Colour festival: April garden plants of the month

The Colour Festival brings spring to your garden, patio or balcony in a flash. Begonia, Verbana, Gazania and Bougainvillea are all rich bloomers in different forms, so that they bring instant visual delight and experience to the garden. Read more

Be creative with colour... with Gardening is Good for You!

This April tell your customers to paint their garden with colourful plants and brighten their outlook throughout the year! Read more

Diary

Three Gold Medals for 2020

Fleuroselect is proud to present the 2020 Gold Medal winners! Each one of these breeding breakthroughs obtained an outstanding score on innovation, beauty and garden performance. Read more

Leucanthemum x superbum Madonna

SmartPlant links with T&M

SmartPlants adds T&M to its growing list of commercial partners.  Customer receipts by the mail-order supplier will soon be accompanied by the newly developed SmartPlant 'button' to provide post sale advice. Read more

Spring Surprises: February Garden Plants of the Month

Spring Surprises like hazel (Corylus avellana Concorta'), rock cress (Arabis), primula (Primula aucalis) and Aubrieta are perfect for those who can’t wait to bring their garden to life. Not only do they bloom early, but the latter two provide a second round of flowering later in the year. Read more

Grow yourself healthy this January

Research from around the world has confirmed something many gardeners already know ­– gardening really is good for you! So, this January we’re encouraging you to share this news with your customers with help from the HTA’s ‘Gardening is good for you’ campaign. Read more

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'

Plants For Europe launches new website

Plants For Europe Limited (PFE) is excited to announce the launch of their brand new website designed by Simon Vincent, Director at East Sussex based Flexx Creative. Read more

Hillier to phase in taupe recyclable plant pots

Looking for alternatives to single use plastic within its business, Hillier Nurseries will be phasing in the new taupe kerbside recyclable plant pot, replacing the old black plastic pot. Read more

Bents and Cowells take the top GCA plant awards

Bents and Cowells top the first day’s awards at the 2018 GCA conference. Also prominent were Fairways of Ashbourne, Stratford and Barton Grange Garden Centres. Read more

Ruxley Rose (Destination Garden Centre category) – Bents Garden & Home

Irish grower to expand into the UK

One of Ireland’s foremost growers of nursery stock, Flannery’s Nurseries, is looking to develop its market by expanding into the UK with Bob Haward as their agent. Read more

Bob Haward

Kingfisher Nurseries to close as YouGarden takes over the site

Leading heather producer Kingfisher Nurseries is to close at the end of this month, the owners are retiring and have sold the site to YouGarden. Read more

Mail says ‘insect-friendly’ plants are laced with pesticides that poison bees

The Daily Mail says that ‘insect-friendly’ plants sold in garden centres and supermarkets are laced with chemicals that could be killing bees. 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.

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

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

Busy Lizzies are back ... without the risk!

New Impatiens Beacon™ bred by PanAmerican Seed® and distributed in the UK by Ball Colegrave, offers high resistance to Plasmopara obducens, the cause of Impatiens downy mildew. Read more

Impatiens Beacon Mixed

Spring into action this March

Spring is in the air, and there’s no better time to start planning and planting colourful displays to enjoy over the months ahead. Read more

Brunera Jack Frost in April (Adam Pasco Media)

Advice on introducing Pantone’s ‘Colour of the Year’ into the garden

Haskins is offering plant recommendations for gardeners looking to bring Pantone’s ‘Colour of the Year,’ Living Coral, into their garden. Read more

Spring into action this March with Gardening is Good for You!

Spring is in the air, and there’s no better time to start planning and planting colourful displays to enjoy over the months ahead. Read more

Bruunera Jack Frost

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Sleeping Beauties: January Garden Plants of the Month

When the whole garden is still sleeping, dogwood (Cornus), Viburnum and redvein enkianthus (Enkiathus) with their attractive, sometimes coloured branches and eye-catching lines still put on a good show in winter, particularly with a coating of rime or snow. Read more

New and exclusive Hebe for 2019 from The Bransford Webbs Plant Company

We have three new and exclusive wonderful Hebe for 2019. Hebe Starlight, Sunrise and Mint Chocolate. Read more

Hebe Sunrise

People's Choice Award for Tagetes Alumia Vanilla Cream, experts go for Bali Yellow

Following the Europe-wide trial initiated by Fleuroselect to celebrate ‘2018, Year of the Marigold’, both consumers and experts have cast their vote.
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Alumia Vanilla Cream & Bali Yellow

Syngenta launches mildew resistant Busy Lizzie through B&Q

A new, downy mildew resistant Busy Lizzie bred by Syngenta is to be unveiled by B&Q. The Busy Lizzie is back, said Tim Clapp, “This is the biggest thing I have been involved in over my 20 years in horticulture.” Read more

Tim Clapp with Imara Bizzie Lizzie

The 2017 review

Hawkesmill Nurseries, the Warwickshire based family company, have had a whirlwind of a year in 2017! Read more

Innovation from Mr Fothergill's

As well as the acquisition of Darlac, Mr Fothergill’s revealed other innovations, including a new RHS AGM range, a starter range endorsed by David Domoney and the introduction Seasol and Optigrow. Read more

David Domoney's Get growing range

Bransford Webbs Plant Company Managing Director Geoff Caesar is moving on!

After 25 years at the Bransford Webbs Plant Company Managing Director Geoff Caesar is moving on at the end of July to take up a role with Ball Colegrave as Director at their Bordon Hill Nursery in Stratford upon Avon. Read more

Geoff Caesar

Demand for UK grown plants increases

Allensmore and Wyevale Nurseries step up the promotions on plants and have noticed increased demand for British grown stock. Read more

Instant effect - planted containers for Mother's Day at Allensmore

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

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

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