Plant buyers are increasingly specifying British-grown trees, a trend we are pleased to support - the majority of the trees we supply are grown in the UK.
It is true to say that as a result of rising labour costs and shortage of land, the UK is at a disadvantage compared with continental nurseries. However we have decided to continue with UK production for the majority of our container-grown trees, because it means we can control the specification with suppliers more closely.
The majority of our bare-root trees are also UK-grown, with about 25% coming from European suppliers.
We also sometimes buy rootstocks for our grafted fruit trees from Europe if our local production is insufficient. However the subsequent grafting and raising of the newly-grafted trees for 12-24 months before sale takes place in the UK.