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Taupe pots become a reality

This week marked a significant change in the potting shed at The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, with the first of the new taupe pots being used for potting. The taupe pots will begin appearing in garden centres over the next few months. We will be replacing black plastic pots for all new crops. The new taupe plastic pot is carbon black free, recycled polypropylene that can be identified by near infrared (NIR) and consequently recycled through kerbside recycling schemes, thus allowing the consumer to dispose of their pots to be recycled in a way that has not been possible before now. Re-education of the consumer is paramount to ensure the message is conveyed that these pots can be very easily recycled. “The introduction of kerbside recyclable pots is a major step forward for the industry”, commented David Chilvers, Sales Manger, who has been an integral part of the industry initiative … Continue reading

Bransford Webbs latest apprentices

Bransford Webbs has a long and proud history with apprenticeship schemes, dating back to the late 1980’s, with a number of our current grower, supervisory and management staff beginning their career in this way. Isobel Watson and Amelia Broome began the new level three horticultural technician apprenticeship with Bransford Webbs late last year. The scheme is run in conjunction with Pershore College, part of the Warwickshire College Group, and other Midlands Based Growers. Isobel will work in a variety of nursery departments over the next two years, whilst Amelia will be based in the Propagation unit. They will attend five separate week-long study sessions each year at Pershore College. Bransford Webbs currently have two second year apprentices, Poppy Griffin and Thomas Everard, who are due to complete their course at the end of August 2019. “The apprenticeship schemes, running here since 1989, have been extremely successful for Bransford Webbs”, commented … Continue reading

Change in role creates opportunity at Bransford Webbs

After fourteen years working with both independent garden centres and group accounts, David Chilvers, our current northern area sales executive is taking on the role of Sales Manager. His new role will see him lead the sales team, whilst continuing to build the company’s relationships with group accounts. This change creates an exciting opportunity for an outstanding individual to join The Bransford Webbs Plant Company sales team, caring for and improving on an existing portfolio of accounts throughout the North of England and Scotland. “I am really looking forward to leading our exceptional sales team once we have found the right person to look after and drive forward our northern territory”, commented David Chilvers. “Bransford Webbs continues to grow and develop in order to maintain its position as one of the leading growers of promotional plants, and this strengthening of the sales team will enable us to offer a better … Continue reading

New and exclusive Hebe for 2019 from The Bransford Webbs Plant Company

Hebe Starlight Hebe Starlight is wonderful new introduction, bred by Seoint Nurseries, and jointly introduced by Bransford Webbs for 2019. This Hebe has attractive cream and green foliage all year round, with dazzling white flowers appearing in summer, attracting bees to your garden. Ideal for pots or the border, this Hebe prefers full sun or partial shade, in well-drained soil. Growing to a height and spread of approx. 1m x 1m, it requires very little maintenance, just a light prune following flowering. Available at all good garden centres April 2019, 2L RRP £9.99 Hebe Sunrise (featured image) Renowned, for introducing new Hebe to the garden centre market, this is a new variety developed in house. A sport of the fabulous Ruby Port, introduced by ourselves in 2013, this variety has the most stunning foliage colour. The gorgeous pink coloured foliage offers a fantastic display in the cooler months, turning to … Continue reading