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

Diary

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

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

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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

Borough Market Kitchen Garden set to inspire home growers at Hampton Court Show

Borough Market, Franchi Seeds and the Eden Project are joining forces to create an abundant kitchen garden for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower show in July. Read more

New Imara® from Syngenta Flowers delivers breakthrough in impatiens walleriana

Syngenta Flowers is proud to announce the return of impatiens walleriana with the new series, Imara®. Launching in the U.K., Germany, France and the Netherlands, this breakthrough impatiens walleriana is stronger and more resistant to downy mildew than ever before. Read more

Hillier all set for a Goldrush at Chelsea

Hillier is set to introduce three new plants in its Chelsea Flower Show garden this year. Each year Hillier launches its latest plant varieties at the show and this year there are new plants being showcased, each very different but all complementing the rustic theme of this year’s garden, “Stihl Inspiration” by Hillier. Read more

Eryngium 'Blue Wave'

Thompson & Morgan and RHS Garden Hyde Hall team up
for a ‘Floral Fantasia’ this summer

Thompson & Morgan and RHS Garden Hyde Hall team up to create a fabulous garden for an event this summer, aptly named Floral Fantasia. Thompson & Morgan is transforming an area of the well-known RHS site near Chelmsford in Essex into a magnificent floral exhibition, showcasing many varieties of bedding plants. Read more

Allensmore Nurseries invest to protect the environment and biodiversity

Herefordshire-based Allensmore Nurseries have won the coveted LEAF Accreditation following their investments in sustainable production methods and facilities, and rigorous inspections across their business to ensure compliance with the exacting standards required to achieve the marque. Read more

Hydrangea: April 2018 Houseplant of the Month

Almost everyone associates the light and sweetly fragranced hydrangea with the long, light days of spring. It’s a very popular houseplant with large round umbels bursting with star-shaped flowers in fabulous colours that bloom profusely for a long time. Read more

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Award-winning 3D effect plant is tipped to be UK’s favourite this summer

Calibrachoa MiniFamous® Double PinkTastic is the people’s choice with extremely high commercial potential. The new Calibrachoa mini petunia 'PinkTastic’ is tipped to become one of the UK’s biggest horticultural trends this summer having won two leading awards. Read more

Calibrachoa PinkTastic

What do Elephants, Cyclists, Golfers and Horses Have in Common?

Elephants, Cyclists, Golfers and even prancing Ferrari Horses all feature in Allensmore Nurseries 2018 topiary range. These playful but high consumer appeal new products extend the Allensmore high quality topiary range to well over 50 products, including the ever-popular Cupressocyparis spirals, balls and pom-poms, Bays and Ilex. Read more

Architectural Plants Correx

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

Olive tree: July Garden Plant of the Month

The charm of the olive tree (Olea) lies in the combination of the gnarled trunk and the evergreen, silver-green leaves. Its distinctive look means the plant immediately creates a Mediterranean feel on your balcony, patio or terrace, reminiscent of the countries where olive trees grow everywhere. Read more

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

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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

Climbing fruit: June Garden Plants of the Month

A pick-your-own garden with climbing fruit like blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and grapes do not require much room. These plants grow upwards along a wall, fence, frame or pergola, and can even thrive on a balcony. They offer attractive foliage and blossom early in the summer. 
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Thyme for herbs and zen plants for your home

Create your own culinary herb garden that looks almost too good to eat! Try planting a selection of tasty herbs valued as much for their ornamental appeal as their flavour. From sage to thyme, rosemary to clipped bay and flowering chives, combine herbs valued for their ornamental beauty to produce long-lasting displays as well as regular pickings for the kitchen. Read more

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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

Vegetable plants: May garden plants of the month

Pick-your-own plants and kitchen gardens are incredibly popular, and vegetable plants often also look fantastic, so there’s a double benefit. On the one hand it’s a response to the growing interest in healthy, sustainable and vegetarian food, on the other hand it creates a decorative corner with productive green plants. Read more

Bernhard’s Nurseries broadens its offering

Bernhard’s Nurseries a long established Hardy Nursery Stock grower, Bernhard’s has broadened its offering in recent years. Read more

Bernhard's ePOS Anywhere progamme

Petunia: Garden Plant of the Month

The Petunia: easy care, lots of choice. It is popular with garden lovers who specifically buy by colour and like to make their own arrangements in containers or hanging baskets. But the enormous profusion of flowers means it’s also a classic impulse buy
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The magic of maples and hues of indoor hydrangea

Japanese maples are the perfect choice of tree for any small, compact or courtyard garden. Their character and appeal makes them ideal for creating a focal point in your garden, brightening a shaded corner, or elegantly overhanging a pool or water feature. Read more

Hydrangea

Willow Wands weave magical sales

This season sees the national launch of a truly exceptional and innovative product; we present The Willow Wand®. Read more

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