Primrose Trials kick off bedding events for the month

Bedding plant trials and events are taking place over the next month starting with primroses from Ball Colegrave.

Ball Colegrave primrose trials
Ball Colegrave primrose trials

The Ball Colegrave Primrose Trials are available to see for the next two weeks and then the Pansy and Violas will follow them from week eight onwards. For more details, contact

Meanwhile the British Protected Ornamentals Association (BPOA) north west meeting will take place on 3 March at Arden Lea Nurseries and will be a biomass event.

On 9th-13th February Burston Nurseries and Rudy Raes is holding its primrose festival, featuring 100 varieties. For more details contact

The HDC is holding a perennials technical discussion at Rydges Hotel in Kensington on 11 February where speakers from Fera, Worcester University and elsewhere will talk on root diseases, glove selection, managing ornamentals sustainably, heuchera rust control, nematode control, and responsibly sourced growing media.

At Meadowcroft Garden Centre in Wickford, Essex, there will be a talk on the BPOA US study tour on 12 March at 6.30pm. Meadowcroft will also be hosting its pansy and viola trials. 

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