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Industry figures note stabilising market post-Brexit

Industry figures note stabilising market post-Brexit

Garden industry figures at Glee have reported a more stable market than in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote and a growing realisation that exchange rate-related imported product price rises are here to stay. Migrant worker concerns are not going away soon, they added.

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Glee sees positive numbers

Glee sees positive numbers

Garden centre trade show Glee organisers expect to see visitor numbers similar to the last two years at around 7,000 and hopes to reach 70 per cent exhibitor rebookings by October.

Harris Lamb and Malcolm Scott look to reduce garden centre business rates

Harris Lamb and Malcolm Scott look to reduce garden centre business rates

With the new 2017 Rating list being announced on Friday, and with some serious concerns about the new appeals process being introduced by the Government, Malcolm Scott Consultants and the Rating team at Harris Lamb are working together to try and help manage the amounts payable by garden centres and to work with them during the six-month consultation period to lodge relevant appeals.

New study clears glyphosate

New study clears glyphosate

Another scientific study has found glyphosate is not a probable carcinogenic, as concluded by International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2015.

Kelkay adds 100 products to range

Kelkay adds 100 products to range

With approaching 100 new lines for 2017 Kelkay is aiming to broaden the appeal of landscaping projects to a wider audience including less experienced gardeners and those with smaller spaces to care for.

Bonningtons sees Glee success with new ranges

Bonningtons sees Glee success with new ranges

Bonningtons, the Nottingham based supplier of gardening and household goods, has launched six new premium product ranges to appeal to a wider customer base and expand its market share on the high street and in garden centres.

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Career changers

Career changers

A wide variety of options for training and finding work are available for people entering the horticulture profession from outside the sector, writes Jack Shamash.

Dracaena

Dracaena

These popular plants for the house or office have attractive foliage and are easy to cultivate, says Miranda Kimberley.

Guide to Glee

Guide to Glee

Rebranded areas and a shift in location at the Birmingham NEC will help Glee to build on last year's resurgence.

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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

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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