Bare root stock better value post-Brexit, says leading seller

Leading seller of mail order bare root stock Buckingham Garden Centre says given improved winter weather, the product should do well this season.

Chris Day
Chris Day

Buckingham Garden Centre's Chris Day said: "We hope it's going to be a lot drier this winter. Last year it rained and rained and that certainly deterred people from getting onto the soil. Cold and dry would be good this year."

He said there had been "lots of interest", particularly thanks to local housing developments leading to small trees becoming more in demand. He said laurel, yew, betula and malus were most recommended for value.

He added: "Prices have moved up a bit because of Brexit but are still good value. Most ball root imports are going to be a lot more expensive."

Day said because of the near parity of sterling and the euro, prices had moved up 10-15 per cent on some lines, with transport costs adding to the pressure on imported ball root prices.


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