Woolmans sees 42 per cent increase in plant sales

Mail order specialist plant supplier Woolmans has reported a 42 per cent increase in the value of its sales against last season in the year to date.

The company has seen a 31 per cent increase in the number of units ordered by its customers for the same period, to early February 2013.

Woolmans, best known as a chrysanthemum supplier, has also announced it has increased its Dahlia sales for the 2013 season.

Dark leaved varieties ‘Bishop of Canterbury’ and ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ are its two individual best sellers, closely followed by the yellow Dinner Plate ‘Grand Prix’ and Decorative ‘David Howard’.

The Decorative dahlia collection, featuring David Howard, is Woolmans most popular, followed by the Karma dahlia collection.

Laura Oakes of Woolmans said: "Years ago it was unheard-of for a chrysanthemum producer to offer dahlias as well, but times have changed and today’s enthusiastic gardeners like to grow both rather than one or the other."

All the cultivars are offered as tubers for despatch from late March 2013 onwards and priced at £6.95 for three tubers. Each collection is priced at £11.95 for one tuber each of six cultivars.


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