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Emily the new Wyevale Nurseries HR Manager

EMILY WRIGHT from Martley on the Worcestershire-Herefordshire boarder has recently (April, 2019) joined one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries as its HR Manager.

In her role at Wyevale Nurseries, which is based in Hereford, Emily will manage and develop successful HR strategies that help the company to achieve its goals.

Thirty-five-year-old Emily, who previously worked as an Engagement Manager for the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) group, said: “I am thrilled to have joined the team at Wyevale Nurseries. 

“Before making the decision to move from London to Martley, I worked in the financial industry. I have experience working as a Senior Level Executive Assistant for RBS. This role involved supporting senior management and line managers across a broad scope of HR employee relation issues. More latterly, my role at the RBS Group included delivering on reward and recognition projects, as well as wellbeing incentives.

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Pyracantha ‘Red Star’

STAFF at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries are celebrating this week (Monday, April 1, 2019) after being granted the sale and propagation licence for an award-winning Pyracantha.

Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford will be growing Pyracantha ‘Red Star’, which was the winner of the Innovation Award in the category of woody plants in January at IPM ESSEN 2019.  

Kyle Ross, Production Manager at the Containers Division at Wyevale Nurseries, explained: “We’re extremely excited to have been granted the sale and propagation licence for Pyracantha ‘Red Star’. It was bred by Van der Sar Longlife Plants in the Netherlands and we obtained the licence from Plantipp.

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Robin retires after 39 years at Wyevale Nurseries

ROBIN TRUMPER from Hereford celebrated his retirement yesterday (Wednesday, March 20, 2019) after 39 years of service at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries.  

Robin, who was an Amenity & Landscape Sales Executive at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, started working at the firm in October 1980. 

Andy Johnson, Managing Director of Wyevale Nurseries, said: “Robin has been an incredibly loyal and committed member of the sales team for nearly 40 years, with an encyclopaedic-like knowledge of plants, suppliers and the history of production methods. 

“He was always willing to give an opinion and answer all manner of questions to help colleagues and customers alike. Robin had been considering retirement for a number of years, with plenty of hobbies and interests to keep him busy, but in typical Robin-style, he decided the spring equinox was as good a day as any.

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New purple plants for 2019

ONE OF the UK’s leading commercial nurseries has officially unveiled several new plants for 2019.

Wyevale Nurseries, which is a family owned wholesale grower in Hereford, has officially launched Ficinia ‘Ice Crystal’, Euonymus ‘White Spire’, Anisodontea ‘Elegans Princess’ and Raspberry ‘Yummy’.

Colin Stanley, Retail Sales Manager at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We had a great reception about our new plants for 2019 from attendees at the Garden Press Event in February in London. It was great to listen to people talking about them and wanting to find out more.

Ficinia ‘Ice Crystal’ is an unusual grass variety and has distinctive ‘frosted’ foliage giving the illusion of a crisp winters morning all year round. Plant in full sun and watch it flourish. The ultimate patio pot grass, sure to stand out in any garden or plant in clusters for maximum impact. It comes in a 2 litre pot and is available from August.

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Steve Reed, Production Director of the Container Division at Wyevale Nurseries, with the Astilbes in the recyclable taupe plant pots

ONE OF THE UK’s leading commercial nurseries is now (March, 2019) using recyclable plant pots for all future retail plants that it’s currently potting.

Wyevale Nurseries has started to phase out its black plastic pots replacing them with taupe coloured pots, supplied by Aeroplas in the West Midlands, in a bid to fight the war on plastic. 

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Wyevale Nurseries’ Karen gets British Empire Medal

A MEMBER of the sales support team at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford has recently been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List (January 2019).

Karen Jones, who works at Wyevale Nurseries, received the medal for her long and dedicated service to Kingsland Cub Scouts in Herefordshire.

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Wyevale Nurseries’ new retail plants for 2019

ONE OF THE UK’s leading commercial nurseries has put together a selection of new plants this month (December, 2018) to follow the predicted trends for the retail sector next year.  

Wyevale Nurseries says bold colours look set to be key for 2019, so it’s new plants for retailers in 2019 include the colourful Agapanthus ‘Fireworks’, Cordyline ‘Electric Pink’ and Penstemon ‘Purple Perfection’. 

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man with plants

ONE OF THE UK’s leading commercial nurseries has this month (November, 2018) unveiled its new amenity crop range for 2020. Eight new plants have been carefully selected by the team at Wyevale Nurseries based on their habit, colour and functionality.

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The mobile garden trend is set to continue

THE TREND for mobile gardens is set to continue says Wyevale Nurseries (October, 2018) as figures reveal home ownership among 25-34-year-olds is decreasing with more young people renting instead.  

The English Housing Survey Headline Report 2016-17 found that 46% of 25-34-year-olds now live in private rentals, compared with 27% in 2006-07.

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Graduates invited to apply for Trainee Programme

GRADUATES from all degree disciplines are being invited this month (October, 2018) to consider applying to a leading nursery in Hereford for its Graduate Trainee Programme.

Wyevale Nurseries’ two-year in-house programme covers all areas of the business and is not only open to those wishing to go into nursery production, but any element of the business including finance, IT, sales or marketing.