April 25, 2018


Lubera’s new edibles so far for 2018 -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Historic Farplants Launch: Small Plants for Small Spaces -

Monday, April 23, 2018

Profits bloom at Scottish garden centre firm -

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Is your website GDPR compliant? -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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

Kyle creates customer Plant Health Information Pack

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The plant heath coordinator at Wyevale Nurseries has created an information pack on biosecurity to help address the recent concerns related to the topic within the industry (March, 2018).

Kyle Ross from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford has created a Plant Health Information Pack to hand out to customers to raise awareness of potentially damaging pests and diseases that are currently threatening the horticulture industry.

Twenty-four-year-old Kyle explained: “We feel it is important that businesses working within the sector are aware of these threats and how we can minimise the risk of these entering the country.

“There are various pests and diseases spreading across the world as a consequence of our mobile lifestyle. In recent years Xylella fastidiosa has become a high-risk disease and one we all need to work together to keep out.

“Our Plant Health Information Pack contains information on Xylella fastidiosa, Xanthomonas arboricola var. pruni, Phytophthora ramorum, Longhorn Beetles and Fireblight. We hope our customers find the pack helpful and informative. I am also on hand to answer any customer queries regarding plant health and would be happy to chat to our customers over the phone if needs be. I spend a significant amount of time giving talks to both customers and our own staff on these hot topics.”

Kyle joined Wyevale Nurseries in 2016 as part of Wyevale Nurseries’ Management Trainee Scheme after completing a degree in horticulture at Worcester University. After 14 months Kyle entered in to his role as the company’s Plant Health Coordinator. Within this role he focuses on all aspects of biosecurity, pest and disease and plant quality.

Kyle added: “My day consists of keeping up-to-date with any pest and disease outbreaks in Europe and further afield, as well as any advancements in technology or practices in the industry that could enhance production.

“Wyevale Nurseries is also part of a group of nurseries organised by the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) to design and implement a nationwide Plant Health Assurance Scheme (PHAS), which is designed to mitigate the risks of potentially harmful plant health incidents.

“I was nominated as the coordinator for Wyevale Nurseries participation in this scheme. I collected all the appropriate evidence in preparation for an audit and amended existing protocols to further strengthen our stance on biosecurity.”


If you would like a copy of the Plant Health Information Pack, please contact enquiries@wyevale-nurseries.co.uk.

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