48 Years and Growing Stronger!

See Readyhedge on stand B8/9.

The annual Four Oaks Trade Show is 48 years old next month. This includes a rich mixture of growers from both the U.K. and Europe. All professionals working in horticulture are invited to visit the U.K.'s Ornamental Plant Showcase event on 4th & 5th September.

Wide Spectrum of Plant Buyers

Breeders, Nurseries, Planteria Managers, Garden Retailers, Landscape, Amenity and Local Authority Professionals will all find plenty to interest them at the Lower Withington location in Cheshire.



'Free to Access' News!

Welcome to this exciting news platform for the Professional Plant sector. As we approach 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....

Widest Range of Pre-Shaped Laurels

Jabbeke based Laurica Plants stocks the widest and most valuable collection of pre-shaped laurel trees in Europe. See their latest plant material at Plantarium next week on stand 44A.

‘Hedges, Edges and Everything in-between’

Anthony Tesselaar will be focussing on the ‘Hedges, Edges and Everything in-between’ message for their stand at Plantarium next week. This will include Fairy Magnolia, Daphne, Coprosma and also the Agapanthus Storm series (below). See the range on stand 183.


Groen-Direkt will shortly hold its Autumn Fair. Their range of late summer and autumn plant material is unique to Europe.

The switch by Plantarium to the adjacent building to Groen-Direkt will offer plant specialists the option of two events side by side. From the 'immediately available' to 'those for the future', this makes for an essential visit. Both events run from August 22-24.

Second Holland Dahlia Event Next Week

From August 22 to 24, the second Holland Dahlia Event will take place. On August 22 the doors of 11 participating show gardens and companies will be open to visitors. The launch will take place in the show garden of the newest participant, Kasteel Keukenhof.

Available from September

The Compendium of Bedding Plant Diseases and Pests summarizes all the latest research-based information about diseases, disorders, and arthropod pests of annuals grown as bedding plants. Published by the American Phytopathological Society (APS) this will be available next month. http://my.apsnet.org/ItemDetail?iProductCode=46017

Tuscan Giant Returns to Four Oaks!

Over 500 hectares of land serve Giorgio Tesi Group, one of the Tuscan giants of ornamental nursery. Next month they are returning to the Four Oaks Trade event (Sept 4-5).

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. Meet Giorgio Tesi on stand E67-68/89-90.    

Rosa Eskelund Receives The Golden Rose

The Danish and Internationally acknowledged rose breeder Rosa Eskelund has received The Golden Rose from the World Federation of Rose Societies.

Rosa Eskelund received this honour for her excellent breeding of the rose ‘Friendship Forever’ to mark the 50th anniversary of WFRS, which was celebrated in Copenhagen in June.

Devil's Ivy is the Chosen Houseplant for August

Devil's Ivy has been chosen as this months' Houseplant for August. Devil’s Ivy is a member of the Araceae family. This is part of an on-going initiative from the Flower Council of Holland.

Hibiscus syriacus 'AartDevil1' (Red Devil)

Ahead of Plantarium this 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.

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 in two weeks time. (Aug 22-24)

Best Novelty at Garden Trials & Trade!

Hydrangea paniculata 'Breg14' (POLESTAR) was 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.

Innovations and Novelties from 34 companies

Garden Trials and Trade 2018 took place for the first time in June 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. Plans for 2019 are due to be announced shortly.

New Wholesale Cash & Carry

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