Frank P Matthews growing trees for Japanese ‘Sakura’ Project

An exciting new collaboration between Frank P Matthews and The Japanese Sakura Project aims to plant thousands of Japanese Flowering Cherries across Britain over the next two years. Read more

Prunus Beni Yutaka

Zest 4 Leisure's finance director sprints towards the finishing line of charity challenge

Andrew Baker, Finance Director at Zest 4 Leisure, has completed his 12 th and final competitive running event for 2019 to raise funds for Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith children’s hospices. Read more

Andrew Baker

Tough start for new Kingfisher CEO

There is much to do to improve our performance says Thierry Garnier, reporting his first quarterly results for Kingfisher. They show a like for like drop in sales at B&Q of -3.4%. Read more

All change for the APL Committee and APL Awards 2020 Finalists announced at FutureScapes

The APL Annual Members Meeting took place today at FutureScapes, Sandown Racecourse, Escher. Chairing the meeting was David Sewell, The Gardenmakers, who was officially sworn in as APL Chairman, taking over from Rod Winrow at the end of his tenure. Read more

David Sewell and Holly Youde

Greenfingers Charity to work with Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Greenfingers Charity, the only UK charity that designs and builds gardens in children’s hospices, has designated much needed funds to extend and update the Remembrance Garden at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in the East Midlands. Read more

Rainbows Hospice Rememberance Garden Scene

Plans lodged for a new Blue Diamond garden centre

Plans have been submitted to build a garden centre that would be operated by Blue Diamond in the walled garden of the Elveden Estate. Read more

Sir Terry says garden spend could double

Sir Terry Leahy former CEO of Tesco and current investor in Dobbies explained how retailing has changed.  Garden centres are well placed, gardening spend could double because of today’s issues. Read more

Sir Terry Leahy with presenter Daisy McAndrew

New exhibitors join big-name brands at PATS Sandown

PATS Sandown is the place for pet retailers to see a host of new and international exhibitors as well as the industry’s big-name brands, all of which will be showcasing their 2020 launches over two action-packed days on February 9-10 next year. Read more

HTA Pearson Medal awarded to John Ravenscroft

This year the HTA has awarded the Pearson Memorial Medal to industry pioneer John Ravenscroft in recognition of his outstanding services to horticulture. Read more

Boyd Douglas Davies and John Ravenscroft

NemaKnights exclusive for DECCO

Environmental Factors have appointed DECCO Ltd as their exclusive distributor for NemaKnights. Read more

L-r: Andy Birrell, Jon Barnes and Andrew Ballantine (COO Decco)

HTA sets out plans for environmental sustainability roadmap at Cultivating Retail

At the Cultivating Retail conference taking place on 19 November in Nottingham, HTA chairman James Barnes will announce a commitment to develop an industry-wide environmental sustainability roadmap. Read more

James Barnes, HTA chairman

Sara raises £1,599 for Bristol homeless charity

A Despatch and Stock Controller at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford took part in a sleep out last Thursday (November 14, 2019) and helped raise £1,599.89 for a homeless charity. Read more

Sara Bowie - Wyevale Nurseries

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