Tesco promotes Home Grown plants

British Protected Ornamentals Association Home Grown grower of the year Tesco is displaying the Home Grown label on its autumn range.

Home Grown Retailer of the year Award 2016 was presented by Andy McIndoe at the National Plant Show this summer to Grace Hurrell representing Tesco Stores by Andy McIndoe, with supplier David Ball of Neame Lea alongside.

Tesco said: "British Growers are the lifeblood of the UK horticultural industry and we are very proud of the quality, service and value that our growers deliver. It is hugely important that we support our British growers, in order that they are able to continue to invest and grow. In turn this enables us to deliver such fantastic quality plants to our customers whilst being close enough to the range to have insight into future developments, ideas and trends."

Neame Lea Nurseries said the success of this season has been due to the hard work of their own staff and the commitment of Tesco and their plants buying manager, Harriet Turnbull, in promoting and merchandising UK grown bedding.

Home Grown was also on show at the Great Yorkshire Show this summer, with plants from Coletta & Tyson, Earley Ornamentals, Ravensworth Nurseries, and Binsted and Walberton nurseries.

The Coletta & Tyson bedding was Easygrow polystyrene and peat-free plants. Earley supplied Sunpatiens and Ravensworth Watch Em Grow starter plants.

Tesco's website has Thuja and Euonymus available from Crowders.

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