Propagation

The purpose built hi-tech 500sqm mist unit was opened in 2005. Over a twelve month period, approx 900,000 plants across 800 varieties are propagated from cuttings, grafts, seeds and splits. Over 70% of final plants sold by Bransford Webbs are propagated here on the nursery. The propagation unit is controlled by a computerised environmental control system to provide the optimum environment.

The nursery Research and Development Unit is run from the propagation unit. Here we trial a range of new and unusual plants to ascertain whether they are suitable for the garden centre market. Through this we have introduced a wide range of successful promotions including Gazania Apache, Ceanothus Lemon and Lime, and our Hebe Red Wine and Summer Drinks collections.

 

Propagation Team Members

Karl O'Neill

Karl O'Neill

Karen Jenkins

Karen Jenkins

June Harris

June Harris

Greg Lees

Greg Lees