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Seiont Nursery

New partnership with Thrive and Chiltern Seeds produces stunning Zinnia ‘Lilliput Purple’

Thrive is celebrating a new partnership with Chiltern Seeds which is selling a stunning new Zinnia ‘Lilliput Purple’ in aid of the charity, which uses gardening to help people with disabilities and ill health. Read more



Alpines available to order now...

Available from this month, the Hawkesmill Nurseries alpine range is growing in size and variety choice each year. These beauties are perfect for both the experienced and beginner gardener, as they are surprisingly easy to grow.   Read more

Camellias for early colour

Few hardy shrubs signal the end of winter better than camellias, the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) ‘Plant of the Moment’ for February, providing some welcome colour through late winter and into early spring. Read more

Camellia in bloom (Adam Pasco Media)

Nursery Supply Show and National Plant Show, stands selling fast!

The HTA Nursery Supply Show is off to an exciting start with bookings already coming in for the new launch event from companies including Melcourt, Northern Polytunnels, Easitill, IML, Open Retail Solutions and B to B Links to name just a few of the confirmed sign ups. Read more

Get ready for perennials this month

Hawkesmill Nurseries, the Warwickshire based family company, are raring to go and to share their stunningly beautiful perennials with their customers.  Read more

Brian's patience is rewarded as bird of paradise flowers

Despite having been a grower for more than 50 years, Mr Fothergill's trials manager Brian Talman still enjoys a horticultural challenge. During those years he has learned the value of patience, and nowhere more so than with his experience of Strelitzia reginae, also known as bird of paradise. Read more

Mr Fothergill's trials manager Brian Talman.

Lovania launches a mobile website to aid plant buyers

Lovania has teamed up with Floramedia to create a mobile website to aid plant buyers with information and images while shopping the plant area. Read more

Festive favourites: The Holly and the Ivy

It will soon be Christmas, and what better way to celebrate the season and bring festive cheer to your garden than with two traditional Christmas favourites – Holly and Ivy. Read more

Ivy in flower - Hedera colchica Dentata Variegata (Photo - ©Adam Pasco Media)

AIPH and Union Fleurs launch International Statistics - Flowers and Plants 2016

International Statistics – Flowers and Plants 2016 is now available. The latest volume contains the current available data on the global production and trade of ornamental flowers and plants. Read more

Hayloft 2017 catalogue has arrived with a bang!

The Hayloft 2017 catalogue marks another successful season of plant discovery, showcasing even more rare, unusual and exciting plants. Read more

The Early Bird catches The Starter Collection worm

Hawkesmill Nurseries, the Warwickshire based family company, now have their 2017 catalogue available, which has an array of Starter Collections to order now, both in 9cm and 1 litre pots. Read more

Create dazzling displays with colourful cornus

To create a beautiful garden with year-round appeal it’s essential to pick the best plants, and few celebrate the seasons more than colourful cornus, the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) Plant of the Moment for November. Read more

Red-stemmed Dogwood (Cornus variety) - Adam Pasco Media

Planteria manager at Highfield Garden World reveals how plant retailing has changed

Gone are the A-Z beds... Does anybody make their own hanging baskets these days? Where sales of shrubs, perennials and annuals may have shrunk, sales of plants like an £800 potted acer have soared.   Read more

Jon Mason

Tim Clapp transfers to Kingfisher

Tim Clapp has transferred to the B&Q parent company where he joins the Kingfisher unification project, taking control of plant and garden ranges across Europe. Read more

Tim Clapp

BOPP achieves Resembling Status to GLOBALG.A.P.

The British Ornamental Plant Production (BOPP) Certification Scheme has recently once again been recognised as a Resembling Scheme to the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) Standard. Read more

Lots for the Garden Press to write about

There was plenty to see and hear at the Garden Press Event including a snail fence, outdoor fragrances, a new urban compost from Scotts and news of some enhanced summer events. Read more

Woodlodge's Dorset rocking chair.

RHS Malvern Floral Marquee Showcases Britain's Best Blooms

RHS Malvern Spring Festival is proud to present its biggest ever Floral Marquee, boasting a spectacular display from the finest specialist nurseries across the country. The Floral Marquee welcomes 69 leading growers setting the horticultural standard at the start of the season Read more

Four Gold Medals for 2018

Fleuroselect is proud to present the 2018 Gold Medal winners! Each one of these breeding breakthroughs obtained an outstanding score on innovation, beauty and garden performance, convincing our judges to award the coveted Gold Medal. Watch out for these beauties as they revolutionise the market! Read more

Calibrachoa cultivars MiniFamous® Double PinkMania!


Silver for Bransford Webb in international grower awards

The AIPH Awards at the Colosseum Theatre in Essen, Germany celebrated the world’s best in ornamental horticultural production. Bransford Webb was the sole UK winner taking Silver in its category. Read more

Bransford Webb

British Plant Fair 2017

The British Plant Fair, backed by Gardenforum, is now well established as the must attend season opener for UK garden retailers looking to stock plant areas for the coming season. Read more

Plant of the Moment continues for 2017

The Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) monthly plant promotion - ‘Plant of the Moment’ continues into 2017. Read more

Oregon Grape (Mahonia x media 'Charity')

HTA Contact Conference – ‘Surviving and Thriving’

Talking UK plant health, the water abstraction system and plants for the sustainable C21st city, at the HTA Contact Conference 2017 Read more

An award winning year for Bransford Webbs!

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company has enjoyed a successful 2016, picking up four awards throughout the year from the UK Grower Awards, Garden Retail and Garden Industry Awards and The Garden Trade News Greatest Awards. Read more

A round up of 2016

Hawkesmill Nurseries, the Warwickshire based family company, who grow over 4 million outdoor plants, have had a superb year this year.  From awards won, to product innovations, 2016 has been a year to remember! Read more

Hidden gems in catalogue & website

Hawkesmill Nurseries, the Warwickshire based family company, have a wonderful treasure chest of hidden gems in their new 2017 catalogue. Read more

Ball Colegrave launch the 2017 Spring Additions brochure

The 2017 Spring Additions brochure from Ball Colegrave includes over 30 stunning new varieties introduced since we issued our 2016 Plant Catalogue as in now available to download from our website. Read more

GCA names best Garden Centres for Plants

The GCA has named the regional winners in the competition to find the best plant retailers. The garden centres will face a second inspection before the national winners are declared in January. Read more

Barton Grange Garden Centre

Grower calls for quarantine system to prevent Xylella entering the UK

The MD of Barcham Trees warns, "Xylella is not in the UK yet, but if plant material keeps coming across from the continent without any thought to bio-security it is only a matter of time before this menace becomes a reality.” Read more

Mike Glover, MD Barcham Trees

Telegraph opens online Garden Shop

Hayloft Plants has beaten bigger rivals to run The Telegraph online Garden Shop and is looking to add product. Read more

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