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Perennial Growing Cycle

Perennial Growing Cycle

Hillview Hardy Plants will be featuring the Itoh Peony range at Gardeners' World next week. Those who admire the colourful and exotic flowers of tree peonies, but prefer the perennial growing cycle of herbaceous Peonies, will love the Itoh Peonies, also known as intersectional hybrids. They tend to resemble tree Peonies with a domed, vigorous growth habit and large double flowers with disease-resistant lacy, dark green...

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Awards Showcase for new and innovative plants

Awards Showcase for new and innovative plants

The New Plant Awards, sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) will once again be at the heart of the HTA National Plant Show next month. These will showcase the best in new plant introductions from UK plant suppliers.

Exhibitors are being encouraged to enter the Awards to promote their new plant varieties and gain recognition for them. There are five award categories for 2014 whi...

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Colour-Crazy Plants at Four Oaks!

Colour-Crazy Plants at Four Oaks!

The 2014 edition of the Four Oaks Forever newsletter has been published. This annual publication is full of stunning new plants from this year's exhibitors. As Event Director, Pat Coutts points out ' The entire sector of ornamental horticulture is here with 50% of exhibits being plant producers and breeders.'

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'Timeless' Agave from JustMust!

The Agave Parryi 'Cream Spike' is a rare and timeless plant which is not your average Agave! Its hardy down to -10C and retains both its compact and saleable profile for many years. The images shown here are from its original planting in A...

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'The Green Heart of Glee!'

'The Green Heart of Glee'

This year entry into Glee 2014 is going to take on a ‘greener’ look thanks to the introduction of a new dedicated plant area at the entrance to the show. Dubbed ‘The Green Heart of Glee’ this new area is set to be a leading showcase of British-grown plants. Managed by Glee’s new consultant Neil Gow, ‘The Green Heart of Glee’ will be home to over 40 UK growers, each showing their latest 2015 ranges as well as offering...

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Engagement with Gardeners of the Future

Engagement with Gardeners of the Future

David Arnold, Project Manager for the Garden Industry Marketing Board (GIMB) will share key messages from the latest research into what 30-45 year olds want from their gardens during his seminar at the HTA National Plant Show at 3pm on Tuesday 25 June.

New research, commissioned by the GIMB highlights that the way the garden industry currently communicates with this consumer group does not always...

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Belgium next stop..!

Belgium next stop..!

Hillview Hardy Plants are in Belgium this week as they expand their plant sales across Europe. The Park van Beervelde 'Garden Days' event opens today (May 9) and runs until Saturday in Beervelde, located between Gent and Antwerp. Twice a year, in Spring and Autumn, the park opens it gates to over 200 exhibitors creating a stunning celebration of horticulture. Hillview are making their debut in Beervelde t...

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Mixed Case option boosts sales!

CastClear™ is an organic non-pesticide control solution available to domestic lawn owners to deter the worms from casting. This unique liquid combination was exhibited at Glee 2013 where a new 'Mixed case' option was launched. For the growing number of Cast Clear™ stockists, this has increased sales by providing mixed cases of 4 bottles of each size of this product.

The sizes of 250ml, 500ml and 1000ml a...

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New Sales Partnership

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Avoid waterlogging in your glasshouse!

A unique method of eradicating soil compaction within protective structures is available from Terrain Aeration Services. Their advice is to ensure that the ground where pots or growing bags are placed don't become too compacted over a period of time.

Excess water will collect and harmful fungi may thrive, which in turn, can cause infection to plants. When you are changing your planting regime...

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