'Hello Garden' Creates Interest at Plantarium!

Welcome to this exciting news platform for the Professional Plant sector. Our 4th Anniversary co-incided with the recent GrootGroenPlus in Zundert. 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 : phil@planteria.eu

Image: 'Hello Garden' Perfect Mix & Match from Griffioen Wassenaar at Plantarium. www.griffioenwassenaar.nl

From the Potting Shed....

Xyella fastidiosa (Xf) Threatens Catastrophy for U.K.

Potentially catastrophic consequences lie ahead for the UK’s horticultural industry if the likely outbreak of the bacterial plant disease Xyella fastidiosa (Xf) comes to pass. This alarming prospect was outlined to both growers and retailers at last week’s HTA Futures Conference.

Conifer & Shrub Production

Vromans Nurseries are based in Biest-Houtakker in the South of Holland. They welcomed the International Press last week who saw their fine range of shrubs and conifers. More news on home page.

'La Luna' was the Theme!

Orticolario is considered to be the most beautiful garden show in Italy and took place last week. Its show gardens, art, accessories and plants were all conveniently sited in the grounds of the Villa Erbe in Cernobbio, near Como.

GrootGroenPlus launches New Year Fair

The Autumn Trade fair GrootGroenPlus will launch a Spring fair in early 2018. This will take place at the usual venue in Zundert. The dates are confirmed as January 17-18th. Their annual autumn event took place earlier this month and is a key event for Zundert as a growing region.


De Quercus Palustris ' Green Pyramid' 

Boomkwekerij E de Jong launched their new Oak at GrootGroenPlus. This has been grafted over many years at their Dongen nursery and drew high levels of interest.

Blazing Red Foliage and Plumes! 

Dragon's BreathCelosia proved to be the hottest plant at the South West Growers Show this month and won Best New Plant Introduction for Ball Colegrave. Its unique green-red foliage and blazing-red long-lasting flowers produce a stunning impact in patio containers.  

'Pure Green' is the Choice for October

'Pure Green' is the chosen Houseplant for October. 'Pure Green' is about plants with air-purifying qualities which greatly improve their surroundings. This is an initiative of the Flower Council of Holland.

An Invitation to Visit

It's time to book your Autumn buying visit to Toscana Piante in Pistoia! Their range of high value landscaping plants to view includes Cornus and Acer Palmatum. They recently made a successful debut at GrootGroenPlus (below).

Dutch King attends Koppert’s Jubilee

King Willem-Alexander opened the new information centre on the occasion of Koppert Biological Systems’ Jubilee anniversary last month. The Dutch family company celebrates 50 years this year as a leading force in biological crop protection and sustainable cultivation.

Viking Nurseries at Landscape!

Viking Nurseries exhibited their extensive range of shrubs and conifers as well as their new Tuscan range of plants at The Landscape Show in London last month.

Second Edition of GrowQuip 

The annual GrowQuip event, held in Stratford upon Avon, takes place next month on Wednesday November 1st. Sponsorship is available - contact Pat Flynn on 07778 313623.

NemaTrident® Pest Control Product Launch

Bionema is a UK based biotechnology company which launched its unique new UK nematode pest control product at Four Oaks 2017. NemaTrident® is a unique Tri-Component biological pest control system. This product boasts 20-30% more efficiency and up to 95% kill rates for vine weevil in horticultural crops.

'Hello Garden' at Plantarium

Griffioen Wassenaar presented their new point of sale material for the 'Hello Garden' concept at Plantarium 2017. (See news pages for more details.)

WonderWall Wins at Four Oaks!

USP Creations launched their new Wonderwall 'Self-Watering' Vertical Planter in the Spring. At Four Oaks last month, the Wonderwall scooped the Best New Retail Product Award. This planting system also won Best New Product at the HTA Nursery Supply Show in June.

Flemish Growers Pavilion at Glee 2017

Keeping plant at the heart of the show, Glee 2017 was home to its very first Flemish Growers Pavilion. Hellebore specialists Het Wilgenbroek (pictured here at Plantarium) were one of the nurseries to form part of the group from the Belgian nursery sector.

Fruit Trees on Show at Two Dutch Events

Boomkwekerij Gerrit Luiten enjoyed a high level of interest in their fruit trees at both Plantarium and GrootGroenPlus 2017. www.oldfruittrees.com

Soft Landscape Workshop moves to January

Palmstead Nurseries have confirmed that their next Soft Landscape Workshop will be held on January 24th 2018. See news pages.

Make a Date for Myplant & Garden 2018

The 4th edition of the International Green Expo in Milan is confirmed as 21-23 February 2018.

'HortEx Vietnam' set for March 2018

Horticulture and Floriculture in Vietnam will be served by its first dedicated exhibition from next year. Nova Exhibitions BV (The Netherlands) and Veas Co. Ltd. (Vietnam) will hold HortEx Vietnam from 14-16 March 2018 in the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City.