BPOA members in Home Grown promotion to leading retailers

Home Grown supporters, Bryants Nurseries, Double H Plants, Hortipak and Modiform provided a Home Grown plant gift to every attendee at last week's Garden Retail Awards to increase awareness of, and promote, the Home Grown initiative among garden retailers.

Home Grown is unique in that the scheme has an agreed criteria and definition that qualifies plants as UK grown, in addition the scheme assures consumers that plants have been grown meeting all UK health & safety, pesticide and labour legislation.

More growers are joining the Home Grown scheme and the logo is being adopted as a pre-requisite on plant labelling by garden centres and retailers.

Bryant's Nurseries selected the Alaska primrose series in a range of colours for the presentation at this year's awards which were held in London's Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden.

Alaska is available in a range of colours; it is uniform for habit and flowering between colours, good for pack or pot culture and has large flowers.

The BPOA (British Protected Ornamentals Association) is a specialist branch of the NFU. It is a grower led association for all producers of ornamental plants and represents their interests in technical, marketing and political matters.

As owner of the Home Grown mark BPOA promotes its wider use in the industry and recognition.

See www.homegrownplants.org.uk

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