Stars of garden retail have until 8 March to submit their entries for the 2018 Horticulture Week Business Awards.
Final Entry Deadline for production, retail, landscape & arb stars to enter HW Business Awards: 8th March
The 2018 Horticulture Week Business Awards scheme honouring outstanding business achievement across all areas of commercial horticulture - from retail and landscape to production and arboriculture is now well underway - with a final entry deadline of 8th March.
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Modest growth in 2017 means some garden centres are looking towards rebuilds, extensions and new acquisitions to find growth in a maturing market.
Botanist Dr Trevor Dines suggests there are commercial opportunities for local seed supply in the UK.
Australian analysts suggest Wesfarmers could pull out of the UK following the continued woes of Bunnings/Homebase UK & Ireland, but is there a way forward for the 250-store DIY/garden centre group?
Bakker Hillegom's financial difficulties have brought into focus debate around the direction of online and catalogue gardening sales.
Garden retail had a mixed year in 2017, with some established chain centres struggling and others adding growth.
While Blue Diamond's East Bridgford and Rosebourne's Aldermaston are the two big new builds to open in 2018, a host of other ongoing developments reveal emerging trends in the sector.
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Plantipp has launched Veronica spicata Bubblegum Candles by Janus Verschoor.
Plantipp has launched Penstemon Purple Perfection bred by Peter Moore and from Gebr. Th. & W. Alkemade.
Plantipp has launched Buddleja High Five Purple bred by Peter Podaras and available from Van Son & Koot.
Seasonal demand may be inevitable but peaks and troughs can be managed to minimise business impact, Neville Stein explains.
Wider market volatility can have a big impact on cash flow but there are ways to avoid problems, Neville Stein explains.
High environmental standards, community work and support for local suppliers are all lessons for the wider garden retail industry, Matthew Appleby discovers.
Garden retailers are under pressure to use less plastic as the Government's new 25-year environment plan seeks to introduce a wave of measures to reduce pollution.
These compact, brightly coloured flowers can be very attractive for impulse sales, notes Miranda Kimberley.
These elegant plants feature a variety of striking flower shapes in a range of colours, writes Miranda Kimberley.
These dramatic tropical plants can be a food source but make great ornamental garden plants, notes Miranda Kimberley
Walls, trellises, pergolas and even trees can all be brightened up by these beautiful blooms, writes Miranda Kimberley.