Bayer and Stewart launch breakthrough Knotweed and biodegradable pot products

Two firsts are being launched into the garden centre market by manufacturers Bayer and Stewart.

Bayer Garden says its new Super Strength Glyphosate, which has just received approval from the Pesticides Safety Directorate, is a breakthrough in treatment of Japanese Knotweed.

Meanwhile, garden products manufacturer Stewart has introduced an item  it describes as the first commercially viable 100 per cent biodegradable plastic flowerpot to the market.

Stewart says the flowerpots cost more to produce than the firm’s traditional products, but will be sold to the trade and to consumers for exactly the same price.

Starting with its entire range of flowerpots and saucers, the Bio Pots are available in terracotta, green and black, and Stewart has produced a Bio Pot merchandiser and free fact sheet to help retailers promote them.

Stewart products are available from Homebase, Wyevale, Wilkinsons and over 600 independent garden centres in the UK and Eire.

Bayer products are available across the garden retail market.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

Business planning - Managing price volatility

Business planning - Managing price volatility

There are options to help you manage the impact of exchange rate fluctuations when buying from abroad, Neville Stein advises.



The range of colours and flowering times makes for cheerful and economic displays, Miranda Kimberley reports.

Pitches - seeds and consumables

Pitches - seeds and consumables

The right seeding and inputs are essential for keeping grass in top condition and ensuring that pitches look and perform at their best, says Sally Drury.

Opinion... Standardisation good for the trade

Opinion... Standardisation good for the trade

Horticulture could benefit from streamlining in the supply chain.

Opinion... Get rid of plastics in Horticulture

Opinion... Get rid of plastics in Horticulture

Blue Planet II eloquently showed the rich tapestry of life in the oceans. It also focused public awareness on plastic pollution damaging wildlife.

Opinion... Gardening needs better promotion

Opinion... Gardening needs better promotion

British horticultural firms and organisations have not been the best at working together to promote our industry.

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

Horticulture Week Top 60 Ornamentals nurseries

See our exclusive ranking of ornamentals nurseries by annual turnover. 

Tim Edwards

Boningales Nursery chairman Tim Edwards on the business of ornamentals production

Read Tim Edwards

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.

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world

Read more Peter Seabrook articles