Dryopteris wallichiana Jurassic Gold is a Winner!

Seiont Nurseries scooped Best New Plant introduction in the Hardy Nursery Stock category at the Four Oaks Awards last month. Dryopteris wallichiana Jurassic Gold is a great new hardy fern which was discovered by Bob and Jill Hollister of Country Garden Plant Sales in Dorset, hence the name!

Neil Alcock (Seiont Nurseries) is pictured above. 

Managed by Genesis Plant Marketing, it will be available in July 2019.




'Free to Access' News!

Welcome to this exciting news platform for the Professional Plant sector. Having just celebrated our 5th 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'.

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

From the Potting Shed....

Business as usual for Bransford Webbs

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company have announced a change in the ownership of the company in order to ensure the security of the business for the future. 

They were renamed Bransford Garden Plants in the early 1990s and became renowned across the industry for its new and innovative plants, ideas and promotions.

Adrian Marskell, Managing Director said “Although there has been a change, our message is very strong, no change, business as usual”.

Fruit Trees with Character

Boomkwekerij Gerrit Luiten exhibited their range of fruit trees at GrootGroenPlus. Following their annual pilgrimage to Four Oaks and a presence at Flormart, they report on an excellent sales period for their specialist trees.

Vivai Capitanio know how to Grow!

This Puglia based nursery produce more than 500 varieties of plants in more than 50 hectares. They celebrated their 30th Anniversary at the recent Flormart trade show. More to follow on news pages.

Which Trees Should We Plant?  

The 2018 edition of GrootGroenPlus took place this month. This annual Tree Fair for the Zundert region continues to gain in stature. It continued the dialogue from Flormart on the subject of the Green City programme and how, as an industry, to address climate change.

A major aspect of this challenge is 'Who is advising the nursery trade as to which trees to plant in response to climate change?' 

The Challenge of Greening Old Cities‚Äč

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) held its International Green City Conference recently in Padua (below) to address the challenge of greening old cities. AIPH Green City Committee Chair, Ms Karen Tambayong stressed that whilst talking about green cities has become fashionable, sustaining our Eco-systems remains our greatest challenge.

Latest Ranges for 2019 

The Earley Ornamentals 2019 catalogue features their latest bedding, basket and patio ranges. Their 2019 Perennial catalogue shows their expanded range. Both are packed with products that have been selected to help you stay ahead!


500th MPS-GAP Certificate for Griffioen Wassenaar

Yolande van den Boom (CEO MPS-Groep) recently presented the 500th MPS-GAP certificate to Bert Griffioen (Managing Director) of Griffioen Wassenaar. Sustainability is a top priority for this Dutch grower. More details on news pages. 

Pet-Friendly Plants Chosen for October

Flower Council Holland have selected five pet-friendly plants for their October Houseplants of the Month campaign. These are specially for the owners of dogs, cats, rabbits and birds who sometimes fancy a little nibble on something green.

World Leader in Plant Production

There was a stunning plant selection on the Vivaio Aumenta stand at Flormart 2018. This Pontino based nursery specialise in varieties such as Olea europaea and Pistacea lentisco.

Xylella Seminar Provides Up-Date

The Xylella fastidiosa seminar was held during Flormart in Padua last month.

With the theme of Law enforcement and its impact on the International market, this provided a comprehensive up-date with regard to this critical issue for Italian Growers (and others in Europe...)

‚ÄčLess Than Two Weeks Left!

For the 28th Chaumont-sur-loire International Garden Festival in 2019, the Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire is holding an International Competition for 20 plots of around 210 m2. The theme will be 'Gardens of Paradise'. The closing date for project submission entries is October 19th. 

Email for further details on : concours@domaine-chaumont.fr

'Hort Science Live' holds Two Events

Hort Science Live 2018 was held at Palmstead Nurseries in Kent last week.  The second event will be at the Stockbridge Technology Centre in Yorkshire (17 October). These are organised by ICL and Bayer, and run in association with the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA).

Pleasing Debut for Les Pépinières de France

Les Pépinières de France exhibited at Four Oaks and were very pleased with the quality of the discussions they had. They especially noted the interest from buyers of having a wide range of plants on offer, from Japanese maples to topiary trees through fruit trees and climbers. They also made their GrootGroenPlus debut last week.

Welcome Return to Four Oaks!

Van Vliet New Plants Holland made a welcome return to Four Oaks last month. They showed some of their current range of exciting varieties which have been granted (or which are being applied for) plant breeders rights.


'Purchasing in the South' Fairs confirmed for 2019

This year saw the launch of a combined series of Plant Fairs in the South of Holland. The dates for next January have been confirmed as 16th - 22nd January and a new logo has been created to support this promotion for 2019. These are an extension to the annual GrootGroenPlus trade fair held last week in Zundert.

Tuscan Giant at Four Oaks!

Over 500 hectares of land serve Giorgio Tesi Group, one of the Tuscan giants of ornamental nursery.  Last month they returned to the Four Oaks Trade event and followed this with a major presence at Flormart in Padova (pictured).

Giorgio Tesi produces many species and varieties of plants for both the European and other global markets. These range from young plants to large specimens.

Quality Enquiries for Pre-Shaped Laurels

Jabbeke based Laurica Plants report on an excellent 3 days at Plantarium 2018. This grower stocks the widest and most valuable collection of pre-shaped laurel trees in Europe.