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Agapanthus Fireworks wins ‘Best in Show’

Agapanthus Fireworks

Fireworks wins ‘Best in Show’ at Glee 2018.

Fireworks is a fantastic evergreen with large bicolour Blue and white flowers. The flowers are very large and can last up to 8 weeks in bloom.

Fairweather’s are the only UK nursery offering young plants to the UK. Contact us for more information and availability.

IPM Essen Trade Show 2018

January 23th-26th 2018

2018 will be our fifth year of exhibiting at IPM , Essen in Germany. We have seen our export sales go from strength to strength over these years with 2017 being our best so far.

Come and visit our stand and see what we have for 2018 in our Agapanthus range of P104, P40 and 9cm liners.

Celebrating 30 Years at the Four Oaks Show!

30 Years of Growing

Its 30 years since Fairweather’s Nursery first exhibited at Four Oaks.
Production in 1987 was focussed on shrub and conifer liners in 7cm pots which were packed into old tea crates for shipping to customers. Plants were delivered on flatbed lorries covered with tarpaulins.

Our biggest volume lines were difficult to root subjects like Mahonia, Garrya and Arbutus which were all rooted by us from cuttings taken from extensive stockbeds. All potting took place on Saturday mornings using school children and the cuttings were stuck on peace work.

In 1987 our 7cm Lavender Hidcote then was priced at 25p

Alongside pot liners the company also produced a range of containerised trees for Garden Centres

Sharon and Patrick look forward to seeing you at Four Oaks on September 5th and 6th with Fairweather’s extensive range of Agapanthus, Lavenders and other perennials and a smaller range of shrubs

Four Oaks Trade Show

Visit us at the Four Oaks Trade Show on 5th and 6th September 2017

Four Oaks Trade ShowOur catalogue is  hot off the press so come along and see us to discuss all your requirements for 2018.

Our stand number is E81. Come along and say hello.

 

Its all gone rather Pink at Fairweather’s

New LED lights

Traditionally at this time of year the nursery is focused on cleaning liners ready for spring dispatch and catching up with maintenance around the nursery. One department that is usually very quiet is propagation as we stop production after week 30. This winter in order to increase Agapanthus production, improve quality and make better use of winter labour we have installed LED lights into one of our propagation greenhouses.

Initial results of tissue culture plants weaned from the laboratory in week 40 are very encouraging with plants establishing very evenly under lights that extend the day to 14 hours with 50umol of light intensity. This will enable us to produce one or 2 more crops from the same space during the year. Plants receiving less intense lighting on adjacent beds are also responding so we are experimenting with different light intensities.

The pink glow from the glasshouses attracted the attention of a neighbour who questioned whether we had gone into marijuana production- the answer was no, but then it might be more profitable than growing garden plants!