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Plastic, peat and glyphosate reduction, one-stop shop suppliers, slug control, shrub replacement, lawn fixing, solar technology and heat-loving plants such as agapanthus were among the top trends at Glee this year.
Shifts are taking place in the market for garden weedkillers in the UK
Recyclable plant pots, succulents, stability, Brexit uncertainty, impatiens, ferns, big pots and buoyancy were among the biggest talking points at the Four Oaks Trade Show in Cheshire this week (4-5 September).
Office for National Statistics data shows wide disparities in affluence in the UK, and as Wyevale Garden Centres put 147 centres on the market and others look to move into the destination category, what factors are important when you look at your potential customer base?
Homebase is battling for survival amid a slowdown in the housing market as well as rising costs and increasing pressure from online rivals and discounters such as B&M.
Thompson & Morgan have relaunched this year under new ownership, while Mr Fothergill's continues to grow market share.
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Heuchera 'Silver Gumdrop' was bred by Walters Gardens Inc. from Zeeland MI (USA).
The plant is protected under plant breeding legislation and was bred by Darwin Perennials from West Chicago, US.
Clematis 'Zo12153' (MANDY) was bred, cultivated and propagated by Clematiskwekerij J. van Zoest B.V. from Boskoop and introduced at Plantarium in 2018.
Brightening up gardens in autumn, these daisies are seen as a gem in the gardener's arsenal, writes Miranda Kimberley.
Garden retailers will gather at the annual garden retail trade show to find new suppliers and hear what is new from existing ones, following early-season supply issues and a mid-to-late-season sales boom.
Buying somebody else's business can deliver huge growth quickly but there are important factors to consider, says Neville Stein.
This new leisure destination features a wide range of innovative visitor attractions in a modern building, Matthew Appleby reports.
Customers can be confident that these hardy, easy-to-grow plants will return the following year, Miranda Kimberley finds.
Showy spikes, lush leaves and sweet scent all help to sell these appealing plants, writes Miranda Kimberley.
These useful plants are persistent, need little attention and offer striking colour combinations, says Miranda Kimberley.