June 26, 2017

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Retail Lab @ Glee speaks to creative director, Romeo Sommers -

Monday, June 26, 2017

GIMA Awards 2017 – last few tickets remaining -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Bookings up at GCA Plant Area Forum at Ball Colegrave with more places now available -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Hawkesmill are double winners at the National Plant Show -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Kelkay – Milano Cube breaking the mould -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Klondyke group polmont head office donates to neurological charity funding neuro -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Visitors vote for retail inspiration ideas at the HTA National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Steph McGovern confirmed as HTA Garden Futures Conference 2017 host -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bernard Tickner awarded MBE for services to wildlife conservation and horticulture -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Malus sieboldii Aros awarded best in show at New Plant Awards -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries launch 2018 promotional catalogue -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New simple POS leaflet explains why MossOff gets Diarmuid’s vote -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fire breaks out at Brookfields Garden Centre -

Monday, June 19, 2017

Retail Lab @ Glee: everything you need to know -

Monday, June 19, 2017

Weber® biggest innovation in barbecues in 30 years, setting a new standard for gas grills -

Monday, June 19, 2017

Food to appeal to all the senses at HTA Catering Conference -

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Wyevale Garden Centres awarded Gold and Best in Show at BBC Gardener’s World Live 2017 -

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries enters Plant Awards at HTA Show -

Friday, June 16, 2017

Tong Garden Centre shortlisted in Bradford business awards -

Friday, June 16, 2017

Grange strengthens marketing team with two new appointments -

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Malus sieboldii Aros awarded best in show at New Plant Awards

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Malus sieboldii Aros 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 (20 and 21 June) at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. The New Plant Awards, sponsored by the RHS, are the beating heart of the show and create an area bursting with inspiration for our visitors. Judging Panel member Tim Upson, head of horticulture at the RHS commented: “Malus sieboldii Aros really stood out as a true winner. Whilst purple leaved trees…

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Wyevale Nurseries launch 2018 promotional catalogue

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One of the UK’s leading nurseries will be launching its 2018 promotional catalogue at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show this month (June, 2017). Wyevale Nurseries’ new catalogue will include 33 new plant promotions and will be available to collect at the plant show at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on June 20 and 21. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, said: “Last year’s catalogue resulted in customers reserving more than 150,000 promotional plants from us. Last year’s top five plants were Phormium ‘Chocomint’, Jacobinia ‘Firefly’, Daphne ‘Perfume Princess’, Salvia ‘April Night’ and Echinacea…

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Hillier Wholesale Nurseries: 2017-18 Plant List now available

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Hillier is pleased to announce that the interactive Hillier Plant List 2017/18 is now available, offering trade customers a guide to all the plants supplied from Hillier Nurseries. The aim of the plant list is to offer inspiration, share the Hillier passion for horticulture and help trade customers sell more plants that their customers will cherish. In keeping with this, some changes have been made to the plant list this year to make it as informative and easy to navigate as possible. There are now just two clear sections: The first, the Merchandising Calendar, showcases the most important and popular…

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Earley Ornamentals Showcasing Award Winning Penstemon Pentastic™ at HTA 2017

Perennials

Introduced to support the growing popularity of perennials, the award-winning Penstemon Pentastic™ will be the main feature on the Earley Ornamentals’ stand at the HTA National Plant Show 2017. This follows the announcement that Earley, a leading UK independent producer and supplier of young plants, will be one of the selected UK producers for this star product. Also on display will be the outstanding Earley Nemesia range. Eye-catching flower power and colours The already comprehensive Earley Penstemon range has been extended to include the new, eye-catching series Penstemon Pentastic™. This variety offers impressive flower power and colour impact. Pentastic™ is…

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Poll finds Britain’s favourite flower

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The popular garden bloom, traditionally offered as a romantic gesture, topped the poll of 2,000 UK adults – fending off competition from lilies which nabbed second spot. Yorkshire and Lancashire’s emblem also overcame spring-time favourites, the tulip and the daffodil which came third and fourth. But despite being our favourite bloom, a third of Brits don’t know roses are England’s national flower. And four in 10 respondents are clueless daffodils are Wales’ national bloom – and a third are unaware Scotland’s flower is the thistle. Thirty five per cent of UK adults have no idea the shamrock is Ireland’s national…

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Wyevale Nurseries unveils five new plants in Chelsea garden

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One of the UK’s leading nurseries in Hereford has this month (May, 2017) supplied five new plant introductions to be used it the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) Chelsea Flower Show garden titled ‘40 Sunbury Road’. Peter Seabrook, gardening correspondent for The Sun, is behind the garden industry show garden, which will include the involvement of 100 growers and suppliers, including Wyevale Nurseries. Ben Gregory, product development manager at Wyevale Nurseries, explained: “We’re delighted to be involved with this show garden and release our new plants for the first time this year. As well as the new plants for 2017 we…

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Green light for spring sales at Laurica Plants

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Jabbeke-based Laurica Plants reports its nursery fields are looking greener as spring marked the transfer of its premier baytrees to the outdoors, though younger plants remain in the greenhouses as they are more fragile. Existing customers should now be feeding and watering their plants to ensure these high quality baytrees remain in prime condition. In the past few weeks, the plants can be seen beginning to flower, but this doesn’t last long. The flowers are now becoming brown and will soon fall. After the first growing season, this leading nursery will have many sizes available at the beginning of June. Laurica Plants…

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Charity warns rare plants in the UK are at risk of extinction

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Some of the UK’s rarest plants are at risk of extinction unless action is taken to look after the road verges that have become their final refuge, a charity has warned. Species such as fen ragwort and wood calamint are now only found on road verges, with fen ragwort hanging on in just one native spot near a burger van on the A142 in Cambridgeshire, conservation charity Plantlife said. Other plants such as sulphur clover, crested cow-wheat and wood bitter-vetch have lost much of their habitats in meadows, pastures or woodlands and are now most frequently found on the side…

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Fern sales up 44% year on year for Wyevale Nurseries

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Fern sales have seen a surge at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford as it announces a 44% year on year increase (March 2016 until the end of March 2017). The company says it feels this is due to the plants being on trend in the retail, amenity landscape and domestic landscape markets. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “It’s fantastic news. There are few factors for the increase in sales such as the interiors colour trend for 2017 being that of ‘Greenery’ and botanical and ferns feature in prints and on fabrics. Our increase in fern sales…

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Public names its favourite Cosmos

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More than 1000 visitors to RHS Garden Wisley voted in a poll to name their favourite garden Cosmos cultivar as part of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)’s annual People’s Choice Competition, with Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Cupcakes White’ earning the top spot. Cosmos had been chosen by Fleuroselect as Europe’s plant of the year for 2016, who together with the RHS worked on the promotion and trialling of this genus. For six weeks between August and September 2016, more than 85 cultivars of Cosmos were displayed at RHS’s flagship Garden Wisley, encouraging many garden visitors to appreciate the many cultivars of Cosmos…

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