There is positivity in the industry, despite political pressures, and there are plenty of new plants to get excited about says the UK's biggest ornamental grower.
Visitors to the HTA National Plant Show voted Adenophera White Blaze from Darby Nursery Stock and Fairweather's Nursery as Best in Show.
Patio fruit, distance selling, compact plants, more home grown plants and an extended season were among those trends and issues discussed by nursery exhibitors and garden centre delegates.
Frank P Matthews' variety Malus sieboldii Aros has been named Best in Show at the HTA National Plant Show's plant awards.
Fryer's Roses, owned by Blue Diamond garden centres, is launching two new roses at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in support of Tree Aid and Hope for Justice.
Frank P Matthews has held all prices this season, fixing them for another 12 months until June 2018.
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