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'.

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From the Potting Shed....

Baugaarden Living Art Debut at Chantilly!

Denmark based Baugaarden Living Art made their debut last Friday (18th) at the 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.

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.

Combining Plants, Sharing and Business!

The next Salon du Végétal trade show will take place next month from 19 to 21 June 2018 in Nantes, France. After its first outing in Nantes in 2017, the fair will be launching its 2018 edition with an improved halls layout, an enhanced sales approach with visitors and a new logo.

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. The house opened to the public from May 5th.

plants@work Leaf of Excellence Awards

The plants@work Leaf Awards of Excellence (formerly efig Leaf Awards) took place last month with 40 worthy winners receiving their due recognition.

Zen Plants are chosen as Houseplants for May

These include Bonsai, Ficus Ginseng and Dracaena. This is an on-going initiative from the Flower Council of Holland.

The One-Stop-Shop For Plants & Sundries!

Cheshire based Four Oaks Cash & Carry now incorporates 9 specialist nurseries. Their Springtime Open Days continued this month (May 16/17.)  Over 1500 lines of trees and shrubs were on display from starter plants to specimen sizes.

ePos 'Anywhere Solution' from Qsys

Bernhard's Nurseries will shortly open 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 will open its doors for the third time from 12 to 14 June next month. As things stand, some 97% of all available stand space has been booked by exhibitors, even though the event is 20% larger than its predecessor in 2016. This will now be an annual event on the show calendar.

Euro Events Result in Major Tree Sales!

The New Year trade events in Essen and Poznan have produced a fruitful harvest for Boomkwekerij E. de Jong.

At their Dongen location in Holland, their nursery staff are currently potting, planting and digging trees. Varieties such as Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' and Tsuga canadensis are very popular with plant buyers.

Agapanthus named as 'Terrace Plant of 2018'

The Agapanthus, (or African Lily), with its elegant stems, long green leaves and stately blue or white flowers, has been chosen as the Terrace Plant of 2018. This is an initiative of Bloemenbureau Holland.

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.