Second Anniversary for Global Plant Sector Website!

Welcome to this exciting news platform for the Professional Plant sector. We celebrate our Second Anniversary this month as THE trade website for all the latest news from Growers, Nurseries, Breeders and trade events around the globe (plus product manufacturers). Our new 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....

IPM Essen is on the horizon!

With 2016 just 5 weeks away, the industry is gearing itself for the annual visit to Essen. This is followed by the Spring Edition of Groen-Direkt in Boskoop. Both are essential events for any serious plant buyer or garden designer. There will be plenty of advance news in the next few weeks so check out this site to plan your trip!

Roses are the flavour of the Month!

There are no doubts that Roses continue to be one of the most popular plants around the globe.  Our current Breeder Focus outlines the benefits of Autumn Planting using Roses as its theme. The recent news from leading Danish breeder Roses Forever includes their Viking Roses® introduction for 2016 which you can see at IPM Essen in January. We would suggest a 'Rosey' future for this enduring plant!

Nieuwkoop 'Relation Days'

The annual Nieuwkoop 'Relation Days' took place this month (Nov 4-6) at their De Kwakel headquarters in Holland. Full report to follow.

New Acer for 2016

Dutch grower E. de Jong have introduced a new Acer for 2016. With fresh green colours in summer, Acer palmatum ‘Tsukasa Silhouette’ is part of the beautiful assortment available from this leading grower. Read more on our news pages.

25th GrootGroenPlus Event

The 25th annual focus on plants and trees in Zundert took place last month. There is a full report on GrootGroenPlus on our news pages.

Oakover Nurseries M.D. Brian Fraser being interviewed by Frank Suchtelen during the Press Tour.

World-wide launch for 'Autonno Rosso'

Sycoparrotia semicidua ‘Autonno Rosso’ Sartori is a crossing from Sycopsis sinensis en Parrotia persica. Bred by Marco Sartori from Italy, its a very winter hardy tree, harder than the existing crossings. It’s also a well branched and very healthy 'disease-free' tree.  This tree was introduced by Van Aart Boomkwekerijen at GrootGroenPlus 2015.

New Website for 'Royal Hedge' 

Janny de Jong is pictured at Plantarium in August at the launch of their new hedging material. Dutch nursery E de Jong also report tremendous levels of interest in this new plant material at the Green is Life event in Poland.

Autumn Plant Event Season!

The mixture of Plantarium, Groen Direkt and Floralis Boskoop gave the Autumn plant event season a terrific start! The number of new varieties  launched at Plantarium provided singular evidence that the global plant sector is in good health. It also emhasised the comments made by Plants for Europe M.D. Graham Spencer said that if you are serious about plants and future retail sales, you must attend these events! There were some U.K. buyers in evidence but still too few!

     New Sunsparkler® Sedums from Plantipp bv

Four Oaks number 45!

The U.K.'s favourite ornamental plant show reached its 45th year in August.  We never fail to be in awe of Pat Coutts and her team and how they continue to produce such a vibrant event, 45 years after its launch with just a few growers. There were over 450 exhibitors, including Paul Jackson from Channel Island Plants, this time around.