IPM Essen Gets the Year off to a Flyer!

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From the Potting Shed....

Lusoflora 2017 takes place this week

The 30th Edition of the Lusoflora Plant Conference and Exhibition takes place this week. This is held on Friday 24th & Saturday 25th February in Santarem, Portugal.  www.apppfn.pt

Newey Perennials Re-branded

Eagle Plants and New Place Nurseries have joined forces under the new brand of Newey Perennial Plugs and Liners. For a copy of the 2017 Perennial catalogue call 01798 873774 or email: sales@neweyppl.com

11th Edition of Flower Expo Ukraine

Next month the 11th edition of Flower Expo Ukraine takes place from 21st-23rd March in the International Exhibition Centre (IEC) in Kiev. Ukraine is basically the last emerging market in Europe with a population of over 45 million people who are very fond of Flowers & Plants.

Tree Sales up by 22%

Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford has announced that tree sales were up 22% year on year from August 2016 until the end of January 2017. Nearly 90% of their tree sales come from UK grown stock and 98% of those sales are from their own production.

New Location for Florall 2017

The Belgian Plant Fair Florall has changed its location for 2017. From now onwards, the fair will be held at the Waregem Expo on a Tuesday. The Spring Fair takes place on Tuesday 7th March 2017.

Stands Selling fast for HTA Twin Events!

The new HTA Nursery Supply Show is off to an exciting start with bookings already coming in for the new launch event. The event runs alongside the HTA National Plant Show on 20/21 June at Stoneleigh Park.

Silver Award for Bransford Webbs!

It was good to see Bransford Webbs scooping the Silver Award in the category of 'Finished Plants & Trees' at the IGOTY awards held during IPM Essen. This International Grower of the Year award event is growing in stature and Geoff Caesar (pictured centre) was delighted with their prize. See the February UK Grower Focus page.

Dates confirmed for GrowQuip 2017

The inaugural GrowQuip 2016, held in Stratford upon Avon, was hailed as a great success. At IPM Essen, the CHA confirmed the date for the 2017 edition as Wednesday November 1st.

New GP3000 Colour Tag Press from Primera

Primera launched this new colour tag press during IPM Essen. Vice President Mark Strobel was delighted with the industry reaction to this new product.  

Urbalive provides Solutions

Czech based Plastia enjoyed a very positive IPM Essen with their products for the Urban Environment, including their Urbalive range which is popular in the German retail sector.

Specialty Palms are the Houseplant of the Month

A specialty palm is a statement plant which is best displayed with some space around it in order to do it full justice. They are the choice for February by the Joy of Plants which is an initiative of the Flower Council of Holland. www.thejoyofplants.co.uk

A Conifer Legend!

It's now 48 years since the first conifer cuttings were rooted in South Kilworth, home of Kilworth Conifers. Read more on our news pages.

Gardenia 2017

2016 was a terrific year for Boomkwekerij E de Jong. They continue to expand their tree sales beyond Europe and particularly to Poland. They will exhibit at Gardenia in Poznan from March 2-4.

Flower Expo China

The Guangzhou International Flower, Bonsai & Garden Exhibition has changed its name into Flower Expo China. Dutch horticultural event organiser HPP has recently partnered with the Guangdong Grandeur International Exhibition Group, the organiser of the rebranded Flower Expo China. This event will be held from March 13th-15th.

Salon du Végétal heads for Nantes!

The Salon du Végétal fair continues its search for excellence in order to be amongst the greatest events aimed at the flowers and plants world. For 2017, they are moving to Nantes, to the “Parc de la Beaujoire”. A larger exhibition area, inside and outside, will allow to present a wider offer and therefore to attract more professional buyers. The 2017 event will be held from June 20-22.

Exclusive Design for Nursery Management

A new and exclusive digging machine was specially designed last year for Boskoop based Rijnbeek & Son. This is ideal equipment for work on bareroot lifting at this major Dutch nursery.

An Italian Revolution!

The Giorgio Tesi Group and Vivai Sandro Bruschi company have merged their two nurseries. The acquisition of Sandro Bruschi expands the Giorgio Tesi Group nursery by about 100 hectares (between container plants and open field).

Key Event for Zundert Region

The 27th edition of GrootGroenPlus in Zundert will take place in October. This is the show for the International Nursery Stock industry and a key event for Zundert as a growing region. The 2017 edition will be held from October 4-6th.