“From the Garbage belt to Gold Medal in 8 years!”

Hydrangea paniculata 'Breg14' (POLESTAR) is a remarkable story. This plant was placed 'on hold' back in 2010 when the nursery trialling a range of Dharuma varieties closed down.

'Best Novelty Gold Medal'

The plant was rescued by Ronald Laman of Gouda based Breederplants. 8 years on, the plant was submitted for the Novelty awards at the Garden Trials & Trade event in Boskoop. It wins the 'Best Novelty' Gold Medal to complete this remarkable story. (Check out the full story on our Euro Grower Focus page now!)



'Free to Access' News!

Welcome to this exciting news platform for the Professional Plant sector. Now well into our 5th Year, we are now 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....

Hibiscus syriacus 'AartDevil1' (Red Devil)

Ahead of Plantarium next month (Aug 22-24) some advance details of the entrants for the Novelty Inspection and Awards have being released.

Hibiscus syriacus 'AartDevil1' (Red Devil) is a valuable addition to the garden Hibiscuses and was bred by Mario van Aart from Oudenbosch. Red Devil is a compact cultivar that blooms abundantly. More to follow on news pages.

International Call for Applications!

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'.

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

African Roots to show at Plantarium

African Roots is the sales organization of Highlands Plants Ltd. in Kenya.  A selection of their young plants grown in African soil is available from a range of over 175 varieties. Their stand at the new Garden Trials and Trade event attracted plenty of interest. They will exhibit at Plantarium next month.

New Hydrangea varieties from Proven Winners®

The Annabelle range of Hydrangea arborescens, from Proven Winners®, is now available from The Bransford Webbs Plant Company. These are a wonderful collection of Hydrangea with strong branches and big flowers making them ideal garden plants.

Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase 2018!

This annual extravaganza is under way! This runs from Monday 9th to Friday 27th July 2018. More details are on our Breeder Focus page.

Plantarium 2018 and Groen-Direkt under the same roof!

Plantarium will take place in the hall adjacent to Groen-Direkt's Autumn trade fair next month (August). This creates a joint plant trade event with a complete package of nursery supplies, where trade and production do business in an inspiring environment.

LaForet Selections

On the recent French nursery tour, we were introduced to LaForet solutions plants in Les Sorinieres. They have a wide variety of plant material including the Carre Rouge Photinia that originates from their own mother stock. More details are now on our news pages.


Succulents are the chosen Houseplants for July

Highly decorative, eye-catching and extremely easy to care for. Succulents are the chosen Houseplants for July within the on-going initiative from the Flower Council of Holland.

Rose ‘Timeless Purple’ wins Visitor Vote

Visitors to the HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, voted Rose ‘Timeless Purple’ from Whartons Roses as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards.

Combining Plants, Sharing and Business!

The Salon du Végétal trade show took place last month in Nantes, France. This was the second year in its new location. The fair launched launched its 2018 edition with an improved halls layout, an enhanced sales approach with visitors and a new logo.

Best Novelty at Garden Trials & Trade!

Hydrangea paniculata 'Breg14' (POLESTAR) has been voted Best Novelty at the Garden Trials and Trade 2018. The plant was submitted by Breedersplants VOF, Gouda. Owner Ronald Laman is pictured following the award presentation. Their next trade event will be Green is Life in Poland from 6-8 September.

Smart Solutions for Sustainable Horticulture

In both the agricultural and horticultural sectors, the demands for sustainable production are rising. Israel based Frizweed have developed some very smart solutions to address this demand across the global plant sector.

Innovations and Novelties from 34 companies

Garden Trials and Trade 2018 took place for the first time last month in the Plantarium building at the International Trade Centre in Boskoop-Hazerswoude. Thirty-four companies presented their novelties and innovations in the field of woody plants and perennials. 

Green Lungs of the Show!

Our Garden Retail pages feature news from the 2018 Spoga+Gafa press conference held in London. Michael Warren reports that 2018 will be the largest show so far with 2,100 exhibitors from 60 countries filling the Koelmesse hall. The Green lungs of the show will be corridors devoted to plants and landscaping.

Special e-book for 'Mother's Day' and beyond!

CaporalPlant never stop learning from their growing experience and continue to ensure that their choices are translated into the highest quality plant material. They recently launched “Care like a Mother”, a special e-book which co-incided with Mother's Day in Europe.

The book includes some general plant advice including choosing the best location, watering advice, light/shadow and plant maintenance. #thebeautyofnature

Kew Re-opens Temperate House

London's Kew Gardens re-opened its Temperate House in May after a five-year restoration plan. This is the world's largest Victorian glasshouse.

The vast greenhouse is now home to a geographically arranged collection of 10,000 plants from of temperate climates around the world.

ePos 'Anywhere Solution' from Qsys

Bernhard's Nurseries have opened their new Wholesale Cash & Carry to cater for walk-in trade customers. As a key element to this, they are adopting the new Qsys ePos 'Anywhere Solution' which accesses live stock and back-end accounts from anywhere using a simple internet connection.

Third Edition of GreenTech Amsterdam

GreenTech Amsterdam took place in June at the RAI Building. The event was 20% larger than its predecessor in 2016. This will now be an annual event on the show calendar.

The dates for 2019 are June 11th-13th at the RAI Building, Amsterdam. www.greentech.nl