The Swedish retailer, which sources plants from Holland, South America and the Far East, is extending its offer of outdoor plants. Webster said Phalaenopsis dropped in price from £6.59 to £3.99 this year. Ikea will offer soil in 15-lire packs that are made from coconut fibre. It will also hold a Plant Crazy Week next spring.
Meanwhile, Aldi is bidding to be taken seriously as a horticulture retailer. Products the supermarket chain will have for Christmas gifts include a bird lover's gift set, garden tool gift set, lantern bird feeder and gift-wrapped Cyclamen plants on sale from 16 December.
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