Gloomy Marshalls cuts capacity at cost of £18.5m

Marshalls has acted to cut capacity as profits tumble due to the weather and a deteriorating outlook for hard landscaping. See more... Read more

New stores push Dobbies sales to £136m

Dobbies increased sales by £24m to £136.4m for the year thanks to the contribution of 7 new stores. Interest free borrowings increased to £96m. See more... Read more

Next accelerates move into gardening

Next continues its expansion into gardening saying it has identified a further 19 locations for its new format Home & Garden centres. See more… Read more

Rising food prices will lead to a boom in Grow-Your-Own

The poor harvest of grain, fruit and vegetables is already showing in the price of food, which is predicted to increase sharply in the autumn. Mr Fothergill’s expects this to boost interest in Grow Your Own. See more... Read more

Poplars Joins Future Marketing

Poplars Garden Centre of Dunstable announced today they have joined Future Marketing, making it number 12 for the marketing and buying group. See more... Read more

Plants and Products in the final Love Your Garden

Here are the plants and products featured in the final episode of Love Your Garden. Alan Titchmarsh, David Domoney and the team created a garden at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice in South Yorkshire. See more... (open to all) Read more

Garden & Leisure win permission for Waitrose co-development

Garden & Leisure has finally won permission to redevelop Percy Thrower's Garden Centre. When completed the site will have a Waitrose supermarket alongside a new, larger garden centre. See more... Read more

Focus and the disposal of Scotts’ Professional lead to massive losses in 2011

Gardenforum explains the £22 million operating loss made last year by The Scotts Company (UK). 2012 has also been a difficult year, but that is due to the weather. See more... Read more

Plants and Products in tonight's Love Your Garden

Here is a list of plants and garden products to be featured in tonight’s Love Your Garden on ITV 1. Alan Titchmarsh and David Domoney create a garden for a young soldier injured in Afghanistan and his family. See more... Read more

New Super-site for William Sinclair

William Sinclair has acquired a manufacturing ‘Super site’ near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire. It will provide the capacity to take production from Bolton Fell when it closes, and cover future expansion. See more... Read more

A time of change at Solex

Sales down 20%, more competition from the Internet and new EU legislation for imported wood introduced a mood of change at Solex, which moves to a larger venue next year. See more... Read more

Sinclair expands production of SuperFyba

Sinclair is to increase the production of SuperFyba by 200% with the opening of a second recycling facility in the North of England. See more... Read more

Plants and Products featured in Love Your Garden

Better late than never, here are the plants and products that featured last night in the third episode of Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh and David Domoney. The list is open to everyone, see more... Read more

Bucknalls open their first garden centre restaurant

Bucknalls Restaurants have opened their first garden centre restaurant at Canterbury Garden Centre in Kent. See more... Read more

Lord Prescott opens a new northern factory for Grange Fencing

Lord Prescott has cut the ribbon on a new facility for Grange Fencing at Hull. It will provide room for expansion at a time when turnover is growing rapidly. See more... Read more

Scotts to launch Flower Magic on TV

Scotts will use Flower Magic to head its 2013 TV campaign. Just sprinkle it, water it and within 6 weeks you have a mixed border that will flower all summer. Scotts hope it will be bigger than Patch Magic. See more…
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Kelkay to distribute Henri Studio

News will be released at Glee that Henri Studio is closing UK operations and that Kelkay will become the sole distributor of its products in this country. See more... Read more

Highland Heathers falls victim of the weather and overseas competition

The BBC reports that Highland Heathers in Argyll is likely to close after being placed into receivership. See more... Read more

Scotts Miracle-Gro donates $200,000 to Mitt Romney campaign

The Washington Post reports that Jim Hagedorn, flamboyant chairman of Scotts Miracle-Gro, has committed the company to donate $200,000 to Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign. See more... Read more

Further profits warning from Sinclair as wet halts peat harvest

William Sinclair reacts to wet weather by buying more peat drying machines and increasing capacity for SuperFyba. But, profits will be lower. See more... Read more

Allwoods moves to Cheam

Allwoods Nursery, the specialist Pinks and Carnations nursery is moving to Cheam Plant Centre in Surrey. See more... Read more

Flying Brands is grounded

Flying Brands has closed its Growing and Live Despatch Business and thus ceases to sell plants. An announcement about the future of the listed company, whose biggest shareholder is Sir Tom Hunter, will follow. See more... Read more

Hortus Loci to add Cash and Carry business

Mark Straver and Robin Wallis expect to have acquired Whitewater Nursery within weeks and will add a Cash & Carry business to the existing nursery and retail businesses. See more… Read more

Garden centre raiders target Yankee candles

Already one of the most popular items with shoplifters, Yankee candles have now become the target of night raiders at an Andover garden centre. See more... Read more

Garden centre plans controversial wind turbines

Plans for 3 windmills on a Ribble Valley Garden centre have been called a blot on the landscape by local residents. See more... Read more

Horticultural clearance hits B&Q Margins

Kingfisher says that B&Q sales were up in May and June but margins were hit by markdowns needed to clear horticultural stocks and by additional promotions. See more... Read more

Plants and products featured in Love Your Garden

Here are the Plants and Products that will feature in this week’s Love Your Garden, the fourth in the series. It will air on ITV 1 at 8pm on Tuesday evening. See more... Read more

Scheurich acquisition takes them into outdoor plant areas

Scheurich, best known for its ceramic pot covers for houseplants, has acquired PP-Plastic. This will lead to a new range of design led products for outdoor plants. See more... Read more

Gardening Direct is sold

Flying Brands has sold Gardening Direct to Jersey Choice Marketing, a company started by Tim Dunningham a former chief executive of Flying Brands. See more... Read more

Marshalls restructures as Domestic market falls 14%

Marshalls, the natural stone and paving manufacturer, is restructuring as sales to the domestic market fell 14% in the second quarter, hit by adverse weather. See more... Read more

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