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A survey comparing prices for 44 best-selling garden essentials carried out 10 days before Easter has revealed Blue Diamond as the most competitive garden centre chain, with the cheapest prices for 24 out of 44 products. Wyevale proved the most expensive on 29 of the products.
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Election outcome buoys business confidence but concerns raised over more cuts to local authority parks' budgets.
Scented jasmines offer a variety of flower colours, foliage and habits, says Miranda Kimberley.
Malcolm Scott looks back over 30 years working in the industry and pinpoints the key trends that are shaping the future of the garden retail sector.
Watch out for key challenges, says Neville Stein.
These diminutive bulbs offer a delicate splash of colour, says Miranda Kimberley.
This genus features fruiting and ornamental varieties but is loved by cats, Miranda Kimberley finds.
Showy flowers and striking colour are helping these 'shooting stars' to grow in popularity, says Miranda Kimberley.
There are plants thoroughly associated with winter: the Christmas tree, of course; the Poinsettia and Hippeastrum, given as presents at Christmas; and after Christmas the heralds of the coming of the spring, the snowdrop. One underrated evergreen, not the holly or the ivy, but the Sarcococca, needs to be more fully appreciated.
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