Extend the Summer with Earley Ornamentals' Super Bloomers

The exceptional Earley Ornamentals Super Bloomers collection is a range of robust plants that offer good vigour, structure and prolific flowering. 

Weather tolerant, they provide a long flowering period, require little maintenance and are ideal for extending the summer season. Super Bloomers can be combined with perennials to create mixed patio pots of strong colour that will not fade in sunlight.

The Super Bloomers collection includes seed raised and cutting raised options. Please click the video above!


Into Our 5th Year!

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'.

We invite the industry to submit their plant news to us on a regular basis. Email : phil@planteria.eu

From the Potting Shed....

Glee in Great Shape!

The GIMA Annual General Meeting and Day Conference was held last week (April 12th).

A full update from the annual Glee trade exhibition was provided by Glee’s Marketing Manager, Luke Murphy. The show is currently in great shape, with 85% of the exhibition now sold. A move to new halls within the NEC is also set to provide a refreshed and revitalised 2018 event.

The One-Stop-Shop For Plants & Sundries!

Cheshire based Four Oaks Cash & Carry now incorporates 9 specialist nurseries. Their Springtime Open Days continue this week (April 18/19 and in May 16/17. Over 1500 lines of trees and shrubs will be 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 this year. As things stand, some 97% of all available stand space had 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.

Wyevale Nurseries Record Highest Ever Sales Week!

Staff at Wyevale Nurseries are celebrating after announcing their highest ever sales week in the company’s history (March 12-18). Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We are over the moon with our recent sales figures. It’s fantastic news!"

Romance in Flowers for the Keukenhof opening!

The 69th edition of Keukenhof opened last month. The theme for Keukenhof 2018 is 'Romance in Flowers'. The park houses many early flowering species and the Willem-Alexander pavilion is already showing over 500 varieties of flowering tulip.

Future Collaboration Confirmed

A future collaboration between Evergreen Exterior Services and Romiti Pietro Vivai of Pistoia has now been confirmed. Surrey based Evergreen will distribute Romiti's plants to Garden Centres in the South of England.

Bernhard’s Nurseries Supplies Wakehurst’s Winter Garden

Following a successful tender bid, Rugby based Bernhard’s Nurseries is supplying 13,000 plants to the newly created Winter Garden at Wakehurst, Kew’s Wild Botanic Garden. Plant supply is now underway and the project is due for completion shortly.

Japanese macro-bonsai for Wholesale sector

On the February press trip to Myplant & Garden, we were privileged to visit the Nippon Tree Nursery in the Como region. This is the only nursery in Europe which grows this one specific product.

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.

Combining Plants, Sharing and Business!

The next Salon du Végétal trade show will take place 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.