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    See more Read more E P Barrus unites Wolf Garden and Wilkinson Sword February 4 2010 by George Bullivant M E P Barrus which last year took control of the UK distribution of Wolf Garden has won the right to distribute the Wilkinson Sword range of garden tools See more Read more T M buys Chempak February 2 2010 by George Bullivant M Thompson Morgan has announced the purchase of Chempak the plant food manufacturer The deal was completed in the last few days See more Read more Dobbies lift sales by 5 8 over Christmas January 28 2010 by George Bullivant M An interview with James Barnes published in the Scotsman reveals that Dobbies enjoyed its strongest Christmas to date Demand was high for Christmas trees lights and decorations along with gifts and festive plants such as poinsettias See more Read more Hozelock to advertise on TV March 24 2010 by George Bullivant M Hozelock has announced a TV advertising campaign featuring products to save time effort and water It starts on 26th of March See more Read more Hagedorn refocuses Scotts Miracle Gro March 15 2010 by George Bullivant M Scotts Miracle Gro is reorganising in the US The future of the professional and lawn business is called into question See more Read more Profits up at Flying Brands March 12 2010 by Peter Dawson M Cost cutting and an operational efficiency programme helped boost Flying Brands pre tax profits in the 12 months to January 1 2010 See more Read more Government launches peat awareness campaign March 9 2010 by George Bullivant M Having failed to hit the unrealistic target of reducing peat consumption in 2010 by 90 the government has announced a new target that all compost for the amateur gardener should be entirely peat free by 2020 There is also to be a consumer awareness campaign See more Read more Vandals ravage Coblands Nursery March 5 2010 by George Bullivant M Vandals have caused 30 000 of damage to Coblands Nursery in Tonbridge Polytunnels were ripped and irrigation stolen See more Read more Banks rescue Mountfield and Stiga March 4 2010 by George Bullivant M The banks have taken control of Global Garden Products GPP the maker of Mountfield and Stiga mowers and garden machinery This wipes out the equity held by the 3i Group See more Read more Administrators at southern garden centres February 26 2010 by George Bullivant M The Bournemouth Echo reports that administrators had been appointed at the discount group Glendel which operates Superbuys and two garden centres in the south of England See more Read more Bosmere moves to Crawley February 25 2010 by George Bullivant M Bosmere Products will complete its move to a new and larger distribution centre at Crawley Sussex at the end of this month This follows the sale of the business at the end of last year See more Read more Defra calls on gardeners to help stop the spread of invasive plants February 24

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  • Gardenforum News - Company
    new garden centre at Braehead in Renfrew the town where James Dobbie started his horticultural business in 1865 See more Read more Which Gardening warns readers against buying potted Christmas trees December 2 2009 by George Bullivant M Which Gardening has warned its readers against buying potted Christmas trees and advises buying a cut tree See more Read more Get the bids in says Benn November 24 2009 by George Bullivant M Hilary Benn encouraged the gardening industry to get the bids in for the next round of government funding for research His priorities are reducing carbon emissions offsetting the impact of climate change and encouraging people to grow food See more Read more John Innes Manufacturers Association moves under HTA umbrella January 26 2010 by The HTA M The management and administration of the John Innes Manufacturers Association JIMA has moved to the Horticultural Trades Association HTA See more Read more Free internet access with The Garden Centre Group January 22 2010 by George Bullivant M Visitors to six garden centres in The Garden Centre Group are now able to take their laptops with them and check their emails or surf the Internet while on site See more Read more Alan Titchmarsh and B Q join forces January 22 2010 by Gardenforum M Alan Titchmarsh is to work with B Q as it seeks to cement its position as the UK s largest chain of garden centres He will provide regular tips and advice through in store displays and on B Q s website See more Read more Garden centres adapt to the snow and cold January 19 2010 by George Bullivant M January sales appear to be better than expected with such bad weather Garden centres have adapted to conditions by selling plastic trays when they had run out of toboggans grit when they had run out of salt and See more Read more TGCG sells Shiplake January 15 2010 by George Bullivant M The Garden Centre Group has sold Shiplake Nursery and Garden Centre which will close at the end of the month See more Read more Peterborough Garden Park opens in February January 12 2010 by George Bullivant M Peterborough Garden Park with a high profile destination garden centre designed by Van Hage as the focal point opens its doors on 5th of February See more Read more Marshalls cautious despite small signs of recovery January 8 2010 by George Bullivant M What is happening to Marshalls leading producer of patio and driveway products is a good pointer to what is happening in the landscape sector as a whole Sales fell 16 in 2009 and are expected to fall again in 2010 See more Read more The top composts germinate 42 more seeds January 8 2010 by George Bullivant M Each year Which Gardening tests the performance of major brands of compost for germinating seeds and for growing on young plants And each year they find a big difference between the best and worst performers For

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    regained control of Briers the brand they formed in 2000 and sold to the Monro Group in 2007 See more Read more Does anyone remember Wyevale July 28 2009 by George Bullivant M Forget the name Wyevale We will now have to get used to a new name The Garden Centre Group From July the country s biggest garden centre chain will escape its history with a change of name See more Read more Weekend news round up July 27 2009 by George Bullivant M Read what was said last weekend in the Press Heinz targets garden centres with BBQ sauces Dobbies to offer allotments and shoppers flinch at Smith Hawken closing down sale See more Read more B Q recovery boosts Kingfisher September 17 2009 by George Bullivant M Half year profits are up 66 at B Q and working capital has improved by 163 million thanks in part to lower stocks and taking longer to pay suppliers See more Read more M M Timber to distribute Hillhout in the UK September 16 2009 by George Bullivant M M M Timber Limited has assumed the UK distribution for the Dutch owned Outdoor Life Group It will now offer the garden and leisure industry a complete one stop shop for all their timber garden and leisure requirements See more Read more Avoncrop up for sale September 16 2009 by Peter Dawson M Bristol based Avoncrop has been placed on the market The company is in administration following a failed diversification into a related venture See more Read more Wyevale CEOs past and present address GIMA September 14 2009 by George Bullivant M The next GIMA meeting which is open to all will bring together the current CEO of Wyevale The Garden Centre Group with one of his predecessors now the CEO of Klondyke See more Read more Blue Diamond opens Le Friquet September 10 2009 by George Bullivant M This Friday Blue Diamond will open one of the most innovative garden centre designs yet seen It is the shape of an octagonal doughnut with the plant area filling the middle See more Read more 500 000 no problem for Middle Eastern brides wanting perfect wedding flowers September 3 2009 by Flowers Plants Association M The Flowers Plants Association recently took an enquiry from the media that amazed them somewhat Staff are used to handling unusual calls from journalists and editors but this one was rather surprising See more Read more Second wholesale cash and carry for Wyevale Nurseries August 20 2009 by George Bullivant M Wyevale Nurseries are to open a second wholesale cash and carry centre at Earlswood Nurseries in the West Midlands See more Read more We are riding the crest of a wave say Fothergill s August 17 2009 by George Bullivant M Mr Fothergill s say they are riding the crest of a wave At a press day on the nursery grounds last week they revealed how they will continue to engage gardeners in 2010 See

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  • Gardenforum News - Company
    more Labrador dies after eating slug pellets in the garden June 4 2009 by George Bullivant M Details have emerged in Bradford of the labrador dog that died having eaten Homebase own brand slug pellets despite them containing animal repellent See more Read more Profits double at B Q June 2 2009 by George Bullivant M A big jump in sales of outdoor products and cost savings have doubled B Q profits for the three months to the end of April See more Read more Sinclair performs better than anticipated June 1 2009 by George Bullivant M William Sinclair whose brands include J Arthur Bower s Silvaperl and New Horizon dispatched record volumes in March helping half year sales reach 22 3 million See more Read more Dobbies go ahead for UK s most eco friendly garden centre July 24 2009 by George Bullivant M Aberdeen City Council has granted planning permission for a new Dobbies Garden World at New Park in Lang Stracht Aberdeen See more Read more Smaller garden centres have performed best this year July 20 2009 by George Bullivant M A good gardening autumn and an expected increase in the price of Christmas trees should give garden centres a good start to the new gardening year Sales since last July have increased by over 5 according to the GCA with smaller garden centres improving the most See more Read more They are friendly and dynamic at Howard Nurseries July 17 2009 by Peter Dawson M Double success for Howard Nurseries and GPS controlled planting in Holland are covered in this month s nursery column See more Read more New 40 000 sq ft Garden Centre Development for 2011 July 9 2009 by Hammond Phillips M Hammond Phillips have just received instructions to secure an occupier for Andover Garden Park a 40 000sq ft garden centre development to the west of Andover Read more Research shows how to boost sales of garden furniture July 6 2009 M 30 have bought garden furniture in the last two years but only 8 in the last year With ageing furniture in gardens and the willingness of the marginal gardener to respond to promotions HTA research highlights the opportunities this summer See more Read more Gardman reports a buoyant start to 2009 June 29 2009 by Gardman M Gardman has reported a buoyant start to 2009 despite the current economic climate In the last 12 months sales have increased by around 20 See more Read more Monthly Nursery Round up June 23 2009 by Peter Dawson M Among the topics covered by Peter Dawson in his monthly nursery column are the HTA s opposition to the new AWB settlement for England and Wales See more Read more New ideas to extend the GYO boom June 19 2009 by George Bullivant M From being a one year wonder GYO is set to expand according to speakers at last weeks GIMA business meeting who presented thought provoking ideas to develop the concept See

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    centre reopens April 8 2009 by George Bullivant M Treborth Garden Centre that closed last month after going into administration has reopened under new ownership See more Read more Ban on sale of mercury filled barometers March 27 2009 by George Bullivant M EU legislation passed 18 months ago and adopted by the UK government means that it will be illegal to sell mercury filled thermometers after April 3rd 2009 See more Read more Dobbies extends pipeline of development sites March 25 2009 by George Bullivant M It is 18 months since Tesco bought 65 of Dobbies and 8 months since it became the outright owner Gardenforum asks Chief Executive James Barnes what influence the supermarket has had and about his expansion plans See more Read more Masked raiders hit Midlands garden centre May 27 2009 by George Bullivant M Masked raiders armed with handguns and a crowbar attacked a security guard and tied him up outside a Wyevale garden centre on bank holiday Monday See more Read more Marshalls asks shareholders for 34 million May 13 2009 by George Bullivant M Marshalls Plc the driveway and paving company that is the main sponsor of Chelsea is raising 34 million from shareholders in the form of a rights issue See more Read more Dobbies average 4 million per centre May 12 2009 by George Bullivant M The addition of Sandyholm and Southport garden centres helped Dobbies increase sales to 97 million in the 12 months to February despite like for like sales being flat April and May sales have been very very good See more Read more Garden Store reopens the Pavilion May 5 2009 by George Bullivant M The Garden Store Ltd has acquired the lease of the Pavilion Garden Centre near Wolverhampton which closed at Christmas The store reopened on Saturday See more Read more First confirmation of April Sales increases May 1 2009 by GTN M Only hours after the month end the GTN Weekly Newsletter reports that garden centre sales volumes were 31 up on 2008 for the 4 weeks ending on April 26 This beats the 23 increase enjoyed during March See more Read more Continental importers miss out on booming plant sales April 28 2009 by Peter Dawson M For UK growers April plant sales are back to the heady days of 2007 But it has not been so buoyant for continental stock importers See more Read more Massive fire at Ruxley Manor Garden Centre Updated April 27 2009 by George Bullivant M A massive fire broke out at Ruxley Manor Garden Centre yesterday afternoon closing part of the A20 Sidcup bypass Kent See more Read more Peterborough Garden Park to be Britain s premier garden centre April 23 2009 by George Bullivant M Garden Park Investment s retail development at Peterborough is intent on being Britain s premier garden centre when it opens next spring with Van Hage as the anchor tenant Already 80 of the space has been let See more Read

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    in the Financial Times today advertising Hurrans one of the country s oldest garden centre groups for sale See more Read more The Scotsman runs VAT exposé on Dobbies January 25 2009 by George Bullivant M The Scotsman has published what it claims to be an internal Dobbies memo which suggests that Scotland s largest garden centre chain is passing on the government s VAT cut to customers only if they complain To see the full article click on the website button Read more Average GC shopping basket grows by 3 60 in 12 months January 22 2009 by George Bullivant M One in four garden centres increased sales during December For the year as a whole sales fell 2 The latest figures from the GCA Barometer of Trade also show that average customer spend in 2008 increased by 3 60 See more Read more Patience pays off for Whitehall Garden Centre March 19 2009 by George Bullivant M Whitehall Garden Centre has won planning permission after many postponements to double the size of its garden centre at Lacock in Wiltshire See more Read more Kitching returns with Beckworth Emporium March 12 2009 by George Bullivant M Former Blooms of Bressingham chief executive Jon Kitching is to launch the Beckworth Emporium with his new partner David Brown It will be neither a garden centre nor a farm shop but the best of both See more Read more Cost cutting at Homebase offsets lower sales and margin March 12 2009 by George Bullivant M Homebase says sales in garden maintenance and horticulture saw particularly difficult trading conditions in January and February Home Retail is to reduce store staff by 1000 mainly at Homebase See more Read more Sinclair to continue negotiations over Bolton Fell March 3 2009 by George Bullivant M William Sinclair has expressed disappointment at the level of compensation proposed by Natural England for Bolton Fell which is due to become a Special Area of Conservation See more Read more Arthur Bower and Westland growbags are exceptional value February 27 2009 by George Bullivant M The March edition of Gardening Which reviews slug and snail controls tests growing bags and looks at seed mats and tapes See more Read more New Monthly Nursery Round up by Peter Dawson February 24 2009 by Peter Dawson M Here s the first round up of news from British nurseries by Peter Dawson former editor of Nurseryman and Garden Centre magazine His new monthly column will provide news and views from the growers across the country See more Read more Hurrans unlikely to continue as a group February 20 2009 by George Bullivant M It is likely that the future of Hurrans Garden Centres will be decided by the end of March However it is unlikely that they will remain trading as a group See more Read more Sales grow at Notcutts Haskins Forest Garden and Gardman February 17 2009 by George Bullivant The latest updates in Company Results include the most recent

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    warns against potted Christmas trees November 28 2008 by George Bullivant M December s Gardening Which warns against buying potted Christmas trees It also carries a survey of mail order plug plants suppliers See more Read more Planning shock for award winning garden centre November 24 2008 by George Bullivant M Two weeks after topping the Garden Retail evening with three awards Sidmouth Garden Centre has been hit with an enforcement order to close its popular farm shop despite receiving approval from planning officers See more Read more Hunter s bid for Flying Brands is grounded November 21 2008 by George Bullivant M Discussions between Sir Tom Hunter and the board of Flying Brands that might have led to an acquisition have ended without being able to agree a price See more Read more Hopes for quick end to German insolvency of WOLF Garten January 19 2009 by George Bullivant M Supplies of Wolf tools should be unaffected by the insolvency of WOLF Garten GmbH Co KG the German manufacturing company See more Read more Deroma UK Acquires Mondian January 16 2009 by Deroma M Deroma has acquired the Cirencester based pot distributor Mondian Effective immediately the acquisition gives Deroma a greater share of the outdoor and indoor pots market as well as a significant projected increase in turnover for 2009 Read more Home Grown logo for UK growers January 16 2009 by George Bullivant M The Horticultural Development Company HDC has launched a Home Grown logo for UK growers with backing from the NFU See more Read more Bedding and Christmas boost for Golden Acres January 14 2009 by Peter Dawson M The wholesale production arm of the Dorset based Golden Acres Group is upping bedding plant production by nine per cent this year Christmas was also a success for the retail arm See more Read more Growers to suffer as EU ignores HTA amendment January 13 2009 by George Bullivant M The HTA has asked the UK government for clarification after the EU today passed new plant protection regulation without assessing the impact it will have See more Read more New Horizon Peat Free Growbag GW Best Buy for second year January 9 2009 by George Bullivant M The latest Gardening Which survey of peat free compost shows that with the exception of Sinclair s New Horizon Organic and Peat Free Growbag consistency in quality is still a problem See more Read more Christmas trade very much a curate s egg January 6 2009 by Peter Dawson M With both Next and Debenhams reporting lower sales in the Christmas period garden centres appear to have fared the festive season better than the high street retailers See more Read more 2008 Review January 5 2009 by George Bullivant Gardenforum reported on 18 garden centres changing hands last year There was also the demise of wholesaler Spread and a difficult year for Sir Tom Hunter s investments in Dobbies Flying Brands and Wyevale For a review of 2008 and what

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    more Read more HTA urges action to prevent loss of 85 of active chemical controls October 2 2008 by George Bullivant M The HTA is urging members of the garden industry to write to their MEP demanding an impact assessment before the European government approves legislation that would leave no chemical control products for most pests and diseases and leave growers in an impossible position Read more Scotts Miracle Gro completes purchase of Humax October 2 2008 by George Bullivant M Scotts Miracle Gro has bought the compost and growing media specialist Humax Over the next few months Scotts will integrate the Humax brands and operations into its own See more Read more Latest financial results from UK garden companies November 18 2008 by George Bullivant The latest updates in Company Results show recovery at Roundstone Nurseries and a return to profit for Westland Horticulture Several other companies reported lower profits or losses See more this article is open to all readers Read more Slowdown in domestic landscape sector says Marshalls November 13 2008 by George Bullivant M Demand continues to fall in commercial and domestic market says Marshalls Only the public sector remains resilient See more Read more Lifetime Achievement Award for Whitehall Centenarian November 13 2008 by George Bullivant M Highlights of last night s Garden Retail Awards include 3 wins for the newly refurbished Sidmouth Garden Centre and a Lifetime Achievement Award for Whitehall Garden Centre s centenarian owner Phyllis Self For all the winners see more Read more Financial problems beset Chempak November 10 2008 by Peter Dawson M Chempak the specialist garden fertiliser supplier product packager and operator of the Garden Direct online trading business is seeking a company voluntary arrangement with its creditors See more Read more Garden centre loses thousands in night raid November 10 2008 by Gardenforum M A Staffordshire garden centre was ransacked over the weekend losing the contents of the safe tools and garden machinery See more Read more New plan will bring financial security to Wyevale November 7 2008 by George Bullivant Banks and shareholders are to back the 3 year plan for Wyevale It s a return to traditional garden centres using the Country Gardens model developed by Nicholas Marshall This story is open to all see more Read more Bestwick to leave Gardman October 31 2008 by George Bullivant M Managing director Andy Bestwick is to leave Gardman in January For the time being his role will be covered by the company s new Chief Executive Mark Pearson who starts next week See more Read more Shoots Garden Centre boss slams Trading Standards October 29 2008 by Gardenforum M According to the Harrow Times the boss of Shoots Garden Centre Stanmore has accused Trading Standards of entrapment after it sent a child test purchaser into his shop for a pruning saw See more Read more Independent review of Wyevale for HBOS October 27 2008 by George Bullivant M Over the weekend newspapers have reported that KPMG has

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