June 2015: Report from Australia

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015   Australia Down Under By Leigh Siebler We are heading into Winter now but it’s a time to plan and get ready for Spring. The end of the financial year should see garden centres with sales growth and importantly a welcome increase in customer numbers and average sale. Melbourne […]

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June 2015: Update from Ireland

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015   Update from Ireland By Fergal Doyle Against Irish retail figures for Q1 2015, the garden centre sector is seeing growth of +22% (Overall Retail +4.37%) revelling in a period of sustained mild weather. The mood in the greater retail space is that we have arrived at a […]

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September 2015: Update from Denmark

Vol. 7, Issue 3  |  September 2015   The Annual Garden Day By Katrine Damsgaard-Sørensen   The second Sunday in September, we had our annual campaign “The Garden Day” in garden centers all over the country. The topic was “Roses and Perennials in the garden”. Which varieties are recommended when you are dreaming of combined rose […]

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June 2015: Update from Czech Republic

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015   Playing Games with the Spring By Michal Ferenčík This short, but funny title expresses the spring of 2015 in the Czech Republic. The winter was not really hard, but in the end was long. Cold weather stayed almost until the end of April, which caused a downturn on […]

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September 2015: Update from Canada

Vol. 7, Issue 3  |  September 2015   Administrator’s will Visit Niagara Falls in December! By Julia Ricottone We are excited to have the IGCA Board and Country Administrators to Niagara Falls this December 6-9, 2015 for the IGCA Administrator’s Meeting.  At this meeting, we will share information about programs and services between fellow administrators, […]

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June 2015: Update from South Africa

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015   2015 GCA Competition By Gerdie Olivier The end of February to the middle May is our Autumn trade period and traditionally mini-season in South Africa.  Due to economic factors, trading has been quiet resulting in average sales statistics.  As we move into winter, sales slow down considerably until […]

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September 2015: Update from France

Vol. 7, Issue 3  |  September 2015   Pesticide Sales:  The End is Near By Christiane Weiller The French parliament voted last summer a law named “transition énergétique” which brings new and important changes for French garden centers in regards to the pesticides/fertilizers category. As of January 2017 these products will only be available for sale […]

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June 2015: Update from Canada

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015   Celebrating Garden Days this June By Julia Ricottone The spring experience has been different depending on where you live in Canada.  Those on the west coast have been working in full force since February, central Canada has had a very busy April and May, while the east […]

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September 2015: Update from Japan

Vol. 7, Issue 3  |  September 2015   Report from Japan By Akihiro Ozaki You might have already known that it is the Tokyo Olympic year in the summer of 2020. During that time the event area will be decorated with a lot of flowers. It will use strong varieties what will survive during the heat […]

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