Adenophera White Blaze wins Visitor Vote Award at HTA National Plant Show

Visitors to the HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, have voted Adenophera White Blaze from Darby Nursery Stock and Fairweather’s Nursery as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards. Read more

Adenophera White Blaze - Darby Nursery Stock & Fairweathers Nursery.

Malus sieboldii Aros takes best in show at New Plant Awards

Malus sieboldii Aros from Frank P Matthews has been crowned this year as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards on the opening morning of the HTA National Plant Show. The show, sponsored by Hortipak, takes place today and tomorrow (20 and 21 June) at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. Read more

Malus sieboldii Aros® - Frank P Matthews

Diary

Hillier Wholesale Nurseries 2017-18 plant list now available

Hillier is pleased to announce that the interactive Hillier Plant List 2017/18 is now available, offering trade customers a guide to all the plants supplied from Hillier Nurseries. Read more

LATEST Looking Good and Availability lists

Check out the Looking Good and Availability Lists for 5 Nurseries including Howicks, Dingley Dell, Chichester Trees and Shrubs, Hawkesmill and Seiont Nurseries. Read more

Howicks - Salvia

Import Substitution for Oak (Quercus Species)

The HTA launches a report today on import substitution of oak trees (Quercus species). Since 2013, the UK has imported 1.12 million oak trees, according to official Defra statistics. There is a great opportunity for the UK to increase production of this iconic tree, thereby boosting the economy and improving biosecurity. Read more

Kevin Hobbs, Raoul Curtis-Machin and Adam Wigglesworth with the Oak Report.

Sally from Fleuroselect receives her own Pelargonium

Sally van der Horst, Secretary of Fleuroselect, baptised the brand new 'Pelargonium Toscana Sally' at Beach Club O in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. This additional colour in the Toscana series was dedicated to Sally in celebration of her 25 years of service with Fleuroselect Read more

Sally van der Horst, Secretary of Fleuroselect

Thyme for herbs

Create your own culinary herb garden this month with the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) ‘Plant of the Moment’ for May - herbs. Read more

Chives in flower (Photo: Adam Pasco Media)

Hawkesmill Nurseries - Varieties for delivery in April

Warwickshire based Hawkesmill Nurseries, whose wide array of beautiful flower varieties provide bright displays and encourage seasonal sales, are offering retailers a whole host of ranges available now for delivery in April. Read more

The magic of maples

Create a focal point in your garden with Japanese maples, the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) ‘Plant of the Moment’ for April. Read more

Japanese Maple (Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum')

Proven Winners® - Spiraea Double Play®

The number one plant selling brand in the US, selling over 150 million plants in North America alone, Proven Winners® is an international plant brand established over twenty five years ago. Read more

Spiraea Double Play Artist

Summer has arrived in style – Hayloft’s brightest & boldest summer catalogue yet!

The front cover is enough to lure you into this year’s summer catalogue with a breathtaking visual of the most exquisite and intriguing plant, mottled in vibrant shades of lime green and dark purple. What could it be? Read more

More building news from Bransford Webbs

Bransford Webbs Plant Company, who recently celebrated the silver success at the International Grower of the Year Awards, has completed the construction of a further 2500m2 of polytunnels. Read more

New tunnels at Bransford Webbs.

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

The 2017 'Best New Bedding Plant' Award goes to...

Novelty won the day at the ‘2017 Grower Of The Year Awards’ in London last week with the  extra-ordinary colour breakthrough of Petunia ‘Night Sky®’ taking the award for ‘Best New Bedding or Pot Plant’. Read more

Petunia 'NightSky'

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

Garden plants of the month for 2018 announced

The product selection of the Garden Plant of the Month for 2018 has been completed in collaboration with the product specialists from Royal FloraHolland. We will be letting you know which plants we will be putting in the spotlight next year, how the list of plants are produced, how we will be promoting them and how you can link in with this campaign on the shop floor.  Read more

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

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

A bonanza of late flowering perennials

Warwickshire based Hawkesmill Nurseries have over 40 years experience of providing quality seasonal plants to their customers and this year they have a large selection of 3 litre perennials available for late summer. Read more

Jobs

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

Celebrating 21 years of certification

To celebrate the 21st anniversary of BOPP (British Ornamental Plant Producers’ certification scheme) a special event for the ornamentals sector is being held on Tuesday 18 July at the HTA offices at Chilton in Oxfordshire. Read more

AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2018 - open for entries

Known as the Oscars for plants, the 9th International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2018 is open for entries. Read more

Glendale Horticulture new Plant Showcase open day

Glendale Horticulture will launch its new Plant Showcase at its Coblands Plant Centre in Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 6AA on Tuesday 25th April from 8am - 1pm.

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Selling more plants starts with Google

Do you want to sell more plants? Do you wonder how you can reach your target audience in a more efficient and affordable way? Or are you interested in learning how Google can help you to attract new customers to your garden centre? Visit Garden Connect at the HTA Plant Show to learn everything about Google and how it can help you to sell more plants online! Read more

New & exclusive Salvia 'Pink Lips' & Viola collection

Hawkesmill Nurseries, the family run business based in Warwickshire, grow an abundance of over 3.5 million plants throughout the year. The team are proud to announce that they have a brand new and exclusive Salvia which has been added to their range for 2017. Read more

Salvia Pink lips

Wholesale flowers introductory offer, £99 for a 48 variety Franchi Flower Stand

Wholesale Flowers Introductory Offer, £99 for a 48 variety Franchi Flower Stand - An unbelievable 46% off our normal wholesale price!!! Read more

Visitor numbers grow for PlantFest at Hereford nurseries

Retailers visited two nurseries in Hereford yesterday (Wednesday, March 8, 2017) to attend their PlantFest and to see new product developments for the coming year. Read more

Adam Dunnett, Wyevale Nurseries with Mike Simms, Buyer from the Chepstow Group.

The CHA to reprise GrowQuip in November

The CHA launched GrowQuip 2017 at IPM Essen in Essen and Fruit Logistica in Berlin earlier this year. It is being staged at Stratford Manor Hotel and encompasses a conference programme which will bring together the best brains in horticulture. Read more

Markus Kobelt from Lubera in Switzerland

Spring has sprung with perfect primulas

Plant a rainbow of colour in the garden with primulas and polyanthus and welcome in spring, the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) ‘Plant of the Moment’ for March. Read more

Cowslip in flower (Primula veris) (Adam Pasco Media)

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

Zinnia

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