Six Gold Medals for 2019!

Fleuroselect is proud to present the 2019 Gold Medal winners. Each one of these breeding breakthroughs obtained an outstanding score on innovation, beauty and garden performance, convincing our judges and Entries & Evaluation Committee to award the coveted Gold Medal. Read more

Begonia semperflorens F1 Fiona Red

Bransford Webbs – our values

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company currently propagates 70% of the 1.5million plants grown at our site, allowing us excellent traceability of plants across the nursery and to the final customer. Read more

Diary

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

RHS attributes 20 new Awards of Garden Merit following Fleuroselect Zinnia trial

The Zinnia forum of the Royal Horticultural Society in the U.K. has attributed an Award of Garden Merit to 20 Zinnia varieties planted at RHS’ flagship garden Wisley within the framework of the Fleuroselect ‘2017, Year of the Zinnia’ marketing campaign Read more

Two of the many winners: Double Zahara Fire and Queeny Lime Red

Create a winter wonderland this January

Keep the gardening season going in winter by creating a winter wonderland of houseplants inside your home. A few bright, beautiful winter-flowering houseplants can really brighten up your indoor space and increase the feel-good factor. Read more

Phalaenopsis orchids

Frank P Matthews install 2,500 sqm Keder tunnel

As part of ongoing expansion, Frank P Matthews have added more covered area to their container tree unit capable of holding over 8000 trees. The new tunnel, supplied and built by Keder Greenhouse, will be used as an additional growing area during the summer months and also for an extra dispatch area through the winter. Read more

The 2017 review

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

New Hebe for 2018

For 2018, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company have two new Hebe varieties, adding to their ever growing range. Bransford Webbs currently grow over 300, 000 Hebe a year across over 45 varieties. Read more

Hebe Celebration

Wyevale Garden Centres launch 'Millennial Pink' poinsettia ahead of Christmas

Wyevale Garden Centres has given the nation’s favourite festive plant a millennial makeover, offering stylish households ‘tradition with a twist’ this Christmas. The exclusive pink poinsettia variety – named J’adore - has been intricately bred to produce its vivid colour along with an extra swirl of bracts.  Read more

LATEST Looking Good and Availability lists

Check out the Looking Good and Availability Lists for 7 Nurseries including Agrumi, Country Herbs & Plants, Dingley Dell, Chichester Trees and Shrubs, Hawkesmill, Kernock Park Plants, Seiont Nurseries and Volmary. Read more

Cyclamen: November Houseplant of the Month

Thanks to its white and brightly coloured flowers, Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum) is the ideal plant to combat the dark day blues for the November houseplant of the month. Read more

Best new plant introduction at South West Growers Show

Voted one of the top varieties at this year’s Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase, the unique green-red foliage and blazing-red, long-lasting flowers of Dragon's Breath™ Celosia once again proved to be the hottest plant at this years South West Growers Show, being crowned Best New Plant Introduction. Read more

In search of berried treasure

Berry-bearing trees and shrubs come into their own in autumn, creating colourful displays that last well into winter, which is why they have been chosen as the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) Plant of the Moment for October. Read more

Firethorn with red berries (Pyracantha)

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

Springtime bulbs: March Houseplants of the Month

Nothing create a spring mood in store and in the home like potted bulb plants. They offer convenience for the consumer, are almost guaranteed to flower and radiate lots of energy thanks to all the sprouting bulbs. Read more

The Best of British Growers!

The British Plant Fair, the best place to see the best of British growers all under one roof, is less than a month away!! It will take place on Thursday 1st March 2018. Read more

Add a splash of colour to your garden and home in February

When everything is still bare outside, the evergreen shrub Camellia japonica (also known as Japanese camellia) is already flowering abundantly. Neither cold nor snow will stop this winter bloomer. Read more

February Garden Plant of the Month: Salix

Easter falls on 1 April (no joke) but purchases can be encouraged in the weeks prior to that with an inspiring display featuring Salix. Read more

Jobs

Christmas tree out, Houseplant in!

Christmas is not even over yet, but Thejoyofplants.co.uk is already preparing for their "Christmas tree out, Houseplant in" campaign. Read more

Festive favourites: The Holly and the Ivy

It will soon be Christmas, and what better way to celebrate the season and bring festive cheer to your garden than with two traditional Christmas favourites – Holly and Ivy. Countless cards carry their image, often with leaves touched by frost or covered with a crisp layer of snow, and your garden displays will have even greater appeal. Read more

Holly varieties (including Ilex 'Golden King')

Yet another positive year for Bransford Webbs!

The year began with the wonderful achievement of being awarded Silver in the Finished Plant and Tree Production category at the International Growers of the Year Awards, in Essen, Germany. Read more

Directors at Bransford Webbs

Amaryllis: December Houseplant of the Month

Stylish and sensual Amaryllis (also known as Hippeastrum) is available in many varieties and rich earthy colours. This houseplant’s big feature is its changing appearance. You do not expect such a lavish display from such a sleek stem, especially not in the winter months.  Read more

FleuroStar Winner PinkTastic also first choice of British public

Current FleuroStar winner Calibrachoa MiniFamous Double PinkTastic from Selecta one continues to conquer the market. Read more

British-born Fleuroselect Secretary Sally van der Horst with FleuroStar Winner PinkTastic at Wisley

Stunning Hellebores for spring 2018

The stunning Hellebore collection bred by Rodney Davey will be available from The Bransford Webbs Plant Company from February 2018. Read more

Helleborus Annas

Home Garden Breeders, Distributors and Suppliers meet in Paris

Urban gardening was the theme of Fleuroselect’s 8th Home Garden Conference that took place on 21-22nd September in Paris. Approx. 75 seed breeders and distributors for the home gardening market from 10 different countries attended. Read more

Must Have Perennials™ has launched its new website

Must Have Perennials™ has launched its new website offering varietal and growing information, and marketing support, to all Trade supply chain sectors from Breeders to Growers through to Retailers. This new site compliments the www.rozanneandfriends.com consumer-facing website & brand launched earlier this year. Read more

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

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