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    for invasive species saying that he holds his head in his hands when he walks around garden centres The paper calls for citizen science to record the advance of non native invasive species See more Read more UK retail sales up 2 2 in December but January 10 2012 by George Bullivant M Figures for the December sales were the best since last January There was a like for like increase of 2 2 But don t get too encouraged says BRC 2012 is expected to be an equally challenging year See more Read more Gardenforum s Review of 2011 January 1 2012 by George Bullivant Gardenforum s Review of 2011 tracks the year s trading and events It also shows the high number of garden centres and nurseries that are investing despite the difficult economy This review is open for all to read see more Read more Gardens are 4 weeks late so keep planting June 21 2012 by George Bullivant M Gardens are 4 weeks behind a normal year The soil still holds plenty of moisture so garden centres should encourage customers that it is not too late to plant say leading nurseries See more Read more Growers dismay at AWB outcome June 20 2012 by The HTA M The HTA calls on Defra to publish the consultation on the future abolition of the AWB after nursery workers are awarded a 2 6 increase despite such a tough season See more Read more Confusion over Which ranking of garden retailers June 14 2012 by George Bullivant M B Q and independent gardening and DIY stores outscored Dobbies and The Garden Centre Group in the top 100 shops rated by Which But in a confusing report Dobbies was placed equal first for gardening and DIY with Argos See more Read more Monty Don rejects a balanced approach to pesticides May 30 2012 by George Bullivant M Monty Don presenter of BBC Gardeners World reaffirms I will not be promoting non organic products of any kind whatsoever His irritation is a reaction to BBC s promise of a more balanced programme in the future See more Read more Legionella from compost scare prompts RHS warning May 28 2012 by George Bullivant M The RHS has responded to the report of a man contracting Legionnaires Disease from compost with advice not to store potting media in hot greenhouses as these will heat up and may encourage Legionella See more Read more Is this the latest season ever for gardening May 18 2012 by George Bullivant M Figures from the GCA and HTA confirm that April sales were sharply down Early trading in May shows signs of improvement but the season has still not really started at the time when it came to an abrupt end last year Some retailers have warned of an unholy scramble if or when warmer weather comes See more Read more Westland and Diarmuid Gavin team up to build the largest ever Chelsea Garden May 15 2012

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    See more Read more Chelsea medals for 2000 school pupils May 24 2011 by George Bullivant M It s Silver Gilt for 2000 school children backed by Peter Seabrook and Scotts There s gold for Hillier Bulldog Tools Crocus twice and B Q See more Read more Were April sales as good as they should have been May 11 2011 by George Bullivant M Now that the figures are in for April it should be asked if gardening sales were as good as they should have been with such fine weather Easter Mother s Day and an additional Bank Holiday See more Read more Portas review a threat to garden centres December 14 2011 by George Bullivant M Mary Portas has suggested 28 ways to put the heart back into UK High Streets Some could affect garden centres The HTA has welcomed parts but warns that garden centres also have an important role as community hubs See more Read more 20 million fund available to support greener working December 6 2011 by The HTA M Defra has announced a new 20 million fund to help farmers foresters and horticulturists to invest in green projects and new machinery so that their businesses can continue to grow in an environmentally friendly way Read more Now is the time to fly the flag for Made in UK December 1 2011 by George Bullivant M Following the lead given by John Lewis to highlight products made in Britain Gardenex is challenging UK companies to capitalise on the organisation tradition and pageantry of the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics to tap into pro British sentiment abroad See more Read more Minister rips up prepared speech November 22 2011 by George Bullivant M Lord Taylor ripped up his prepared speech at the House of Commons last night and promised he would not let the interests of our industry go by default He backed the Localism Bill and the need for near market research See more Read more VAT ruling to hit mail order young plant suppliers UPDATED November 10 2011 by Peter Dawson M The closure of the sales tax loophole on goods imported from the Channel Islands announced by the Treasury this week will hit young plant retailers Early payment may not avoid the VAT See more Read more 2010 profits fall for many garden retailers October 21 2011 by George Bullivant 2010 seemed to be a good year for some nurseries but a significant proportion of garden centres showed a small reduction in sales accompanied by a larger fall in profits There were losses for The Garden Leisure Group and Webbs Garden Centres Solus and Decco both performed strongly To see summaries for over 50 garden companies See more This article is open to all readers 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

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    by Glee M Pop up rain barrel water butt scoops triple honours in the Glee New Product Awards For a list of winners see More Read more A garden without plants September 8 2010 by George Bullivant M What will the garden of the future look like According to a former Chair of the Society of Garden Designers the idea of a garden without plants is a distinct possibility See more Read more Should we feed birds August 27 2010 by George Bullivant M More than half of people with gardens feed birds says Which Gardening But are we hindering or helping our feathered friends it asks See more Read more Garden Organic hosts national gardening sustainability conference April 4 2011 by George Bullivant M The greenest government ever and the movement towards more sustainable living present a commercial opportunity for the garden retail industry But will garden centres leave it to the sheds and the supermarkets See more Read more Big increase in Profits for Scotsdale March 18 2011 by George Bullivant It is mostly garden centres who have updated results in Gardenforum s Company Results They include Woodcote Green Nurseries which joins Scotsdale Nursery and Garden Centre and Park Garden Centre as 10m retailers Online garden centre Crocus increased sales sharply See more This article is open to all readers Read more Discrimination case raises worrying issues for garden centres March 9 2011 by George Bullivant M Joe Hashman has won the right to sue Orchard Park Garden Centre in Gillingham Dorset for discrimination The case raises matters of general concern to garden centres See more Read more Sow the seed for future generations says HRH February 24 2011 by Gardeners World Mag M The Prince of Wales urges the nation to take up the cause of growing their own fruit and vegetables in an exclusive feature for Gardeners World magazine See more Read more HTA opposes suggestion of moving May Bank Holiday February 8 2011 by The Horticultural Trades Association HTA M Moving the May Bank Holiday to October would not be good for the garden industry according to the Horticultural Trades Association HTA The move has recently been proposed by the Department for Culture Media and Sport Read more Garden centres do a good job BUT January 26 2011 by George Bullivant M Garden centres said Christine Walkden do a good job BUT they intimidate beginners with jargon and the incomprehensible language of staff who are trained in the theory but have never sown a seed themselves See more Read more Slugs and Snails knocked off the pest top spot January 19 2011 by The RHS M The Royal Horticultural Society RHS has just announced its top ten pest related enquiries received by its Advisory Service 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

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    Plant Fairs go from strength to strength See more Read more Defra calls on gardeners to help stop the spread of invasive plants February 24 2010 by DEFRA M Defra and the Scottish Government today called on Britain s gardeners to help stop the spread of invasive aquatic plants that damage the natural environment and cost the economy millions with a new campaign to highlight the plight of Britain s waterways See more Read more Beetle mania hits Boskoop February 8 2010 by Peter Dawson M Evidence of citrus longhorn beetle damage has had a devastating effect on the growers in Boskoop Holland 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 Garden centres have lost the plot when it comes to inspiring new gardeners July 9 2010 by George Bullivant M There were harsh words for UK garden centres from Adam Pascoe and Christine Walkden at Adrian Bloom s conference about getting people switched on to plants New initiatives from the US show how to remove the barriers for new gardeners 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 Industry fears VAT impact but June 23 2010 by George Bullivant M There have been mixed reactions from the industry to a VAT increase to 20 from 4th January Retailers will have to decide whether to absorb the increase or move to the next price point See more Read more HTA outrage at AWB settlement June 17 2010 by The Horticultural Trades Association HTA M Outraged by the latest settlement figure imposed by the Agricultural Wages Board David Gwyther says The AWB is demonstrating yet again that it is out of touch out of date and hopefully out of time See more Read more Hillier nurseries make it 65 May 25 2010 by George Bullivant M There was relief for Hillier Nurseries as they continued their record breaking run with a 65th gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Other gold winners included John Woods Nurseries Taylors Walkers Bulbs Raymond J Evison Peter Beales Roses Jacques Amand International and David Austin Roses 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

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    it was at the Stock Exchange this year the HTA Conference will be at the Kensington Roof Gardens Celebrity speakers led by ex BBC political editor John Sergeant will be joined by key figures from the trade 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 Odds on for a barbecue summer April 30 2009 by Met Office After two disappointingly wet summers the signs are much more promising this year We can expect times when temperatures will be above 30 C something we hardly saw at all last year So says the Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office See more Read more Total Retail 1 2 Garden Retail 7 April 16 2009 by George Bullivant M BRC KPMG figures for the first 3 months of 2009 show retail sales grew 1 2 Provisional figures from the HTA show garden centre sales grew 7 over the same period The difference is most dramatic in March See more Read more Slugs and Snails are No 1 Pests in 2009 January 27 2010 by RHS M Slugs and snails were the number one problem on the 2009 Top 10 garden pests list according to the Royal Horticultural Society RHS Read more Garden centres should benefit as consumer behaviour changes January 5 2010 by George Bullivant M The HTA has opened the decade with research on how consumers are responding to a challenging economic climate and concerns about the environment What are the opportunities for the garden industry See more Read more 2009 Review Part 2 July to December January 4 2010 by George Bullivant With trade strong attention turned to the battle between the increased number of trade shows in 2010 Many garden centres won planning permission to extend Corporate activity continued among suppliers See more This article is open to all Read more Coping with the change in VAT November 23 2009 by George Bulllivant M At midnight on 31st December the standard rate of VAT reverts to 17 5 Does this mean garden centre staff will cancel their New Year s Eve parties in order to re price their stock Or will garden centres accept a 5 5 reduction in gross profit Gardenforum has been talking to retailers See more Read more Garden centres create free publicity November 16 2009 by George Bullivant M Some garden centres are winning free publicity by creating newsworthy events and passing the news to their local press Read some of the stories published in the last week Many cover unusual ways to launch Christmas See more Read more Peter Dawson previews Four Oaks August 28 2009 by Peter Dawson M Traditionally September has been a busy month for plant buyers first with Four Oaks and then a couple of weeks later Glee Nursery But this year things

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    16 2008 by George Bullivant M The winners of the 2008 GCA Christmas display competition are Barton Grange Brock in the category for larger centres and Castle Gardens at Sherborne in the class for garden centres with sales under 3m The judge said she was absolutely blown away See more Read more Wisley at Risk from Commercial Waste Management Sites December 3 2008 by Royal Horticultural Society M The RHS is calling on people who love gardens and gardening to help it fight two planning applications for commercial waste management sites near its largest garden at Wisley in Surrey 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 HTA welcomes Benn s support and understanding November 4 2008 by Gardenforum M Possible draconian laws to eliminate a wide range of potentially invasive garden plants and EU pesticide legislation were among the topics discussed by industry leaders at yesterday s meeting with Hillary Benn the Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs See more Read more Watch BBC Gardeners World Special on peat April 3 2009 by BBC Gardeners World M If you missed the BBC Gardeners World Special on peat which featured several industry leaders watch it now Click on the link below Read more Nurseries see first signs of re ordering March 27 2009 by Peter Dawson M Cautious optimism about the state of the liner market news that Wyevale plans plant production at 13 locations results from the second British Plant Fair and an update from Hillier Nurseries all feature in the latest round up of UK growers from Peter Dawson See more Read more 850k reward for Choice March 24 2009 by Choice Marketing M Choice Marketing members are celebrating the completion of another successful year with a huge rebate of 850 000 for achieving agreed targets with their key suppliers See more Read more February snow hit small garden centres March 18 2009 by George Bullivant M Despite recession snow and frozen ground members of the Garden Centre Association will be pleased that sales were only 11 behind last year which had been 21 up on 2007 Smaller centres were however more heavily affected See more Read more Four Oaks Direct holds Flower Power Fair March 6 2009 by George Bullivant M Around 20 nurseries from the North of England will be selling a range of garden and house plants on Mother s Day at the first Flower Power Fair of 2009 which will be held at Four Oaks Direct See more Read more 25 million to fight the spread of Phytophthora kernoviae March 3 2009 by George Bullivant M The government has announced today 25 million to fight the spread of Phytophthora kernoviae and

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    more Read more Sustainable retail is here to stay April 18 2008 by from The Retail Bulletin M Returning from the World Retail Congress the CEO of Kingfisher Ian Cheshire has commented in The Retail Bulletin that sustainable retail is one of the hottest topics in the industry at the moment and it is here to stay See more Read more HTA continues to push for changes to the Sunday Trading Laws March 19 2008 by The Horticultural Trades Association M The Horticultural Trades Association is continuing to seek support in government for a relaxation of the laws to enable Sunday trading to take place on Easter Sunday Read more Retailers and suppliers must form alliances February 29 2008 by George Bullivant M At a time of rapid change and little growth within the garden industry There is still too much them and us The words of Leslie Kossoff set the mood for the first of the HTA s 2008 one day conferences See more Read more Conference shows how to survive a recession October 24 2008 by George Bullivant M HTA members who attended this week s business leaders conference heard that we are facing the toughest time ever for business directors Innovation is the key to survival but this does not come naturally to companies with over 20 staff Creativity needs to be worked at See more Read more Prices to rise by 10 or more next year October 6 2008 by George Bullivant M Prices will rise 10 or more next year Will volumes decrease by an equivalent amount No say exhibitors and retailers at Glee the garden industry can expect some growth next year See more Read more IGCA heads for the North West in 2009 October 2 2008 by George Bullivant M The IGCA International Garden Centre Association Congress is to return to the UK after 12 years In 1997 the event was hosted by London the Southeast and Scotland In September 2009 it will be the turn of the North West See more Read more Northern Garden Centres break from Future Marketing September 5 2008 by George Bullivant M Five northern garden centres have left the buying group Future Marketing with effect from the first of September They will be working more closely together as the Trans Pennine group See more Read more HTA wins support in fight to lift Sunday Trading restrictions September 1 2008 by George Bullivant M The HTA is to meet the government in October backed by overwhelming support from its members in favour of exempting garden centres from Sunday trading restrictions This will add weight to the Bill currently in the House of Lords See more Read more Fraudster cooks up a scam on Beefeater Barbecues August 6 2008 by Peter Dawson M Hampshire based Beefeater Barbecues Regent Garden Collection has been hit by a very clever scam involving two telephone orders purporting to be from Bents Garden Centre in Cheshire See more Read more RHS Update on Weedkiller

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    all future activities by the Royal Horticultural Society and will feature heavily in the television programmes and articles on the 2008 RHS shows such as Chelsea Hampton Court and Tatton Park See more Read more NT advises on Sudden Oak Death February 14 2008 by George Bullivant M The National Trust for Scotland concerned about the spread of Sudden Oak Death into Scotland convened a conference of experts to offer guidance Their advice applies throughout the UK where 625 sites are now affected See more Read more How Green is your business It s time for Action February 4 2008 by George Bullivant M The recent GIMA meeting heard that 50 of the top 250 companies now measure their carbon footprint The garden sector has been slow to respond and should act now before being forced by legislation It is not as complicated as it sounds See more Read more Garden centres outpace DIY stores in difficult year February 4 2008 by George Bullivant M A fistful of reports from the HTA shows how garden centres prospered compared to DIY superstores in a challenging year that only 9 of people recognise the environmental benefit of plants and that orders through home delivery mail order companies grew 22 See more Read more RHS Grow Your Own Veg open weekend January 24 2008 by The RHS M The RHS is opening up its four gardens to members of the public on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March to launch the 2008 Grow Your Own Veg campaign Read more News Review 2007 January 3 2008 by George Bullivant Here is our review of the News in 2007 This story is open to all our readers even if you are not a subscriber See more Read more Newer 1 2 3 4 5 6

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