Port costs threaten LOFA members with closure

Containers of garden furniture, delayed by the Coronavirus lockdown in China, are arriving in the UK as retailers are closed leaving LOFA members facing crippling demurrage and other costs. Read more

BHETA boss accuses major retailers of commercial bullying

BHETA has stepped in to defend DIY, housewares and garden suppliers as multiple retailers seek to extend trading terms by 90 days in these exceedingly challenging times. Read more

B&M closes 49 stores, temporarily

B&M has decided to close 49 stores temporarily in light of current trading conditions out of a total 656 in the UK. Read more

Vitax donates to Horticultural Therapy programme

One of the world’s leading clinical rehabilitation centres for the armed forces is set to see its Horticultural Therapy programme grow with the support of Vitax. Read more

100 years and still growing strong: Hills Nurseries

1920 was ground-breaking in many ways. And in a small corner of Loftus between Saltburn-by-the-Sea and the North York Moors, a keen grower was taking his first steps on his journey to nurseryman by growing flowers and vegetables on his allotment and selling it to local markets. Read more

GCA releases February trading figures

Before the virus lockdown in March, it was the rain. February sales fell 8% in the month with substantial falls in plants and gardening revenue according to the GCA. Read more

A damp display at Forest Lodge

More companies, including one from China, sign up for PATS Telford

More companies are signing up to exhibit at PATS Telford, including a pet product supplier from China. Read more

Rainbow of Hope from Scottish growers

Garry Young, his family along with other key horticulturists in the Scottish plant industry created this amazing symbol of hope. All the 27,000 plants were going to waste and this was one last chance to bring a little bit of happiness and hope. Read more

Rainbow of Hope

The AIPH joins the appeal for help from Governments

The AIPH says a significant proportion of ornamental horticultural producers are likely to go out of business during 2020. Some governments do not understand the specific threats facing them. Read more

RHS Garden Bridgewater opening moves to May 2021

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announces today that the opening date for RHS Garden Bridgewater has been postponed to Tuesday 11 May 2021 due to the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

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Covid-19 update Tuesday 31st March

Essential retailers remain open for garden products while Plants Galore hits out at unfair lockdown.  The HTA pleas for financial support for growers while vandals hit North Yorkshire nursery. Read more

Plants Galore

HTA presents its case to save horticulture

“The horticultural sector could be wiped out by the UK Coronavirus shut down in just weeks” claims the HTA. The case has been highlighted by the BBC Today. Read more

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