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    the Olympic Park 2012 Last week the APL hosted a debate to discover the lessons this world class project has for UK landscaping The days of blocked bedding have passed The future lies with meadow planting See more Read more Choice Marketing adds Johnsons then says enough for now July 13 2011 by George Bullivant M Choice Marketing puts a hold on the addition of further garden centres after Johnsons of Boston joins the group See more Read more B Q uses TrustMark to reassure customers July 5 2011 by George BUllivant M Following the demise of Focus and several other retailers consumers can be wary about paying deposits before delivery B Q is using TrustMark to build confidence See more Read more Visit a new Dobbies says Malcolm Scott November 29 2011 by George Bullivant M Last week s planning conference revealed why Malcolm Scott believes Dobbies have a formula that will be a challenge to other garden centres See more Read more BOPP and RHS form closer links with the HTA November 7 2011 by George Bullivant M Two moves demonstrate the HTA s growing influence BOPP has agreed to join the umbrella organisation and the RHS is collaborating more closely with the HTA on plant trials See more Read more Titchmarsh to reveal Garden Re Leaf activities at Garden Writers lunch November 4 2011 by George Bullivant On Nov 30th the UK gardening press gathers for a huge lunch where Alan Titchmarsh is to take to the platform to tell the audience of national trade and local garden writers about Garden Re Leaf Day The organisers are asking urgently for examples of activities they can include See more Read more Attract younger gardeners with a football resistant garden says HTA October 25 2011 by George Bullivant M One third of the garden buying is done by people under 45 years old but their approach is very different to older gardeners The HTA is publishing a report showing how to engage the younger often novice gardener See more Read more GIMA breakfast addresses time management October 18 2011 by George Bullivant M The next GIMA business meeting brings together two growing garden centre chains with one of the county s leading independents There will also be a report on the next 5 years for garden retail by Mintel and a working breakfast looking at better time management See more Read more Garden Re leaf Day gathers momentum October 11 2011 by George Bullivant M With 6 months before the inaugural Garden Re leaf Day it is already set to make a big impact with over 500 outlets The Sun and major suppliers backing the event See more Read more RHS Begins Construction of New Research Facility October 4 2011 by The RHS M The Royal Horticultural Society has started construction of a state of the art Field Research Facility at its garden in Wisley Surrey to carry out plant disease and pest focussed investigation See more Read more

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    M The HTA and Glee have patched up their differences This September the HTA will be the principle sponsor of Hall 4 and Hall 5 and will drive the seminar programme See more Read more Warm and dry weather forecast for April April 1 2011 by Wiseweather M April is likely to be dominated by areas of high pressure close to or over the UK These will bring some pleasant and warm sunny days but nights could be rather misty and at times chilly See more Read more Spring TV campaign for HTA gift vouchers March 29 2011 by George Bullivant M National Garden Gift Vouchers are to be advertised on TV starting with a 10 000 competition this week on ITV s Daybreak and Lorraine programmes See more Read more Successful first day for National Plant Show June 29 2011 by George Bullivant M Day 1 of The National Plant Show at Stoneleigh confirmed that this is sure to become an annual event Stand holders and buyers agreed that this is just what they need The chat dominating the aisles was the impact of the Focus administration See more Read more Spot a wasp and earn 20p for allergic reaction charity June 15 2011 by George Bullivant M Rentokil will donate 20p to The Anaphylaxis Campaign for every sighting of a wasp or wasp nest recorded on www ukwaspwatch co uk See more Read more ITV v BBC sets Titchmarsh v Monty Don June 15 2011 by George Bullivant M This Friday BBC Gardeners World will air at eight o clock bringing it in direct conflict with Alan Titchmarsh s new Love Your Garden programme ITV which has been working with GIMA attracted twice as many viewers last week See more Read more Early warning helps retailers prepare for new Titchmarsh TV programme June 7 2011 by George Bullivant M The first of Alan Titchmarsh s new gardening series is due to air on Friday GIMA has been helping the makers to source products and is keen to alert suppliers and retailers ahead of each show to items that will be featured See more Read more Expect an unsettled June says Wiseweather June 1 2011 by Wiseweather M Contrary to expectations Wiseweather believes June will be unsettled after a warm start Rainfall will be near or above average in many parts although central and Eastern areas could remain drier See more Read more Unusual spring weather forces Claire Austin to cancel Iris Field Open Days May 26 2011 by Claire Austin Hardy Plants M The unusually high temperatures and light levels this spring have sadly taken their toll on the iris fields The iris flowers are so far forward that there will be no blooms left for the field open days which had been scheduled for 2 4 June 2011 Read more Funding offers a real financial boost for garden centres and horticultural businesses May 24 2011 by Quinton Edwards M Garden centre and horticultural business owners considering making

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    through December with temperatures and rainfall both being below average See more Read more Glee revises floor plan for 2011 as bookings jump November 29 2010 by George Bullivant M Glee has revised the Hall layout for 2011 moving Pet Index and introduces a new image and display concept for Glee Nursery Bookings are well ahead of 2010 See more Read more HTA warns of trolley gridlock next spring November 23 2010 by George Bullivant M Following a commitment to employ the CC trolley scanning system by leading nurseries garden centres and logistics companies The HTA is predicting trolley gridlock next spring if the estimated one million unregistered trolleys remain untagged See more Read more Are garden centre sales up or down in 2010 who do you believe November 18 2010 by George Bullivant M Sales of Christmas goods were 14 up during October according to latest figures from the GCA But there is a big discrepancy between reports from the HTA and the GCA over whether garden centre sales are ahead of or behind last year See more Read more Plant sales 82 up in February March 21 2011 by George Bullivant M GCA figures for February suggest that it was a good month for garden centres Sales were up by 34 with hardy plants selling best See more Read more Choice Marketing adds 5 more garden centres March 15 2011 by George Bullivant M Another successful year for members of Choice Marketing means they will share a rebate of 1 2 million from their key suppliers Five more garden centres have been added to the group See more Read more Opportunity for exports to Belgium Denmark and the US March 8 2011 by George Bullivant M UK garden manufacturers have the opportunity to meet export buyers from Belgium s largest garden centre chain plus distributors from Denmark and the US at the next Gardenex Meet the Buyer event See more Read more Learn how localism and planning changes could affect property values March 2 2011 by George Bullivant M How can the planning system be used to enhance garden centre values and increase turnover Legislation changes and the implications of The Coalition s strategy for localism will mean some owners may need to react quickly says Malcolm Scott See more Read more High pressure will dominate March February 28 2011 by Wiseweather M March will be a month dominated by areas of high pressure close to or over the UK This will bring some pleasant sunny days for many after any overnight mist or fog clears but will give rather cold nights especially inland See more Read more Retailers must tag trolleys now to avoid spring chaos February 7 2011 by The Horticultural Trades Association HTA M Retailers must tag trolleys now to avoid spring chaos says the HTA Following the introduction of the RFID tagging of CC trolleys on 10 January growers are reporting that up to 25 of garden centres that they are delivering to do

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    there is in garden centres See more Read more Wi Fi offered at 89 TGCG garden centres September 10 2010 by The Garden Centre Group M Motorists keen to break their journeys to check their emails or use the Internet can now do so at 89 garden centres in The Garden Centre Group See more Read more More rain and a chance of ground frosts August 31 2010 by Wiseweather M Wiseweather predicts more rain after a sunny start to September and a chance of ground frosts from the 2nd week onward Read more HTA predicts tough outlook as gardening sales fall August 16 2010 by George Bullivant M Quoting from the Garden Industry Monitor Market Update the HTA predicts tough trading conditions for UK business in the short to medium term However this may present opportunities for the garden sector See more Read more HTA forms Cash Carry sub group November 15 2010 by George Bullivant M The HTA is to form a new sub group to represent Cash Carry nurseries The group will encourage comparative benchmarking and develop best practice See more Read more Investing in the horticulturalists of the future November 12 2010 by The HTA M In the current challenging economic environment and with tuition fees set to increase students are feeling the pinch more than most This academic year the David Colegrave Foundation has four scholarships to invest in the horticulturalists of the future See more Read more Westland sponsors the stars of the future November 9 2010 by George Bullivant M Westland is offering 25 places at the GCA Conference to rising stars who they hope will be the next generation of garden centre managers See more Read more It will be a pretty average November November 1 2010 by Wiseweather M Wiseweather predicts that a succession of low pressures will keep the weather unsettled for most of November with respite from a couple of short lived highs Temperatures should be above average rainfall and sunshine near average for the month See more Read more September sales slip after last year s gains October 19 2010 by George Bullivant M When judging September s 4 fall in garden centre sales as shown in the GCA Barometer of Trade allowance must be made for last year s 13 increase See more Read more Beware of Friends Bearing Gifts says RHS October 18 2010 by The RHS M Such is the threat of the fuchsia gall mite the RHS is opening its free diagnostic service to non members and has warned gardeners about sharing cuttings See more Read more Upbeat GIMA hears of opportunities on TV and with Agents October 12 2010 by George Bulllivant M The boom in TV home shopping how to succeed with agents an update from Dobbies an invitation to the Edible Garden Show and a vote on Glee were topics that filled a fast moving GIMA meeting last week See more Read more Day one success for Aqua October 7 2010

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    Despite a challenging target provided by a record breaking April in 2009 garden centres reporting to the GCA Barometer of Trade increased sales by around 5 in April 2010 However this was not enough to make up for sales lost in the extended winter earlier in the year See more Read more Keep those trolleys moving May 7 2010 by George Bullivant M On behalf of nurseries the HTA is asking garden centres to increase their stock of Danish trolleys Shortages are causing delays in the supply chain and adding unnecessary costs See more Read more May cooler frostier sunnier May 4 2010 by Wiseweather M Wiseweather forecasts that cold nights and frosts could continue through the month as May is expected to remain cooler drier and sunnier than average See more Read more Formula likely to remain the same for 2011 National Plant Show August 2 2010 by George Bullivant M There have been strong early bookings for the 2011 National Plant Show encouraged by a successful first show this year and early booking discounts Next year it will be bigger See more Read more Stock up with Charcoal it looks like a BBQ August July 29 2010 by Wiseweather M Stock up with charcoal Wiseweather says that August will be warmer drier and sunnier than average particularly for the south But the bank holiday looks less certain See more Read more Perennial helps 937 people out of a crisis July 26 2010 by George Bullivant M Perennial is the charity that helps people who have worked in horticulture gardening and garden centres Last year 937 people were helped to overcome personal crises See more Read more June sales make up for the late spring July 21 2010 by George Bullivant M The GCA Barometer of Trade shows that garden centre sales increased by 8 in June As a result sales from January to June have caught up with those of 2009 See more Read more YouGov accuses specialist garden centres of underperforming July 15 2010 by George Bullivant M A YouGov Sixth Sense report on DIY and garden centres says that major DIY stores are key players in garden retailing but the specialist garden centres are underperforming See more Read more VirtualSOLEX goes live as LOFA grasps the environmental initiative July 7 2010 by George Bullivant M LOFA has used a third successful Solex to introduce two initiatives Made Aware leads members through a process to reduce the social and environmental impact of their products VirtualSOLEX is a database of products from the show that can be referenced throughout the year See more Read more Thurlow moves on from Glee July 1 2010 by George Bullivant M Dan Thurlow Glee Show Director is leaving the show and moving to another post within EMAP He is to become Sponsorship Director for the events business See more Read more First day success for National Plant Show June 30 2010 by George Bullivant M There was real enthusiasm from leading garden

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    first time See more Read more February unsettled in the west drier in the east February 2 2010 by Wiseweather M Wiseweather expects February to be colder than average but slightly drier The west will have unsettled periods while the east remains drier See more Read more GIMA backs the Edible Garden Show January 29 2010 by George Bullivant M GIMA has negotiated a special package so that its members can exhibit at the Edible Garden Show and capitalise on the interest in Grow your own The 3 day March show is backed by Mirror Group Newspapers the W I and the Royal Agricultural Society amongst others See more Read more Big brands return to Glee April 26 2010 by George Bullivant M With 5 months to go the space booked at Glee 2010 is already close to the size of last year s show In the core garden care section there are 49 new exhibitors plus 27 lapsed exhibitors that are returning See more Read more Aylett achieves GMI peat free recognition UPDATED April 15 2010 by George Bullivant M Aylett Nurseries is the first independent garden centre to become a full member of the Growing Media Initiative GMI This means that 55 of its bagged growing media is not peat See more Read more New format for GIMA Spring meeting April 9 2010 by George Bullivant M There is a new format and new venue for the April business meeting of GIMA For the first time it will be hosted by a garden centre Speakers include an Oxford professor of economics who will talk about the business outlook after the election See more Read more April colder wetter but sunnier than average April 1 2010 by Wiseweather M Wiseweather predicts a traditional April with sunshine and showers in the South but colder and wetter in the North 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 New Marketing Committee to drive pan industry promotion March 15 2010 by George Bullivant M A new HTA Marketing Committee bringing together marketers from leading retailers growers and garden goods suppliers will meet for the first time in April See more Read more National Plant Show website goes live March 8 2010 by The HTA M The HTA National Plant Show s new website www nationalplantshow co uk is now live enabling visitors and exhibitors to keep up to date with all the latest news and information See more Read more Southern Water accused of imposing a stealth tax on gardeners March 2 2010 by George Bullivant M The HTA has objected to a scheme of seasonal tariffs announced by Southern Water that proposes to charge 6

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    more Read more Garden centres now 10 ahead of last year May 19 2009 by George Bullivant M Two months of good weather have reversed the fortunes of garden centres GCA Barometer of Trade figures suggest that by the end of April annual sales were 10 ahead However it will be the end of June before reliable comparisons can be made See more Read more New learning centre for RHS Rosemoor May 14 2009 by George Bullivant M Devon County Council is to provide 500 000 for a new learning centre at RHS Rosemoor More than 6000 primary school pupils will benefit from the new facilities See more Read more This is not the time to be invisible says Glee director May 8 2009 by George Bullivant M Glee is still the best opportunity to meet the widest possible audience says director Dan Thurlow Additions to the 2009 show will include entrepreneur booths and displays of products in themed settings See more Read more Barnes and Marshall to share a platform at HTA conference August 19 2009 by George Bullivant M Former Lebanese hostage John McCarthy leads a list of high profile speakers at this year s one day HTA conference that will look at how the consumer and the marketplace is changing However there will be space for only 150 delegates See more Read more Strong early bookings for HTA National Plant Show and Garden Expo August 18 2009 by George Bullivant M It is over 10 months before the first HTA National Plant Show and already a third of the space is booked Interest in the parallel Garden Expo has also been strong enough for the organisers to have extended the floor plan See more Read more The best Eastgro for 5 years August 6 2009 by George Bullivant M Eastgro held for the first time this year at John Wood s Nursery in Suffolk basked in sunshine while further west the country received yet another soaking 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 Gardenex announces three more overseas exhibition opportunities for British companies July 15 2009 by Gardenex M British garden and leisure product suppliers have three more opportunities to access overseas markets following the latest trade show exhibition announcements made by Gardenex The shows to be held in the USA Spain and Italy attract buyers from worldwide markets See more Read more New degree course for garden centre managers July 8 2009 M There is an important new qualification that garden centre managers and supervisers can work towards It has been developed by Kingston Maurward College validated by Bournemouth University and backed by the HTA and GCA See more Read more July starting cooler July 1 2009 by Wiseweather M Wiseweather predicts that July will

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    by Wiseweather M The February long range weather forecast from Wiseweather expects it to be colder and drier than average becoming less cold and more unsettled towards the end See more Read more Totally Shows and Spring Fair to co locate in 2010 January 21 2009 by George Bullivant M As the doors closed on the 2009 Totally Shows Totally Tools DIY and Secure it was announced that organisers Brintex had struck a deal earlier in the afternoon with EMAP to combine the show next year with the Spring Fair See more Read more Some garden centres missed out on gift voucher sales January 12 2009 by George Bullivant M Sales of National Garden Gift Vouchers defied the recession by showing growth this Christmas But the HTA is disappointed that some retailers missed out by being too cautious See more Read more May slightly sunnier and warmer but May 1 2009 by Wiseweather M Wiseweather predicts that May will be warmer and drier than average despite a cool unsettled period in the middle of the month There will be a North South split See more Read more Enter in May or rue the day April 30 2009 by George Bullivant M With judges from B Q Tesco and several leading garden centres just entering the GIMA Awards will provide valuable exposure to new products Winning is a bonus The competition is open to all See more Read more Don t miss The Big Lunch April 29 2009 by George Bullivant M Garden centres that ignore The Big Lunch will be losing out on an important opportunity to connect with their community July 19th is likely to become a national focal point of the summer See more Read more Wiseweather predicts a sunny Easter March 31 2009 by Wiseweather M The long range weather forecast from Wiseweather predicts rain that will dry up in time for a sunny Easter See more Read more Falling sterling cited as good reason for joining Gardenex March 27 2009 by Gardenex M The five most recent British garden product suppliers to join Gardenex export federation have cited the recent falls in sterling making British products more competitive in overseas markets as a good reason to join Read more GCA seeks scholarship candidates March 18 2009 by The Garden Centre Association M Each year the Garden Centre Association Trust awards two scholarships to support students undergoing horticultural training The GCA is looking for nominations for the academic year that starts this autumn See more Read more BRC Director General to address GIMA March 16 2009 by George Bullivant M Let s face it things are in a mess at the moment And the thinking that got us into the mess isn t going to get us out of it Advice from one of the challenging speakers at the GIMA meeting to be held on March 26th See more Read more Four Oaks Direct holds Flower Power Fair March 6 2009 by George Bullivant M Around 20

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