The construction of the 5,000m2 glasshouse was completed in the summer of 2015 and now houses 90,000 of Bransford’s new and current hebe varieties.
Once the construction of the glasshouse was completed, sand beds and roadways were completed by internal staff in preparation for the potting of the Hebe crop in August 2015.
The completion of the 5,000m2 of polytunnels will take the total protected growing space at Bransford Webbs to more than 5.5 hectares. This allows the production staff an increased ability to control the individual growing environments of specific crops leading to further increases in the quality standards of plants.
Managing director Geoff Caesar said: "With production space at a premium, development of the 5000m2 glasshouse was completed in the summer of 2015 and potting of the Hebe is now completed. Work has begun in earnest on a 5000m2 development to enable the expansion of our spring and summer promotions. With sand beds, increased ventilation and heating for frost protection the glasshouse will enable us to maximise the potential of our new Hebe ranges, whilst the construction of the low polytunnels will provide improved drainage and irrigation, along with the flexibility for crops to be under cover or in the open."