Gardening News


Wyevale Garden Centres "business as usual" continues as growers look for reassurance

Wyevale Garden Centres chief executive Roger Mclaughlan says "it is business as usual, we will meet all obligations to our suppliers," as the up for sale group, which has a deadline for first bids on 26 June, makes order for plants and products ahead into 2019.


Plastic reduction 'moving in the right direction'

The 2019 season will see "volume" enter the plastic-free market after initial steps to reduce use of plastic pots and trays in 2018.


How will 2018's new plant winners impact the market?

Following the announcement of this year's new plant award winners, what will it mean looking at garden centre planteria trends and promotions for 2019?


Co-op moves to longer contracts for cut flower suppliers

The retailer has pledged to move "away from annual tender cycles towards the establishment of long-term, three year agreements" with its horticultural suppliers.


How is Mitie Landscapes progressing with its transformation programme?

Delivering value for customers, innovating and using new techniques and equipment are all key to taking advantage of the "considerable opportunities" in the landscape maintenance market, according to Mitie Landscapes managing director Tim Howell.


New sweet rhubarb variety for commercial and home growing launched

Hargreaves Plants has launched a new rhubarb variety, Pink Blossom, which it says offers both taste and easy handling and growing.