Welcome to this exciting news platform for the European Plant sector, launched in October 2013. This site includes many exclusive reports and features from around the U.K., Europe and beyond. Planteria.eu prides itself on the content of the site which is generated as a result of personal visits to the nursery trade and representation at the key plant events. Growers, Nurseries and Breeders around the globe (plus product manufacturers) are invited to submit their plant news on a regular basis to us.
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From the Potting Shed....

HTA National Plant Show

The annual HTA National Plant Show took place last week at Stoneleigh. 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 response enjoyed by Channel Island Plants. 

Floralis Boskoop continues to expand

The recent 'Presentation Early Summer' attracted a high number of plant buyers. This 3 day event in Boskoop provided further evidence of the continued expansion of this Cash & Carry enterprise.

Plantarium and GROEN-Direkt offer a total overview!

It's very interesting to learn of the new collaberation between our friends at Plantarium and Groen-Direkt.  This will create a unified event in Boskoop this summer which can only benefit both parties. Branded as the largest international tree nursery event ever, check out our news pages for full details.

Peter Vriends from About Plants should benefit from the new collaberation.

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!

Two day Summer Days event

The 'Summer Days' edition of the Boskoop Groen Direkt plant fair took place on June 1/2. This outstanding series of plant fairs is held weekly (Tuesdays) from now until the end of June with more dates during the late summer and autumn calendar.


Fe(a)st of Spring Plant Fairs boosts sales!

The programme of U.K. Plant Fairs boosted sales ahead of the new season.  At all the fairs we attended there was a 'feel good' factor with many events reporting record sales.  For example, the 'Plant Fest' (below) at Greenfingers Nursery in Claverdon, Warwickshire was attended by plant buyers from national restaurant chains, landscape / garden designers, planteria managers and other growers. Their Autumn 'Fest' takes place on September 16 and 17.