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UK: Garden centre plants may pose pesticide threat to bees

Plants sold at UK garden centres are tainted by a cocktail of pesticide residues, a study has found. The mix included neonicotinoid pesticides, some of which are banned on bee attractive crops in the EU. The authors report that gardeners could be contaminating their gardens with pesticides harmful to.....

by Amanda Williams

Things to keep in mind when designing greenhouse displays

Greenhouses can be a fantastic place to set up a nursery or retail space and using the greenhouse in this way helps growers make the most of their space throughout the season. Greenhouses should be outfitted with the proper climate control tools whether it is a heater or an exhaust system to keep plants and.....

US (WI): Unseasonable weather dampens business

Like anglers, farmers and golfers, some gardeners venture outdoors every spring rain or shine.And then there is a less-hardy species of fair-weather gardeners, who saw one too many thunderstorms this season and have planted themselves on the couch instead.Milwaukee's soggy spring has dampened business for.....

e-GRO Alert by Lee Stivers

When plants back up in the retail greenhouse

Inclement spring weather can delay retail plant sales, as customers wait for warmer, sunnier days to begin gardening. As space in the greenhouse gets scarce, and plants keep growing bigger, think carefully about where and how you are displaying your products.by Lee StiversPlants get stacked vertically. When.....

UK: Nursery and garden centre for sale in Bedfordshire

Quinton Edwards is marketing a well located Nursery and Garden centre situated on a site of circa 7 acres bordering the River Ivel in Bedfordshire.Langford Nursery and Garden Centre is a successful business benefiting from a good range of buildings and a modern restaurant. There could also be scope to live.....

Sales tips for the bedding plants season

The season for bedding plants is well underway. As the weather gets sunnier, people get in the mood for buying bedding plants and want to bring some colour to their gardens. Because of this, more and more shops are filled with an abundance of welcoming colours and flowers. Unfortunately, the weather in.....

UK: Ebtech complete turnkey glasshouse project

Ebtech Glasshouse Systems have completed the glasshouse turnkey project for the British Garden Centres Group at Woodthorpe Garden Centre in Lincolnshire.The works included the supply and construction of a used glasshouse of 1,228 sq.m. following the demolition of an old wooden structure.Measuring 25.6m wide.....

UK: Oxford garden centre business snapped up

A garden centre and shopping business in Oxford has been snapped up by an independent real estate investment management firm in a deal believed to be worth more than 10m.Yarnton Nurseries consists of 12 acres of garden centre, retail and open storage space to the north of Yarnton, bounded by housing and.....

UK: Dobbies to launch online garden center

Dobbies Garden Centres has signed a five year agreement with Speciality Stores, the general merchandise subsidiary of Ocado Group plc, for the provision of online services. These services will enable Dobbies to launch a new online store early next year serving the whole of the UK.Dobbies will benefit from.....

Germany: Innovative roof design for crystal clear ETFE installation

The customers of the German garden center Blumen Beier in Mannheim can now shop for their outdoor plants any time of the year. Thanks to the installation of the innovative 3,000 square meter retractable roof greenhouse, both plants, staff and customers are year round protected against dark, cold and wet.....

US: Applications available for Therapeutic Garden Grants

In 2017, National Garden Bureau and Sakata Seed America are partnering to provide $5,000 in grant money to be split among three therapeutic gardens in North America.National Garden Bureau promotes the health and healing powers of human interaction with plants through a yearly grant program for therapeutic.....