The website for the Global Plant Sector

Welcome to this exciting news platform for the Professional Plant sector. Now nearing it second anniversary this has become THE trade website for all the latest news from Growers, Nurseries, Breeders and trade events around the globe (plus product manufacturers). Our recently launched 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....

Levington innovates to stay ahead!

The latest innovations to the Levington professional growing media portfolio − including a new peat free range ‘Levington Advance Sustain’ − plus the launch of a new systemic fungicide ‘Avatar’ will be unveiled by ICL (formerly Everris) at the Four Oaks Trade Show. A full Product Focus on ICL will appear on-line next month.

Fillers, Spillers and Thrillers!

A new and impressive POS concept is currently on display at the Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase. Hortipak have produced a mixture of backdrops, bench skirts and foamex panels as part of their new 'Fillers, Spillers and Thrillers' concept. The timing of this launch is ideal, given the theme of the HTA workshop which took place within the grounds of Ball Colegrave last week. See News pages for our full appraisal. The Showcase ends this coming Friday July 31.

'Customer Service' theme at Floralis Boskoop!

Next month sees the Floralis Boskoop Autumn Fair. (Aug 26-28). 'Customer Service' is the theme for this major event in their calendar.  In order to get customers more acquainted with everything Floralis Boskoop has to offer, customer services per customer group will be highlighted. The starting point will be 'Together we’re Strong’. Floralis Boskoop invites Garden centres, export companies, wholesalers and landscapers to begin conversation on these subjects together!

HTA National Plant Show

The annual HTA National Plant Show took place in late June.  It was very good to see so many old friends and current clients! Phil Mabon (Hortipak) and Guy Moreton (More People) were in good form! Check out our news pages for more news.

Flower Trials continue to bloom!

This year’s edition of the FlowerTrials® took place in early June. No less than 49 companies opened their doors to display the latest assortment in pot and bedding plants to wholesalers, growers and retailers in both the Westland and Aalsmeer area in the Netherlands and in Rhineland Westfalen in Germany. On our news pages we report on the superb week enjoyed by Channel Island Plants. 

Plantarium and GROEN-Direkt offer a total overview!

The new collaberation between our friends at Plantarium and Groen-Direkt is gaining momentum ahead of August.  This will create a unified event in Boskoop which can only benefit both parties. Branded as the largest international tree nursery event ever, check out our news pages for the very latest developments.

Carpinus betulas Beekman from Van Aart Boomkwekerijen

Sales well ahead of expectations!

Published in May 2012, the RHS Encyclopedia of Conifers now has UK sales in excess of 500. Author and Conifer guru Derek Spicer is delighted with the current sales levels which are well ahead of expectations. Latest news to follow shortly.

Nonstop® JOY – the first semi-trailing Nonstop® begonia

The concept Nonstop® JOY is one of the world famous Nonstop® begonias from Benary. This means that JOY is ideal for premium production, featuring proven Nonstop® quality and excellent seed. Proved very popular at the Cast California Spring Trials. Next stop for Benary was IPM Shanghai followed by HTA National Plant Show (below).