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traditional Polish cottage garden- polski ogrod

Polski ogrod jaki znamy

Polski ogrod jaki znamy Pewnego leniwego niedzielnego popoludnia odpoczywalam w ogrodzie z moja mama, ktora odwiedza mnie tutaj w Anglii raz do roku. Wyciagajac sie na lezaku zapytalam ja czy moze podlac kwiaty w doniczkach? Moja mama nie zwazajac na upalny dzien wziela sie do pracy. Po chwili zapytala, “dlaczego masz tyle kwiatow w donicach




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David Finn & Mark Curtis (Tates) receive their award from Simon Davenport (BPOA)

Tates of Sussex wins Home Grown award 2017!

The Home Grown users group presented the Garden Centre of the Year award 2017 to Tates of Sussex, a well established, family company that has been active this year in promoting Home Grown produce. (Here the company’s David Finn and Mark Curtis receive their award from Simon Davenport of the BPOA.) Tates of Sussex Records




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pollinator-bees

Growers controlling pests responsibly

Growers may be experiencing an increase in the number of customers asking questions about pesticide applications on bedding plants, particularly the use of neonicotinoids. This follows reports in the press regarding the banning of Neonicotinoid treated plants in some stores in 2018 and another detailing an unpublished study which claims to show that traces of three




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Petunia Orange

GMO Petunia illegally entered the supply chain.

Original report Following the recent reports from the EVIRA agency in Finland concerning the finding of GM Petunia there, Defra have issued the information shown below in the form of a letter to BPOA and all interested parties. As noted, all trade in the named varieties is prohibited and any plants produced from them may




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Greg Hill welcomes Review report.

BPOA- the next 10 years.

PRESS RELEASE 21ST April 2017   Looking forward to the increased demand for Home Grown produce and promoting the importance of gardening as a life-style pursuit, enhancing mental and physical wellbeing. The BPOA recognised the need for a periodic review of its activities in December which it presents today. Greg Hill, chairman of the BPOA,




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Large yellow pack grown Pansy

The time is right for planting your summer bedding……..very soon.

Planting season Its Easter time and you would be forgiven for thinking that the time is right for planting your summer bedding. Its still quite cool so you can do lots of other things to prepare for the planting season. Don’t take on too large projects at once; you’ll remember spring time as a chore-




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Young plant nurseries such as this will continue to be exempt from business rates.

NFU Business rates success!

The NFU has had confirmation from government that agricultural exemptions from business rates will continue to apply to nursery growers and that the law will be amended as appropriate to ensure that there is no ambiguity around nursery grounds. Following discussions with the NFU, DCLG Minister Marcus Jones has announced that he will take measures to




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Bursary winner Gabor in the nursery

Gabor wins Peter Seabrook Bursary

Gabor Lukoviczki, who is studying at Myerscough College in Preston, Lancashire, received the £1,000 British Protected Ornamentals Association (BPOA) – Peter Seabrook Bursary. While studying Production horticulture level 2, Gabor is also working as a grower at Lovania Nurseries. Following his current course, he hopes to go on to complete level 3 and aims to




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BPOA Study Tour group

Home Grown Growers Study Tour USA & Canada

  DAY ONE (Monday 20th February) Growers study tour 2017 starts today with a visit to North West Horticulture on Mt Vernon WA, looking at their production of 4M Hellebores as US partner for Josef Heuger and showing the new variety ‘Ice n’ Roses -Red’. We heard today of the value of LEAN and how




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Peter and Adam Eastwood with one of this year's garden mum plants.

Fourth generation of growers win award

Peter Eastwood Plants of Ditchling in Sussex, was awarded the 2016 Home Grown Grower prize for their promotion of their Home Grown produce to garden centres all over the south east of England. Peter and Adam Eastwood are continuing the business set up by their grandfather just over a century ago and give their plants




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