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What's in store for garden retail in 2017?

What's in store for garden retail in 2017?

Impact of Brexit, inflationary pressures, houseplants gaining popularity and online market.

Latest Garden Retail News

Wyevale garden centre in Hillingdon to close

The west London centre is going for development.

Party for Perennial Champions honoured at 2017 event

Party for Perennial Champions honoured at 2017 event

Intrepid, brave, determined and hard-working fundraisers were honoured at last night's Party for Perennial after they helped the horticultural charity smash its HortAid fundraising record and reach £162,925 in donations.

Berwick Garden Centre has taken over Plants Plus

Berwick Garden Centre has taken over Plants Plus

Berwick and Dunbar Garden Centres, owned by Nick Crabbie, has added a third site to the group.

Bord na Móna buys White Moss Horticulture

Bord na Móna buys White Moss Horticulture

Bord na Mona has bought White Moss Horticulture, one of the largest green waste composting companies in the UK.

In depth

Eryngium

Eryngium

This florist's favourite offers interesting foliage and alluring flowers in a range of colours, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Growing media - Everything to play for

Growing media - Everything to play for

Exchange rate issues are likely to dominate the growing media market in 2017 as suppliers continue to innovate, Matthew Appleby reports.

Scale conversion - centres debate planteria approach

Scale conversion - centres debate planteria approach

The differing values of planterias have been emphasised by two of Britain's bigger garden centre groups.

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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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