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    been sold to Duxbury Holdings The site was owned separately from the other Trebaron garden centres See more Read more Which trials compost for young plants January 7 2013 by George Bullivant M Don t play Russian roulette with your seeds and young plants says Which Gardening The Jan Feb edition tested 27 widely available composts and says it never ceases to be amazed by how quality varies See more Read more Compost prices to rise 10 says Sinclair January 3 2013 by George Bullivant M The wet of 2012 will impact compost prices in 2013 says Sinclair The company also expects the UK professional growing sector to contract due to cheaper plants sourced from the Eurozone See more Read more Waitrose hires Titchmarsh and opens test garden centre March 6 2013 by George Bullivant M Waitrose has opened a test garden centre in Newbury and hired the services of Alan Titchmarsh Gardenforum believes more garden centres will pop up this season See more Read more Thought provoking quotes from Catering 2013 March 1 2013 by George Bullivant M The trend towards ambient food is especially attractive to the younger consumer People want to know where food comes from that it is good for them and the environment You can make money out of restaurants but For some notable quotes from Catering 2013 see more Read more Sale of Highway Garden Leisure imminent February 22 2013 by George Bullivant M The sale of Highway Garden Leisure should be completed next week It is to be bought by Roys of Wroxham See more Read more Barton Grange to sell its Bolton garden centre February 21 2013 by George Bullivant M Barton Grange has announced that it will sell its garden centre at Bolton to facilitate further development at its main site at Brock see more Read more La Hacienda takes on UK distribution of Heatmaster products February 20 2013 by George Bullivant M La Hacienda Ltd the outdoor heating specialists has taken on the exclusive rights to sell Heatmaster products in the UK and Ireland See more Read more News From the Garden Press Day February 18 2013 by George Bullivant M What will the consumer gardening press be talking about after visiting the Garden Press Day last week Here are some of the highlights See more Read more TGCG names best garden centres February 13 2013 by The Garden Centre Group M The Garden Centre Group has named the GCA chairman Peter Burks as regional manager of the year and Woodlands as its best large garden centre See more Read more Britishgardener co uk has the solution to blanket weed February 7 2013 by George Bullivant M A new garden product website shows how distribution channels are changing Like many gardening websites Britishgardener co uk relies on manufacturers to drop ship products but this one also sells a unique range of products that could be made available to garden centres See more Read more Irish B Q put into Examinership

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    5 stores October 24 2012 by George Bullivant M Bad weather hampers Home Retail the parent company of Argos and Homebase Sales were down 1 due to a 6 2 fall at Homebase Argos is investing 100m pa to become a digital retailer rather than a catalogue led business Garden centre refits have continued at Homebase See more Read more The Garden Centre Group rocked by the resignation of two more directors October 23 2012 by George Bullivant M It has been announced internally that Antonia Jenkinson and Lorrie Robertson have resigned from The Garden Centre Group following the departure of their CEO Nicholas Marshall See more Read more Capital Gardens sells Highgate Garden Centre October 19 2012 by George Bullivant M Capital Gardens has sold Highgate Garden Centre for development but will continue trading from the site until planning permission is given See more Read more Gardenforum s Review of 2012 January 2 2013 by George Bullivant Here s a summary of the news that has filled the Gardenforum pages in 2012 It is dominated by the impact of the weather and perhaps the economy The story is open to all our readers See more Read more Gardman announces financial restructuring December 22 2012 by George Bullivant M Gardman has restructured its finances reducing its burden of debt This underwrites the operational streamlining of the last 18 months and gives the leading garden supplier a secure platform for the future See more Read more Barton Grange and All in One top Christmas display competition December 14 2012 by The GCA M Barton Grange Garden Centre and All in One Garden Centre are the overall winners of the GCA Christmas display competition See more Read more NSPCC benefits from play area charges at TGCG December 10 2012 by George Bullivant M Since October The Garden Centre Group has charged 1 50 for children to use its play areas Part of the proceeds will go to the NSPCC See more Read more South East merger to form Provender Nurseries December 6 2012 by George Bullivant M Wyevale East Nurseries and East Horticulture have operated as separate businesses on the same site in Kent In the New Year the companies with long gardening pedigrees are merging to form Provender Nurseries See more Read more Dobbies targets Harrogate November 27 2012 by George Bullivant M Dobbies is to exhibit plans for a new garden centre that it hopes to build two miles from the centre of Harrogate See more Read more Planners show their teeth to Sheeplands November 23 2012 by George Bullivant M Wokingham District Council has issued an enforcement notice against Hare Hatch Sheeplands for use of nursery land as a garden centre and a number of other planning breaches See more Read more Floods close Willowbrook 3 weeks after re opening November 22 2012 by George Bullivant M Less than 3 weeks after Willowbrook Garden Centre re opened after a devastating flood it is again under water See more Read

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    of grain fruit and vegetables is already showing in the price of food which is predicted to increase sharply in the autumn Mr Fothergill s expects this to boost interest in Grow Your Own See more Read more Poplars Joins Future Marketing August 1 2012 by George Bullivant M Poplars Garden Centre of Dunstable announced today they have joined Future Marketing making it number 12 for the marketing and buying group See more Read more Plants and Products in the final Love Your Garden August 1 2012 by George Bullivant Here are the plants and products featured in the final episode of Love Your Garden Alan Titchmarsh David Domoney and the team created a garden at Bluebell Wood Children s Hospice in South Yorkshire See more open to all Read more Gardenforum interviews Stephen Murphy TGCG chairman October 12 2012 by George Bullivant M TGCG chairman expresses admiration for Nicholas Marshall but explains why a new CEO is needed to fulfil a radical transformation of the group The strategy is to grow revenues from the existing centres and there is the finance to acquire more See more Read more Nicholas Marshall leaves The Garden Centre Group October 8 2012 by George Bullivant M It has been announced that Nicholas Marshall stepped down as CEO of The Garden Centre Group earlier today The company will be run by its new chairman while a new CEO is recruited See more Read more Alfords in Grimsby is for sale Updated October 8 2012 by George Bullivant M Alfords Garden Centre in Grimsby has been put up for sale as the owners plan to retire They wish to sell as a going concern but there is also the potential for development See more Read more Sinclair says peat shortages will hit professional growers October 2 2012 by George Bullivant M Sinclair issues profit warning cuts its dividend and predicts that peat shortage will hit the professional growing sector in 2013 It has also been announced that Bernard Burns will step down as CX See more Read more Talking points from Glee September 24 2012 by George Bullivant M Here are some of the talking points from Glee including the prospect of a peat shortage the absence of the new chief executive of the GCA and unrest among sales agents See more Read more QD Stores buys Roman Way Garden Centre September 19 2012 by George Bullivant M Gilbert Evans has announced the recent sale of Roman Way Garden Centre to QD Stores This is the third acquisition this year for the rapidly expanding group See more Read more Stewart aims for expansion as it moves to Banbury September 16 2012 by George Bullivant M A year after ECI took a majority stake in Stewart Plastics the company has opened a modern factory at Banbury which will double capacity and streamline operations both in the UK and for export See more Read more B Q suffers from short term set of headwinds September 12 2012

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    Cherry Lane buys Croft Garden Centre June 11 2012 by George Bullivant M Cherry Lane Garden Centres a subsidiary of QD Stores has bought Croft Nurseries and Garden Centre This is their second acquisition of the year See more Read more Tesco and Dobbies to share the same building June 11 2012 by George Bullivant M Plans just submitted for the proposed Dobbies garden centre at Kings Lynn demonstrate a new way of Tesco and Dobbies working together on the same site See more Read more GIMAs deadline June 8 2012 by George Bullivant M Companies wishing to enter the GIMA Awards must do so before June 15 These provide unrivalled exposure for new products and marketing ideas launched within the last 12 months See more Read more Garden Leisure win permission for Waitrose co development July 27 2012 by George Bullivant M Garden Leisure has finally won permission to redevelop Percy Thrower s Garden Centre When completed the site will have a Waitrose supermarket alongside a new larger garden centre See more Read more Focus and the disposal of Scotts Professional lead to massive losses in 2011 July 25 2012 by George Bullivant M Gardenforum explains the 22 million operating loss made last year by The Scotts Company UK 2012 has also been a difficult year but that is due to the weather See more Read more Garden centre raiders target Yankee candles July 24 2012 by George Bullivant M Already one of the most popular items with shoplifters Yankee candles have now become the target of night raiders at an Andover garden centre See more Read more Garden centre plans controversial wind turbines July 23 2012 by George Bullivant M Plans for 3 windmills on a Ribble Valley Garden centre have been called a blot on the landscape by local residents See more Read more Horticultural clearance hits B Q Margins July 19 2012 by George Bullivant M Kingfisher says that B Q sales were up in May and June but margins were hit by markdowns needed to clear horticultural stocks and by additional promotions See more Read more Plants and products featured in Love Your Garden July 16 2012 by George Bullivant M Here are the Plants and Products that will feature in this week s Love Your Garden the fourth in the series It will air on ITV 1 at 8pm on Tuesday evening See more Read more Scheurich acquisition takes them into outdoor plant areas July 11 2012 by George Bullivant M Scheurich best known for its ceramic pot covers for houseplants has acquired PP Plastic This will lead to a new range of design led products for outdoor plants See more Read more Gardening Direct is sold July 9 2012 by George Bullivant M Flying Brands has sold Gardening Direct to Jersey Choice Marketing a company started by Tim Dunningham a former chief executive of Flying Brands See more Read more Marshalls restructures as Domestic market falls 14 July 6 2012 by George Bullivant

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    Bullivant M Contracts were exchanged over the weekend for Terra Firma to buy The Garden Centre Group Terra Firma plans to develop the group and has funds available for further investment in the business See more Read more La Hacienda takes action to stop IP infringement March 20 2012 by La Hacienda M La Hacienda used its membership of ACID to enforce its IP rights against White Stores after discovering the company selling inferior quality chimeneas under the La Hacienda brand name See more Read more Barclays backs Hillview Garden Centres with 500 000 March 12 2012 by George Bullivant M Barclays is investing 500 000 in developments at Studley Garden Centre the first in the proposed chain of Hillview Garden Centres It appears there could be a second acquisition soon See more Read more Next speeds Garden Centre openings May 29 2012 by George Bullivant M As predicted on Gardenforum earlier in the year Next has confirmed that it will open a second Home and Garden store at the end of June in Ipswich A third will open this summer in Warrington with more to follow See more Read more Legionella from compost scare prompts RHS warning May 28 2012 by George Bullivant M The RHS has responded to the report of a man contracting Legionnaires Disease from compost with advice not to store potting media in hot greenhouses as these will heat up and may encourage Legionella See more Read more Keydell Nurseries tries again May 24 2012 by George Bullivant M Last August Keydell Nurseries had planning permission refused for a new garden centre despite local officers recommending approval Now they are offering to pay for traffic calming measures See more Read more Marshalls 2012 revenues drop 3 after April rain May 15 2012 by Marshalls M Marshalls the manufacturer of paving and landscaping product says sales did not show their usual post Easter uplift Working conditions in April were disappointing hampering sales and obscuring underlying market trends See more Read more The GIMAs unrivalled exposure for new gardening products May 14 2012 by George Bullivant M Just entering the annual GIMA awards presents unrivalled exposure for any company launching a new gardening product See more Read more Garden Centre closes for Queen s Diamond Jubilee May 10 2012 by George Bullivant M Beckworth Emporium has said it will close for 2 days over the Queen s Diamond Jubilee so that staff can join the celebrations See more Read more 7m BBC One viewers hear call for a ban on peat April 30 2012 by George Bullivant M 7 million viewers of Countryfile last night saw the UK s major peat harvester call for a ban on peat The programme reminded gardeners that they have a choice whether to use peat on their gardens See more Read more Rapid growth at Blue Diamond set to continue April 25 2012 by George Bullivant M Blue Diamond s recent acquisitions make it the largest privately owned specialist garden centre

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    Guy Topping was clearly delighted when Barton Grange Preston collected the trophy for the GCA 2011 Destination Garden Centre of the Year beating last year s winner Bents into second place See more Read more Christmas and gifts up 20 in December January 19 2012 by George Bullivant M Buoyant sales of Christmas and gift lines and a 34 increase in catering revenues gave GCA garden centres a strong boost at the end of the year See more Read more Mild winter may hit 2012 fruit harvest warns RHS January 18 2012 by George Bullivant M The RHS says we should expect a smaller harvest in 2012 unless there is a prolonged cold spell Mild winters fail to give hardy fruit plants the period of chilling they need to encourage flowering Plants can also blossom too early for the pollinators and be more vulnerable to late frosts See more Read more Dobbies considers wind turbines March 8 2012 by George Bullivant M Dobbies Garden Centres has submitted an application to place a 40m high wind turbine at Sterling Garden World Read more St John s GC eyes move to new larger site March 6 2012 by George Bullivant M St John s Garden Centre in Barnstaple has unveiled plans to relocate to a new larger green field site to the south west of the town See more Read more Amethyst buys Colourpacks March 5 2012 by George Bullivant M Amethyst Horticulture has bought Kent based Colourpacks Newington Nurseries Limited that supplies pack bedding to garden centres See more Read more Morrisons to open garden centres at its stores March 1 2012 by George Bullivant M Morrisons has submitted an application to change the use of an external walkway at its Scunthorpe supermarket into a garden centre It appears that over 100 stores may do something similar this spring See more Read more Garden centres are making news across the country February 29 2012 by Gardenforum M A new garden centre is proposed for North Somerset Klondyke wins permission to rebuild Wilmslow a Cornish garden centre is fined for health safety and food offences and there s a public meeting tonight regarding the potential development of Percy Thrower s garden centre See more Read more Lovania Nurseries take top spot at Grower Awards February 27 2012 by The HTA M Lovania Nurseries based in Preston took the top honours at The Grower of the Year Awards held in London last night by winning the Ornamental Grower of the Year title Lovania will go on to represent the UK at the International Grower of the Year Awards See more Read more Flying Brands to sell Flying Flowers and Flowers Direct February 21 2012 by George Bullivant M The restructuring at Flying Brands continues with the sale of its Gifts Division to Interflora subject to OFT approval It will focus on the remaining brands Gardening Direct and Garden Bird Supplies See more Read more Dobbies look set for York approval but February 13

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    up for The Garden Centre Group November 17 2011 by George Bullivant M Guy Hands founder of private equity group Terra Firma Capital Partners has confirmed that he is in the bidding for The Garden Centre Group See more Read more New owners for Beverley if planners allow November 16 2011 by George Bullivant M The Garden Centre Group is not renewing its lease on Beverley Garden Centre Another group is poised to take over if planners agree to adjust the planning in time See more Read more Peter Smith Garden Furniture calls creditor meeting November 9 2011 by George Bullivant M PSGF Ltd which trades as Peter Smith Garden Furniture at Bradford has called a meeting of creditors with a view to putting the company into liquidation See more Read more B Q heads for Bedford January 16 2012 by Bedfordshire News M Plans for the first B Q store in Bedford are soon to be put before the council The proposed location for the 18m development is close to the Interchange Retail Park east of Ampthill Road Read more RHS marks Diamond Jubilee with free trees for Schools January 11 2012 by The RHS M The Royal Horticultural Society RHS has joined forces with online nursery www treesandhedging co uk to offer 2 000 schools five free trees each in celebration of the Queen s Diamond Jubilee Read more Outstanding Christmas for the Garden Centre Group January 8 2012 by George Bullivant M The Garden Centre Group says it has had an outstanding Christmas which caps a much better year with like for like sales for 2011 up 8 This should encourage those engaged in the final bidding for the group See more Read more Bransford Webbs is expanding January 5 2012 by George Bullivant M Bransford Webbs a prominent grower of nursery stock for garden centres is near to completing a new dispatch centre that will give the capacity to double turnover See more Read more Bord na Móna UK takes on sales and marketing of Vital Earth January 3 2012 by George Bullivant M Bord na Móna has taken on the sales and marketing of Vital Earth products as it seeks to accelerate momentum in the UK Tommy Gill former head of Bayer Garden in the UK will lead the new sales team See more Read more Late surge adds sparkle to Christmas December 28 2011 by George Bullivant M After a slow start Christmas trading finished strongly for garden centres with sales well ahead of last year and less seasonal stock left to write off See more Read more Closing down sale at Roundtrees garden centres December 18 2011 by George Bullivant M Local news sources report that the company operating the two Roundtrees garden centres has entered administration Blagdon Water Gardens has also closed See more Read more NatWest backs Planters with 1 6m to buy Bradley December 14 2011 by George Bullivant M NatWest advanced 1 6m to Planters Garden Centre to fund

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    and Slug Gone are also winners See more Read more Hillview Garden Centres completes its first aquisition September 17 2011 by George Bullivant M Studley becomes the foundation stone for Hillview Garden Centres Ltd as Boyd Douglas Davies completes his first purchase backed by Hillview Capital See more Read more Fire damages Crooklands Garden Centre September 16 2011 by George Bullivant M A major fire in a scrapyard has damaged Crooklands Garden Centre A 200m exclusion zone has been set up which has closed the railway between Barrow and Ulverston See more Read more Palmers Garden centre buys Ullesthorpe GC September 12 2011 by George Bullivant M Palmers Garden Centre has made its first acquisition purchasing nearby Ullesthorpe Garden Centre The deal was completed on Friday See more Read more Four bidders remain in the contest for The Garden Centre Group November 8 2011 by George Bullivant M Weekend reports have named two private equity houses Apax Partners and Terra Firma that are thought to be in the final round of bidding for The Garden Centre Group Gardenforum has learnt that four bidders remain in the contest See more Read more Big expansion plans for Bents November 7 2011 by George Bullivant M In its quest to be the best in everything it does Bents has disclosed that it is planning a big expansion over the next 10 years as it aims to become the Trafford Centre for garden home and leisure shopping See more Read more Growers say retailers must sell Impatiens at their own risk November 4 2011 by George Bullivant M After the worst outbreak of Downy Mildew on Impatiens yet it appears that it has become resistant to the key fungicide and can overwinter in soil Growers are saying they will continue production as long as retailers accept there can be no guarantee against infection See more Read more Scotts puts the Customer First with Innovation October 28 2011 by George Bullivant M Everything Scotts Miracle Gro does in 2012 is aimed at putting the Customer First says the new sales director They will achieve this with several significant product innovations a massive new distribution centre and a 7m TV campaign See more Read more Vital Earth goes to National finals as East Midlands Business of the Year October 24 2011 by George Bullivant M Vital Earth has been named East Midlands Business of the Year and is in the running for the UK title in the annual British Chamber of Commerce Awards See more Read more Home Retail shares slide as autumn trading disappoints October 19 2011 by George Bullivant M Brokers downgrade forecast profits for Home Retail as first half sales and margins fall at the Argos and Homebase group It warns that early weeks of the second half have not improved as anticipated See more Read more GCG unveils Click and Collect service for plants October 14 2011 by George Bullivant M The Garden Centre Group has launched a Click and Collect service

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