How do you like your trees? Native, urban and feathered!

TO LINK in with this year’s National Tree Week a leading UK nursery has revealed some of its bestselling trees this month (November, 2014).

Wyevale Nurseries says in 2014 it has seen an increase in demand for native varieties and also for trees for urban locations, which provide natural shelters and barriers for privacy.

Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, explained: “Native trees are being requested by architects far more than previously with firm favourites this year being Alnus glutinosa, Betula pendula, Castanea sativa, Prunus avium, evergreen Pinus sylvestris, Sorbus aucuparia and Quercus robur.


Heart of England Forest

On Friday 20th September, Steve Ashworth and Ray Jenkins were invited to the planting ceremony near Alcester, Warwickshire of the millionth tree to be planted in the `Heart of England Forest`.
The Forest is the brainchild of millionaire publisher and tree poet, Felix Dennis who lives locally. Since the start the project has planted more than 175ha of broadleaf forest and is the largest privately owned broadleaf forest in England, though with public access.


New team heads-up customer driven era at Wyevale Nurseries

ONE OF THE UK’s leading commercial nurseries has unveiled its new customer-focused front-end team this month (June, 2014). Wyevale Nurseries, which recently re-organised from three companies into one to offer customers a ‘one-stop-shop’, has bolstered its expertise with some new roles for existing staff and some new faces too. Sales and Marketing Director, Adam Dunnett said: “I joined Wyevale Nurseries just six months ago. After spending many, many years admiring Wyevale Nurseries both as a customer or a competitor it is fantastic to now be part of one of our industry’s truly pioneering companies.


New for 2015: Forsythia ‘Spring Show Off’

ONE OF THE UK’s leading commercial nurseries is unveiling today (June 24, 2014) at the HTA National Plant Show a new Forsythia and several other new plants for 2015. Following the launch of Forsythia ‘Spring Show Off’ in the USA, Wyevale Nurseries, which recently re-organised from three companies into one, is offering the plant in the UK. Sales and Marketing Director, Adam Dunnett said: “The launch of Forsythia ‘Spring Show Off’, which was named by us, in the States was hugely successful and it will form an important part of the range we’re offering to garden centre plant buyers for 2015. “Also new are: Buddleja ‘Sugar Plum’, Penstemon ‘Margarita BOP’, Rhodanthemum ‘Pretty In Pink’ and Helichrysum ‘Ruby Cluster’ to name but a few.”


New Point of Sale puts crown on plants for 2015

THE CUSTOMERS of one of the country’s top commercial nurseries have helped shape the future of its Point of Sale (POS) it was revealed at the HTA National Plant Show today (June 24, 2014). Wyevale Nurseries says it has listened to the feedback from garden centre plant buyers and has re-branded and re-worked its POS so that plants are now ‘king’. Sales and Marketing Director, Adam Dunnett said: “We’ve given our bespoke labels and correx boards a complete redesign having listened to what our customers have told us they would like and what sells plants. They requested that we made the plant image king and ensured the name was clear and easy to read. They also said we should major on the British-grown message.