NFU wins gold medal 

The NFU and UK Horticulture won a gold medal at this week's Chelsea Flower Show for their display encouraging shoppers to buy British fruit, vegetables and flowers. 

Tomato reps visit MPs 

Representatives of the UK tomato industry made a trip to Westminster this week to encourage MPs to support British produce and reduce imports. Each year 300,000 tonnes of tomatoes are imported into the UK. 

Garden spend up 

Retail sales of fruit trees and plants (up 43%), edible plants (13%) and herbs (6%) are all surging this year, according to the Horticultural Trades Association. The average annual household spend in the garden market was £291.