What is it about Sir Tom Hunter and gardens?
He already owns Wyevale Garden Centres – with more than 100 centres – and has incorporated into that chain Blooms of Bressingham (which also owns Europe’s second largest collection of steam engines).
He also fought a one-year battle with for the 21-chain Scottish chain Dobbies, which kicked off in June 2007. He sold his 29 per cent stake this summer, admitting to the Scotsman that he had "dilly-dallied".
Is it their freehold property portfolios that he is after? Or is it the organic growth (excuse the pun)?
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