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Why Silicon is Important to Plants

30 August 2021

Why Silicon is Important to Plants

While silicon is not essential to plant growth, it is taken up and used by plants just like other nutrients, and this has many useful benefits, both…

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HortiHydrate Pro: Optimise Water Usage

9 August 2021

HortiHydrate Pro: Optimise Water Usage

Water and nutrients are valuable resources – it pays to make the most of them! With the effects of climate change already being felt across the…

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Taking Calcium to the Optimum

19 July 2021

Taking Calcium to the Optimum

Calcium is a vital plant nutrient that is key in building strong cell walls and membranes. Unlike most nutrients, plants principally move calcium…

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Hortifeeds Donation Helps to Expand Woodland

15 June 2021

Hortifeeds Donation Helps to Expand Woodland

A private woodland which is a safe haven for wildlife in the heart of Kettlethorpe, near Lincoln, is set to branch out following a financial donation…

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Another Challenging Season Ahead for Vineyards

11 June 2021

Another Challenging Season Ahead for Vineyards

Like most crops, vineyards are a few weeks behind due to the terrible spring weather we have endured this year. The repeated cold nights throughout…

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Amino Acids

1 June 2021

Amino Acids

HortiBoost and NuGro 8-8-7 are two of our most popular liquid fertilisers. They are very different fertilisers that have been formulated for separate…

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Troubles of Cold Spring Conditions

10 May 2021

Troubles of Cold Spring Conditions

Soil and growing media temperature is critical to good root development. April and May last year was very warm and sunny, if a little on the dry…

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Problem Solving Products

22 April 2021

Problem Solving Products

In the real world we inhabit, even the best of growers still have that ‘problem crop’ each season, which doesn’t have a pest or disease problem but…

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IntraCell: Naturally Help Defend Crops Against Frost

25 March 2021

IntraCell: Naturally Help Defend Crops Against Frost

Spring is a critical time for many crops, as buds burst and flowers open the rapidly expanding new tissue is at its most vulnerable stage. Opening…

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Spring has Sprung!

5 March 2021

Spring has Sprung!

Nature has its own special ways of signalling the changes of the seasons. Although the day lengths have been increasing for more than a couple of…

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The Hard Facts

17 February 2021

The Hard Facts

The pros and cons of hard irrigation water …   … Our Agronomist, Mike Wainwright, gives an account of the issues faced by growers who use hard…

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Benefits of Soluble Mixes

19 January 2021

Benefits of Soluble Mixes

Despite their scale, some of our larger customers use HortiMix soluble fertilisers rather than straights, as they find them easier and more practical…

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Business as Usual

15 January 2021

Business as Usual

Thankfully, previous and present lockdowns have not affected our ability to fulfil customer orders. Our Sales Managers are also still available…

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Tis the Season (for Poinsettias)

5 November 2020

Tis the Season (for Poinsettias)

If there is one colour that epitomises Christmas it has to be red. Red is warm and cosy, but also bright, and in stark contrast to the mainly dull…

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Autumn Feeding

9 October 2020

Autumn Feeding

Our agronomist, Mike Wainwright, on how nutrition requirements for crops shift over the winter months: "We all notice the changing of the seasons in…

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Ben Dalton Joins the Hortifeeds Team

2 September 2020

Ben Dalton Joins the Hortifeeds Team

Hortifeeds are delighted to welcome a new Sales Manager to the team. As a horticulture and agriculture agronomist, Ben Dalton’s role will primarily…

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Boxing Clever

27 April 2020

Boxing Clever

With their all-year-round appeal and unrivalled variety of uses, Buxus are some of the most popular garden plants. They are equally suitable for the…

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COVID-19 Update

20 March 2020

COVID-19 Update

20/3/2020 Update: In these unprecedented circumstances Hortifeeds is adopting preventive measures to protect the health and safety of all our…

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Irrigation and Nutrition

2 December 2019

Irrigation and Nutrition

Mike Wainwright, our agronomist, was recently asked some questions about the importance of correct nutrition and irrigation.  … How widespread…

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Organic September

6 September 2019

Organic September

It’s Organic September, a UK-wide celebration of all things organic. The Soil Association champion this month-long event, educating the public about…

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How Cilus Plus Can Benefit Your Crop

12 February 2019

How Cilus Plus Can Benefit Your Crop

Cilus Plus’ natural biotechnology promotes root establishment and plant health. The selected strain of the beneficial root-zone dwelling bacteria…

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