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Horticulture Weekly
Garden Retail Bulletin 24th April 2019
 

 
Analysis
 
Why Hillier believes woody shrubs will be modernising gardens
Why Hillier believes woody shrubs will be modernising gardens
 
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Grow-your-own "goes through the stratosphere" ahead of hot Easter The grow-your-own market has taken off this season say suppliers, with Brexit, healthy eating, taste and pent-up demand cited as reasons for the growth. Grow-your-own "goes through the stratosphere" ahead of hot Easter
 
 
Reward of €30,000 offered for reporting counterfeit Danish trolley tags Container Centralen has brought in a private investigator to look into findings of counterfeit Container Centralen TAG5 Danish trolley labels. Reward of €30,000 offered for reporting counterfeit Danish trolley tags
 
 
Dobbies' horticulture director looks to work with suppliers to optimise new sales periods The horticultural director of the now biggest chain in Britain has spoken on how he is approaching buying for the 69 centre group. Dobbies' horticulture director looks to work with suppliers to optimise new sales periods
 
 
Homebase sees reduction in losses as first Hilco-owned results announced DIY and gardening specialist Homebase says its financial results for the six months to 30 December 2018 show how the business has turned around after its sale to Hilco in 2018. Homebase sees reduction in losses as first Hilco-owned results announced
 
 
Wyevale Garden Centres sees first quarter sales up 26% on 2018 Fresh from announcing the sale of 31 garden centres to Dobbies, Wyevale Garden Centres has reported year-on-year (YoY) sales for some lines up 144% this spring. Wyevale Garden Centres sees first quarter sales up 26% on 2018
 
 
B&Q research finds dream garden costs £1,770 The average dream garden is 48 feet long, south facing - and contains a vegetable plot and a hot tub, B&Q research has found. B&Q research finds dream garden costs £1,770
 
 
Wyevale Garden Centres replaces points loyalty club after selling 85 centres On 17 April, Wyevale Garden Centres' Garden Club is changing from a points-based reward scheme to an instant 5% discount, with points collected changed into discount vouchers to be sent to customers at the end of May. Wyevale Garden Centres replaces points loyalty club after selling 85 centres
 
 
Toxic chemicals in everyday products examined by Parliamentary committee The Environmental Audit Committee begins on 23 April its inquiry into the use of toxic chemicals in everyday products, such as furniture, food and toys, current Government regulation of these substances, and the environmental and human health problems associated with them. Toxic chemicals in everyday products examined by Parliamentary committee
 
 
Garden centre opens on former Poole Council Nursery site A new charity garden centre built on the 1.5 acre site of the former Poole Council Nursery in Dorset will officially open on May 23. Garden centre opens on former Poole Council Nursery site
 
 
Homebase rolls out customer plant care app nationwide Following a successful soft launch, Homebase is rolling out the customer plant care app SmartPlant to all its stores. Homebase rolls out customer plant care app nationwide
 
 
Cherry Lane Garden Centres opens nursery at former David's centre David's Garden Centre by Cherry Lane in Worcester has opened a new on-site nursery to grow plants for the group's 'Grown By Us' range. Cherry Lane Garden Centres opens nursery at former David's centre
 
 
New wild bird care brand launches Animal feed producer Henry Bell & Co has launched its own brand: Henry Bell Wild Bird Care. New wild bird care brand launches
 
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Top 100 UK Garden Centres 2018
 
REVEALED: Horticulture Week's Top 100 Garden Centres 2018
REVEALED: Horticulture Week's Top 100 Garden Centres 2018
 
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