April 20, 2018

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Fosseway Garden Centre extension passed despite objections -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Food at Webbs at Wychbold garden centre wins Farm Shop & Deli Award -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Garden centres hope for better weather after Easter washout -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Abbots Leigh garden centre café reopens -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Plowmans Garden Centre in West Parley ‘will remain open’ -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Haskins Garden Centres choose charities for the year -

Monday, April 16, 2018

Gardman Service Update -

Monday, April 16, 2018

Garden centres pray for better weather as sales slide -

Monday, April 16, 2018

Garden centre manager stole more than £30,000 from family business -

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Strikes fire: Garden centre to reopen ‘as soon as possible’ -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hayes Garden World increases revenue 110% thanks to temporary structure -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Owner of Plowmans Garden Centre in West Parley goes into administration -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

‘Major damage’ in Stokesley garden centre fire -

Monday, April 9, 2018

Bents raises over £22k for Alzheimer’s Society -

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Notcutts celebrates success at its own annual conference and awards dinner -

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Magical Hydrangeas launched into the UK with The Little Botanical -

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Garden centre gifts £650 worth of plants to the Martlets Hospice -

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

North-east garden centre named one of the best in UK -

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Gold found in stream at Cardwell Garden Centre -

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Christmas department at Haskins Garden Centres now open due to high demand -

Sunday, April 1, 2018

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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Britain’s native daffodil threatened by garden centre hybrids

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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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