Alocasia: September houseplant of the month

The Flower Council of Holland are this month recommending Alocasia, also known as elephant’s ear, as the September houseplant of the month. The decorative value lies in the magnificent foliage.  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

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Tantalising temptations for August

With over 40 years experience of growing amazing flower varieties, Warwickshire based Hawkesmill Nurseries are proud to present a stunning selection for delivery in August.  From Anemone and Solidago, to Grasses and Liriope....Hawkesmill knows no bounds when ensuring the vibrancy of your displays in late summer! Read more

The shrub is back!

Wyevale Nurseries has recently (July, 2017) announced that it has seen growth in 2016 and 2017 so far of more than 10% each year on its shrub category after several years of decline. Read more

Wyevale Nurseries - Ceanothus ‘Cool Blue'

AIPH welcomes EPO decision not to approve patents for plants

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) welcomes the decision by the European Patent Office (EPO) to no longer grant patents to plants that are the result of classical cross-breeding and selection. Read more

Gentian: August Garden Plant of the Month

Gentian is in the spotlight in August as the Garden Plant of the Month. ‘Garden Plant of the Month’ is an initiative by Thejoyofplants.co.uk. Growers and horticultural specialists from the floriculture sector select a garden plant every month at the request of Thejoyofplants.co.uk in order to inspire and enthuse. Read more

Proven Winners® - the number one plant brand! Hydrangea Flair and Flavours®

The Hydrangea Flair and Flavours® range is a stunning collection of eight varieties flowering abundantly throughout the summer months. Read more

Hydrangea Cotton Candy

Calibrachoa MiniFamous® Double PinkTastic wins FleuroStar Award

Fleuroselect, the international organisation for the ornamental plants industry, is proud to announce that the FleuroStar Award 2017/18 goes to Calibrachoa MiniFamous® Double PinkTastic from Selecta one. Breeder Anita Stöver accepted the prize from FleuroStar Committee Chairman Heike Gronemann and Fleuroselect President Herman Hamer. Read more

Calibrachoa MiniFamous® Double PinkTastic

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

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

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)

Consumer market research drives Allensmore’s 2017 Christmas new product development

Hereford-based Allensmore Nurseries new 2017 Christmas Wreath, Garlands & Table Decorations range is to be officially launched at the Four Oaks Show on 5&6 September Stand C6&7. Read more

On your marks, get set .... Ready for 'Four Oaks'!!!

Warwickshire based Hawkesmill Nurseries, who grow a plant for every business and every season, and who produce over 3.5 million plants throughout the year, will be showcasing at the Four Oaks Trade Show on Sep 5th & 6th. Why not visit them on stand B19 & 20, where they will be displaying some fantastic new products for 2018. Read more

Get creative with ornamental grasses

Add striking texture, character and form to your garden this month with the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) ‘Plant of the Moment’ for August – ornamental grass. Read more

Ornamental grasses in patio pots (including Miscanthus and Imperata) - Adam Pasco Media

British Grown Hebe Addenda® hit garden centres

The eye catching stunning flower spikes in beautiful shades of pink and purple, offer gorgeous colour for the garden from July until the first frosts. Read more

Hebe Addenda Donna

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Hawkesmill - Winners at the GIMA Awards

Hawkesmill Nurseries, the Warwickshire based family business who offer retailers a wide selection of plants such as perennials, alpines and wildflowers, are celebrating the success of their new Salvia 'Pink Lips' at this year’s GIMA Awards. This brand new and exclusive variety won the award for the ‘Best Plants, Seeds & Bulbs’ category. Read more

Aloe: August Houseplant of the Month

The Aloe range is constantly expanding thanks to the continuing trend for decorative succulent plants and here The Flower Council give advice on how to display and merchandise this houseplant. Read more

Success at the Plant Show for Bransford Webbs

Last week saw yet another highly successful plant show for The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, with the stand featuring a wealth of new plants and introductions, including Garden Orchids, the Proven Winners® shrubs range and Rodney Davey Hellebores. Read more

Pouring the colour onto the stand

Bookings up at GCA Plant Area Forum at Ball Colegrave with more places now available

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) is hosting its second annual GCA Plant Area Forum for plant area managers and plant buyers at Ball Colegrave in July (July 20, 2017). Read more

Plant area workshop at Ball Colegrave

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

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

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

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