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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 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....

Final stop....Zundert!

After the trio of events in Boskoop, Macclesfield and the NEC, we reached the final stop on the Autumn trail in early October. The annual twin events in Opheusden and Zundert provided new winners at the plant awards, new machinery for future nursery management and so much to digest in a short window. EXPO TCO highlighed the vibrant tree sector in this southern region of Holland with the 24th edition of GrootGroenPlus gaining in maturity.

Wendy Van Aart is pictured with their Bronze Award winning Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire' at the Groot Groen Plus event.

Earlier in the autumn, Four Oaks 2014 took centre stage.The glorious weather just added to the bouyant atmosphere generated by the best in ornamental horticuture. There was a distinct European flavour as the euro remains strong and this always helps to create a competitive environment. Green Mile Trees source some of their material from Italy and they enjoyed a positive show. (pictured)

We had a surprise guest on day one - with an 'Elvis' tribute to mark the launch of the 'Elvis' variety of new Sunny Osteospermums. These are available from Gasa Young Plants.

Green heart of Glee...the future?

The 'Green heart of Glee' posed many questions for the future. The displays were attractive and were seen by many visitors passing through the Atrium. The key question is 'Do these U.K. growers prefer to be inside the halls?' If so, their event costings will change and we wait to see the outcome with interest. On the plus side, it was interesting to see growers such as Whartons and Morleys providing excellent examples of retail plants for 2015. (pictured). There is always the case for being part of the smaller 'event' and their range of material was very impressive.

Outdoor Design & Build 2015

As the momentum increases towards Expo 2020 in Dubai, the above trade event is being held in April for the third time. Their link to the $50 billion spend this year on construction projects is highlighted on our news pages.