foliage and alluring flowers in a range of colours, writes Miranda Kimberley.
These perfect pot plants for Christmas can be brought back into flower year after year, Miranda Kimberley explains.
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