Posts by Rod Richards
Must have Salvias’ for 2022.
Must Have Salvias’ for 2022 Every time we have the pleasure of visitors coming to our nursery and discuss which Salvias to stock for the next season there is always a huge pause in people’s reactions and thoughts, with much debate as to which varieties to stock. Agreed we have so many to choose from…Read More
On Test – Dianthus ‘Class Act’
Dianthus ‘Class Act’ This is a particularly charming variety of Dianthus that comes into the low growing category somewhere between an alpine hybrid and a cottage hybrid. Its merit in particular is the fact it has very striking grey foliage and very showy red flowers that are vibrant red and is repeat flowering. Ideal for…Read More
NWP’s perspective on Covid 19
Coronavirus is killing our industry as well as our lives… NWP’s Perspective on Covid 19. Background vector created by Harryarts – www.freepik.com There have been too many things said about Covid 19 in relation to our industry and it’s not my purpose to be controversial here however from an NWP perspective this has had serious…Read More
NFU Countryside July 2020 – Covid 19
NFU Countryside July 2020 – Covid 19 Shutterstock As garden centres re-open after weeks of shutdown due to Covid-19, Lorna Maybery looks at what this means for both businesses and customers WHEN THE GOVERNMENT announced a couple of weeks ago that garden centres could re-open, there was a collective sigh of relief, not just from…Read More
On Test – Salvia microphylla ‘Angel Wings’
Salvia microphylla ‘Angel Wings’ Salvia microphylla ‘Angel Wings’ This is a medium growing perennial reaching 80cm high and wide. It has dark green slightly rounded, but still elliptical shaped leaves and a typical ‘microphylla’ appearance. The flowers are a delicate two toned pink reminiscent of a pretty little girls dress. The pink blush on the…Read More
Perennial Pots for Patios
Perennial Pots for Patios: We have this year two very special and uniquely different plants that make for superb value for money summer patio plants. We have produced these plants in a size 60 cell plug for delivery around Wk 16 in order to produce a great 3 or even 5 Lit pot for impulse…Read More
NWP showcased on the world stage
NWP showcased on the World stage We are very grateful to customers and partners who have showcase our new plants at various commercial exhibitions and plant fairs / trade shows. Some even make it with special POS. Here’s a walk down memory lane of how some of our plants have featured in these environments. HTA…Read More
Mediteranean Gardening and Outdoor Living.
“ Amazing Agapanthus and Sassy Salvias” Mediteranean Gardening and Outdoor Living Magazine “ Amazing Agapanthus and Sassy Salvias” You may have an understanding of both of these great garden plants but are you aware of the many new introductions being bred and introduced by a plantsman in the UK ? Lets take a peek at…Read More
Plant Awards. Many of our plants have received various accolades at trade shows both here in the UK and with our partners around the globe; here are few examples. Salvia Amistad: ‘Amistad’ was recognised in 2011 at the Four Oaks trade Show by being awarded the “Best Plant Introduction” in the Nursery Stock category. Obtained…Read More
NFU Horticulture – Growing Future Trade.
NFU British Farmer & Grower Magazine. GROWING FUTURE TRADE Rod and Kym Richards’ back garden is tucked away off a minor lane in rural Herefordshire, but at the same time, it’s the proving ground for a high-tech, international and growing business, with clients in Europe, the US, Canada, South America, Israel, South Africa, Australia and…Read More