Garden Centre Association publishes latest sales figures

Latest Garden Centre Association figures show January and February were 4.5% down on 2009. February was 3% down, with plants hit hardest, 28% down in the month. Even catering was hit, being 3.5% down this year.

                                                        Year to date           February

Outdoor plants                                30% down             28% down
Houseplants                                    16% down             11% down
Seeds and bulbs                               4% down             2.5% up
Sundries                                            8% down             10% down
Furniture and BBQ                            0%                      7.5% up
Pets and aquatics                          7.5% up                    1% up
Gifts                                                  6% up                   12% up
Hard landscaping                            14% down              10% up
Food                                                 8% up                   10% up
Clothing                                          15% up                    24% up
Catering                                         3.5% down                 2% up
Overall                                            4.5% down                3% down

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