Patrick Fairweather’s article from newPlantsandFlowers and Fairweather’s Newsletter.
“Where are nurseries going?”, asks Patrick Fairweather of UK based Fairweather’s Wholesale Nursery rhetorically in a recent mailing. He notes that during the last 2 years significant changes in the supply of young plants to our customers have been seen. “Large growers are been squeezed on price by multiple retailers who in turn expect reduced prices of young plants. Price squeezes are often at the expense of range, so the customers of the likes of B&Q and Wyevale Garden Centres would seem likely to find reduced ranges in future. New and expanding players such as Waitrose and Next hopefully will bring new gardeners to the market, growing rather than taking existing business.”
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