Blue Diamond offers to sell shares after record profits

Blue Diamond offers opportunity to buy shares after reporting a 56% increase in half year profits following strong trading in the core business and the 9 garden centres purchased from Wyevale.  Read more

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Choice Marketing names its top suppliers

History and Heraldry, Allensmore and Woodlodge were the Suppliers of the Year in their categories for the Choice Marketing Group of independent garden centres. Read more

Apollo's acquisition warms its winter trade

Apollo Gardening has recently acquired Manor Reproductions, an online retailer and wholesale supplier of fireside furnishings. Read more

Former manager buys Wyevale’s Woodlands Nursery

Husband and wife team Vicky and Jamie Downes have bought Woodlands Nursery from Wyevale.  The deal completed on October 1st. Read more

Ames’ Antony Harker returns to garden centres

Antony Harker, formerly of Tong and Kelkay, is to step down as MD of Ames UK having acquired a stake in part of British Garden Centres. Read more

Richard Slade, Antony Harker and Richard Pyrah

HTA reports on size of UK garden market

The HTA Market Update analyses the retail sales of plants, garden care products, pots and garden leisure. It also evaluates greenhouses and sheds and looks at garden services. Read more

Rosebourne gets consent to expand Solihull

Rosebourne gets planning consent to expand and create its full offer at Solihull garden centre, formerly Hampton in Arden, that it acquired from Wyevale. Read more

Latest results show mixed financial fortunes

Latest updates to our Company Results show 2018 was a year of mixed fortunes. Updates include Blue Diamond UK, Longacres, Stax, The Millbrook Garden Company, Pennells Holdings, Grange Fencing, Ball Colegrave and Synchemicals. Read more

Neudorff turns to DLF Seeds for UK distribution

Having withdrawn from exhibiting at Glee at the last minute, Neudorff has revealed that, with immediate effect, DLF Seeds will be distributing its garden products in the UK. Read more

Advice for Brexit, deal or no deal

Gardenforum looks at some of the resources available to help companies keep up to date with advice on Brexit and especially a no deal Brexit. Read more

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HTA steps up plastic campaigning activity

The HTA’s James Clark tells NGO’s, local and national Government that local authorities should collect more recyclable plant pots from the kerbside following huge developments in the industry. Read more

Pippa Greenwood is the new HTA Horticulture Manager

The HTA has appointed botanist and broadcaster Pippa Greenwood as HTA Horticulture Manager to support grower members of the association. Read more

Pippa Greenwood

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