Garden centres up 10 per cent

Garden centres were up 10 per cent on June 2007 last month, the GCA Barometer of Trade has found.

Outdoor plants rose 13 per cent and garden sundries 15 per cent. Total sales for the first six months of 2008 are one per cent behind 2007. Garden furniture and barbecues are nine per cent below 2007. Catering is 11 per cent up, gifts up nine per cent and pets and aquatics up eight per cent.


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