Through the Eyes of a Grower

Desch Plantpak have launched a new company video. This includes the story of this premier packaging manufacturer through the eyes of a grower. It also shows their commitment to using recycled materials throughout their business – a feature of Desch products for many years.

This 4-minute video outlines how Desch Plantpak operate and includes examples of their range of innovative solutions for professional horticulture.

Click the image to see the video. (short scroll down)


'Free to Access' News!

Welcome to this exciting news platform for the Professional Plant sector. Now well into our 5th Year, we are now regarded as THE trade website for all the latest news from Growers, Nurseries, Breeders and trade events around the globe (plus product manufacturers). Our news is FREE to access! The Garden Retail and Book Review pages have enhanced the coverage we offer and have contributed to a significant rise in 'page views'.

We invite the industry to submit their plant news to us on a regular basis. Email :

From the Potting Shed....

Rose ‘Timeless Purple’ wins Visitor Vote

Visitors to the HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, have voted Rose ‘Timeless Purple’ from Whartons Roses as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards.

Combining Plants, Sharing and Business!

The Salon du Végétal trade show took place this week in Nantes, France. This was the second year in its new location. The fair launched launched its 2018 edition with an improved halls layout, an enhanced sales approach with visitors and a new logo.

Viking to Launch New Catalogue

Viking Nurseries launched their new 2018-19 catalogue at the HTA show this week. In this, you will find a new range of 2ltrs to compliment their 1.4ltr, 4.5ltr and 10ltr range of conifers and shrubs.

Best Novelty at Garden Trials & Trade!

Hydrangea paniculata 'Breg14' (POLESTAR) has been voted Best Novelty at the Garden Trials and Trade 2018. The plant was submitted by Breedersplants VOF, Gouda. Owner Ronald Laman is pictured following the award presentation on day one.

Smart Solutions for Sustainable Horticulture

In both the agricultural and horticultural sectors, the demands for sustainable production are rising. Israel based Frizweed have developed some very smart solutions to address this demand across the global plant sector. More to follow on news pages shortly.

Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase 2018!

This annual extravaganza is just 2 weeks away! This will be held from Monday 9th to Friday 27th July 2018. More details are on our Breeder Focus page for June.

Potted Chrysanthemum is the chosen Houseplants for June

Their range is exceptionally wide and very diverse in shape and colour. This campaign is an on-going initiative from the Flower Council of Holland.

Innovations and Novelties from 34 companies

Garden Trials and Trade 2018 took place for the first time this month in the Plantarium building at the International Trade Centre in Boskoop-Hazerswoude. Thirty-four companies presented their novelties and innovations in the field of woody plants and perennials. 

Green Lungs of the Show!

Our Garden Retail pages feature news from the recent Spoga+Gafa press conference held in London. Michael Warren reports on the news that 2018 will be the largest show so far with 2,100 exhibitors from 60 countries filling the Koelmesse hall. The Green lungs of the show will be corridors devoted to plants and landscaping.

Baugaarden Living Art Debut at Chantilly!

Denmark based Baugaarden Living Art made their debut at this year's Journées des Plantes du Domaine de Chantilly. Their living willow sculptures drew great interest from both French plant buyers and visitors from the U.K. Heinrich Braun is pictured with their latest design. See news pages for further details.

Heuchera Trolley Deals

Seiont Nurseries are well known for their fantastic Heucheras. They have many varieties available, just 28 trays of each will fill a trolley for free delivery! Their range is highlighted with the Fox series including Tangerine Wave, Slaters Pink & Phoebes Blush.

Special e-book for 'Mother's Day' and beyond!

CaporalPlant never stop learning from their growing experience and continue to ensure that their choices are translated into the highest quality plant material. They have now launched “Care like a Mother”, a special e-book which to co-incided with Mother's Day in Europe.

The book includes some general plant advice including choosing the best location, watering advice, light/shadow and plant maintenance. #thebeautyofnature

Kew Re-opens Temperate House

London's Kew Gardens has re-opened its Temperate House (the world's largest Victorian glasshouse) after a five-year restoration plan.

The vast greenhouse is now home to a geographically arranged collection of 10,000 plants from of temperate climates around the world.

ePos 'Anywhere Solution' from Qsys

Bernhard's Nurseries have opened their new Wholesale Cash & Carry to cater for walk-in trade customers. As a key element to this, they are adopting the new Qsys ePos 'Anywhere Solution' which accesses live stock and back-end accounts from anywhere using a simple internet connection.

Third Edition of GreenTech Amsterdam

GreenTech Amsterdam took place last week (June 11-14) at the RAI Building. The event was 20% larger than its predecessor in 2016. This will now be an annual event on the show calendar.

2018 Autumn Additions Brochure

The new Autumns Additions brochure from Ball Colegrave includes 28 stunning new additional varieties introduced since the issue of their 2018 Plant Catalogue and is now available to download.

Plantarium 2018 and Groen-Direkt under the same roof!

Plantarium will take place in the hall adjacent to Groen-Direkt's Autumn trade fair in August 2018. This will create the largest international garden plant event of the year with a complete package of nursery supplies, where trade and production do business in an inspiring environment.