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June 20, 2018

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Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Flower Bus via RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show -

Friday, June 15, 2018

New Etesia fleet for Greenfingers -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to showcase the best of grow your own -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

London’s Limmo Peninsula enhanced by Wildflower Meadow -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Bradstone features in medal winning garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Perennial launches online budgeting tool to help manage finances -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Battling skin cancer after a decade in landscaping -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Darlington’s Cocker Beck receives TLC from Husqvarna -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Makita launch two BL LXT Linetrimmers and Dual-Purpose Grass Shears -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Record numbers gaining the RHS’s most prestigious qualification -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Preview: National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Brian Herbert on the BALI Leadership in Action Development Course -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

International call for ideas to re-imagine London’s Grosvenor Square -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Launch of Pot Boutique at The Plantation

As part of a range of exciting developments at their site on Woburn Hill in Addlestone, Gavin Jones The Plantation has just opened a stunning Pot Boutique.  Offering a unique selection of pots in all styles, colours and sizes, their extensive pot collection ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and, as befits a specimen plant nursery, from the large to the enormous! Trained staff are on hand to assist with the choice of pots and plants to meet individual needs and to then provide a potting up service – all while the customer enjoys a courtesy coffee set in…

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Perfect watering by design

A nursery and garden centre recently asked SCH (Supplies) Ltd to design and build three plant and tree watering units. They wanted the units to be used for their newly planted seed beds and young trees. In order to protect delicate branches and vines that may overhang the area to be watered, the units were designed to be low to the ground rather than upright. They can also be used to apply liquid feed or fertilizer. The 400 litre capacity units are supplied with a petrol powered pump as well as six meters of three-quarter inch hose with an on/off…

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Nursery supports Young Horticulturalist of the Year Competition

One of the UK’s leading nurseries has this month (April, 2015) donated prizes to some of the regional finalists in the Institute of Horticulture’s Young Horticulturalist of the Year competition. Wyevale Nurseries awarded the West Midlands and South Wales first, second and third place finalist’s iTunes vouchers. Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, which is based in Hereford, explained: “We’re delighted we could support the competition and donate and present prizes to the top three finalists in the West Midlands and South Wales region. “During the regional competition a Question Master asked a wide range of horticultural…

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Exclusive launch event for one of Europe’s most prestigious plant nurseries, Architectural Plants, is huge success

Innovative grower and garden design specialists, Architectural Plants Ltd, now in their 25th anniversary year, hosted an exclusive launch event following relocation to their new, state of the art nursery in Pulborough, West Sussex, next to the Brinsbury Campus. Angus White, founder of Architectural Plants, explained how he had first conceived his dream for this 32 acre development back in 1995.  He was followed by celebrity speaker and modern day plant hunter, Tom Hart Dyke. The famous adventurer related his early fascination for exotic plants and for what Angus had created back in 1990, as well as his enthralling experiences…

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Pressure builds at Kelways Plants for RHS Chelsea 2015

Its just 8 weeks to go until the 2015 Chelsea Flower opens its doors to the world. In a sleepy corner of Somerset, Kelways Plants is humming. With over 23,000 plants being contract grown for 7 Main Avenue and Fresh Show Gardens, and many thousands of others ready for last minute additions and trade stands, the nursery is overflowing with plants. Gary House, Kelways Nursery Manager and his youthful yet experienced team of local staff have the 18th May firmly ingrained in their heads.  Each day owner Dave Root and Gary walk the entire nursery, assessing the growth and development…

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What’s On: RHS Garden Harlow Carr April 2015

Family events, exhibitions, adult education courses & workshops. FAMILY EVENTS Sat 28 March – Sun 12 April, 10am – 4pm Easter Family Fun including the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt See how many of the famous golden bunnies you can spot in the garden. Throughout the holidays there will be fun-filled indoor craft activities and outdoor workshops. You can also meet the Easter bunny himself over the Easter weekend.Normal garden admission. Fri 17 April National Open Gardens Day Bring friends and family to visit Harlow Carr’s inspirational 58 acre site for FREE and discover the advantages of becoming an RHS member….

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Chris Beardshaw champions Independent British Growers at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Plantsman and designer Chris Beardshaw has chosen to work with a selection of specialist independent British based nurseries to grow many of his star plants for The Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015. Chris, who has won 9 RHS gold medals and The People’s Choice Award an unprecedented three times at Chelsea, is renowned for his verdant and original planting schemes.  Having begun his own career working in a small nursery, Chris is passionate about promoting the skills and expertise of some of the UK’s smaller, lesser known growers who he believes can often provide…

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Wyevale nurseries donates plants and compost to help Hereford Beavers

  Twenty Beaver Scouts from Hereford are this month (March, 2015) well on their way to achieving their Global Challenge Badge thanks to a donation from a plant nursery in the city. Wyevale Nurseries just off Kings Acre Road donated plants, compost and pots to the 22nd Hereford Beavers so they could make a potted plant gift for their mums for Mother’s Day. Steve Faulds, Beaver Leader at the 22nd Hereford Beavers, said: “We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Wyevale Nurseries for their donation. “This activity was one of the criteria for the Beavers to gain their…

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Darren Hawke’s Key Plants on the Brewin Dolphin Garden 2015

Darren has chosen Ulmus minor (small leaved elm) as they will give the garden a rugged rural feel and because of their wonderful corky bark and ridged stems. For show time in May they should be in full fresh green leaf. Darren felt Elms were a very appropriate choice of tree for the Brewin Dolphin Garden as they, like the firm have a real sense of heritage. Elms can be considered by many to be ‘risky’ and Darren applauds Brewin Dolphin for taking a ‘risk’ on him, a  relatively unknown garden designer. Despite the disease issues in some parts of…

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Field grown material in demand

Green Mile Trees report on some late orders for their range of field grown material. M.D. Chris Scott says “With the weather improving, a sense of urgency is apparent with later orders for field grown plants. The season will finish any time from late March to late April, and Green Mile Trees are expecting to sell considerable amounts of field grown laurels and Pines in the coming weeks.” “We still have excellent quality 2m laurels and fantastic rootballed Pines up to 3m ” says Chris.” These are staple stock items for a nursery best known for its top quality field…

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