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Reg Lawrence

Reg Lawrence

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Reg Lawrence, the founder of R F Lawrence and Sons, our parent company. Many customers will remember meeting Reg at shows or the Open Weekends here on the nursery. He was always ready to talk about his love for Chrysanthemums, or many other subjects.
Reg was born in 1931 in East Ham, London. He was evacuated to Bakewell in Derbyshire during WW2 and after the War decided to stay in the area. He met Joyce, who was from Allostock, Cheshire and after their marriage took on a council smallholding in Over Peover. They built this site, which now covers 35 acres, up to the standard that it is now with almost no outside help. They went on to have 5 sons, two of whom joined the business, which has been run as a partnership for many years. Reg and Joyce have 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
From early beginnings, growing many different types of vegetables and flowers, they have concentrated on bloom Chrysanthemums since the late 1970s. They are now the only large-scale producer of Chrysanthemums, for the cut flower trade, in the UK.
Reg spent 12 years on the Horticultural Development Council (now the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board) helping with research into the growing of Chrysanthemums commercially in the north of England.
Since the formation of Chrysanthemums Direct in 2008, Reg has been closely interested in our achievements. He was especially proud of our record of awards won at the many shows we have attended over the years. He was awarded the National Chrysanthemum Society's Silver Medal in 2012 for his contribution to the Chrysanthemum.
Our condolences go to Joyce and all the family.


Despite the current restrictions and reports you may have seen on the news; we are operating as normal. We are taking orders through this website and over the telephone and dispatching within 7 days of receipt. The Royal Mail, our delivery provider, is working normally and orders are being delivered within 2 days of dispatch.

Due to the current situation regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, we regret that the following shows that we were due to attend have been cancelled:

RHS Flower Show, Cardiff, South Wales. 17th - 19th April
Harrogate Spring Flower Show, North Yorkshire. 23rd - 26th April
Malvern Spring Flower Show, Worcestershire. 7th - 10th May
RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London. 19th - 23rd May
Gardening Scotland, Ingliston, Edinburgh. 29th May - 31st May
Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge. 4th - 6th June This show has been re-scheduled to 10th - 12th September.
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire. 11th - 14th June
BBC Gardeners' World Live, NEC, Birmingham. 18th - 21st June

Also, following the UK government's advice, regrettably we have made the decision to cancel our Open Weekend over the 25th and 26th April.

So, take care, keep calm and order your Chrysanthemums by post.

Welcome to the Chrysanthemums Direct Website and Online Shop

Dear Chrysanthemum Grower,

Welcome to our 2020 online mail order catalogue.

We are dispatching orders within 7 days of receipt, the first available delivery week is shown during the online checkout; if you would prefer a later delivery, please select a suitable week from the dropdown menu.

We offer the widest range of Chrysanthemums available to the U.K. market, with over 420 varieties, for both growing in the garden and exhibition. For your convenience we have listed all our new varieties in one section, in the menu on the left, as well as in their usual sections. Our exhibition stock is all sourced from the top growers in the country; many varieties have been re-selected this year to give you the best flowers for exhibition.

As always, all the young plants that we will be sending out are propagated from clean stock plants, here on our nursery in Cheshire. We supply well rooted plug plants, in a type of paper plug that does not restrict root growth, so you will get the best possible start to your growing season.

The mild winters of the last few years have caused many growers' plants to suffer with premature budding. On the nursery, we are now growing our stock plants under a new LED lighting system, which along with vernalisation of the cuttings in our cold store, greatly reduces the incidence of this problem.

We are pleased to announce that again this year there has been no increase in our postage and packaging charge, which remains at just £3.95 for any size order, posted to a U.K. address. Unfortunately, due to the increased paperwork after Brexit and the costs this will entail, it is not now possible to post plants outside the UK. Our plant prices also remain the same as last year, £2.80 per plant and, unlike other suppliers where you have to buy several plants of the same variety to receive a discount, we offer 10% discount on ANY 10, or more, plants.

If you are new to Chrysanthemum growing please click here for a quick start guide to getting the best from your plants.

New Introduction - Gordon Dowson

New Introduction - Gordon Dowson

A lovely white medium intermediate seedling from the late Gordon Dowson with neat, closed petals and named after the great man himself. Grown by Gordon for 3 years and then by a top grower for 2 years, this has proven quality, form and reliability.

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This link takes you to top of the Early Intermediate section, scroll down to find Gordon Dowson.

New Introduction - June Peace

New Introduction - June Peace

A fantastic open petalled, white intermediate, raised by Gordon Dowson and named after John Peace's mum. Judged to be the best seedling at the National Chrysanthemum Society's Early Show 2019.

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This link takes you to top of the Early Intermediate section, scroll down to find June Peace.

New for 2020 - Hardy Garden 'Korean' Chrysanthemums

New for 2020 - Hardy Garden 'Korean' Chrysanthemums

Hardy garden Chrysanthemums, often known as 'Korean', are easy to grow and give a long lasting display from September until the first frosts. We are offering for sale a wide range of the best varieties available, from the National Collection holder Judy Barker.

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