There's a heatwave on the way

The Met Office says, the warm and dry weather is here to stay until at least the end of June and… we could be looking at similar conditions continuing into the start of July. Read more

A record May means Garden Centres close in on last year's figures

After a terrible start to the year, garden centres prospered in the warm May weather and all but recovered the sales lost in the earlier months. Read more

Squire's Twickenham

Court victory for Hare Hatch Sheeplands

Court victory lifts the threat of jail hanging over Rob Scott after action taken by Wokingham Borough Council against Hare Hatch Sheeplands was ruled unfair and unjust. Read more

Rob Scott at Hare Hatch Sheeplands

Wesfarmers confirms completion date for Homebase sale

Wesfarmers has confirmed 30th June as the likely completion date for the Homebase sale to Hilco. The industry now waits to see what steps the turnaround specialist will take to return Homebase to health.  Read more

The Wyevale sale – a 2 stage process

Christie & Co says there is interest in almost every one of the 145 Wyevale Garden Centres put up for sale last month and explains how the sale is likely to progress. Read more

Syon Park plants area

Fire-risk pet cushions company fined £30,000

Highly-flammable cushions found at Coletta & Tyson’s garden centre led to a £30,000 fine for manufacturers Rosewood Pet Products. Read more

Never has the outlook been so unpredictable for growers

The aisles of a busy HTA National Plant Show hummed with discussions about Wyevale, Brexit, technology, early wastage and the shortage of hardy nursery stock. Read more

Brett Avery on Far Plant's busy stand

Scheurich to buy Deroma

Scheurich in co-operation with Baikap is to buy Deroma by the end of 2018. This is the first of several new growth stages for the Scheurich company. Read more

Pandemonium caused at Reigate Garden Centre closing down sale

Till queues were reported to be over 100 yards long at the ‘invitation only’ closing down sale at Reigate Garden Centre. Read more

Award winning Cowell’s saved from closure

Cowell’s garden centre, winner of the GCA’s best plant area, has in the last 3 weeks been saved from closure. Read more

Gordon Brown (L) with Cowell’s Darren Woodmass, Jane Keating, Mavis, Martin & Alan Cowell

Strikes at Stokesley rising from the ashes

The first major phase in the resurrection of Klondyke’s Strikes Stokesley centre is getting underway. Read more

OBE for Monty Don

BBC Gardener’s World presenter Monty Don has been awarded an OBE for services to horticulture, broadcasting and charity in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Read more

Monty Don OBE

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