The new Stars for Europe trade website now live!

The new site is now live, offering retailers with a wealth of useful content and material to help drives sales of poinsettia both in-store and online throughout the 2021 festive season. Read more

B&Q opens largest store in a decade

B&Q’s new Colchester store is one of its largest stores to open in the last decade. It combines instore shopping missions with digital fulfilment. Read more

BHETA webinar to update suppliers on plastic packaging tax implications

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is hosting a webinar for all UK housewares, DIY, garden and small electricals suppliers on the implications and preparations required ahead of the forthcoming plastic packaging tax legislation which comes into force in April 2022.  Read more

The Gardens Group is aglow with new Christmas displays

Rainbows for the NHS, Mary Poppins and the natural world are among this year’s new Christmas display themes at Brimsmore Gardens in Yeovil, Castle Gardens in Sherborne and Poundbury Gardens near Dorchester. Read more

BHETA advises members re bladed items legislation

BHETA is updating members on the implications of the latest information from Government on the timing and scope of the proposed Offensive Weapons Act (OWA). The proposed legislation affects the sale of bladed items in the housewares, DIY and garden sectors. Read more

Forestry Commission act on new tree disease

Woodland managers, landowners, the forest industry and tree nurseries are being urged to remain vigilant after the Forestry Commission (FC) and Forest Research (FR) identified the tree pathogen Phytophthora pluvialis in a woodland in Cornwall. Read more

Phytopthora pluvialis lesions on a tree stem. Credit: Forest Research.

Provender Nurseries sees staff move to new roles

Eight members of staff have been promoted internally at wholesale plants and sundries supplier Provender Nurseries in response to a review of the company workforce. Read more

Carl Vinton. Rosina Green. Tom Whitefield. Alex Buckley. Lewis Ward. Clare King

Garden centre sales continue to slow

September is the first month that garden centre sales have fallen since last winter according to the GCA.  This is predominantly due to a fall in lower sales of plants and gardening goods. Read more

Autumn bedding at Dobbies

The Greenfingers Charity team is expanding

Exciting opportunity for new Garden Project Manager. This new role will see a dedicated, passionate and experienced individual help the Greenfingers Charity to realise its ambitious plans to create even more much-needed garden spaces at hospices throughout the country. Read more

Illumination Street 2021

British Garden Centres group takes exclusive sponsorship of the national Christmas campaign, Illumination Street for a second year. The campaign motivates the nation to brighten up their front gardens with the spirit of Christmas. Read more

Best Children's Display Joint 1st Place JC - Chewton Common Playgroup

Marldon Christmas Tree Farm crowned Christmas Tree Grower of the year

Marldon Christmas Tree Farm in Devon has been crowned Champion Christmas Tree Grower of the Year. They will be providing the Christmas tree for Downing Street this Christmas. Read more

Alan Titchmarsh MBE inaugurated as the new President of the Garden Museum

The Garden Museum is delighted to announce that Alan Titchmarsh MBE VMH DL – gardener, broadcaster and writer – has been inaugurated as the new President of the Museum. Read more

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