New Line of Cut Roses!

Welcome to this exciting news platform for the Professional Plant sector. Approaching our 4th Anniversary, we are 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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Image: Rosa Eskelund pictured with the new line of cut roses from 'Rosa Loves Me'® in their test greenhouse in the Netherlands.

From the Potting Shed....

Flowering Beautifully at Rijnbeek & Son!

The Agapanthus Moonlight Star and Glacier are in full flower at the moment. Contact for their availability lists.

Kalanchoe is the Choice for July

Kalanchoe is the chosen Houseplant for July. This is an initiative of the Flower Council of Holland.

Myplant & Garden confirms dates for 2018

The 4th edition of the International Green Expo in Milan is confirmed as 21-23 February 2018.

New Location, New Dates...

Of the many changes to the 2017 edition of Salon du Végétal, the most prominent were the new location (Nantes) and the new dates. This premier event for French horticulture was held this week. See news pages.

Nursery Supply Show enjoys strong start!

The new HTA Nursery Supply Show made its debut last week. The Nursery Supply Show ran alongside the HTA National Plant Show.

Wonder Wall at Nursery Supply Show

USP Creations launched their new 'Self-Watering' Vertical Planter in March. The product is perfect for Indoor & Outdoor decoration or simply to grow plants. They supplied Wonder Wall to one of the Show Gardens at the recent Chelsea Flower Show. This new product was shown at the HTA Nursery Supply Show this week.

Florafest 2017

This annual event took place last week at the Newey Group in Stratford, which is a showcase for hundreds of products. These include Ornamental bedding plants, Perennials, Trees, Shrubs, Herbaceous specimens, Grasses, Herbs,and Alpines.

New varieties, innovative ideas and examples of exclusive breeding were on show for growers, buyers, nurseries, plant centres and retailers.

Vestire il Paesaggio 2017

Every three years Vestire il Paesaggio (Styling the Landscape) is held in Pistoia. This was held earlier this month and included visits to some leading Tuscan based nurseries.

Benary at the Flower Trials

Benary based their Flower Trials location at Kébol BV, Rijsenhout in the Netherlands this month. Check out their video clip here!

These can be 'Hung' to create Mix of Colours!

With the U.K. General Election resulting in a 'hung' parliament, Suttons customers can now further express their political allegiance in a more subliminal way. This is by selecting from either Red, Blue or Yellow colours from within Suttons established plant collections.

Salvia nemerosa Crystal Blue stars at Chelsea!

Salvia nemerosa Crystal Blue was awarded 2nd prize at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year! Arno Rijnbeek is pictured on  Hardy's Cottage Garden stand during the event.

July Date for Hort Science Live

Hort Science Live is a new workshop-led event created by ICL and Bayer. This will provide hands-on opportunities to interact with leading specialists in growing media, plant nutrition and plant protection. This will be held on July 18th at Bransford Webbs Nursery.

GrootGroenPlus to remain in Zundert

The annual trade show GrootGroenPlus will stay at its current location in Zundert (NL) from 2018 to 2020. The 27th edition of GrootGroenPlus  will take place from October 4-6th. This is the show for the International Nursery Stock industry and a key event for Zundert as a growing region.

Wholesale Growing Across Three Continents

Anthony Tesselaar Plants find, trial and release through their licensed grower partners. One such grower is Seiont Nurseries in North Wales. They currently grow Daphne Perfume Princess and Cordyline Festival Burgundy. See full story on news pages.

Climate Change threat to UK Gardening

A new report from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) highlights both the challenges and opportunities of gardening in a changing climate. Gardeners in the North could enjoy a longer growing season and plant pests and diseases not yet established in some areas of the country could become commonplace.

Cute Promotion

We had to include this image from Mondi Plants in Pistoia. An eye-catching promotion amongst the recent surge in Italian nursery marketing!

Flemish Growers Pavilion confirmed for Glee 2017

Keeping plant at the heart of the show, the organisers of Glee are pleased to announce that the 2017 exhibition will be home to its very first Flemish Growers Pavilion. This is a real coup for Glee to have support from the Belgian nursery sector.

'HortEx Vietnam' set for March 2018

Horticulture and Floriculture in Vietnam will be served by its first dedicated exhibition from next year. Nova Exhibitions BV (The Netherlands) and Veas Co. Ltd. (Vietnam) have confirmed the launch of HortEx Vietnam. This will take place from 14-16 March 2018 in the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City.

Dates confirmed for GrowQuip 2017

The inaugural GrowQuip 2016, held in Stratford upon Avon, was hailed as a great success. At IPM Essen, the CHA confirmed the date for the 2017 edition as Wednesday November 1st. Sponsorship is now available - contact Pat Flynn on 07778 313623.