Retail
The May long weekend is a highly anticipated event, but it does cause some trepidation amoung garden centre operators. Do we have enough products? What will the weather be like? These are a few of the questions retailers ask themselves as the weekend looms closer.
Good news: people have emerged from their cocoons and are ‘insperiencing’ life - enjoying their families, friends and hobbies and creating ‘5 star living’ experiences in their own domains.
Container gardening is still on the rise and will continue to be a bright spot when we’re all looking for ways to find those important little niches.
At this time of year, for nearly two decades I have broadcast to my radio listeners a summary of recent statistics about gardening, as reported by the National Gardening Association from its annual Gallup Poll. 
Mystic Woods began as a full service garden centre, but recently owners Koreen Matheson and Wayne Bairstow decided to stop and re-evaluate what was important to their business and customers.
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