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    for spaces in UK delegations for two North American shows and Gardenex is urging companies wanting to exhibit at spoga gafa to book early See more Read more Sticker campaign to boost sales on Garden Re Leaf day February 4 2014 by George Bullivant Loose Change is a novel sticker scheme giving suppliers and retailers another way to join in Garden Re Leaf fund raising festivities even at this late stage See more Read more January weather looks likely to continue through February February 4 2014 Wiseweather says February looks likely to be wetter and warmer than average with a succession of depressions crossing the country although the month might end colder See more Read more Armitage commits GCA to stronger links with other associations February 3 2014 by George Bullivant M Will Armitage set clear objectives for his tenure as chairman of the GCA challenging members to judge him on three criteria See more Read more Will your team be Top of the Pots May 2 2014 by Gardenforum M The HTA has initiated a Top of the Pots merchandising competition to find the garden retailer with the most creative container gardening display See more Read more Strong interest in Glee 2014 April 30 2014 by George Bullivant M A new venue an export theatre Clearance Sunday International Buyer Connect 20 more space booked and some big names returning have given a new energy to Glee for 2014 See more Read more The RHS has launched a major new website April 29 2014 by George Bullivant M The RHS has launched its potentially powerful new website but Gardenforum finds that it may have been released too early before it is ready See more Read more Healthy Easter sales gives trade a boost April 24 2014 by The Horticultural Trades Association M There are many happy bunnies across the garden industry after a bumper Easter weekend Many garden centres are reporting record trading days with plants and garden sundries sales particularly strong along with catering Read more There s a new recruitment agency for the garden industry April 22 2014 by George Bullivant M There s a new recruitment agency coming to garden retail landscape and horticulture in general Alexander Tredwell is a division of Wax Selection and is headed by a well known recruiter within the garden sector See more Read more GIMA creates 5000 innovators fund April 9 2014 by George Bullivant M GIMA is launching a 5 000 seed corn fund to encourage innovative new businesses into the UK gardening industry See more Read more New e learning course for garden retail staff on using garden care chemicals safely March 26 2014 by HTA A new exciting online tool has been launched by the Crop Protection Association CPA and Horticultural Trades Association HTA to provide training for garden retail staff on the safe use of garden plant protection products Read more Good landscaping can cut health costs March 19 2014 by George Bullivant M Pressure on Government

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    lined up for the 2014 January conference at Blackpool See more Read more Bulbs Gifts and Catering boost September sales October 21 2013 by George Bullivant M September sales edged higher than a strong month in 2012 reflecting buoyant bulb and gift sales and the continued growth of catering according to the latest data from the GCA See more Read more Massive thumbs up for spoga gafa from British Exporters October 8 2013 by George Bullivant M Gardenex reports significant success for British garden and leisure manufacturers at spoga gafa They received over 1 000 positive enquiries from 64 countries and at least two exhibitors expect to confirm orders over 500 000 See more Read more October 2013 long range weather forecast October 1 2013 by From data supplied by Wiseweather M October should be slightly drier and warmer than average with the driest weather in the South East There could be temperatures over 20C in the middle of the month See more Read more UK and Holland discuss closer horticultural links January 30 2014 by George Bullivant M A meeting of representatives from UK and Dutch governments and horticulture was declared a great success building links generally and in particular collaborating over EU legislation See more Read more Cowells and Barton Grange take top GCA awards January 29 2014 by George Bullivant M GCA names the country s ten best Garden Centres of Excellence and Taylors Bulbs was voted supplier of the year at last night s GCA conference See more Read more GCA names best garden centres by category January 27 2014 by George Bullivant M Van Hage and Cowells win the Ruxley Rose award as the garden centres with the best plant areas in 2013 Poundbury Chessington and Ruxley Manor take the restaurant awards See more Read more Join us at the Garden Press Event January 23 2014 by George Bullivant M Join Gardenforum at the Garden Press Event and meet 250 writers and broadcasters from TV Radio National Press and the home gardening magazines See more Read more Calls for the industry to back Perennial January 20 2014 by George Bullivant M Alan Titchmarsh led calls for the industry to act as ambassadors to raise the profile of Perennial which helped over 1200 gardeners and their families last year See more Read more Retailers must have an Internet presence says LOFA January 15 2014 by George Bullivant M Are garden centres right to fear competition from the Internet when selling garden furniture LOFA research suggests the general public still prefer to see and touch garden furniture and barbecues before they purchase See more Read more GCA names best Christmas displays January 2 2014 by George Bullivant M Bents and Castle Gardens are the winners of the Garden Centre Association s annual Christmas display competition See more Read more Opportunity to meet a Homebase buyer December 18 2013 by George Bullivant M GIMA members have the opportunity to pitch to buyers from Homebase in one to one

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    See more Read more Waitrose creates TV gardening channel June 21 2013 by George Bullivant M Waitrose is unveiling an on line TV gardening channel featuring Alan Titchmarsh and Matt James See more Read more New website for MorePerformance June 19 2013 by George Bullivant M MorePeople unveils a new website for MorePerformance offering training and development courses for people within the fresh produce horticulture food agriculture and garden leisure industries See more Read more HTA prepares for change in law on selling garden chemicals June 11 2013 by George Bullivant M The law has changed From November 2015 when a retailer sells a plant protection product a certificated member of staff must be contactable at the point of sale The HTA and the CPA are preparing an e learning course to meet the new requirement See more Read more i2i teams up with Government to find more exporters September 30 2013 by George Bullivant M There is a new partnership between UKTI and i2i to encourage more small companies to export hence the last minute appearance of UKTI at Glee See more Read more Directors to leave as RHS restructures September 18 2013 by George Bullivant M Changes announced by RHS Director General Sue Biggs mean promotion for Jim Gardiner and Hayley Monkton and redundancy for directors James Rudoni and Stephen Bennett with Bob Sweet retiring See more Read more There s more to Glee than deal making September 13 2013 by George Bullivant M While Glee which starts on Sunday is primarily for buyers there are a number of other activities going on that will interest those not directly involved in buying or taking a short break from it See more Read more 90 of retailers visiting Four Oaks will go to Glee September 10 2013 by George Bullivant M As exhibitors prepare for Glee HTA research into what the garden trade needs from trade shows backs an autumn show but finds most retailers want to see plants as well as garden products See more Read more GIMA opens the door with Buyer Connect August 29 2013 by George Bullivant M Leading retailers are getting behind GIMA s Buyer Connect event at Glee This is the chance for suppliers to get a face to face meeting with buyers who are often out of reach See more Read more BBC coverage of Chelsea Flower Show continues to 2017 August 28 2013 by George Bullivant M The BBC and RHS have agreed that Chelsea Hampton Court Tatton and Malvern flower shows will be broadcast exclusively on the BBC until 2017 Gardeners World will continue to draw on experts from the RHS See more Read more Ruxley Rose plant area competition gets tougher August 19 2013 by George Bullivant M The garden centre whose plant area wins the Ruxley Rose competition this year will have proved its excellence in spring and autumn as judging by the GCA becomes more rigorous See more Read more East Malling Research opens doors to public

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    Read more TGCG Bicester hosts GIMA conference March 18 2013 by George Bullivant M The GIMA conference and AGM will be held at the recently upgraded Bicester flagship belonging to The Garden Centre Group Non members will be welcomed See more Read more Importance of ornamentals recognised by HIP March 8 2013 by George Bullivant M There was important recognition for ornamental horticulture yesterday at the launch of HIP a new body to co ordinate horticultural research and its funding See more Read more Two new websites for the spring season March 5 2013 by George Bullivant M There are two new websites for 2013 The first is new GreenPlantSwap is a marketplace for nurseries and gardeners to sell or swap plants The second is a revamp of Scotts Love the Garden See more Read more March will be sunnier and drier but cooler March 4 2013 by Wiseweather M Wiseweather predicts the risk of frost and snow will continue throughout March as high pressure will be nearby for much of the month See more Read more Internet sales up 15 as overall sales fall in April June 7 2013 by George Bullivant M Those wishing to grow at times of overall decline need to have online presence says GfK Although total sales were down in April Internet sales were up 15 See more Read more RHS sponsors awards at National Plant Show May 22 2013 by George Bullivant M The RHS is backing UK growers by sponsoring the New Plant Awards at July s HTA National Plant Show to be judged by five well known experts See more Read more New Waitrose plant buyer joins GIMA judges May 17 2013 by George Bullivant M Andy Smith who has left Dobbies to become the new garden plant buyer at Waitrose is one of three new judges for the GIMA Awards See more Read more Horticulture An industry at crisis point May 14 2013 by George Bullivant M A RHS report says the skills gap in horticulture is threatening Britain s economy environment and food security 70 of horticultural businesses cannot fill skilled vacancies and say career entrants are inadequately prepared for work See more Read more Inexperienced valuers create problems May 10 2013 by George Bullivant M Quinton Edwards warns that valuers with little garden centre experience are causing problems for garden centres and horticultural businesses seeking bank funding See more Read more RHS to raise 1m to promote jobs in horticulture April 30 2013 by George Bullivant M Celebrities join in The RHS Chelsea Centenary Appeal to change the perception of horticulture as a career among young people See more Read more Plant sales down 58 in March says GCA April 22 2013 by George Bullivant M GCA puts figures on the late spring Sales were down 32 in March as outdoor plant sales fell 58 Sales for the first 3 months are down 20 See more Read more GCA members invited to big peat debate April 18 2013

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    Paul Herrington to the team See more Read more HTA meets minister as nurseries threaten to sue over chalara November 6 2012 by George Bullivant M There is still no clarity about the spread of Chalara fraxinae the ash dieback disease There are still no plans other than a ban on all tree movements to prevent it destroying 90 of ash trees in the UK Now the politicians are playing the blame game while UK nurseries face huge losses See more Read more Ruxley Rose recognises best garden centres for plants October 25 2012 by George Bullivant M The Garden Centre Association has announced the 11 regional winners of the Ruxley Rose the competition that recognises excellence in the quality and range of plants See more Read more HTA puts optimistic spin on September growth October 22 2012 by George Bullivant M Clearly UK consumers have not lost the gardening habit and this augurs well for next year says the HTA But there is a big difference between HTA and GCA figures for September See more Read more Highlighting impact of Chalara on amenity growers February 27 2013 by The HTA M Representatives from the Defra plant health policy team visited Hillier Nurseries to see how their stock of home grown ash trees has become completely worthless See more Read more Latest results for garden companies show mixed performances February 27 2013 by George Bullivant Gardenforum has completely refreshed its database of company results Many new companies have been added Recent updates include the latest figures from Westland Horticulture Solus Garden Leisure DJ Squire Wyevale Nurseries and Haskins See more Read more Scotsdale is Davidson Richards 40th garden centre client February 22 2013 by George Bullivant M Scotsdale became Davidson Richards s 40th independent garden centre client when it implemented the cloud based OpSuite retail solution at its two garden centres See more Read more It s time to Spring into Summer February 18 2013 by The HTA M The Horticultural Trades Association HTA has announced a new PR campaign to encourage consumers to get out in their gardens following the poor weather of last year See more Read more Ideal Gardening launches on Ideal World TV February 11 2013 by George Bullivant M A new television programme and a new way for both novice and experienced gardeners to shop for plants is launching on Ideal World TV See more Read more Early PR deadline for Garden Re Leaf February 4 2013 by George Bullivant M Garden Re Leaf is asking companies to post details of their plans on Gardenreleaf co uk by 10th February so that details can be given to the national press at The Garden Press Event See more Read more Glee switches back to Sunday December 13 2012 by George Bullivant M The Glee trade show dates are to be brought forward by a day in 2013 so that it will run from Sunday to Tuesday This and other changes follow extensive consultations with all sections

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    pavilion at spoga gafa and there are cash grants on offer See more Read more What s in Tuesday s Love Your Garden July 2 2012 by George Bullivant Gardenforum previews the plants and products to appear in tomorrow s Love Your Garden The programme with Alan Titchmarsh and David Domoney was watched by 3 6m last week See more Read more NT opens secret facility to save threatened plants June 26 2012 by George Bullivant M The National Trust has opened a secret plant propagation facility to ensure the survival of threatened plants at NT properties It will also assist private plant collections See more Read more National Plant Show set to break records June 21 2012 by George Bullivant M The judges will be kept busy at next week s HTA National Plant Show with 107 introductions to choose between for the Best New Plant Award See more Read more Associations meet to discuss Trade Shows October 5 2012 by George Bullivant M The major associations within the garden industry are to meet next week to talk about the future of trade shows and specifically Glee See more Read more HTA conference focuses on the need to survive and adapt October 2 2012 by The HTA M There are a few places left at HTA Garden Futures conference next week The line up of speakers will be a great help to anyone planning their strategy for 2013 See more Read more GCA says GLEE is still an important event October 2 2012 by The GCA M The GCA executive committee has pledged its continued support for GLEE and hopes to see members there next year See more Read more August sales increase lifts morale September 24 2012 by George Bullivant M The sales uplift enjoyed by garden centres in August was enough to lift morale even if it won t improve the annual total significantly See more Read more HTA losses stimulate change September 14 2012 by George Bullivant M The 2011 results from the HTA are soon to be circulated and they will show a significant loss This is the background to some major changes that are being proposed to members at October s AGM One surprise proposal is that Caroline Owen should return as president for another year See more Read more July deficit reverses June s recovery in sales August 28 2012 by George Bullivant M Even the anticipation of the Olympics could not lift garden centre sales July figures from the GCA show that sales were 5 down on 2011 Plant sales were particularly weak See more Read more Industry concerns at UK findings of Ash Dieback August 22 2012 by George Bullivant M The HTA is seeking to raise awareness of Ash Dieback Chalara fraxinea after the discovery of the disease at a number of UK sites over recent weeks See more Read more Plants and Products in tonight s Love Your Garden July 24 2012 by George Bullivant M Here is a

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    the month Only the North West will see average levels of rain Easter will be chilly with showers See more Read more Restaurants looking for Garden centres April 2 2012 by George Bullivant M First Franchise has teamed up with Bucknalls to provide a complete restaurant service for garden centres All the retailer has to do is provide the space and take the rent See more Read more Don t let GYO peak says Pippa Greenwood March 29 2012 by George Bullivant M Has GYO peaked asks GIMA I have no intention of letting it peak says Pippa Greenwood She told garden suppliers they need to do more to help the novice gardener succeed and warned that some products were not fit even for landfill See more Read more Gardening Associations put pressure on Thames Water March 22 2012 by George Bullivant M Many garden associations including The HTA RHS and BALI have combined to press Thames Water to give concessions to landscapers as they have to private car wash and window cleaning businesses See more Read more 3 water companies lift ban June 13 2012 by George Bullivant M 3 water companies in the SE will end their hosepipe bans tomorrow But four companies will continue with the ban on domestic use of a hosepipe 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 HTA changes National Garden Gift Vouchers May 30 2012 by George Bullivant M The HTA has restructured its charges for The National Garden Gift Voucher to protect revenues and make it more rewarding for those that are active sellers See more Read more HTA and GIMA collaborate over training May 25 2012 by George Bullivant M Two of the leading trade associations are joining forces over training The HTA is encouraging its members to join training courses provided by GIMA in June See more Read more Landscapers win exemption from the hosepipe ban May 21 2012 by George Bullivant M As of today landscaping and turf businesses are exempt from the hosepipe ban See more Read more Titchmarsh and Domoney team up for Love Your Garden 2 May 9 2012 by George Bullivant M Alan Titchmarsh s Love Your Garden returns for a second series on ITV 1 in June and garden centres will again be given prior notice of the plants and products to be featured See more Read more Mixed picture for Bank Holiday Weekend May 8 2012 by The HTA M The HTA reports a mixed trading picture for garden centres and retail nurseries across the country this Bank Holiday weekend Many felt that trade was better than expected given the gloomy weather although trade was down like for like on last year See more Read more International flavour to National Plant Show May 1

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    deciding what they want from a new director general See more Read more How to increase profit without massive investment December 13 2011 by George Bullivant M The GCA conference will look at ways to increase profit without massive investment There will be examples from the best in garden retail and inspiration from experts such as Dr Hessayon Michael Heppell Jim Gardiner of the RHS Mario Dolcezza Andrew McMillan and Clare Rayner See more Read more Chepstow garden centres move into cloud computing December 8 2011 by George Bullivant M 3 West Country garden centres have opted to operate their EPOS systems using the concept of cloud computing installed by G7 It reduces the cost and increases security See more Read more Applicants sought for horticultural scholarships December 1 2011 by The David Colegrave Foundation M The David Colegrave Foundation is inviting students and newcomers to the industry to apply for scholarships so that they can benefit from the latest learning both here in the UK and overseas See more Read more Organisers consider two Edible Garden Shows in 2013 March 19 2012 by George Bullivant M The success of the second Edible Garden Show last weekend has prompted the organisers to consider holding 2 shows next spring See more Read more Hosepipe ban announced in South East UPDATED March 13 2012 by George Bullivant M With more dry weather expected water restrictions will be introduced from April 5th in the South and East But HTA lobbying has secured an exemption in several areas for drip irrigation See more Read more Glee ends 12 year link with Petindex March 12 2012 by George Bullivant M Glee and the PCTA have agreed to end the twinning of Petindex with Glee This frees Glee to include pet exhibitors within the main show See more Read more Success leads to a change of name for First Franchise Promotions March 2 2012 by George Bullivant M The growth of First Franchise Promotions a sister company to First Franchise has prompted a name change to reflect more accurately the short term promotions it brings to garden centres See more Read more Plants are up despite lower January sales February 21 2012 by George Bullivant M It seems that January sales were not as good as last year despite optimism around the trade 33 of the 54 garden centres reporting in the GCA Barometer of Trade said sales were below Jan 2011 But the trend looks positive for 2012 See more Read more Research gives Glee a new focus February 17 2012 by George Bullivant M Glee s research of over 1000 visitors showed that buyers and exhibitors now want a show focussed on garden retail There s a new layout a new logo and it will be easier for buyers to see what s new See more Read more European buyers want to meet British garden suppliers February 14 2012 by Gardenex M Buyers from Belgium France Spain Sweden and The Netherlands will be waiting

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