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Garden Retail Summit 2017

Garden Retail Summit 2017: Going for Growth

Garden Retail Summit 2017: Going for Growth

The Garden Retail Summit 2017 is set to be the most exciting yet, bringing together garden retail's leading executives in this pivotal year for the industry's development.

Latest Garden Retail News

Wyevale expects 11 per cent Christmas tree sales increase

Wyevale expects 11 per cent Christmas tree sales increase

Wyevale Garden Centres predicts that it will see an 11 per cent year-on-year sales rise on its real Christmas trees this year.

Improved performance in latest accounts for Thompson & Morgan

Improved performance in latest accounts for Thompson & Morgan

Thompson & Morgan has seen an improvement in performance in its latest accounts.

Garden centre launches online Christmas trees with Needlefresh

Garden centre launches online Christmas trees with Needlefresh

The Gardens Group has launched its first online Christmas tree store with Needlefresh, the supplier of living and fresh cut Christmas trees.

Roper speaks out on garden centre core gardening decline to CIOH

Roper speaks out on garden centre core gardening decline to CIOH

Blue Diamond managing director, speaking partly in a personal capacity at the Chartered Institute of Horticulture's conference, highlighted a lack of focus on gardening and too many concessions in some other centres, giving independents and retail nurseries opportunities to prosper.

In depth

Business planning - Continuous improvement

Business planning - Continuous improvement

Continual improvement can help your business steer a course through the uncertainty of Brexit, Neville Stein explains.

Garden retail - Focus on fertilisers

Garden retail - Focus on fertilisers

Suppliers are targeting consumers who do not feed plants to help improve the value of the category, Matthew Appleby reports.

Garden centre profile: Rosebourne

Garden centre profile: Rosebourne

Dining, locally sourced produce, gifts and traditional plants are themes at this newly opened purpose-built garden centre, Matthew Appleby finds.

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Forthcoming events

Writtle University College - further education information event

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Health and the City

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LAMMA 2017

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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

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.

Persicaria

Persicaria

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


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