Desch Plantpak has acquired SKY-LIGHT's horticulture activities

Desch Plantpak has agreed to acquire the assets of Danish SKY-LIGHT that are used for the production of horticultural trays and reminds people about the enormous added value of recycled plastic. Read more

Thermoflor awaits outcome of sale negotiations

Thermoflor has ceased trading following the bankruptcy of its parent The Grimbergen Group declared at Maastrict last week. Another of the group’s companies is Bright building. Read more

Rosebourne under construction

Xylella found in Belgium

The HTA has urged the UK to remain vigilant after Xylella fastidiosa has been found in Belgium for the first time, on olive trees imported from Spain. Read more

B&Q to scrap overnight replenishment

200 management roles are likely to be lost as B&Q plans to abandon overnight replenishment of shelves in store. Read more

Gardman has been put up for sale

Gardman has appointed PwC to sell the business as a consequence of financial pressures following the warehouse fire in March 2018. Directors hope a new buyer will be found in the next 2 weeks. Read more

Cultivation St. Ambassador of the Year supported over 1,000 children

David Domoney congratulates this year’s Cultivation Street ambassador of the year, Dobbies’ Steven Purton, who regularly shares his expertise with a local charity, 4 schools, a college and a hospital to improve their communal spaces. Read more

David Domoney congratulates Steven Purton

Westland acquires Gardman Group

Westland Horticulture has acquired Gardman Group and has immediately taken them out of administration. The purchase includes all trading assets, stock, infrastructure and Gardman brands. Read more

Gardman outcome will be confirmed next week

Gardman tells staff that it remains optimistic that a sale can be achieved next week to avoid administration. Read more

The Choice Marketing awards go to …

At the Choice Marketing  Annual Conference and Dinner, Westland was named supplier of the year, Farplants was grower of the year and Widdop was awarded gift supplier of the year. Read more

Michelle de Lavis-Trafford, Sue Grant, Andrew Illingworth, Mike Cook from Choice

Kelkay team to head Ames expansion into new product categories

Ames has placed senior managers from Kelkay at the core of its new executive management team for the UK and Ireland promising to take the group into a number of new categories. Read more

Richard Slade, Antony Harker, Richard Pyrah & Sarah Winn

Wyevale sells 5 large garden centres to Dobbies

Wyevale has announced the sale of 5 of its largest garden centres to Dobbies, bringing the Dobbies total to 39 sites. Read more

Gloucester, bought  by Wyevale from Blooms

Stewarts apologise as Father Christmas ticketing crashes for 2nd year

Despite stress testing everything and a new provider, the ticketing system used by Stewarts for Father Christmas visits crashed for a second year, swamped by 300 calls a minute. Read more

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