Category Archives: BPOA Member News

The Great Conservatory- RHS Chatsworth Show

RHS Plant Supply Contract Tender 2018

You can tender for the supply of plants in 2018 using the following documents which may be downloaded here: APPENDIX A Environmental responsibilites APPENDIX B Shows – Terms and Conditions for Services and Deliverables (Chatsworth – Plant Tender) APPENDIX B Shows – Terms and Conditions for Services and Deliverables (Hampton – Plant Tender) APPENDIX B

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Pot rose at Aldershot Greenhouses

#Pot Plant Study Tour Ontario

DAY 1- #PotPlantStudyTourOntario We started on the study tour with a bright day leaving Mississauga and visiting Aldershot Greenhouses in Burlington to see their pot rose production. As we came through the work hall, the first thing we saw was the rose sticking machine which allows them to produce up to 3M pots of beautiful,

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Pansy Mottle Syndrome

Pansy Mottle Syndrome AHDB Horticulture funded projects PO 016 and PO 016a, ‘The role of environmental factors in the incidence of Pansy Mottle Syndrome (PaMS)’, undertaken by ADAS, monitored the environmental conditions experienced by batches of pansies from sowing through to dispatch on four different nurseries across the UK, from 2013 – 2015, to identify

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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in the press regarding the banning of Neonicotinoid treated plants in some stores in 2018 and another detailing an unpublished study which claims to show that traces of three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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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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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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