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

Wet weather forces warning from Sinclair

Continuing wet weather has hit sales and hampered the peat harvest for William Sinclair, which warns that its results will be worse than last year, reversing what they said in June. See more... Read more

Big companies criticised by independent nurseries

The control that major retailers and the chemical companies have on plant retail was criticised by independent nurseries at Capel Manor last week. It has led to reduced choice and a loss of gardening skills. See more... Read more

Shares in Scotts Miracle-Gro slide after profit warning

Scotts Miracle-Gro has warned that profits will fall below market expectations due to slowing consumer demand in the United States and poor weather in Europe. See more... Read more

TGCG is a classic Terra Firma deal says Hands

Guy Hands has written to investors explaining his plans for The Garden Centre Group, saying: “We intend to sharpen TGCG’s focus in its core garden business while growing a steady concession-based income stream.” See more… Read more

New power station for Double H Nurseries

Double H Nurseries, one of the UK's largest growers of houseplants, has won permission to build a power station in the green belt to provide heat and light from burning waste wood. 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

What’s in Tuesday’s Love Your Garden?

Gardenforum previews the plants and products to appear in tomorrow’s Love Your Garden. The programme with Alan Titchmarsh and David Domoney was watched by 3.6m last week. See more... Read more

Massive growth requires new European HQ for Yankee Candle

Years of growing at 33% per year has meant buying a massive new European Distribution Centre for Yankee Candle, in Bristol. See more... Read more

Success for The Clothing Outlet leads to search for more unmanned concessions

The success of The Clothing Outlet's unmanned concession, recently opened at Moreton Park Garden Centre, has encouraged the company to look for more garden centres. See more... Read more

Cherry Lane buys Croft Garden Centre

Cherry Lane Garden Centres, a subsidiary of QD Stores, has bought Croft Nurseries and Garden Centre. This is their second acquisition of the year. See more... Read more

Tesco and Dobbies to share the same building

Plans just submitted for the proposed Dobbies garden centre at Kings Lynn demonstrate a new way of Tesco and Dobbies working together on the same site. See more... Read more

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