As part of promoting "Home Grown" to growers, retailers and the media, Home Grown members in the plant supply chain, Bryants Nurseries, Double H Plants, Hortipak and Modiform came together to provide a Home Grown plant gift to every diner at the Garden Retail Awards at the Connaught Rooms on 26 February to increase awareness of, and promote Home Grown to garden retailers.
Widely used by the vast majority of growers, farmers and retailers, the "Red Tractor" scheme (Assured Food Standard) commands a high level of recognition and trust by consumers.
Home Grown is the equivalent scheme for ornamental plants organised by the BPOA.
More about Home Grown
Home Grown is unique in that the scheme has an agreed criteria and definition that qualifies plants as UK grown, in addition the scheme assures consumers that plants have been grown meeting all UK Health & Safety, Pesticide and Labour legislation; an ethical plant with full provenance. Increasing numbers of growers are joining the Home Grown scheme and the logo is being adopted as a pre-requisite on plant labelling by major garden centres and retailers.
More about the Primroses at the Garden Retail Awards 2015
Bryant's Nurseries have selected the Alaska primrose series in a range of colours for this presentation. Alaska is available in an excellent range of colours; it is uniform for habit and flowering between colours, good for pack or pot culture and has large flowers.
More about the BPOA
The BPOA (British Protected Ornamentals Association) a specialist branch of the NFU. It is a grower led association for all producers of ornamental plants and represents their interests in technical, marketing and political matters. As owner of the Home Grown mark, it promotes its wider use in the industry and recognition of the domestic provenance of plants in the market.