Ames UK reports record revenues in 2020

Turnover for the AMES UK group of companies broke all the records in 2020. Kelkay, La Hacienda, Apta and True Temper all posted their largest ever trading month. Read more

Growers expect plant shortages this spring

Growers say garden centres are right to fear plant shortages this spring and explain what buyers should do to get the plants they want. Read more

Production at New Leaf Plants

Former editor of the Grower, Peter Rogers, has died

Peter Rogers, editor of the horticultural trade magazine the Grower for more than 35 years, died in January. He was 77. Read more

Peter Rogers

A New Year update from Greenfingers

A look ahead to another year of FUNdraising. In a year which sees the charity’s biggest fundraising day, Garden Re-Leaf, turns 10 the next 12 months are set to be a busy year for the charity and its supporters. Read more

Theo Paphitis heads speaker line up at Spring Fair

Heading the speaker line up at the virtual Spring Fair in February are business mogul Theo Paphitis and Beth Horn, Head of Industry, Retail & Ecommerce at Facebook. Read more

CJ Wildlife have appointed a new head of sales

Leading garden wildlife product specialist, manufacturer and supplier CJ Wildlife have appointed Emma Johnson as the new Head of Sales for B2B in the UK.  Read more

Emma Johnson

Horticulture industry comes together for a peat-free future

Unlocking the complexities of the peat debate by encouraging collaboration of the broad range of industry stakeholders to produce a roadmap the removal of peat from growing media.   Read more

Southern Trident’s CEO goes the distance for Perennial

Steve Harper, CEO at Southern Trident Ltd, is once again supporting the charity Perennial. This time Steve aims to walk or run 2,021 kilometres during 2021. His ambition is to raise… yes you’ve guessed it £2,021 for the charity. Read more

Steve Harper

SPOGA+gafa postpones decision on the May/June event

The organisers of SPOGA+gafa are to decide in late February / early March if the event is to go ahead as planned on its new dates 30 May – 1 June 2021. Read more

HTA commits to 20% less CO2 with Planet Mark

The HTA has signed with Planet Mark to give members expert support in achieving the 20% carbon reductions goal in the HTA Sustainability Roadmap.  There's a free workshop in February. Read more

New Garsons building increases footfall

A contemporary link building opened in September 2020 at Garsons Esher to connect its farm shop and garden centre has been hailed an immediate success. Read more

GC sales fail to recover spring losses

Garden centre sales failed to recover the 8 lost spring weeks with catering revenues and plant sales hit worst according to the latest GCA Barometer of Trade. Read more

Despite monthly increases, plant sales never recovered early losses

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