Roses Forever News Up-Date

Roses Forever Continues to Bloom

The range of garden roses bred by Roses Forever continues to set the standard for the International Rose Industry.

These include the popular Plant ’n’ Relax Garden Roses which have taken Scandinavia by storm!

'Our Last Summer'

They are constantly selling out with the fragrant roses being the most popular. The range includes the lovely scented floribunda ‘Inger Forever’ and the beautiful climbing ‘Our Last Summer’.

'Royal Diva’ is a beautiful floribunda with large flowers, which has won an honorary prize in Germany and a public choice award in Denmark.

'Jim the Viking'

There is also ‘Jim the Viking’ - a new rose with a lovely light scent, which has already won an award for its health and many romantic flowers.

Some other popular varieties are the ‘Friendship Forever’ - the WFRS 50th Anniversary rose, which donates to the WFRS and the ‘Inner Wheel Forever’, which donates to the Inner Wheel organisation. 

Over 30 Years of Breeding

Rose breeder Rosa Eskelund from Denmark has been working with roses for more than 30 years, in which she focuses on breeding healthy and strong roses. This is achieved by a long, thorough testing period in both Denmark and the Netherlands before releasing the roses.

Popular Infinity Series

Rosa Eskelund is a recognized rose breeder, known for her beautiful, strong roses including the popular Infinity rose series.  

As of now, Rosa Eskelund’s garden roses are produced in Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany. Rosa is seeking growers in England to produce her popular garden roses.


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Greenest City in Europe?

As part of the European Press Core in Nantes last week, we were privileged to see this Green City at its best!

Their annual investment of €50 Million ensures that its 'Green' profile will both remain and be enhanced in the future. There will be further news reports on our news pages shortly.

New 'Flormart' Partnership Set for Flormart

The GEO S.P.A. and the public entities (Chamber of Commerce and the City of Padova) will join forces as co-owners of the Flormart Trade Fair (Sept 26-28).

In addition, a partnership agreement with ANVE (the Italian National Association of Nursery-stock exporters) has also been confirmed.

Eco-friendliness is the Theme

Desch Plantpak continue to expand their complete range of eco-friendly products, each of which responds to demands from retailers and consumers. 

Recover is Desch Plantpak's answer to the requirement for better separation of plastic products during waste processing.

Recover products destined for Germany have a striking blue colour, while those for the English market are in a distinctive taupe grey. Desch Plantpak produced an impressive new stand display at Four Oaks 2019. 

70th Edition of Flormart!

The 70th edition of Flormart, (the International Exhibition of Horticulture, Landscape Architecture and Green Infrastructures) will be held in Padova from September 26th-28th, 2019.

This year, there will be a 3 day seminar/workshop /conference programme to address the World of Medicinal Plants.

Caporalplant are Ready for the Autumn Season!

As Caporalplant look towards the new season, their newly available plants are now ready for ordering, 

You can see some of this range at the Flormart Trade Fair in Padova. Caporalplant will be in Hall 11 as part of the Ecotechgreen Stand.

Plantarium Fits All

'Green Fits All' was the slogan at the 37th edition of Plantarium and the Groen-Direkt Autumn Fair. Both trade fairs again took place under one roof and offered international trade professionals a complete green experience in Boskoop.

Plantarium Press Award

Pottburri and Cercis canadensis 'Carolina Sweetheart' landed the Plantarium Press Awards in Boskoop.

Cercis canadensis 'Carolina Sweetheart', submitted by Joh. Stolwijk & Zn. from Boskoop, won their Award in the category Garden, balcony and patio plants.

In the Concepts category, the award went to Pottburri (above), submitted by F.N. Kempen from Mijndrecht. 

Plantarium 2019 ran for 3 days and ran in tandem with the Groen-Direkt Autumn Fair.

Extended Plant Range Boosts Sales by 20%

A mixture of high quality plant material and improved logistics have brought Innocenti Mangoni Piante a 20% increase in the U.K. This is in comparison to the same period in 2018.

Their extensive choice of plant material was exhibited at the Four Oaks Show, where Innocenti & Mangoni made their debut. 

Direct Purchasing from China 

China Direct UK is a newly formed joint venture which will facilitate the direct purchasing from Chinese manufacturers. The company has been jointly formed by Frank Sandford, well known industry consultant, Neville Stein and Head of the China Horticultural Association, Larry Lee.

Production and Markets for Ornamentals to 2030!

The latest initiative of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) - the International Vision Project (IVP) is the very first of its kind in ornamental horticulture. This sets out a forecast for the future of the global industry until 2030.

The second in the International Vision Project report series has now been published and is entitled ‘Production and Markets, the future of ornamentals’.

23 Novelties to Present!

Groen-Direkt recently held its Autumn Fair. Their range of late summer and autumn plant material is unique to Europe. This outstanding fair attracts a high % from outside the Netherlands, from other European countries and those even further afield.

Their regular schedule of plant fairs continue through September (24) and October (8/22).

New & Exclusive Lavender

Sold exclusively by Hishtil, the Lavandula angustifolia 'BeeZee'™ series has now been introduced. Hishtil are one of the major growers in Israel whom Marketing Sales & Logistics company Solgrow act for in the U.K.

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Enjoy this Begonia Dream!

At Four Oaks 2019, Beekenkamp introduced the newest Dreams family member. Dreams Garden MacaRose is a beautiful vigorous outdoor begonia with a fresh pink colour and a sparkling yellow heart.

Theme for Plantarium

Anthony Tesselaar have a personal philosophy with one simple aim – to bring exceptional plants to market that provide sustainability. Their theme for Plantarium was simply to enhance this message for 2020 and beyond.

They previewed some new plant programmes, currently in development.  

New Introductions at Florall

Helleborus Specialists Het Wilgenbroek introduced some new varieties at the Florall Trade Fair in Belgium. There were many new colours from the Viv-Collection, and also two new interspecific selections that will flower before Christmas.

Helleborus Viv 'Victoria'

Flowers and Plants Bring People Together!

Plans are well underway for Floraliën 2020. Held in Ghent, Belgium, from May 1st - 10th, you will see 1.5 ha of indoor garden and more than 500,000 flowers and plants.

Schneider Presented Petchoa 'BeautiCal'

At the 2019 Flower Trials in Holland, Schneider youngplants showcased Petchoa 'BeautiCal'. This is an intergeneric hybrid from Sakata Ornamentals which combines the best of Petunia’s and Calibrachoa’s.

Petchoa BeautiCal has a mounding habit, is very weather resistant & recovers from rain much faster than standard Petunias. 

New Webshop for Provender Nurseries

Garden Connect have upgraded the webshop of Plant Wholesaler Provender  Nurseries.  

Garden Connect have built this new webshop in order for trade customers to place orders. This webshop is integrated with the TopSys-IT ERP system.

Naivasha Hortifair 2019

This event is the largest Horticultural Fair in Africa and has consistently grown over the years. Industry stakeholders are aware of the fair and communication to them is already on-going.

This year, the Naivasha Hortifair will be held from the 20th - 21st of September 2019. This Fair is now in its 17th year and attracts an audience from across both the Continent and Europe.

Belgium's 'Green Ark' Set for Expo 2020!

October 22nd 2020 should already be in your diary! This will mark the opening of Expo 2020 in Dubai which will run for 6 months into 2021.

There will be a series of pavilions representing a huge number of countries from around the globe. The Belgian 'Green Ark' pavilion includes a host of sustainable innovations and will include 10,000 plants.