3 Years of Global Plant News Coverage!

In Full Bloom as we enter our 4th Year!

Welcome to this exciting news platform for the Professional Plant sector. We have been 'live' now for three years and are regarded as THE trade website for all the latest news from Growers, Nurseries, Breeders and trade events around the globe (plus product manufacturers). Our 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 : phil@planteria.eu

Image: Plants were 'hot' at Plantarium 2016 in the Boskoop heatwave!

From the Potting Shed....

Tree Planting at new HTA offices

To celebrate the opening of the Horticultural Trades Association’s new offices (and the European Nursery Stock Association’s 25th anniversary), an official tree planting ceremony took place at Horticulture House, Chilton last week. (October 24th).

Viking Land Prize Entry!

We are delighted to announce that Fabio Guizzo from Viking Nurseries has won the draw for two free tickets to attend GrowQuip 2016! This takes place tomorrow (26th) and Thursday October 27th at the Stratford Manor Hotel in Stratford-on-Avon.

The competition was sponsored by www.Planteria.eu who are delighted to be associated with this new two-day event. This is the most comprehensive Comercial Horticultural Conference of the Year and has been organised by the CHA.

Plenty to see at GrootGroenPlus!

The 26th edition of GrootGroenPlus in Zundert took place this month. Plants and knowledge sharing were the theme for 2016. This is the show for the International Nursery Stock industry and a key event for Zundert as a growing region. Further news to follow on news pages.

E de Jong open Polish Distribution Centre

As part of their continued expansion, Boomkwekerij E de Jong have opened a new distribution centre in Radom, Poland. Their recent showing at GrootGroenPlus in Zundert (pictured) will be followed by IPM Essen (January) and Gardenia in Poznan (March) as they continue to expand their tree sales across Europe.

Chinese Evergreen is Houseplant of the Month

Chinese Evergreen, also known as Aglaonema, is a surprisingly decorative houseplant and has been chosen as the Houseplant of the Month for October. www.TheJoyofplants.co.uk is an initiative of the Flower Council of Holland. (Read more on news pages)

Nursery Flavour is Growing at Glee!

A number of specialist nurseries were on show at Glee last month. These included UK based HS Hommers & Sons with their re-branded image. A full quota of their plant stock was shown on an impressive stand inside the main halls.

Four Oaks recaptures former glories!

On the evidence of Four Oaks 2016, the UK plant market is in good shape. Several companies reported strong plant sales including Laurica Plants from Belgium. Newey Perennials launched their new perennial and liner range branding during the show.

Global Launch of Sedum ‘Oriental Dancer’®

2016 was the year of the Global, European and U.K. launch of the Sedum ‘Oriental Dancer’® plant from Rijnbeek & Son. Arno Rijnbeek is pictured at Plantarium in August.

New Catalogue for 2016-7

The New Giorgio Tesi Group Catalogue for 2016-7 is now available. Contact uk@giorgiotesigroup.it for your free copy!

Daphne Perfume Princess™ sets the benchmark!

Daphne 'Perfume Princess' has taken more than 10 years to develop. This plant was raised by New Zealand based plant breeder, Mark Jury and has only recently been released in Europe.

9th Guangzhou Int’l Flowers, Bonsai & Garden Exhibition

The Guangzhou International Sourcing Centre Complex in China is the venue for this event (GBGE2017) which will be held from March 13th-15th next year. This annual event is attended by professional visitors from more than 60 countries.

Salon du Végétal changes date and venue!

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 dates switch from mid-February to June 20-22.