25 – 35 year olds take up gardening

Have you seen this fascinating piece in The Telegraph about how gardening is becoming cool for the 25 – 35 year olds. The findings in this article most certainly ring true with younger people joining Facebook Gardening Groups. If you want to know more about to engage with this new gardening customer, then drop me…

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Wild about Gardens – A marketing opportunity

The 15th – 21st September 2014 is Wild About Gardens Week, which will focus on the plight of the UK’s 1,500 species of pollinating insects. The aim of the week is to encourage people to do more to support our vital pollinators over the winter months. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and The Wildlife Trusts (TWT) are…

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What a wonderful of way of showing both respect and integrity…

The commemoration of the start of WW1 is a hard one for a business to commemorate and get right.

Thirsk Garden Centre showed good taste and sensitivity in their Facebook post.

This is marketing, community involvement and plain old fashioned common sense of the highest order.

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Why don’t people respect gardeners?

Have you seen the interesting and thought provoking article by Alan Titchmarsh in The Daily Telegraph about Why don’t people respect gardeners? (To view the article just click on the image) I could not agree more with Alan’s argument here. In my horticultural career I have travelled and worked with researchers at various botanical gardens,…

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Full circle – Wyevale, renamed Garden Centre Group, become Wyevale again…

The Garden Centre Group have today announced that they will be rebranding all of their centres as Wyevale Garden Centres. In a post on Facebook the company said… “To all of our wonderful followers, we have an exciting announcement!“Over the coming months we uproot as The Garden Centre Group and replant ourselves as Wyevale Garden…

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The most amazing plant story ever told…

We are often told that we need to “tell it to sell it” and no plant can have a story as powerful as this. When the unthinkable happened and the atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima on the 6th August 1945, more than 100,000 people died. The city of Hiroshima was reduced to radioactive rubble and…

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A shed load of facts

Did you know? 1 in 5 Brits admits to spending time time in their shed to get away from their partners.  9% store secret unhealthy snacks 8% store secret cigarettes 7% store secret shopping receipts 4% store secret love letters from an ex-partner 11% of Brits even admit to using their shed to make secret…

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