Former LOFA secretary Phil Gibbs receives prison sentence for fraud

Phil Gibbs, former LOFA Secretary was given a 27-month custodial sentence for Fraud by abuse of position. Read more

Phil Gibbs

EU proposals fail to address NI plant barriers

The HTA says recent proposals from the EU to do not appear to resolve the issues faced by NI growers and retailers sourcing plant stock from GB.   Read more

Diverted Christmas containers highlight a perfect storm

As The Times reports massive container ships carrying Christmas stock being diverted to Rotterdam, garden suppliers fear massive inflation and continuing delays next year. Read more

The biggest gardening army since “Dig for Victory."

Garden centres, suppliers, growers, and gardeners are being called on to play a part in supporting the RHS Planet Friendly Gardening Campaign. Read more

Ames builds capacity and resilience for 2022

Ames doubles production and warehousing capacity, building inventory to 16 weeks across all core products in its drive to build turnover to £150m. Read more

Liza Goucher - marketing and Nick Jones - commercial director with Paul North, MD

Brett Avery can no longer be HTA President

HTA vice president, Brett Avery, will no longer be eligible to become President on Oct 7th as he is to leave Farplants and the sector at the end of the year. Read more

Brett Avery

Perennial launches free physiotherapy service

Perennial, the charity for people working in, or retired from, the horticulture industry, is today launching a free physiotherapy service available to people working in horticulture. Read more

The Newt in Somerset to sponsor RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Th RHS has announced that The Newt in Somerset will be the new headline sponsor of the Chelsea Flower Show and the Charity Gala Preview for the next four years. Read more

Notcutts resume redevelopment programme after 2020/21 pause

Sales down and profits up during the pandemic, reports Notcutts as it resumes garden centre improvements including a multi £m redevelopment at Oxford. Read more

Caroline Notcutt, Nick Burrows, Bridget McIntyre

Record £2m rebate for Choice members

Choice Marketing announced at its annual conference that it is looking for new members as it revealed a record supplier rebate and its 'Suppliers of the year'. Read more

Kaemingk's Sander Tunissen and Julie Taylor with Michelle de Lavis-Trafford and Terry Maywood

RHS director general Sue Biggs to retire next June

Sue Biggs CBE will retire as Director General of The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in June 2022 after 11 years. Read more

Sue Biggs, RHS director general

Founder of Wildlife World hands over to Mark Pitman

Norman Sellers who started Wildlife World in the 1990’s is stepping back to become non-exec chairman.  The new managing director is Mark Pitman. Read more

Norman Sellers

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