Plant proud & primed for 'Four Oaks'

The Hawkesmill team excel in growing a wide range of plants including, perennials, wildflowers, ornamental grasses, ferns, vegetables and strawberries and there will be plenty of varieties of each on show at 'Four Oaks'. Read more

Garden palms: September Garden Plants of the Month

Garden palms bring the right vibe to September to help you carry on enjoying the outdoor life a little longer. The selection includes a True Date Palm (Phoenix caneriensis) with green feathered leaves and a distinctive trunk. The Chinese Windmill Palm (Trachicarpus) with its typical fan-shaped leaves. Read more


The Garden Centre Association (GCA) held a successful Plant Area Forum at Ball Colegrave this summer (July, 2018).

The event was the GCA's third and was attended by more than 50 delegates, including plant area managers, buyers and supervisors and was facilitated by GCA inspector, Roger Crookes with assistance from Michael Cole. Read more

GCA Planteria Forum at Ball Colegrave 2018

LATEST Looking Good and Availability lists

Check out the Looking Good and Availability Lists for 5 Nurseries including Agrumi, Country Herbs & Plants, Chichester Trees and Shrubs, Hawkesmill and Seiont Nurseries. Read more

Replacing the black plastic pot at Bransford Webbs

As an industry leader, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company are proud to have been at the forefront of the current industry initiative to replace black plastic pots with a kerbside recyclable alternative and to have chaired the recent meeting to push this movement forward. Read more

Hebe in black plastic pots in the glasshouse

Hebe: August Garden Plant of the Month

Hebe is the classic late starter in the summer garden: it starts flowering when most plants are past their peak, and carries on until late autumn. That makes it the ideal plant for people who want a cheerful boost for their garden when they return from holiday. Read more

Plant area managers and buyers reminded to sign up for Plant Area Forum

Plant area managers and buyers are being reminded to book their places at the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) third annual Plant Area Forum at Ball Colegrave this month (July, 2018). Read more

The showground at Ball Colegrave

Buddleja Rocketstar™ – NEW!

Buddleja Rocketstar™ is a new introduction from Proven Winners®, available exclusively in the UK from The Bransford Webbs Plant Company. Read more

New Hydrangea varieties from Proven Winners

The Annabelle range of Hydrangea arborescens, from Proven Winners®, is now available from The Bransford Webbs Plant Company. These are a wonderful collection of Hydrangea with strong branches and big flowers making them ideal garden plants. Read more

Rose ‘Timeless Purple’ wins Visitor Vote Award at HTA National Plant Show

Visitors to the HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, have voted Rose ‘Timeless Purple’ from Whartons Roses as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards. The Visitor Vote Award, sponsored by Floramedia, proved extremely popular and with over 100 entries for visitors to choose from, they were once again spoilt for choice. Read more

Rose Timeless Purple from Whartons Roses

Osteospermum Purple Sun wins FleuroStar Award

Fleuroselect, the international organisation for the ornamental plants industry, is proud to announce that the FleuroStar Award 2018/19 goes to Osteospermum ecklonis Purple Sun from Selecta one. Read more

Osteospermum ecklonis Purple Sun from Selecta one's FlowerPower series.

Build up to the National Plant Show

With less than two weeks to go until the National Plant Show opens, here at Bransford Webbs we are gearing up to ensure we have another show stopping stand full of inspiration and interest for customers old and new alike! Read more

 National Plant Show stand 2017

Colourful clematis and chrysanthemum

From bold blooms the size of tea plates to delicate nodding bells adorning a garden arch, clematis are versatile and colourful climbers that no garden should be without. Whether left to clamber up a trellis panel to cover walls and fences or trained over a pergola, clematis are a wonderfully diverse family with varieties to choose for flowers in every season of the year. Read more

White clematis alabast

Emily Brontë Rose on the Welcome to Yorkshire Chelsea Garden

Emily Brontë rose on the Gold Medal winning 2018 Welcome to Yorkshire garden has been launched at the Chelsea Flower show. The shrub rose has been created by David Austen Roses to celebrate Emily’s bicentenary. The rose has been an immediate hit and was the best seller on the stand on the first day of the show. Read more

Sir Gary Verity DL, Rebecca Yorke, Brontë Parsonage Museum & Michael Marriott, David Austin.

Thompson & Morgan takes first and third places in RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year!

Thompson & Morgan is thrilled to announce that its entry Hydrangea hybrid Runaway Bride® ‘Snow White’ has today been awarded the prestigious accolade of RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year. Read more

Bransford Webbs reaches a decade of environmental accreditation

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company is very proud that they have achieved the BS8555 accreditation for environmental management for the tenth consecutive year, having first achieved this important certification back in 2008. Read more

Aerial view of the nursery

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

Autumn Fair approaches!

Groen-Direkt will shortly hold its Autumn Fair. Their range of late summer and autumn plant material is unique to Europe.  At the same fair last August, 70% of the customers came from outside the Netherlands, from other European countries and those even further afield. Read more

Get creative with ornamental grasses and Devil’s Ivy (Scindapsus) - HTA Plant of the Moment for August

From dainty blue fescue grass to majestic miscanthus, ornamental grasses provide texture, character and form unmatched by many other hardy perennials. Their presence develops through the seasons as bright and colourful foliage is joined by graceful swaying flower heads that last well into winter. Read more

Ornamental grass - Pennisetum setaceum 'Summer Samba'


Summer season review so far ...

The award winning family run business, Hawkesmill Nurseries, have had a very busy summer season so far, with shows, new varieties and a new glasshouse build well underway! Read more

Houseplants of the Month for 2019 announced will be putting a selected houseplant, or group of houseplants, in the spotlight every month again in 2019. The specially produced photography will also take into account of the style trends for 2019.  Read more

In the pink with varieties for August delivery

Hawkesmill Nurseries, the award winning family run business, are in the pink for August deliveries with a stunning selection of Anemones and Asters ....take a peek at their rosy hue of a selection below. Read more

Bring in the butterflies and succulents, HTA Plant of the Moment for July

Add a new dimension to your garden displays by not only planting colourful flowers you can enjoy throughout the year, but ones that will bring in the butterflies too. A wide range of bedding plants, perennials, flowering shrubs and bulbs produce the simple, open blooms that butterflies love. Read more


Impressive Garvinea® Pyramid huge success on BBC Gardeners World Live

During the BBC Gardeners World Live Florist Holland, Peter Seabrook and Fresh at Burcot Garden Centre created an impressive floral display that has never been done before. The 90m2 pyramid was completely decorated with Garvinea® the first true garden Gerbera. Read more

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket® takes best in show at New Plant Awards

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket® 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 (19 and 20 June) at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. Read more

 Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket® from Frank P Matthews

Wyevale Nurseries reports the best May sales ever

Members of staff at one of the UK’s leading nurseries are celebrating this week after announcing it had the best May ever in its recorded trading history with sales up by 14% (2018). Read more

Adam Dunnett Sales Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries

British plants ready for the National Plant Show

Warwickshire based Hawkesmill Nurseries, are an award winning family run business, who grow over 3.5 million plants throughout the year. The team will be showing a superb array of their collections at the forthcoming HTA National Plant Show (Stand 47/54), which will be taking place on 19th and 20th June. Read more

Camellia enjoys resurgence in popularity

The versatility of Camellia as a genus has resulted in a strong resurgence in its popularity around the world. Its diversity in appearance, coupled with the number of available selections, flower colours and types, as well as the options for multiple use, have all combined to create this trend. Read more

Camellia Volunteer

Hillier celebrates Chelsea Gold and second place for Plant of the Year

Hillier is once again celebrating extending its world-record for having received the most consecutive gold medals in the history of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Read more

Eryngium 'Blue Wave'

Six stunning plants competing for FleuroStar

Which of these plants will succeed Selecta one's successful Calibrachoa PinkTastic? Fleuroselect proudly presents the six entries in this year's FleuroStar Contest. Each of these introductions vies to be the next 'Winner with the Wow Factor', the variety with the highest visual impact at point of sale. Read more

Begonia boliviensis interspecific Bossa Nova Night Fever Papaya, Floranova

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