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    Hill See more Read more Sales of garden furniture fall by 35 in June July 18 2011 by George Bullivant M A sharp drop in the sales of garden furniture plants and garden sundries in June means that revenues for most garden centres have fallen below last year See more Read more The Fiskars Weed Puller was a clear winner at the GIMAs July 15 2011 by George Bullivant M Fiskar s Weed Puller won the GIMA Sword of Excellence for the best product in the 2011 GIMA awards last night plus the Marketing Award of Excellence Solus was named Supplier of the Year for the second year It was also a good night for the Hozelock Auto reel See more Read more The Garden Centre Group appoints Rothschild to consider strategic options July 11 2011 by George Bullivant M With sales and margins up The Garden Centre Group has decided that now it is time for the company to look at the various options going forward See more Read more Westland unveils West Light Easy September 10 2011 by George Bullivant M Stormont Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster yesterday cut the ribbon on a 3m plant that will manufacture Westland s improved alternative to peat which will be unveiled next week at Glee See more Read more HEAT joins the Outdoorchef stable September 6 2011 by George Bullivant M DKB owner of Outdoorchef and Gloster has acquired the HEAT brand of high end barbecues See more Read more Toad Hall relocation falls through September 5 2011 by George Bullivant M The proposed relocation of Toad Hall Garden Centre to the former Wyevale site at Shiplake south of Henley appears to have fallen through See more Read more Marshalls grows in static market August 31 2011 by George Bullivant M Marshalls plc is a good indicator for the state of the hard landscaping sector In the first 6 months of this year determined marketing has increased revenue 9 to 177 2 million in a market that they say has been flat See more Read more Underlying trends remain positive says Dobbies August 23 2011 by George Bullivant M Dobbies blames the winter weather for a drop in like for like sales last year New openings pushed turnover up to 112m The group remains positive despite continuing testing times See more Read more Titchmarsh looks for innovative garden items for new ITV series August 22 2011 by George Bullivant M GIMA s support for ITV s Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh is leading to further opportunities to place product on daytime TV See more Read more Dobbies extends Eco offer at new Peterborough store August 22 2011 by George Bullivant M Dobbies new store at Peterborough which opened on Friday includes a 1500 sq ft green hub to test the consumer appetite for environmentally sustainable products See more Read more Johnsons of Whixley to close Chobham operation August 12 2011 by Peter Dawson M The weak house building sector has forced

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    M There is speculation across the UK press that the administrators of Focus will today announce the closure of more than 120 stores See more Read more Palmstead Nurseries to open 1 hectare glasshouse May 19 2011 by George Bullivant M Next Friday Palmstead Nurseries open a 1 hectare glasshouse near Ashford in Kent to grow over 1 5 million young plants a year using the latest equipment and technology See more Read more Dobbies says it is easier with Tesco May 17 2011 by George Bullivant M In an interview in the Scotsman James Barnes restated his ambition for Dobbies to become the leading brand in UK horticultural retailing with 100 garden centres See more Read more The Garden Centre Group is to buy Country Gardens July 7 2011 by George Bullivant M The Garden Centre Group is to buy Country Homes Gardens whose garden centres trade as Country Gardens This unifies the two groups that have been operating in tandem See more Read more Sinclair gets bogged down in peat July 5 2011 by George Bullivant M William Sinclair has been refused permission to continue harvesting peat at Chat Moss on environmental grounds which it says make no sense At Bolton Fell where they have stopped production compensation negotiations are delayed See more Read more TGCG denies reports that PwC is about to kick start its sale July 4 2011 by George Bullivant M CEO Nicholas Marshall says the Mail on Sunday article claiming that PwC are about to sell The Garden Centre Group is a load of old rubbish See more Read more Major fire at Klondyke garden centre June 29 2011 by George Bullivant M Wilmslow Garden Centre one of the Klondyke Group has been destroyed by fire and has closed See more Read more 23 acre Bracknell garden centre sold June 24 2011 by Gilbert Evans M Oaktree Garden Centre near Bracknell a 23 acre site has recently been sold for an undisclosed sum The purchasers John Eve Went are looking to develop the 1 8m turnover centre over the next few years See more Read more Stephen H Smith is in talks to sell garden centre to M S June 20 2011 by George Bullivant M Local sources report that Stephen H Smith is in talks with Marks Spencer about opening a store on its site on the outskirts of Scunthorpe See more Read more Closure dates set for Focus DIY stores June 17 2011 by George Bullivant M The administrators have published the closure dates of the Focus DIY stores with the first 10 closing on June 19th More than 31 stores have been sold to B Q and 13 to Wickes Asda are also taking some Click on the website button below Read more Extension will double the size of Garden Wise June 13 2011 by George Bullivant M After protracted negotiations Garden Wise Dumfries has won permission to double the covered retail area of the garden centre Work starts in July

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    focus on refurbishing existing garden centres having announced a profits increase of 22 despite the difficult economic climate and challenging weather See more Read more Scotts to phase out phosphorus in US lawn products March 22 2011 by George Bullivant M Scotts Miracle Gro has announced that by the end of next year it will remove phosphorus from its lawn maintenance fertilisers sold in the US See more Read more Paul Wright joins The Garden Centre Group March 17 2011 by George Bullivant M Paul Wright former managing director of Frosts Garden Centres has joined The Garden Centre Group to manage 3 of its largest sites See more Read more Sales treble at Hillier s new store March 11 2011 by George Bullivant M Today was the official opening of Hillier s re built Eastbourne garden centre Since its soft opening in February sales have trebled See more Read more New Owners for Ace Equipment May 16 2011 by George Bullivant M Anne Llewellyn has joined in a joint venture with Richard Alan Group to form a new company manufacturing Ace trolleys Roger Llewellyn has retired See more Read more Suppliers question timing of Focus demise May 9 2011 by George Bullivant M The moment that Focus DIY went into administration could not have been worse for gardening suppliers The end of April is often the time when they are owed the most by retailers The trade association GIMA has questioned the timing See more Read more Focus DIY seeks administration May 4 2011 by George Bullivant M The BBC has reported that Focus DIY has issued a statement saying that it intends to go into administration Focus trades from 178 stores in the UK Ernst Young are the intended administrators See more Read more Bank confirms positive talks to extend TGCG terms May 3 2011 by George Bullivant M Lloyds Bank and The Garden Centre Group are in positive discussions about extending their banking terms This should supply funds for expansion See more Read more John Woods accounts show progress since MBO April 27 2011 by George Bullivant M Investment new technology and a singular focus on adding value for the customer has led to strong progress at John Woods Nurseries since the 2007 buy out from Notcutts See more Read more All In One adds another April 19 2011 by George Bullivant M All In One has bought the 7 acre Hills Garden Centre near Knutsford This is their second garden centre and they believe it has great potential See more Read more Flying Brands forced to re negotiate bank terms April 13 2011 by George Bullivant M Continuing poor results forces Flying Brands to renegotiate banking arrangements The group experienced poor Mother s Day sales and a sharp reduction in wild bird food sales See more Read more TGCG adds 30 pet shops April 11 2011 by George Bullivant M Over the next month to coincide with National Pet Month The Garden Centre Group will open 30

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    the UK nursery industry as he cut the ribbon at yesterday s opening See more Read more Investment group buys Weber January 18 2011 by George Bullivant M Weber Stephen Products maker of Weber barbecues has been sold to an American investment group The founding Stephen family retain a minority stake See more Read more Vermeulens Garden Centre is for sale January 17 2011 by George Bullivant M The planned sale of Vermeulens Garden Centre between Woking and Guildford has fallen through The owners are seeking a new operator to buy or lease the site See more Read more Which Gardening says seeds do best in peat based composts January 12 2011 by George Bullivant M The annual compost trials by Which Gardening suggest that peat free composts yield disappointing results when used for sowing seeds and growing on young plants See more Read more Alexander Rose sells to the Roda Group January 10 2011 by George Bullivant M Up market garden furniture supplier Alexander Rose Furniture has sold a majority shareholding to the Roda Group which also owns Jensen Leisure Furniture in the United States See more Read more Sarum Wholesale in administration March 10 2011 by DIY Week M DIY Week is reporting that Sarum Wholesale in Salisbury has closed its doors It has appointed Philip Gorman of Hazlewoods LLP in Gloucester as administrator All stock and property is to be sold with creditors expected to be paid in full Click website for the full story Read more Dorothy Gault to chair Klondyke March 10 2011 by George Bullivant M Dorothy Gault takes over as Chairman of the Klondyke Group following the death of her husband Bob The company stresses it will be very much business as usual See more Read more Gardening just got a little cooler after London Fashion Week March 9 2011 by George Bullivant M Clifton Nurseries who recently appointed Matthew Wilson as MD has opened a pop up store at COS on Regent Street to coincide with the launch of their 2011 spring collection See more Read more Focus to sell 6 stores to Asda February 28 2011 by George Bullivant M Troubled DIY chain Focus is planning to sell 6 stores to Asda This is one of the first outcomes from the strategic review announced last autumn See more Read more Horticruitment buys English Country Gardeners February 21 2011 by George Bullivant M Leading recruiter for the garden industry Horticruitment is buying English Country Gardeners the agency that services country homes and estates See more Read more Robinsons opens first garden centre concession February 18 2011 by George Bullivant M News comes from First Franchise of another significant retailer opening its first concession on a garden centre Robinsons open at Pugh s Garden Centre in March See more Read more Corrie first for Mattocks Roses February 15 2011 by Peter Dawson M Peter Dawson looks at a couple of newcomers for 2011 A new rose collection from Coronation Street and perennials made

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    ways to revive its fortunes This might lead to a sale See more Read more What s in a name asks Which Gardening October 29 2010 by George Bullivant M The next issue of Which Gardening reveals that Homebase and Argos are badging their own brand mowers as Qualcast and Spear Jackson It also reviews spades and garden forks See more Read more Flying Brands expands online offer with another acquisition October 26 2010 by George Bullivant M Web sales double as Flying Brands makes another acquisition but it remains tough going in the garden division See more Read more Marshalls encouraged by increasing demand through 2011 January 7 2011 by George Bullivant M The performance of Marshalls is a good indicator of the state of the landscape industry Despite the weather sales to the public and commercial sector increased 6 while the domestic market grew 1 See more Read more Sinclair poised to accelerate growth January 5 2011 by George Bullivant M A bullish William Sinclair has lifted its dividend by 43 after a strong performance last year The group gained market share from competitors eliminated debt and is ready for further acquisitions See more Read more 2010 The highlights January 4 2011 by George Bullivant Here are the highlights of stories that appeared on the Gardenforum Noticeboard in 2010 If there are any you missed they are all still available See more Open to All Read more Hawkesmill Nurseries to extend production and improve despatch December 17 2010 by George Bullivant M Malcolm Scott Consultants have been successful in winning 2 planning permissions for Hawkesmill Nurseries in the West Midlands This will lead to increased growing capacity and improved despatch See more Read more Scotts to sell Global Professional business December 7 2010 by George Bullivant M Scotts Miracle Gro has agreed to sell its Global Professional business to ICL for 270m This includes 3 facilities in the UK See more Read more Dobbies continues to expand December 6 2010 by George Bullivant M In the next few weeks Dobbies is to start building at Carlisle and expects to win permission for a new garden centre in Liverpool It has also introduced a kitchen outlet in Aberdeen See more Read more The Garden Centre Group wins tribunal case brought by former manager December 1 2010 by George Bullivant M The Garden Centre Group has successfully defended a claim for constructive dismissal by a former garden centre manager who resigned months after disciplinary action for unacceptable behaviour and joined Dobbies See more Read more Fiskars completes move to Nottingham November 30 2010 by George Bullivant M Fiskars announces a TV campaign as it completes the unification of its UK businesses on the Sankey site in Nottingham There is now one central office for all brands including Fiskars garden tools Sankey Kitchen Devils and Fiskars Scissors See more Read more Sinclair acquires Growing Success assets November 22 2010 by George Bullivant M Having signed a distribution agreement for Growing Success

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    media See more Read more Dobbies wins public support for Peterborough August 23 2010 by George Bullivant M A plan to create a new Dobbies Garden Centre at Hampton Peterborough has been given overwhelming support by the public Read more Dobbies team up with Hire Station August 21 2010 by Peter Dawson M Dobbies Internet operation Dobbies com has teamed up with leading tool hire company Hire Station to offer over 2000 different tools See more Read more Councillors give go ahead to Dobbies in Carlisle August 12 2010 by George Bullivant M Carlisle councillors have approved the scaled down plans for a new Dobbies Garden Centre in Carlisle It will be one of four new centres to open next spring See more Read more Acamp rescued October 19 2010 by George Bullivant M GLG Acamp GmbH the Austrian parent of Norfolk Leisure that called in an administrator on October 5 is to continue trading having resolved contract issues with its bank See more Read more Acamp calls in administrators UPDATED October 12 2010 by George Bullivant M GLG Acamp GmbH the Austrian parent of Norfolk Leisure has called in an administrator having failed to agree seasonal funding with its bank See more Read more Dobbies sales to multiply 10x in 8 years October 7 2010 by George Bullivant M Tesco s commitment to making Dobbies a national brand is as strong as ever James Barnes told GIMA today as he seeks to multiply sales 10 times by 2019 Dobbies products are set to appear on the supermarket s shelves as the gardening equivalent of Tesco s finest See more Read more Klondyke completes purchase of Byrkley Garden Centre October 4 2010 by George Bullivant M The Klondyke Group has finally completed the purchase of Byrkley Garden Centre at Rangemore Burton upon Trent Staffordshire from the Thompstone Brothers See more Read more Garden4Less Hit by Bosch Amazon Scam October 4 2010 by Robert Osborne M Local Internet retailer Garden4Less has been hit by a unique online scam involving the Amazon website See more Read more John Robinson Houseplants moves and changes name to House Plants Direct September 29 2010 by Golden Acres Nursery M John Robinson Houseplants has moved from Romsey to West Parley near Bournemouth International Airport and has changed its name to House Plants Direct Ltd See more Read more Outrage at blatant copying at Glee September 23 2010 by George Bullivant M Some of the most innovative companies in the garden industry have been outraged by blatant copying of their products at Glee See more Read more B Q profits rise despite falling sales September 16 2010 by George Bullicant M B Q warned that the immediate outlook for consumer spending is fragile and is likely to remain challenging for some time See more Read more Results from Dobbies Scotts Garden Leisure and September 13 2010 by George Bullivant Retailers dominate the latest results on Gardenforum including Dobbies Blue Diamond UK The Garden and Leisure Group and

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    George Bullivant M Clifton Nurseries claims to be London s oldest garden centre It was founded in 1851 and plans to celebrate its 160th birthday with events throughout next year See more Read more Resilient figures from Homebase despite late spring June 11 2010 by George Bullivant M Homebase figures have held up well despite the later spring Sales of garden furniture and barbecues increased See more Read more Administrators appointed at G H Tayberry and Co June 4 2010 by George Bullivant M Clothing and footwear supplier G H Tayberry and Co has been put into administration See more Read more Upbeat Sinclair lifts profits despite slow start June 2 2010 by George Bullivant M Despite the slow start to the season William Sinclair has increased profits thanks to strong demand from British growers and government action to boost sales of peat free See more Read more Scotts to return 500m to shareholders as profits rise August 12 2010 by George Bullivant M Scotts Miracle Gro doubles its dividend as third quarter profits beat market expectations There will also be a 500 million buyback of shares See more Read more Dobbies increases profit to 9 8m August 6 2010 by George Bullivant M Figures just released for last year show that sales and gross margin increased at Dobbies Sales reached 104m with pretax profits almost 10m See more Read more New owner has great plans for Tayberry August 2 2010 by George Bullivant M Clothing and footwear supplier G H Tayberry and Co has been bought by KSJ Knitwear an international supplier of women s clothing See more Read more Key garden companies defy the recession July 27 2010 by George Bullivant Tools and mower businesses show the effects of the recession in the latest results to be published on Gardenforum But Westland Horticulture Webbs Garden Centres and Solus Garden Leisure grew strongly See more This article is open to all readers Read more Solus holds first ever sale as profits rise July 21 2010 by George Bullivant M Solus Garden Leisure the country s largest gardening wholesaler is to hold its first ever end of season sale starting on August 5th Latest results show sales and profits recovered last year See more Read more Moss End Garden Centre goes into liquidation July 12 2010 by George Bullivant M The partnership that leased Moss End Garden Centre was placed into liquidation on Friday However the landlord had a new tenant ready to step in and keep the garden centre open See more Read more Hillier embraces new media July 6 2010 by George Bullivant M Hillier commits to a growing new media Blogs from Chelsea online video of new plants and now the webcasting of in store events is propagating a new crop of customers See more Read more GIMA Sword of Excellence for Patch Magic July 2 2010 by George Bullivant M Scotts Miracle Gro and industry newcomer Hug Rug a barrier mat made from recycled materials shared

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    local newspaper reports that Dobbies newest garden centre in Aberdeen has been refused an off sales drinks licence to protect children from harm See more Read more The Garden Centre Group to open on Easter Day Updated March 29 2010 by George Bullivant M The Garden Centre Group is opening many of its larger garden centres on Easter Day as a service to Gardening Club members They will be able to take lunch in the restaurant and browse the shop and plant area See more Read more Self help programme boosts margins at B Q March 25 2010 by George Bullivant M Improved margins at B Q have helped Kingfisher profits jump to 566m for the year to the end of January Direct sourcing will rise by 20 this year and new eco product ranges will be trialled See more Read more Dobbies proposes Liverpool garden centre June 1 2010 by George Bullivant M Dobbies has announced plans for a new 8 million garden centre at Speke near Liverpool airport See more Read more Flying Brands buys Flowers Direct May 25 2010 by George Bullivant M Flying Brands has bought the assets of Flowers Direct from its administrators This will strengthen the databases of Flying Flowers and Gardening Direct It will also give them access to 750 florists See more Read more Cold chills Hillier s hopes at Chelsea follow their progress May 17 2010 by George Bullivant M The cold weather has disrupted Hillier s preparations for the Chelsea Flower Show and the nursery s attempt to extend its unbroken run of 64 gold medals Follow the Hillier progress day by day on their blog at www hilliernurseries blogspot com Click on the link below Read more Marshalls remains cautious despite lengthening order books May 11 2010 by George Bullivant M Marshalls the UK s largest manufacturer of natural stone and hard landscaping products remains cautious despite sales figures that match last year and lengthening order books See more Read more Scotts increases garden centre support May 5 2010 by George Bullivant M At the time they say when other companies are cutting back and shedding resources Scotts Miracle Gro have increased their shop floor support for garden centres And it seems to be working Despite the cold start to the season sales are ahead of last year See more Read more Bridgepoint buys HobbyCraft UPDATED April 29 2010 by George Bullivant M The owners of Haskins Garden Centres Warren Haskins and his family have agreed today to sell HobbyCraft to private equity group Bridgepoint Capital The price for the arts and craft retailer is believed to be around 100 million See more Read more No new store openings for Homebase April 28 2010 by George Bullivant M There will be no new store openings this year at Homebase as it concentrates on expanding sales through the Internet It has launched a new community website www getintogardening co uk See more Read more Two garden centres to close April

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