Wyevale’s founder Harry Williamson led the way in selling potted plants in Britain. He opened a pioneering garden centre in 1967 that bucked the trend for selling bare-rooted plants by mail order and offered them instead in soil-filled reject jam tins. The venture found favour with garden lovers, and today the company has more than 100 outlets generating annualised sales of £165.5m in 2006. Scottish entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter took the Hereford business private in a £311m deal last year.
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