January 23, 2018

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Garden centres scoop top awards at GCA conference -

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Smart Garden Products is bringing the Three Kings brand to Spring Fair -

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Wildlife World returns to Spring Fair in February 2018 -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Wyevale Nurseries landscape & amenity sales up by 20% -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Squire’s customers raise over £21,300 for local charities -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Garden centre in Devon wows customers with new cafe offering including ‘free from’ treats -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Catshill garden centre donates trees to Dudley Zoo -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shoulder To Soldier makes plans at the Bents community allotment -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perrywood presents cheques totalling over £14,000 to chosen charities -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

BBC comedian to compere GCA awards dinner -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Paradise Park Garden Centre supports town academy -

Thursday, January 11, 2018

New roads mean workers facing job losses at Willesborough Wyevale garden centre -

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Bonningtons Announces New Website Launch -

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Squire’s in Long Ditton is Garden Centre of the Year -

Monday, January 8, 2018

Donkey Sanctuary thanks Dunbar Garden Centre visitors for their festive support -

Monday, January 8, 2018

Record breaking growth for Farplants’ Christmas offering -

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Notcutts celebrates successful 120th year -

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Tong Garden Centre launches staff reward and recognition scheme -

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dogs met Santa at Squire’s -

Monday, December 18, 2017

Bunnings Warehouse opens its first store in South Yorkshire -

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Britain’s native daffodil threatened by garden centre hybrids

daffodil

They are a symbol of spring and of the Great British love affair with gardening itself, but gardeners are being warned that their attachment to the daffodil could effectively spell its end – at least in its true form. The native British strain of daffodil, which inspired Wordsworth’s poem as well as references in Shakespeare, is becoming a rarity even in the wild due to crosspollination with ever more flamboyant strains of the flower bought from garden centres and nurseries, experts say. It follows warnings that even the drifts of daffodils Wordsworth would have seen in the Lake District are being bred out by cross-pollination…

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Wyevale Nurseries launches 2017 promotional catalogue

Wyevale

Wyevale Nurseries has this month (June, 2016) officially launched its 2017 promotional catalogue. The commercial nurseries’ new brochure will include 37 new plant promotions. Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, said: “We’re very proud of our 2017 promotional catalogue and the market leading range it will deliver our customers. As well as our range of 37 new plant promotions within the catalogue there is also a plethora of new fun facts, which are dotted throughout. “Some of the best plants in the catalogue include the Jacobinia Firefly voted ‘Best New Plant Introduction’ by visitors to our…

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Wyevale Garden Centres introduces ‘Capability’ Brown roses

Wyevale

Wyevale Garden Centres has partnered with Historic Royal Palaces to mark the three hundredth year of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. As well as this, they are launching of a new range of stunning roses. The Capability Rose range will be available at Wyevale Garden Centres to pay tribute and mark the life of Capability Brown. Each of the seven roses in the range pays tribute to an aspect of his gardening genius. The pastel pink Capability Rose from Whartons Roses, which leads the tribute, is available exclusively at Wyevale Garden Centres.  Other exclusives are The Blue for You and the Isle of White….

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Johnsons of Whixley going for Gold at National Plant Show

Johnsons

Johnsons Garden Centre Sales, part of the York-based Johnsons of Whixley Group, is set to introduce a brand new plant. A new geranium is being released in a bid to scoop gold in the New Plant Awards. Johnsons of Whixley is hoping to scoop gold for its new plant ‘Geranium Miss Heidi’ in the show’s New Plant Awards. The plant has been entered into the ‘Herbaceous Perennials’ category judged by a panel of experts. It will also feature in the visitor vote to crown best in show. Last year Johnsons took away a bronze award for ‘Berberis Thunderbolt’. This year…

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Wyvale Nurseries stand to be new plants only

Wyevale

The Wyevale Nurseries stand at the HTA National Plant Show this month (June) will be all about its new plants. Since appointing Ben Gregory as new products development manager, the nursery has been focused on bringing new plants to market. Wyevale Nurseries Adam Dunnett is the sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries. He said: “at the National Plant Show in 2015 we walked away with the prestigious Best Stand in Show Award. This year the stand is all about our new plants. “With 37 new plant promotions and a host of trial plants to launch we have no room…

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The Launch Of The New Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’

Geum

Hawkesmill Nurseries are proud to announce the launch of the brand new Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’. The Warwickshire based family business has chosen to offer this plant to coincide with their 40th anniversary. ‘Scarlet Tempest’ is a stunner and produces beautifully extravagant large, bright red, semi-double blooms. Gardens will be full of vibrant colour with this Geum, as it flowers continuously from April to September. This variety is easy to grow too. Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest You will be able to view the new Geum in the New Plant Area at the National Plant Show. Richard Evans, Sales Director said “We’re really looking forward to unveiling Geum ‘Scarlet…

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See Boomkwekerij E de Jong at Four Oaks

Boomkwekerij

Boomkwekerij E. de Jong have a wide range of their quality plant material available now for immediate delivery. These include Grasses which can be used to create a ‘Royal Hedge’. This is a new profile for the ‘Royal Hedge’ concept which was launched in the summer of 2015. Used mainly for screening, the ‘Royal Hedge’ is produced in bags from 50cm long. This is very easy to plant and makes a very beautiful colourful hedge for garden privacy. Hydrangea Hedges are also available, together with Pleached Trees in Containers and Apple Trees in Containers. Email: Janny@entspecialist.nl to check out the various…

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Rijnbeek & Son expands growing field

Rijnbeek

This leading grower continues to expand its production capacity to sustain its export drive. Arno Rijnbeek said ‘Our reconstructed field is now ready with a new irrigation system installed. A 165m new conveyer belt is now in place which will be extended in 2017 to 330m if everything is goes to plan.’ Further on we are busy with shipping plants to our customers both inside and outside the EU. At the moment it is mainly 9cm and 11cm pots that are the main focus. There is an increased demand for larger sizes with clients asking us to custom grow bigger…

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Salvia named HTA Plant of the Month

Salvia

Bringing colour, fragrance and wildlife to any garden, salvia delivers a triple whammy for gardeners looking for must have plants. As an all-in-one solution, it’s ideal for the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) Plant of the Month for July 2015. A member of the sage family, the plants are a diverse group that include annuals, herbs and herbaceous and evergreen perennials. As free flowering and sun-loving plants, they make a colourful display in borders during July onwards until the frost comes. Offering fragrance and various shades of red, cream, purple and pink salvia is also a good pollinator and highly attractive to…

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Earley Ornamentals launch new range of viola

viola

Earley Ornamentals has developed and launched its own high-quality range of viola called Viola Vibrante F1. Developed, trialled and laboratory tested for class leading quality, reliability and performance, the Vibrante F1 produces showy medium to large flowers and is available in a mixture of 20 vibrant colours, including popular bicolours. It has a naturally compact habit with low PGR requirement, and should be selected for its uniform flowering in both autumn and spring. Commenting on the new range, Simon Earley, managing director at Earley Ornamentals, said: “This is an exciting new development for our customers. “We’re always looking to introduce…

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