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New busy lizzies bred to beat disease:

Garden centre chain B&Q brings back UK's favourite bedding plant

Garden centre chain B&Q says it will sell six million this summer of a variety resistant to fatal airborne disease downy mildew.It used to sell 20 million busy lizzies - scientific name Impatiens walleriana - each year and says it has been inundated with enquiries after an epidemic of downy mildew.....

UK: Garden centres pray for better weather as sales slide

The UK's garden centres are suffering after the country's spate of bad weather, with sales at their worst levels in at least five years.So far this year, average underlying sales are down 15% to 20%, with the early Easter proving a washout, says the Garden Centre Association.Now the horticulture industry is.....

Largest Dutch Intratuin gets mega restaurant and children’s play paradise

The refurbishment of the largest Intratuin branch in the Netherlands was completed just before Easter. The greater part of the new area of the branch in the town of Duiven, which now measures 24 thousand square metres, contains a restaurant and a large climbing hall for children. Thermoflor completed the.....

US (CO): Plantorium expands with two new greenhouses

Gardeners in LaPorte observe with one eyebrow up while the Plantorium Greenhouse adds two 12,000 square feet greenhouses to the west side of the nursery. They can only watch and wonder, could it be? Are owners Jim and Cindy Roberts jumping on the bandwagon and starting a growing operation?Growing yes, but.....

US (TX): Calloway's Nursery to open 19th location in Hebron

Calloway's Nursery will open its 19th store in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this spring at 2415 W. Parker Rd. in Hebron, Texas.The new store will feature approximately 2,200 square feet of indoor retail space with a 12,000-square-foot outdoor area in a new open concept floor plan that will improve customers'.....