Looking positively to the future

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company is excited to be looking forward to 2021 and the future, following the most turbulent few months the nursery has ever had to navigate in its 60-year history. Read more

Work on the new development

Dummen Orange products had success in the HTA Virtual Plant awards 2020

Two Dummen Orange products had success in the HTA Virtual Plant awards 2020 last week. Read more

Impatiens Wild Romance Blush Pink

Diary

Apple ‘Trinity’ wins Best in Show at HTA New Plant Awards

A new variety of apple, launched this summer by Frank P Matthews, has won Best in Show at the HTA Virtual New Plant Awards. Read more

2 days to Vote in the Best New Plant Awards

2 days to Vote in the Best New Plant Awards.  Voting closes at 1pm this Wednesday 17 June.  The winners will be announced on the same day! Read more

Some of the finalists

All Female Nursery Business Expands Export Sales to the UK

Two nurseries in Tuscany are cooperating, under the brand Tuscany Growers, to significantly expand their market by developing sales to the UK. Read more

Syngenta Flowers launches Virtual Tour

In week 25 Syngenta Flowers will launch the Virtual Tour, a unique digital trials exhibition. This online venue showcases the newest introductions, core product, brands and best sellers. Access to the Syngenta Flowers Virtual Tour is free and open 24/7 and registration can be done easily through www.syngentaflowers.eu/virtualtour. Read more

Rose Festival returns for a 3rd Year - virtually

Peter Seabrook, The Sun’s Gardening Editor, is launching the third Rose Festival week in The Sun on 18th April to run virtually from the 20th – 28th June, supported by Roses UK and Whartons Garden Roses. Read more

Rose Precious Ruby

Hillier announces five new plants for 2020

Hillier Nurseries has revealed details of the five new plants the company was going to unveil at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 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

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.

Lovania launches a mobile website to aid plant buyers

Lovania has teamed up with Floramedia to create a mobile website to aid plant buyers with information and images while shopping the plant area. Read more

The show must go on

Whartons Garden Roses continues to invest in research and development by trialling new roses varieties. Read more

Whartons' trials

Allensmore Nurseries scoops a record number of awards at the HTA Virtual New Plant Awards 2020

Allensmore Nurseries has achieved a record number of ten awards at this year’s HTA Virtual New Plant Awards, including Gold & Best in Category for Penstemon Pristine Lila Purple. Read more

Penstemon Pristine Lila Purple

Three awards for Kernock @ HTA Virtual New Plant Awards Winners 2020

Kernock are delighted to have claimed three awards at the first Virtual National Plant Show, New Product Awards! Salvia Rockin’ ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ was the star of our show, taking an exceptional Silver medal in the Annuals category. Read more

HTA Virtual New Plant Awards Winners 2020

Apple ‘Trinity’ from Frank P Matthews is Best in Show at the HTA New Plant Awards 2020. Winner of the Virtual Visitor Vote, with 33% of the total votes was Anemone FP007 ‘Frilly Knickers’ from Fairweather’s Nursery. Read more

Frank P Matthews - Apple Trinity

Jobs

Desch give plants added value with colour

Match pot colours to fashion trends. Desch Epla started the trend years ago and is still very successful to this day. Now all 140 colours can be viewed in a digital booklet. Read more

RHS People’s Choice votes announced at Virtual Chelsea Flower Show

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed the winners of its People’s Choice Votes at the Virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show (18-23 May), sponsored by M&G Investments. Read more

People’s Choice RHS Chelsea Plant of the Decade - Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum KILIMANJARO SUNR

Houseplant of the Month, Spring in the Garden & Easter

During these unprecedented times, the Flower Council will continue to share a message of hope and continue to inspire consumers with our wonderful products. We will continue to herald in the spring, share plant-filled content, tips and DIY projects, and inform our readers of the Houseplant of the Month every month on Thejoyofplants.co.uk. Read more

How the humble houseplant became the garden industry’s fastest growth category

It’s official: - 2019 was the year of the houseplant according to the GCA’s Barometer of Trade (BoT) report. It is estimated that the millennial generation is responsible for one third of all houseplant sales but how did they become so popular? 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

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

GCA names best Garden Centres for Plants

The GCA has named the regional winners in the competition to find the best plant retailers. The garden centres will face a second inspection before the national winners are declared in January. Read more

Barton Grange Garden Centre

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