Profit before tax reached £1.9m for the six months to 3 July, compared to £1.07m for the same period in 2008.
Sales over the period totalled £18.2m, down from £18.9m in the previous year.
In the garden division, sales were up, from £11.18m to £11.25m, producing profit before tax of £2.11m, up from £1.53m.
In the gifts division, Flying Flowers revenue was down seven per cent, to £4.4m and the entertainment division was also down, from £2.98m to £2.54m.
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