News & Events

New rep for the new year!

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company are proud to officially announce the appointment of Amanda Frankish as their new Sales Representative for the Northern territory, caring for and improving on an existing portfolio of accounts throughout the North of England and Scotland. Amanda has joined the company this week and is eager for the start of the new season in January. Amanda, brings with her a wealth of industry knowledge, having worked in both the retail and wholesale side of the industry, covering sales and merchandising. Following training at the nursery, Amanda will be out and about meeting customers in her new area over the next few weeks and early in the new year. “We are pleased and excited to see Amanda join our team”, commented David Chilvers, Sales Manager. “Her understanding of the industry and customer base will be a great addition to Bransford Webbs. Amanda’s appointment will put us … Continue reading

Come and see us at Glee next week!

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company will be exhibiting at Glee next week and are looking forward to being able to meet customers face to face at a trade show for the first time in nearly two years! Featured on our stand will be a stunning selection of Hellebores, available for your plantarea, to help create stunning displays and offer gorgeous colour from autumn through to early spring. We will also be launching our new plants for 2022, with a beautiful selection featured on our stand. We have over 20 new promotions for 2022, as a result of our extensive trials program, which did not falter throughout the COVID period. From the striking foliage of Brunnera to the stunning flowers of Armeria Dreameria®, the bright colours of Dahlia Mystics to the autumnal colour of Naninda and Helleborus, we have a fabulous new selection of plants to add impulse and interest to … Continue reading

Use of biological controls at Bransford Webbs

Biological controls form a major part of the integrated approach to crop protection across the nursery at Bransford Webbs. Biological controls are applied throughout all protected areas on site, from March to October, as pests are more prevalent during these warmer months. The use of biological controls is a natural effective way of controlling pest problems within the crops, in conjunction with cultural control methods, such as good hygiene, the use of physical traps and effective irrigation and feed regimes. Regular crop walking by our technical team and the ongoing training of all growing staff, play a major role in the control of any pest related issues. Across the nursery no fewer than seven pests are controlled through the application of fifteen different species of biologicals, resulting in the use of far fewer insecticides and an increase in natural predators on site. The Bransford Webbs Plant Company invests five times … Continue reading

National Plant Show Virtual New Plant Awards

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company have an entered a fantastic ten new varieties into the Virtual New Plant Awards being held by the HTA National Plant Show in June. Despite the difficulties of the last 12 months our extensive research and development program has not faltered, and we have continued to trial plants throughout the year. Two beautiful new Hydrangeas from the Flair and Flavours ® range by Proven Winners®, ‘Blue Sprinkles’ and ‘Pink Sweethearts’ have a mass of blue and pink flowers respectively in the summer months. We have added to our stunning miniature climbing roses range with the gorgeous salmon coloured ‘Onward and Upward’ and free flowering ‘Little Bronze’. Our final entry into the shrub and climber category is the delightful Parahebe ‘Pink Delight’. In the herbaceous perennial class, we have entered Digitalis ‘Lucas Light Pink’ with its mass of pale pink spires in summer, Salvia ‘Flamingo’ with … Continue reading

Reducing our peat usage

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company have been trialling peat free mixes for several years, and already grow a range of plants on the nursery in a variety of different mixes, some of which are peat free. For 2021 we have extended these trials to enable the further reduction of peat, whilst monitoring the challenges this brings for feeding and watering programmes. We have taken the positive step to reduce the amount of peat in our compost mixes from 75% to 40% for 2021, with the remainder of the mix a combination of bark and wood fibre, recognised peat alternatives, responsibly sourced. During our trials for peat alternatives, we remain aware that we must source products which are environmentally friendly, responsibly sourced, commercially available and able to sustain high quality plants. “Here at Bransford Webbs, we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously”, commented Adrian Marskell, Managing Director. “The work we are … Continue reading

2020

Further expansion of the nursery leads to an extra 20% of growing space, through the construction of new polytunnels 

2019

Clematis ‘ELodiTM’, new for 2020 in the compact, mound forming clematis range, won best in category for shrubs and climbers voted for by the judges at the National Plant Show.