Most of our plant production begins in our propagation department, where we produce about 1.2 million young plants from cuttings and seed every year.
Our propagation facility gives us much-needed flexibility in the production process and allows us to have greater control over the quality of plants.
The majority of our plants go through a ‘liner’ stage, where skilled pruning maintains and ensures their high quality at this vital stage of their growing.
New varieties are introduced regularly into the propagation programme, which gives us the chance to offer clients a wider variety of unusual plants.
We use integrated pest management and biological controls, such as introduced micro-organisms and beneficial insects. By doing this, we rely less on chemicals.
At Boningale we pride ourselves on being able to offer one of the most extensive ranges of products in the UK nursery stock industry.
Our continued growth and diversification also allows us to offer an even broader range of products from Green Roof plants and substrates, through to specimen trees and shrubs.
Our home grown stock is centred around the production of container grown shrubs, perennials, hedging and grasses on our two sites in the heart of Shropshire. This is further supported with a unit close by where we produce our innovative Green Roof SkyPlugs and other environmental plug plants.
Covering in excess of 50 acres we now produce over 2 million plants per annum.
Production on our main site is heavily geared towards producing high quality amenity plants in 2 and 3 litre containers, plus an increasing range of specimen plants ranging from 5 litres up to 25 litres.
We are a ‘one stop’ solution to our customers’ plant requirements, and this also includes a range of sundries for added convenience.
To supplement our range and ensure that we can offer competitively priced products, we have, over many years, developed a comprehensive network of specialist growers both in the UK and Europe.
Understanding the market place as we do, our highly skilled dedicated procurement department ensure that we locate the highest quality, and even the most demanding list of plant material.
For further information or a quotation on any of your requirements, please contact our Sales Department who will be happy to help with any enquiries or technical information.
We are committed to on-going investment in growing facilities that will improve further our production techniques.
Every year, we expand our produce range and now grow more than 1.2 million plants – with a particular focus on container-grown shrubs, perennials and green roofing plugs – annually.
We have put in place mechanised systems on the container production site that not only ensure efficient working practices but also enable us to maintain quality control from liner stage to saleable plant.
In pace with the latest industry developments, we have also adopted innovative green production techniques, including capillary irrigation beds in poly-tunnels that benefit both production and the environment, and an acid injection system that will improve the quality of the water used on site.
Phase one of the development on our new seven-acre field is now complete.