Grow yourself healthy this January

Research from around the world has confirmed something many gardeners already know ­– gardening really is good for you! So, this January we’re encouraging you to share this news with your customers with help from the HTA’s ‘Gardening is good for you’ campaign. Read more

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'

Plants For Europe launches new website

Plants For Europe Limited (PFE) is excited to announce the launch of their brand new website designed by Simon Vincent, Director at East Sussex based Flexx Creative. Read more

Diary

Healthy Plants, Healthy Business

The HTA, in association with APHA, are hosting an essential one-day conference, Healthy Plants, Healthy Business’, for anyone involved in the production, trading and retailing of plants. Read more

HTA Plant of the Moment for November: A celebration of colourful cornus

Few plants celebrate the different seasons more than colourful cornus. Commonly called dogwoods, these reliable and hardy shrubs provide a luscious leafy backdrop to summer flowers Read more

Rhipsalis

Skimmia: November Garden Plant of the Month

Skimmia is the Garden Plant for November 2018. The ‘Garden Plant of the Month’ is an initiative from the Flower Council of Holland. The Skimmia range has expanded in recent years with many new cultivars. They vary in terms of the colour of the bud, the leaf colour (green or variegated) and the compactness of the plant. Read more

Begonias top RHS People’s Choice Awards

Begonias have been voted a plant favourite in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) annual People’s Choice Awards. Visitors to RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey were asked to vote for their favourite from 84 new varieties trialled over the summer, with the basket and bedding classic securing the top two spots. Read more

Tagetes patula 'Alumia Vanilla Cream' (Alumia Series) CREDIT - RHS Joanna Kossak

Pyracantha: October Garden Plant of the Month

Pyracantha (also known as firethorn) is a shrub with flaming berries in the autumn and green leaves in the winter and early spring. In May and June the plant blooms with a host of cream flowers, so that the shrub provides beauty in the garden all year round. Read more

Exciting new plant varieties for 2019

Ball Colegrave are delighted to introduce you to their 2019 Plant catalogue, Vegetable catalogue, Perennial catalogue and Seed Introductions brochure, full of exciting new and advanced genetics. Read more

Garvinea Sweet Sunset wins award for Best bedding or pot plant at Four Oaks

The Garvinea® Sweet Sunset won the award for Best plant introduction bedding or pot plant at Four Oaks Trade Show. We’re very proud to receive this award for the bright bi-color Garden Gerbera. 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

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

Lots for the Garden Press to write about

There was plenty to see and hear at the Garden Press Event including a snail fence, outdoor fragrances, a new urban compost from Scotts and news of some enhanced summer events. Read more

Woodlodge's Dorset rocking chair.

New and exclusive Hebe for 2019 from The Bransford Webbs Plant Company

We have three new and exclusive wonderful Hebe for 2019. Hebe Starlight, Sunrise and Mint Chocolate. Read more

Hebe Sunrise

People's Choice Award for Tagetes Alumia Vanilla Cream, experts go for Bali Yellow

Following the Europe-wide trial initiated by Fleuroselect to celebrate ‘2018, Year of the Marigold’, both consumers and experts have cast their vote.
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Alumia Vanilla Cream & Bali Yellow

Helleborus: December Garden Plant of the Month

As the star of December, the Helleborus likes to be placed alongside red and white patio Cyclamen, Poinsettias and Christmas accessories for an attractive display. It’s also a very popular plant for large-scale outdoor arrangements, combined with checkerberry, ornamental wood, heather, moss and - for example - small outdoor lanterns. Read more

Wyevale Nurseries’ announce new 2020 amenity plant range

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries has unveiled its new amenity crop range for 2020. Eight new plants have been carefully selected by the team at Wyevale Nurseries based on their habit, colour and functionality. Read more

Jobs

Japanese Award for T&M’s Sunflower SunBelievable™ ‘Brown Eyed Girl’

Thompson & Morgan is pleased to announce another international award for its innovative Sunflower SunBelievable™ ‘Brown Eyed Girl’. Initial trials of the long-flowering sunflower in Japan have proven hugely successful prior to its launch in the early summer of 2019. Read more

Sunflower SunBelievable™ ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ with Flower Trial Japan 2018’s Outstanding Perfor

In search of berried treasure, plus a focus on pet friendly houseplants in October

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 one of our Plants of the Moment for October. Read more

Hort Science Live – practical showcase of latest science

Hort Science Live 2018, the highly practical event showcasing the latest scientific developments in ornamental horticulture, is to be held at Palmstead Nursery in Kent (4 October) and at Stockbridge Technology Centre in Yorkshire (17 October).  Read more

Nursery showcases largest ever range in 2019 catalogue

Leading horticultural nursery Johnsons of Whixley will launch its 2019 catalogue this week, featuring its largest ever range. The new catalogue features a wide selection of hardy plants grown and nurtured in the Vale of York, on which the 200-acre Johnsons nursery is located. Read more

HTA Plant of the Moment for September - Fashionably late perennials and on-trend terrariums

Add fresh excitement to your autumn displays by including a selection of seasonal stunners to flower beds and patio pots. Several hardy perennials have been patiently growing all year, waiting for their turn to take centre stage. And now their time has come to burst into bloom, filling our gardens with vibrant colour. Read more

Japanese Anemones (Anemone japonica)

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

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

Demand for UK grown plants increases

Allensmore and Wyevale Nurseries step up the promotions on plants and have noticed increased demand for British grown stock. Read more

Instant effect - planted containers for Mother's Day at Allensmore

Silver for Bransford Webb in international grower awards

The AIPH Awards at the Colosseum Theatre in Essen, Germany celebrated the world’s best in ornamental horticultural production. Bransford Webb was the sole UK winner taking Silver in its category. Read more

Bransford Webb

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