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


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 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

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

The Houseplants of the Month and the Flower Agenda for 2020 have been chosen for the last time

2020 will be the last year that the Flower Council of Holland will publish the Houseplant of the Month and the Flower Agend. In the autumn of 2020 the Flower Council will launch a new programme: the Flower and Plant Collections. Read more

Flower Agenda 2020

The sensory experience... with Gardening is Good For You! #GIGFY

Immerse customers in a sensory experience in August by filling your garden business with plants that excite the senses with support from the ‘Gardening is Good for You!’ campaign, supported by National Garden Gift Vouchers. Read more

Angelica (Adam Pasco Media)

2019 annual IPPS conference takes shape

The 2019 annual IPPS (International Plant Propagators Society) European conference is taking shape, with a number of exciting speakers and visits lined up. Read more

Visitors vote for their favourites at the HTA National Plant Show

Visitors to the HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, which took place this week at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire voted for their favourite plants and most inspiring retails stands and concepts at the event. Read more

Clematis Elodi™

Bee Friends: Garden plants of the month for July

A green garden is not just a joy to look at, walk through and relax in; it’s also a paradise for bumblebees, honeybees, butterflies and other useful insects. A flowering garden is a sweet shop for them, particularly in view of the fact that intensive agriculture and increasingly paved gardens mean that they are struggling to find food. Read more


Enjoy summertime in the garden...with gardening is good for you! #GIGFY

Encourage consumers to enjoy summertime in the garden this month with support from the ‘Gardening is Good for You!’ campaign, supported by National Garden Gift Vouchers. Read more

Petunia + Yucca in pot © Adam Pasco Media

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

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


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

SAP Nurseries expand sales into the UK

SAP Nurseries, in conjunction with UK sales agent Bob Haward, have developed a range of small pot grown trees for garden centre sales in the UK.  Read more

Houseplant Revolution Keeps Growing!

The Orangery Collection is proud to announce that this week, Barton Grange have launched PTMD collection in their stunning entrance space. ' Read more

Carefree Summer: August Garden Plants of the Month 2019

The range of plants for a Carefree Summertime is extensive. There are many different species and cultivars of each genus that can be used as a garden plant.  Read more

Successful National Plant Show for Bransford Webbs

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company were proud winners in several of the new plant categories, with Clematis ‘ElodiTM’, jointly entered with Guernsey Clematis. Read more

Elodi award winners

Agapanthus ‘AMB001’ ‘Fireworks’ takes Best in Show at New Plant Awards

Agapanthus ‘AMB001’ ‘Fireworks’ from Fairweather’s Nursery has been crowned this year as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards on the opening morning of the HTA National Plant Show. Read more

Agapanthus ‘AMB001’ ‘Fireworks’ from Fairweather’s Nursery

Colour and inspiration from Bransford Webbs

Bransford Webbs, one of the original exhibitors at The National Plant Show, will be exhibiting for the tenth consecutive year next week. Located on stand 119 / 110, near the new plant area, we look forward to welcoming you to our colourful and inspirational stand. Read more

Hebe Sunrise

Fill your garden with fragrance...with gardening is good for you! #GIGFY

Step outside and smell the roses, plus a host of other scented flowers too. Choosing plants shouldn’t just be about their size, shape and colour. Let’s embrace their full sensory appeal, including the most evocative of all … fragrance! Read more

Rose archway and lavendar path at Capel Manor Gardens

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