Tuesday 26 June 2022

Arden Lea Nurseries, 119 Moss Lane, Hesketh Bank, PR4 6AD

Delivered by ADAS Horticulture and facilitated by the BPOA, this workshop is part of a series offering practical advice on managing peat alternative products in ornamental crops. This free workshop will focus on marketing planted hanging baskets.


The agenda is as follows:

  • 09.30 Registration tea, coffee and biscuits
  • 10.00 Introduction and overview from Chris Need (Need Consulting Ltd)
  • 10.15 Adopting responsibly sourced growing media blends by Andrew Watson (ADAS Horticulture)
  • 11.00 Reduced-peat and peat-free media: a supplier’s perspective by Dean Sandford, Klasmann-Deilmann (26 July)
  • 11.30 Alternative growing media use in propagation by Jill England/David Talbot (ADAS Horticulture)
  • 12.00 Using reduced-peat and peat-free growing media: a grower’s perspective, followed by tour of trial with Sarah Fairhurst (Arden Lea Nurseries)
  • 12.30 Q & A session
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 Tour of the nursery
  • 15.00 Refreshments and depart