The search is on for two new apprentices

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries has announced this month (August 2018) that it is looking for two new apprentices. Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford is calling for people to apply for its two-year Horticultural Apprenticeship, which will start in September 2018. Read more

Carla Nash, Team Leader on the Moving Crew at Wyevale and Sam Lloyd, a first-year apprentice.

Kingfisher unveils B&Q growth for May, June and July

Good sales growth for B&Q in Q2 were driven by a strong performance of weather-related categories. Read more

Veronique Laury at RHS Hampton Court

Preserving rich heritage of Perry pears

Perry pears will be one of the stars of the show with a display aiming to smash a world record at this year’s Malvern Autumn Show held at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, on September 29-30. Read more

Island Horticulture-‘Life after Brexit’

Island Horticulture - ‘Life after Brexit’ is this year’s Conference theme. The CIH are delighted to welcome distinguished speakers from both the UK and the Netherlands, discussing a range of topics pertinent to horticulturists in all sectors. Read more

Dogs welcome at popular Perthshire Garden Centre

Glendoick Garden Centre has joined an increasing number of retail establishments in allowing dogs on to the premises. Following help from Dog Friendly Perthshire, a “Dog Etiquette” notice has been produced to make sure all customers are able to enjoy their experience at Glendoick. Read more

Brian & Mrs Mc

Mr Fothergill’s Seeds celebrates its 40th year with a Pudsey link

Mr Fothergill’s Seeds celebrated its 40th year by announcing several initiatives for 2019 including a link with BBC Children in Need. Read more

Mr Fothergill's staff with Pudsey

Develop your marketing strategies with the HTA Marketing Forum

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) Marketing Forum will take place on Wednesday 17 October 2018 at Horticulture House in Oxfordshire. HTA Marketing Forum has brought together speakers from inside and outside of the industry, aiming itself at all those involved in marketing and public relations in the garden industry. Read more

Graham Thomas

The safety of glyphosate is in the spotlight again

Bayer shares fell after a US court orders Monsanto to pay $289m and a Brazilian judge suspends glyphosate, in spite of a scientific consensus that the herbicide is not carcinogenic. Read more

31 August vote on Homebase CVA

Homebase has confirmed it is planning a Company Voluntary Arrangement and lists a further 42 stores that will close over the next 16 months. Read more

New hire to boost sales of British products in garden centres

British product sourcing specialist The Great British Exchange has appointed John Hinde to increase the volume of UK manufactured gifts and homewares in garden centres. Read more

John Hinde

2018 garden sales increase as does Hayloft Plants

Hayloft Plants is experiencing similar growth and has strengthened the board by appointing Lukasz Laszkiewicz as Operations Director with effect from 1st August 2018. Read more

Lukasz Laszkiewicz

Peter Utting, CEO of Gardman provides an update on stock availability

Following the devastating fire on the 12th March that destroyed almost all our inventory, we have been working hard to quickly rebuild stock cover and service to our customers. Due to production capacity constraints of a limited number of our suppliers they have not been able to meet these delivery dates and here is an update. Read more

Peter Utting

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