Directors leave Flying Brands after a poor Christmas

Reporting poor Christmas sales, Flying Brands has announced that the chief executive and a non-exec director will be leaving. It has also pulled out of a major acquisition. See more... Read more

Wood sells Delamore Young Plants

Delamore, one of the country’s leading growers of young plants, has been sold to a management buyout by its owner Peter Wood. See more... Read more

Christmas cracker as garden centres end 2007 on a high

Early indications are that garden centres outperformed the high street in the key Christmas trading period. See more… Read more

HTA Rose Group to hold Rose Promotion Day

The HTA has arranged a Rose Promotion day where growers and retailers can work together to increase sales and extend the season of the nation’s favourite flower. See more... Read more

News Review 2007

Here is our review of the News in 2007.
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Langeveld in trouble

Reports circulating in the trade, both in Europe and the US, suggest that the American-owned Dutch bulb supplier Langeveld has run into financial difficulties. See more… Read more

“Compost producers need to up their game” GW? UPDATED

“Compost producers need to up their game” says this month’s Gardening Which? .Tests show a large gulf between the performance of peat-free and peat-based composts for growing young plants from seed. UPDATED with rebuttal from the Growing Media Association. See more... Read more

Sinclair buys Joseph Metcalf

Consolidation within the garden sector continues with the acquisition by William Sinclair of Joseph Metcalf that has been announced this morning. See more... Read more

Jim Hodkinson takes control at Wyevale

Jim Hodkinson takes over as chief executive of Wyevale Garden Centres after the departure of Barry Stevenson. See more... Read more

Marshalls opens more landscape centres

The latest trading statement from Marshalls plc says it will open 3 more landscape Transformation Centres by the spring. Sales increased 7% and look positive for 2008. See more... Read more

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