Coronavirus & the plant trade

The latest developments concerning the impact of coronavirus for professionals involved in buying or selling plants and garden centre products. 

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Re-open garden centres during coronavirus outbreak petitions take off

Re-open garden centres during coronavirus outbreak petitions take off

BALI receives Government response over coronavirus fears for workers

BALI receives Government response over coronavirus fears for workers

Hillier announces five new plants for 2020

Hillier announces five new plants for 2020

RHS pushes back Bridgewater opening and Wisley developments until next spring

RHS pushes back Bridgewater opening and Wisley developments until next spring

Hopes rise that garden centre plant areas could re-open under coronavirus lockdown

Hopes rise that garden centre plant areas could re-open under coronavirus lockdown

WD Smith's annual pansy and viola festival at Meadowcroft Garden Centre announces public favourites

WD Smith's annual pansy and viola festival at Meadowcroft Garden Centre announces public favourites

Government’s message to construction sector: stick to Site Operating Procedures and carry on

Government’s message to construction sector: stick to Site Operating Procedures and carry on

Alan Titchmarsh calls for garden centres to re-open during coronavirus crisis

Alan Titchmarsh calls for garden centres to re-open during coronavirus crisis

Johnsons of Whixley sends out template letter calling for Government to support ornamental horticulture in the coronavirus crisis

Johnsons of Whixley sends out template letter calling for Government to support ornamental horticulture in the coronavirus crisis

Chris Packham kicks off crowd-funded legal action against HS2

Chris Packham kicks off crowd-funded legal action against HS2

Farm labour suppliers' pool widened as top fruit sector plans recruitment portal

Farm labour suppliers' pool widened as top fruit sector plans recruitment portal

Horticulturists "incandescent with rage" at Monty Don's lack of sympathy for stricken growers

Horticulturists "incandescent with rage" at Monty Don's lack of sympathy for stricken growers

Councils scrap garden waste collection services amid coronavirus concerns

Councils scrap garden waste collection services amid coronavirus concerns

Ball Colegrave informs customers about cancelling and rebooking/amending procedure

Ball Colegrave informs customers about cancelling and rebooking/amending procedure

Cherry Lane Garden Centres close after coronavirus lockdown

Cherry Lane Garden Centres close after coronavirus lockdown

Alton Garden Centre makes the best of the coronavirus lockdown

Alton Garden Centre makes the best of the coronavirus lockdown

Homebase seeks to put plants online after shutting due to coronavirus crisis

Homebase seeks to put plants online after shutting due to coronavirus crisis

Garden centre forced by Environmental Health to close as non-essential retail

Garden centre forced by Environmental Health to close as non-essential retail

Growers see cancelled orders and hold out hope for scrappage scheme to save the industry

Growers see cancelled orders and hold out hope for scrappage scheme to save the industry

HTA launches plant scrappage scheme campaign saying one-third of growers could close for good because of coronavirus crisis

HTA launches plant scrappage scheme campaign saying one-third of growers could close for good because of coronavirus crisis

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