Marketing manager Stuart Lowen said: "This is a useful solution to help growers and grower-retailers to turnaround colour patio containers in just 2-3 weeks when nursery space is at a premium and there are good high value retail to be had, particularly for the patio market.
"Simply drop one of these Speedplanters into a small container or basket part filled with compost and, as the name suggests, in just 2-3 weeks it speedily roots through and fills the top the container or basket ready to sell or ship.
"The government target of 200,000 new house builds a year is not relenting. No matter where you travel around the country, there appear to be major builds and what’s more, this development is only achieving just over half of the government target for new builds. If we as an industry could supply just 10 small patio containers per new house build, that would equate to two million containers per year…. that’s new plant business for the industry … the patio container boom is here."