Contract shrub and perennial plant growing available

We are a wholesale plant production nursery near Nottingham. We have recently expanded our production area and would interested in discussing potential contract plant production requirements for 2020. Read more

Join an HTA Plant Passport webinar this Thursday

Anyone who trades in plants can register for an HTA webinar on Plant Passports to prepare for the change in regulations on December 14th. Read more

Diary

Plant away the winter blues ... with Gardening is Good For You! #GIGFY 

Hardy plants can naturally withstand a touch of frost without being harmed, so choose a few to add winter interest to your displays. Read more

Conifer touched by frost © Adam Pasco Media

Demand for British grown oaks soars as oak moth spreads

Hillier Trees has noted a surge in demand for British grown oaks.  Orders have increased by 93% year on year. Read more

Sami mature Quercus palustris

Major expansion work at Bransford Webbs

Following months of detailed planning, work is now underway on a major expansion at The Bransford Webbs Plant Company. Read more

New RHS planting list to help tackle number one garden disease

New research from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) reveals how gardeners can manage honey fungus, the most popular plant complaint in UK gardens. Read more

Decaying honey fungus on oak tree

Former manager buys Wyevale’s Woodlands Nursery

Husband and wife team Vicky and Jamie Downes have bought Woodlands Nursery from Wyevale.  The deal completed on October 1st. Read more

Public vote for their favourite clematis in RHS People’s Choice Award

The public has crowned their favourite new Clematis in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) annual People’s Choice Awards. Read more

Green Covering: October Garden Plants of the Month

Cool in summer, warm in winter and green throughout the year: covering plants are becoming increasingly popular, and with our Green Covering plants selection such as stonecrop, sempervivum and rockfoil, which can also be used to create living roofs or rock gardens. Read more

Get in touch with nature... with Gardening is Good For You! #GIGFY

This month get customers planting to create a wildlife-friendly garden and reap the benefits of surrounding themselves with nature, with support from the ‘Gardening is Good for You!’ campaign, supported by National Garden Gift Vouchers. Read more

Callicarpa Profusion AGM © Adam Pasco Media

DCF funded student makes headway in Agapanthus pest project

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) is delighted to be funding Julie Lin, a Biological Sciences student at Imperial College London, as part of a Plant Health Undergraduate Studentship. Read more

Julie Lin searching for midge at Rosemoor

EU regs to widen scope of plant passports

Unless there is a no deal Brexit, the HTA advises that businesses involved in trading plants will be affected by new regulations coming into force on 14 December. Read more

Growing together - Let's get social... with Gardening is Good For You! #GIGFY

Encourage your customers take part in gardening socials like talks, workshops and clubs in September with support from the ‘Gardening is Good for You!’ campaign, supported by National Garden Gift Vouchers. 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

Hundreds of houseplants set to invade RHS Garden Wisley

It’s like the Day of the Triffids, but safer. Hundreds of houseplants will be growing, overflowing and taking over the Glasshouse at RHS Garden Wisley from 25 January to 1 March 2020. Read more

Houseplants inhabit Victorian house in the RHS flagship garden.

New logo to help educate consumers about recyclable plant pots

Following the introduction of the new taupe plastic pot it is paramount that we educate the final consumer as quickly as possible that these pots can be put in their kerbside recycling bin. Our new logo, found on the label foot, at the front of the pot, will be phased in throughout 2020. Read more

Festive Pines: December Garden Plants of the Month

Not just for the festive season, but beautiful all year round: the spruce and fir tree help create a variety-filled patio and garden. Read more

Imara® wins TASPO Product of the Year Award

Last Friday, Imara won the TASPO Award of the Year for Best Breeding Product. This is the second award for Imara after it was awarded for Best Ornamental Plant Introductio. The gardener’s favorite is back - again! Read more

Jobs

Red Garden Plants: November Garden Plants of the Month

Looking for some cheer in the dark days before Christmas? Red classics like holly, Skimmia and Leucothoe provide colour and excitement in the garden. Read more

Get down to Earth... with Gardening is Good For You! #GIGFY

It’s all change in the garden this month as autumn colour and falling foliage transforms trees, shrubs and borders. It’s a wonderful sight that brings the gardening year to a spectacular end. Read more

Planting a winter pot - skimmia heather gaultheria © Adam Pasco Media

New resources available to assist with Plant Passport changes

Horticultural businesses need to prepare now for the imminent changes to the plant passporting regulations which come into force on 14 December 2019. The HTA have produced an animated infographic video and guidance sheet to inform members about plant passporting. Read more

Bringing Green Pot Innovations...to the South West Growers Show

Hawkesmill has introduced new carbon-free 'Green' pots, which are detectable for recycling and are also manufactured using 97% Post-Consumer Waste. Visitors to the South West Growers Show will be able to see these pots for themselves Read more

HilverdaKooij and Florist Holland continue as HilverdaFlorist

From September 1st HilverdaKooij and Florist Holland will start to work under the brand name HilverdaFlorist. During the upcoming season the name will be implemented in all our communication and the company processes will be combined in phases.  Read more

Look what Plants are on Trend for 2020!

The Summer Showcase has finally ended for this season and its been a blast! Read more

Petunia GlacierSky

Online offerings from Bransford Webbs

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company are proud to announce the launch of their online webshop (trade only), allowing wholesale customers the ease and freedom of placing their orders online at their own convenience. Read more

Tomato 'Veranda Red' launch at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

'Veranda Red' is a new development from the Burpee Europe breeding programme which is ideal for smaller patio pots. Read more

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

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

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