20: Most recorded invasive plants in UK listed.
3: New London Tree Officers Association committee members.
2: Nurseries that have secured CBILS grants: Allensmore and Majestic. At least five garden centres/suppliers have grants: Whitehall, New Hopetoun, Bents, BHGS, Mackenzie and Cruickshank.
40%: Increase in payment terms reported.
65%: HTA surveys show up to 65% of garden centres and other retailers say they are importing more plants, with the HTA using its new figures to help support a renewed call for a £250m plant scrappage bailout from the Government.
2.7%: Farm Business Income figures from Defra show the value of production in the ornamental sector increased by 2.7% to £1.4 billion in 2019. Hardy nursery stock showed a 3.0% increase in value at an estimated £982 million (£954 million in 2018). Flowers in bloom showed a 1.7% decrease in value at an estimated £119 million (£122 million in 2018). The pot plant sector saw a 3.2% increase in value at £317 million (£307 million in 2018).
The value of fruit production increased by 9.7% to £875 million, driven almost entirely by a 12% increase in price, as production was little changed on the year.
The value of vegetables increased by £55 million (+3.9%) to £1.5 billion, driven by higher prices (+4.6%) as volumes slightly fell.
4-5%: Millbrook garden centres recovery since lockdown after being 25% or £1.6m down when reopening.
1: Drivethru opened at Perrywood garden centre in Essex selling compost and bulk materials. The centre is also doing takeaway food.