The new Stars for Europe trade website now live!

The new site is now live, offering retailers with a wealth of useful content and material to help drives sales of poinsettia both in-store and online throughout the 2021 festive season. Read more

Verbena ‘Margaret’s Memory’ Becomes Chelsea Finalist!

Verbena ‘Margaret’s Memory’ will not be easily forgotten after being named as a finalist in the Chelsea plant of the year awards and getting some special attention and publicity on the Sun’s Pyramid stand in the Floral Pavilion. Read more

Countess Sophie accepted a gift of Verbena ‘Margaret’s Memory’


Threatened Plant of the Year 2021 winners announced

Camellia × williamsii ‘Yesterday’ wins the competition and Aspidistra ‘Irish Mist’ wins the People’s Choice. Read more

2021 WINNER: Peter Westbrook receiving his award from Cecilia Bufton, Plant Heritage’s Chairman.

Use of biological controls at Bransford Webbs

Biological controls form a major part of the integrated approach to crop protection across the nursery at Bransford Webbs. Read more

Alex & Karl

Halloween comes early at Newey

Newey Scoop 9 Awards at HTA Show for 2021. They are especially pleased by the success of Hydrangea ‘’Little Spooky’’ with it picking up a Gold + Best in category for Shrubs & Climbers. Read more

Hydrangea Little Spooky

Wyevale Nurseries highlights importance of plant health and biosecurity

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries is contacting all its customers this month (June 2021) to highlight the importance of plant health and biosecurity. Read more

Managing Director, Andy Johnson

RHS warns against buying problem plants online

The RHS is reminding gardeners to only buy online plants and seeds from reputable British garden centres or nurseries to minimise the risk from new pests and diseases. Read more

Advice for retailers - how to increase sales of pelargoniums

Here the experts at Pelargoniums for Europe (PfE) share some top tips on how retailers can increase sales of pelargoniums this season and beyond. Read more

2021 Autumn planted perennials for 2022 Spring sales

Ball Colegrave presents their first Spring Beauty Perennial assortment. This brochure highlights over 150 exciting perennial varieties from our extensive Lasting Beauty® range. Read more

Wyevale Nurseries sees record sales in all sectors

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries has revealed that it has seen record breaking plant sales since June last year and has just completed its best March ever (2021). Read more

Andy Johnson Managing Director at Wyevale Nurseries

Rosebud Astrid Geranium of the Year 2021

Blomsterfrämjandet awarded the double-flowered pelargonium because its great growing qualities and charming features. Read more

Hedge your bets with ‘super plant’ to fight air pollution

Scientists report that the bushy, hairy-leafed Cotoneaster franchetii is the latest ‘super plant’ to help boost the environment and improve human health because of its special ability to fight pollution by trapping harmful airborne particles. Read more

Virtual rep visits from The Bransford Webbs Plant Company

Here at The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, we want to support our customers in every way possible during this difficult and unprecedented time. We have launched our new initiative, offering virtual reps visits to our customers across a wide range of platforms.  Read more


Schoneveld Breeding range is now on video

Due to Coronavirus, this year’s Cyclamen Open Days  had to be different for Schoneveld Breeding from Wilp.  In addition to successful open days, the breeder has gone digital this year. Read more


SmartPlant links with T&M

SmartPlants adds T&M to its growing list of commercial partners.  Customer receipts by the mail-order supplier will soon be accompanied by the newly developed SmartPlant 'button' to provide post sale advice. Read more

Top of the pots

The results from the People’s Choice Calendula vote 2021 are in. Calendula officinalis ‘Neon’ and Calendula officinalis ‘Candyman Orange’ were voted the most popular varieties by visitors to RHS Garden Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire and RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex. Read more

Calendula officinalis

Autumn bulb lifting delayed by torrential rain

The bulb harvesting programme is delayed 2 weeks leading to a delay in deliveries according to Taylors Bulbs, because of weather in the spring and now in August. Read more

Plants Galore in free give away of plants worth £100k

Staff shortages are forcing Devon based Plants Galore to give away £100k of plants.  Customers can collect them from their garden centres this weekend. Read more

Begonia I'CONIA Aroma Peach wins FleuroStar Award 2021

Fleuroselect, the international organisation for the ornamental plants industry, is proud to announce that the FleuroStar Award 2021/22 goes to Begonia I'CONIA Aroma Peach from Dümmen Orange. Read more


Best in Show at the New Plant Awards announced

Allium 'Lavender Bubbles' from Fairweather’s Nursery ' crowned Best in Show at the New Plant Awards, also winning Best in Category for Herbaceous Perennials. Read more

Allium Lavender Bubbles ( Fairweathers)

National Plant Show virtual New Plant Awards

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company have entered a fantastic ten new varieties into the Virtual New Plant Awards being held by the HTA National Plant Show in June. Read more

Digitalis Lucas Light Pink

Hillier unveils designs for BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair 

Visitors to the new BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair at Beaulieu in Hampshire, which takes place on 28th to 30th May, will experience a stunning four-part garden display when they make a stop at the all-new Hillier Experience Read more

RHS Gardens welcome two new National Collections from Fibrex Nurseries

The five Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) gardens are to become custodians of one of the UK’s biggest National Collections of plants thanks to a generous donation from current collection holder Fibrex Nurseries. Read more

Reducing our peat usage

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company have been trialling peat free mixes for several years, and already grow a range of plants on the nursery in a variety of different mixes, some of which are peat free. Read more

Fleuroselect kicks off promotion for 'Year of the Calendula & Courgette'

2021 is the Year of the Calendula and Courgette, an international marketing campaign organised by the Home Gardening business unit of Fleuroselect. This campaigns aims at boosting the sale of Calendula and Courgette seeds and plants to end consumers. Read more

Two of the 2021 campaign visuals

Syngenta Flowers introduces Xcarrier

Syngenta Flowers announces the introduction of Xcarrier; a new system to optimize production and distribution methods of young plants. Read more

Provender Nurseries update their website with Going Green range

Collated from their present stock range and in response to customer requests for environmentally friendly products Provender Nurseries have grouped all shop products to create the Going Green range. Read more

New Primula offer colour and joy to boost positivity

In what has been a difficult start to the year, we are here to support our customers wherever we can, whether they are fully open, or offering click and collect and home deliveries. Read more

Which plant varieties will be hot for 2021?

Which plant varieties will be hot for 2021?... the industry has voted at the Ball Colegrave Trial Grounds at West Adderbury. Read more

Syngenta launches mildew resistant Busy Lizzie through B&Q

A new, downy mildew resistant Busy Lizzie bred by Syngenta is to be unveiled by B&Q. The Busy Lizzie is back, said Tim Clapp, “This is the biggest thing I have been involved in over my 20 years in horticulture.” Read more

Tim Clapp with Imara Bizzie Lizzie

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