Thank you for all your support and orders

Thank you for all your support and orders

April 16th, 2020 by

On March 23rd 2020 the government announced comprehensive lockdown restrictions for the entire nation. At a stroke, many businesses simply ceased to trade and have remained in a state of suspended animation ever since.

 At Johnsons, our approach has been driven by the need to ensure both the personal safety and job security of all staff.

Staff numbers have reduced by 40%, and this conversely has created a uniquely well-spaced and naturally ventilated working environment with 70 staff spread out over five sites totalling 150 acres.

 During this period we have still dispatched 230,000 plants(Mar 23 to Apr 16th) fulfilling orders into all sectors in both an ethical and safe manner.

Our remote workers are dialling in daily and continue to answer enquiries, fill in quotes, pay suppliers, pay workers, and ask for payment from customers. They attend regular zoom meetings, organise incoming goods and our limited dispatch. Some of our colleagues are isolating at home or are furloughed due to the slow down in productive work – the contribution and support they are making is perhaps not as obvious but nevertheless remains essential.

 We still need to grow the plants that we will sell in recovery – our potting machines are busy churning out new crops, and our production teams are frantically tending the plants that are vigorously growing in the sunshine on the nursery to ensure they remain saleable for as long as possible.

 We thank all our customers and colleagues for your continued support; we remain open for business and capable of scaling up overnight when at long last the restrictions ease. Should you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to ask.

Teaming up with Hedges Direct to deliver garden plants to your door

Teaming up with Hedges Direct to deliver garden plants to your door

April 2nd, 2020 by

We are excited to announce that we are teaming up with our customer Hedges Direct to beat the crisis with garden rescue packs delivered directly to your Garden.

At present, garden centres everywhere are closed, which means that UK nurseries now have a surplus of garden centre stock and no available outlet.

Hedges Direct has kindly offered to support us to ensure surplus stock can find a home and garden.

The mixed shrub pallet deal of garden centre plants will be available as two different options.


Option 1: 50 x 2L shrubs – made up of the following plants :

Aucuba Japonica (‘Crotonifolia’ and ‘Rozannie’)
Berberis Thunbergii (Atropupurea Nana’ and ‘Golden Dream’)
Buddleja (‘Buzz Sky Blue’ and ‘Buzz Ivory’)
Ceanothus (‘Blue Sapphire’, ‘Italian Skies’ and Caeanothus thyrsiflorous repens)
Choisya ternata and Choisya ternata ‘Sundance’
Convolvulus cnoreum
Coprosma (‘Inferno’, ‘Pacific Dawn’ and ‘Pina Colada)
Cytisus ‘Lena’ and Cytisus praecox ‘Allgold’
Escallonia (‘Apple Blossom’,’ Gold Carpe’t, ‘Glowing Embers’ and ‘Iveyi)
Euonymus fortunei ‘Blondy’
Euonymous japonicas (‘Microphyllus Albovariegatus’ and ‘Microphyllus Aurea’)
Genista ‘lydia’
Halimium libanotis
Hebe (‘Blue Star’, ‘Champion’, ‘High Voltage’, Purple Shamrock’)
Lavatera ‘Baby Barnsley’ and Lavatera olb. ‘Rosea’)
Photinia (‘Carre Rouge’, ‘Red Robin’, ‘Little Red Robin’ and ‘Pink Marble’)
Pittosporum tenuifolium (‘Gold Star and ‘Tom Thumb’)
Spirea arguta, Spirea japonica ‘Firelight’ and ‘Golden Princess and Spiraea nipp. ‘Snowmound’
Vinca minor (Atropurpurea and ‘Ralph Shugert’)
Weigela florida (‘Minor Black and ‘Kosteri Variegata’)

Option 2: 25 x 5L specimen shrubs – made up of the following plants:

Aucuba Japonica ‘Crotonifolia’
Berberis thunbergii ‘Harlequin’
Ceanothus ‘Skylark and Caeanothus thyrsiflorous repens
Choisya ‘White Dazzler’
Convolvulus Cnoreum
Coprosma (Ignite and Pacific Dawn)
Cotnius cogg. ‘Royal Purple and Cotinus dummeri ‘Grace’
Crinodendron hookerianum
Euonymus jap. ‘Greenspire’
Euonymus jap. ‘Marieke’
Euonymus jap. ‘Paloma Blanca’
Euonymus ‘Kathy’
Euonymus ‘Pierrolino’
Halimium libanotis
Hydrangea pan. ‘Limelight’ and Hydrangea pan. ‘Silver Dollar’
Leucothoe axil. ‘Curly Red’
Nandina domestica ‘Gulf Stream’
Osmanthus x burkwoodii
Photinia fras. (‘Pink Marble’, ‘Carre Rouge’ and ‘Little Red Robin’)
Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’ and Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Gold Star’)
Skimmia x con. ‘Kew Green’
Viburnum tinus

Once selected, delivery will be arranged straight to your garden.

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