Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, founded in 1930, reported its best May with sales up by 14% (2018), year-on-year (2017-18) growth of 17% in shrub sales, 19% in herbaceous and 60% in ferns.
Adam Dunnett, Sales & Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, explained: “After a very challenging start to the year, with sales affected by the long winter and adverse weather conditions, we will be in a positive situation year-on-year by the end of June.
“We revamped and increased our fern range last year, due to seeing a surge of interest for the plant, and this has paid off. We found this year that there has been a demand in both retail and amenity/garden design markets, which has definitely helped increase our sales. The late spring also meant we got several months’ sales for ferns in one month.
“Early June sales have continued at record levels and it looks set to be another record breaking month. This is fantastic news and the sunny weather is certainly helping.”
Wyevale Nurseries’ team regularly introduces new, award-winning plant varieties.
Its main business is to supply garden centres, landscape contractors, local authorities, foresters and landowners with a comprehensive array of trees, shrubs, hedging, herbaceous and specimen plants.