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 this 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.




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From the Potting Shed....

Invitation to the Xylella Seminar 

You are cordially invited to the Xylella fastidiosa seminar at Flormart in Padova this week (Sept 20th) at 11 a.m.

With the theme of Law enforcement and its impact on the International market, this will take place on the ANVE institutional Area Pavilion 5, stand No.5-E-187.

'Hort Science Live' to hold two events

Hort Science Live 2018 is to be held at both Palmstead Nurseries in Kent (4 October) and 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).

Tri-Component System for Horticulture

Bionema enjoyed a productive Four Oaks last week where their Nema Trident product for the trade was promoted. Their 12 page catalogue is available by email: info@bionema.com

The Italian Job!

A terrific first day at Four Oaks presented many photo opportunities. Here we have a trio of Italian Giants! Marco Innocenti (with son), Andreas Zelari and Domenico Guizzo are pictured.    

Welcome Return to Four Oaks!

Van Vliet New Plants Holland made a welcome return to Four Oaks this 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.

Tuscan Giant at Four Oaks!

Over 500 hectares of land serve Giorgio Tesi Group, one of the Tuscan giants of ornamental nursery. This month they returned to the Four Oaks Trade event.

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.

Phalaenopsis is the Chosen Houseplant for September

Phalaenopsis has been chosen as the Houseplant for September. This is an elegant orchid with flowers that are reminiscent of moths, hence the commonly used name, Moth Orchid. This is part of an on-going initiative from the Flower Council of Holland.

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. 

‘Hedges, Edges and Everything in-between’

Anthony Tesselaar focused on the ‘Hedges, Edges and Everything in-between’ message for their stand at Plantarium. This included Fairy Magnolia, Daphne, Coprosma and also the Agapanthus Storm series.


Groen-Direkt held their Autumn Fair last month. Their range of late summer and autumn plant material is unique to Europe.

The switch by Plantarium to the adjacent building to Groen-Direkt offered plant specialists the option of two events side by side. From the 'immediately available' to 'those for the future', this produced the perfect blend. 

Second Holland Dahlia Event

From August 22 to 24, the second Holland Dahlia Event took place. On August 22 the doors of 11 participating show gardens and companies opened to visitors. The launch took 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

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.

Deadline Approaches 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'. The closing date for project submission entries is October 19th. 

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