The New 'Victorian Violas' Range - Growing The British Way In 2018  

Hawkesmill Nurseries, the family run business based in Warwickshire, grow an abundance of over 3.5 million plants throughout the year. The team are proud to announce that they have a brand new Victorian Violas range which has been added to their array of plants for 2018. Read more

Plenty of flower power at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Plenty to inspire with spirit-lifting scents from record breaking number of specialist nurseries. The finest specialist nurseries from across the country will come together in spectacular style in RHS Malvern’s famous Floral Marquee at the first major RHS show of the season. Read more


The new Tall Bearded Iris Range For 2018

Bringing colourful beauty to your spring displays! The Warwickshire based family company, Hawkesmill Nurseries, will be bringing a touch of colourfully romantic flair to their customers in 2018, with their brand new Tall Bearded Iris Range. Read more

Announcing new seasonal colour for Autumn 2018

The 2018 Autumn Additions brochure from Ball Colegrave includes 28 stunning NEW additional varieties introduced since the issue of our 2018 Plant Catalogue and is now available to download. Read more

Bransford Webbs – environmental credentials

The current climate of environmental responsibility and sustainability has made many consumers more aware of how the products they buy are produced. Read more

IPPS European Region offer sponsored places for horticulturists at 2018 Conference ‘Built To Adapt, In Breda, Netherlands

The IPPS 6-Packer award, gives six ‘new to the industry’ horticulturalists the chance to attend the IPPS European Region Annual Conference free of charge.  Read more

British Plant Fair still going ahead!

Despite the weather, the British Plant Fair is still going ahead tomorrow (Thursday 1st March)! Read more

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

Grower calls for quarantine system to prevent Xylella entering the UK

The MD of Barcham Trees warns, "Xylella is not in the UK yet, but if plant material keeps coming across from the continent without any thought to bio-security it is only a matter of time before this menace becomes a reality.” Read more

Mike Glover, MD Barcham Trees

Telegraph opens online Garden Shop

Hayloft Plants has beaten bigger rivals to run The Telegraph online Garden Shop and is looking to add product. Read more

Spring Preview Event at Provender Nurseries March 6th, 7th and 8th 2018 a roaring success

Over 150 companies attended over the 3 days and were given guided tours around site by Provender Nurseries’ staff members.  Invitations included a cooked breakfast, a tour of the site and guests received a 10% discount voucher. Read more

New Leaf Plants hosted an Open Day to showcase their new nursery

Leading clematis nursery New Leaf Plants hosted an Open Day to showcase their new nursery site near Sedgeberrow and modern propagation facility and introduce several new varieties added to the range this year. Read more

Coming this spring: Calliope® geraniums designed with gardeners in mind

Bigger, brighter and bolder, Calliope® geraniums are debuting in retail garden centres across the U.K., Germany and France this spring. Created with gardeners in mind, Calliope® geraniums are easy to care for, non-fading and come in a multitude of colours and sizes to best match gardeners’ needs. Read more

Patio Plant for 2018: Agapanthus

Flowers on your patio all summer long.  Elegant stems, long green leaves and elegant blue or white flowers made up of a host of small calyxes: Agapanthus, also known as the African lily, is a look of splendour on the terrace or patio. Read more


Wyevale Nurseries officially unveils new plants to consumers at Garden Press Event

Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford launched Daphne odora x bholua ‘Perfume Princess’, Dianella tasmanica Wyeena and Phormium ‘Blondie’, which won a Silver Award in the Shrubs and Climbers Category at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show last year. Read more

Spring has sprung with perfect primulas and springtime bulbs

Plant a rainbow of colour to welcome in spring by packing patio pots and filling flower beds with primulas and polyanthus. These cheerful bedding plants offer great value, flowering their hearts out for weeks on end to brighten your outlook on even the dullest of days. 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

Planteria manager at Highfield Garden World reveals how plant retailing has changed

Gone are the A-Z beds... Does anybody make their own hanging baskets these days? Where sales of shrubs, perennials and annuals may have shrunk, sales of plants like an £800 potted acer have soared.   Read more

Jon Mason

Tim Clapp transfers to Kingfisher

Tim Clapp has transferred to the B&Q parent company where he joins the Kingfisher unification project, taking control of plant and garden ranges across Europe. Read more

Tim Clapp

The UK is on high alert for Xylella

Xylella fastidiosa has the potential to have huge implications for the UK horticultural trade. Landscapers, designers, retailers and anyone directly importing plants are now subject to the same stringent measures as growers and suppliers. Read more

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