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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2009 highlights

DIY Week paid a visit to the gardening event of the year to see what inspiration some of the industry's biggest names had to offer. Click through for Chelsea image gallery. 
3 June 2009

Grosvenor named best in the North West

Grosvenor Garden Centre has been named 'Green City' regional winner of a brand new award. 
25 November 2008

Retailers to source more UK Christmas trees due to costs

Businesses looking to boost profits this Christmas with festive trees have been forced to source them closer to home, according to the British Christmas Tree Grower's Association. 
19 November 2008

Garden centres compete for Ruxley Rose prize

Ten Garden Centre Association stores from around the country are battling it out for the Ruxley Rose plant retailing competition. 
18 November 2008

Kim Wilde opens new £4m Dunweedin' production plant

The pop-star turned horticulturalist has officially opened the plant in Cheshire. 
17 November 2008

Re-bookings ‘strong’ for Glee 2009

Despite a drop of more than 17% in visitor figures from just over 22,000 last year to 18,112 this year, Glee show director Daniel Thurlow was pleased with the show... 
21 October 2008

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