Bransford Webbs new polytunnel ready for plants

The most recent development at Bransford Webbs is nearing completion with the first newly potted crops being put down in the new polytunnels this week.

Work began on the polytunnel development in autumn 2015, following the building of the new 5,000m2 glasshouse earlier the same year, and despite the recent wet winter conditions, the completion target of spring 2016 has been met.

The 5,000m2 development of polytunnels takes the total protected growing space at Bransford Webbs to over 5.5 hectares. The construction of the new tunnels will allow for an expansion of spring and summer promotions and allow production staff an increased ability to control the individual growing environment of specific crops leading to further increases in the high quality standards of the plants.

The new tunnels offer improved drainage and irrigation allowing for flexibility for the crops to be grown under cover or in the open.

Managing director Geoff Caesar said of the most recent development: "This build completes an important and exciting phase of development for the business that will enable us to increase production and improve quality for a number of major spring and summer crops."


Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Albizia

Albizia

Fluffy flowers and bipinnate foliage make these rarely seen shrubs and small trees highly prized, says Miranda Kimberley.

Pots and containers

Pots and containers

Taking advantage of the latest available sizes, shapes and formats could help you boost production as well as sales, Sally Drury suggests.

Pest & Disease Management - Fusarium patch

Pest & Disease Management - Fusarium patch

Avoid damage to ornamental lawns and sports turf


Editorial ... Garden industry prospects and election pledges

Editorial ... Garden industry prospects and election pledges

After a disappointing rain-hit May, the garden industry will be heading into this weekend's second key bank holiday period buoyed by better weather - and a final boost for sales from publicity surrounding the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Farrer On ... Why we need a land strategy

Farrer On ... Why we need a land strategy

The idea that farming has something to do with housing supply may seem tenuous.

Dixon on... Progressive innovation

Dixon on... Progressive innovation

Horticulture is typified by innovative thinking. Leaders in change are producers of fresh produce propelled by cost reductions and price stagnation.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Pest & Disease Tracker bulletin 

The latest pest and disease alerts, how to treat them, plus EAMU updates, sent direct to your inbox.

Sign up here

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.