Sales have been ahead of 2012 levels since May with September figures 4% up and October 3% up. This is good news for a year which had a slow start due to the cold weather although comparative sales are still down by 3% on 2011.
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The Commission’s draft proposals would have a devastating effect on the ornamentals sector, would damage the economy, restrict consumer choice, and diminish biodiversity and UK national heritage.Read More >>
Hundreds of garden centres across the country are currently bustling with activity in the run up to Christmas and full to the brim of festive ideas. Whilst Christmas trees, poinsettias and mistletoe are on the top of everyone's list, garden centres also offer the consumer convenience by stocking a large array of gifts in one place.Read More >>
There will be no woodland creation grants in England in 2014 and 2015 because of the “transition period” to the implementation of the EU CAP budget for 2013-2020. The result is that forestry planting could halve within 12 months, and then drop by two thirds in 2015 resulting in a devastating impact on the tree nursery sector.Read More >>
Alex spoke of the reasons why as an industry we must be optimistic for the future. We need to do what we do, but do it better and collaborate, adapt, innovate and learn.Read More >>
The newly named category (previously Low Cost, High Impact) provides APL members with an exclusive opportunity to showcase their work to the nation.Read More >>