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Welcome to this exciting news platform for the European Plant sector. 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 being 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....

Plants-a-plenty in Warwickshire!

The 5th HTA National Plant Show has now matured into a top class trade event. It provides the plant buyer with a vast selection of high quality UK grown material for inspection. This recent event was the 5th since its launch in 2010. The quality of each stand and its promotional material now ensures this is a 'must see' date in the diary.

The winning Trollius 'Dancing Flame' from Darby Nursery Stock and Fairweather's Nursery was crowned 'Best in Show' at the New Plant Awards. With its striking bright orange open flowers and sturdy upright stems with more pronounced sepals Trollius 'Dancing Flame' really stood out. Launched at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 it is more floriflorus than other varieties and also re-blooms throughout the season.

The appointment of Garden Centre Plants as agent for Chessum Roses in the North of England was confirmed and here we see Chessum's David Andrews (right) and Simon Catterall from GCP (left) shaking on the deal!

25th Anniversary

March based Chapel Cottage Plants celebrated their 25 years of perennial production with a 56 page catalogue. This leading grower now offers a new 3-Litre range. The Lifestyle plants brand from Beaver Plants continues to attract strong support. Their new display benches to enhance retail sales drew much attention.

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*Full report to follow on News pages.

Breeder fever season in full swing!

Earlier this month, the 10th edition of the European Flower Trials® took place. This is the major annual event in which 42 breeding companies in Holland and Germany displayed the latest developments in their pot and bedding assortments to growers, retailers and the media. It continues to represent a significant date in the calendar for anyone involved in the planteria sector. Channel Island Plants caught the eye with their range of perennials including the Breier range for which they are newly appointed agents. The Petunia Designer 'Royal Heart' is pictured below.

Future Landscape and Public Realm 2014

As the momentum increases towards Expo 2020 in Dubai, this latest event in Doha, Qatar is announced. This will take place on Octoner 27/28th. IPM Dubai follows in November with news of the next DIGC in February 2015 expected soon.