Horticulture Week Podcast: Kernock Park Plants' Bruce Harnett speaks on high demand, exports, peat and shows as the grower celebrates its 40th anniversary

Kernock Park Plants managing director Bruce Harnett reflects on the young plants grower's 40-year history as part of Hortweek's 180th anniversary celebrations.

Harnett remembers his early days at the Cornwall-based independent nursery, right through the unprecedented challenges of managing huge demand amid the multiple complications presente by Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Orders are well up at Kernock but Brexit logistics/export issues remain - Harnett details how difficult it has been to get exporting restarted and how his nursery has met domestic demand this year.

He explains how Kernock is negotiating peat reduction, the cancellation of trade shows in th UK and overseas, and new plants such as Verbena Margaret's Memory.

Podcast presenter: HW editor Matthew Appleby
Producer: HW digital content manager, Christina Taylor

If you are interested in producing a podcast with Horticulture Week, contact matthew.appleby@haymarket.com or roisin.kennedy@haymarket.com.

Listener feedback - please email hortweek@haymarket.com with "Podcast" at the beginning of the subject line.

Read the latest horticulture news, views, analysis, industry insight and data at horticultureweek.co.uk.

Follow us on Twitter @hortweek
Join our LinkedIn group
Follow our LinkedIn page


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

What have been some of the highlights from 180 years of Horticulture Week?

What have been some of the highlights from 180 years of Horticulture Week?

For Horticulture Week's 180th anniversary, many former and current contributors have shared memories of their time at the title.

Digitalis

Digitalis

Foxgloves are easy to grow and produce tall spikes of flowers that are magnets for pollinators, writes Sally Drury.

Corylopsis

Corylopsis

Bright flowers and sweet scent merit a higher profile in garden design for these undervalued shrubs, Sally Drury insists.



Partner Content

How retailers and growers are responding to the gardening boom

How retailers and growers are responding to the gardening boom

Presented by Fordingbridge
How LED grow lights can help  improve crop production

How LED grow lights can help improve crop production

Presented by Signify
Using nature against nature: two pest management essentials

Using nature against nature: two pest management essentials

Presented by Fargro
Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

Horticulture Week Top 100 Ornamentals nurseries

See our exclusive RANKING  of ornamentals nurseries by annual turnover  plus the  FULL REPORT AND ANALYSIS

HW Podcast

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

 

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

Click here to view a sortable table of the latest Brexit-related policy, legislation & guidance published by the UK Government, devolved administrations & European Commission. Compiled by HW.

For more see the BREXIT page

PLANT SUPPLIERS GUIDE

Free to subscribers, the essential guide for professional plant buyers
 

Download your copy

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world
 

Read more Peter Seabrook articles

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

Tim Edwards

Boningales Nursery chairman Tim Edwards on the business of ornamentals production
 

Read Tim Edwards
}