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Garden Retail Bulletin 6th April 2020
 
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Alan Titchmarsh calls for garden centres to re-open during coronavirus crisis TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh has backed garden centres to re-open as "essential retail" after he supported an HTA plea for £250m for a plant scrappage scheme. Alan Titchmarsh calls for garden centres to re-open during coronavirus crisis
 
 
HTA launches plant scrappage scheme campaign saying one-third of growers could close for good because of coronavirus crisis TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh has backed the campaign for scrappage grants from the Government, in which the HTA estimates "a third of UK ornamental producers may fail in a matter of weeks". HTA launches plant scrappage scheme campaign saying one-third of growers could close for good because of coronavirus crisis
 
 
Horticulturists "incandescent with rage" at Monty Don's lack of sympathy for stricken growers UPDATED BBC Gardeners' World presenter Monty Don has been accusing of insulting the ornamental nursery industry after saying the demise of bedding growing "might not be such a bad thing". Horticulturists "incandescent with rage" at Monty Don's lack of sympathy for stricken growers UPDATED
 
 
Alton Garden Centre makes the best of the coronavirus lockdown After being forced to close last week Alton Garden Centre is staying positive and helping the local community while waiting for restrictions to lift. Alton Garden Centre makes the best of the coronavirus lockdown
 
 
Cherry Lane Garden Centres close after coronavirus lockdown Value garden centre Cherry Lane has confirmed that all its outlets are to be temporarily closed as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. Cherry Lane Garden Centres close after coronavirus lockdown
 
 
Some young plant suppliers to charge for cancelled orders Cashflow pressure is coming at both ends of the supply chain. Some young plant suppliers to charge for cancelled orders
 
 
Garden centre forced by Environmental Health to close as non-essential retail Devon-based Plants Galore has fallen foul of new Government public health restrictions when it was served with a prohibition notice on Friday, March 27. Garden centre forced by Environmental Health to close as non-essential retail
 
 
Ball Colegrave informs customers about cancelling and rebooking/amending procedure Ball Colegrave remains open for business and says many customers are rebooking or amending their plant orders for immediate and forward deliveries. Ball Colegrave informs customers about cancelling and rebooking/amending procedure
 
 
Homebase seeks to put plants online after shutting due to coronavirus crisis Homebase has donated plants to hospitals after being forced to close last week and is looking to see if it can put a plant range online. Homebase seeks to put plants online after shutting due to coronavirus crisis
 
 
New figures show "huge" increase in gardening online sales during coronavirus crisis Online and mail order suppliers that are experiencing stronger sales after the threat of coronavirus closed down garden centres. New figures show "huge" increase in gardening online sales during coronavirus crisis
 
 
Giant UK grower hopes coronavirus-disrupted supermarket supply chain settles soon Direct-to-consumer is the best selling model during the coronavirus crisis with the supermarket flowers and plants trade stepping back in importance, according to Bridge Farm Nurseries' managing director Louise Motala. Giant UK grower hopes coronavirus-disrupted supermarket supply chain settles soon
 
 
RHS tells exhibitors Hampton Court still on, giving hope that post-coronavirus public gardening will start again by July The 2020 Hampton Court Garden Festival is set to be the first garden show of 2020 to take place after RHS Chelsea Flower Show, BBC Gardeners World Live and all other March-June shows were cancelled. RHS tells exhibitors Hampton Court still on, giving hope that post-coronavirus public gardening will start again by July
 
 
Republic of Ireland garden centres and Homebase to close after coronavirus threat grows Irish garden retail has been allowed to open as essential retail in the last week after UK garden centres were forced to close on 23 March when the coronavirus lockdown began. Republic of Ireland garden centres and Homebase to close after coronavirus threat grows
 
 
Garden will become non-digital key sanctuary during coronavirus crisis, says Evergreen Garden Care Evergreen Garden Care sees the garden as a place to switch off from coronavirus news. Garden will become non-digital key sanctuary during coronavirus crisis, says Evergreen Garden Care
 
 
Coronavirus: garden centre home delivery 'overwhelmed' Home deliveries have been suspended at one garden centre company because it has been overloaded with orders. Coronavirus: garden centre home delivery 'overwhelmed'
 
 
Peat strategy "in due course" says biosecurity minister Answering a written question in the House of Lords on 25 March, Lord Gardiner says Defra is still considering implementing further measures to end peat use. Peat strategy "in due course" says biosecurity minister
 
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HORTICULTURE EVENTS WATCH
HORTICULTURE EVENTS WATCH
Track cancellations and postponements of horticulture industry events due to coronavirus.
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HW's Going for Growth Conference - 23 June 2020
 
HW conference will help UK ornamentals growers to expand their business
HW conference will help UK ornamentals growers to expand their business
 
TOP 150 GARDEN CENTRES 2019

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Top 50 GARDEN RETAIL INFLUENCERS 2019
 
Top garden retail influencers 2019 list revealed
Top garden retail influencers 2019 list revealed
 
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PLASTIC USE IN HORTICULTURE

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