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Ups and downs in the week to 4 December

Ups and downs in the week to 4 December

Happy Plants and Horticulture Week appear on Times Radio

Happy Plants and Horticulture Week appear on Times Radio

Happy Plants' Nat Porter and Horticulture Week editor Matthew Appleby appeared on Carole Walker's show on 1 December discussing the 2020 gardening boom.

Garden centre November sales 'strong' despite restaurant closure

Garden centre November sales 'strong' despite restaurant closure

Garden centre sales are well up on November 2020, despite cafes being closed during lockdown 2.0 - reports from Hillier, Squire's Ansell, Alton, Dobbies, Woodlark, Porters, Jadecliff and many more.


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Malus domestica

Malus domestica

Apple trees’ wide variety of fruit and splendid flower displays should appeal to new gardeners, Sally Drury suggests.

Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster

Their wide diversity makes these plants ideal and popular for many garden and landscape purposes, Sally Drury finds.

Carpinus

Carpinus

These trees are ideal for parks and gardens and many will tolerate pollution in urban areas, notes Sally Drury.

Late-flowering Clematis

Late-flowering Clematis

With stunning displays lasting until late autumn, now is an ideal time to promote these colourful gems, Sally Drury advises.

Dwarf Narcissus

Dwarf Narcissus

These well-loved flowers can help to sustain passion for growing that built up during lockdown, Sally Drury suggests.

Calluna vulgaris

Calluna vulgaris

These plants survive severe exposure and make good ground cover in cityscapes to wildlife gardens, writes Sally Drury.


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Why face-to-face trading is still best

Why face-to-face trading is still best

We live in very different times and I was interested to hear Evergreen Garden Care pretty well took over a hotel, built half-a-dozen studios in different rooms and held Zoom meetings with more than 250 customers over two days.

Help more people to start growing

Help more people to start growing

Derek Bunker at Alton Garden Centre is always worth hearing out.

Big opportunities ready to be seized

Big opportunities ready to be seized

There can be no dispute about the huge number of people new and returned to gardening as a result of the lockdown.


Tim Edwards


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