Part-grown range offered by Pentland Plants

Bedding grower Pentland Plants is offering a part-grown range to enable garden centres to have plants in flower early in the season.

The plants are part-grown in heated glasshouses and delivered in February to be grown on for another four-to-five weeks. Pentland Plants owner David Spray said the biomass heating system at the nursery has made it possible to offer the range.

"We've had a lot of interest and we are taking orders," he said. "Getting stuff in flower for April is very difficult. We've got biomass heating so it's not costing us a fortune."

The plants are available in week eight-to-10 next year, with a minimum order of one full trolley per delivery drop.

Dianthus Oscar, Geranium Moonlight, Nemesia Maritana and Ranunculus Magic come in 10cm pots, while Anemone Harmony is in one-litre pots. Osteospermum are available in both sizes. Prices are 50-80p per pot.


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