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Hans Hettasch, Arnelia Farms:

“European market hungry for newer waxflower varieties”

“We could see the European market was hungry for newer varieties of waxflower”, says Hans Hettasch of Arnelia Farms, a 60-hectare flower farm based at Hopefield – which is…



Polish sector of ornamentals

"It seems that Polish people save money on everything, except on greenery"

For many years, the Polish market for cut flowers and ornamental plants has been growing. Even in the last difficult pandemic years and with a war in Ukraine taking place…

Sustainability and tree nurseries

Tree nurseries play an important role in keeping our world livable. Especially now, with urbanization, climate change, and the decline of our ecosystems being three major…

Biobest steps up presence in Portugal with acquisition of Agronologica, changes name to Biobest Portugal

Agronologica Unip. Lda. and Biobest today jointly announced the acquisition of Agronologica by Biobest. Agronologica Unip. Lda. was founded by José Vanzeler de Melo in 2016.…

Royal FloraHolland:

The next phase of the launch of the Euro Plant Tray, the new reusable plant tray

In March 2021, the Stiftung Initiative Mehrweg (SIM) launched a research project to create a new series of European reusable plant trays, including a corresponding pool model.…

Bailey recognizes network partners

Bailey Nurseries recently honored four brand licensee partners who work with Bailey Consumer Brands Endless Summer Hydrangeas, First Editions Shrubs and Trees, and Easy…

UK: Import changes

On 22 July 2022, a new GB-focused risk-based inspection regime has been introduced across England, Scotland and Wales. Additionally, a new flat-rate fee will apply across England and…

Special Energy

"We can assist clients in estimating potential energy savings"

Cultivation Warehouse is now a Recurve FLEXmarket aggregator. Recurve, is a leading provider of energy monitoring software that allows clients to more accurately measure,…

Mandy Bradshaw

A visit to Ravenshill Flower Farm in full bloom

A private Gloucestershire garden has become the base for a sustainable flower business. Words and pictures by Mandy Bradshaw. On reflection, the long, rough track leading to…

Nutrient Management Level 2 (Advanced) Starts August 22

University of Florida greenhouse training online courses

Train your staff to make better crop management decisions by learning in depth aspects of plant nutrition management. Nutrient Management Level 2 (Advanced) is the third…

Consumers happy with colorful seasonal campaign

High appreciation for Trend Collection Spring/Summer 2022

In March, Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk and Thejoyofplants.co.uk launched the Trend Collection Spring/Summer 2022. While it still runs until the end of August, Flower Council…

Houseplants can positively impact your mental health, according to researchers

Fickle as they can be, houseplants have a lot to offer. They bring a touch of nature into homes, brighten up spaces, and can even make for chic home decor. But even as…

KF Bioplants:

"The Indian floriculture industry is going through a transition"

The Indian Floriculture industry is going through a transition since growers are experimenting with many new crops and varieties. Mr. Bo Schilder (Kapiteyn B.V. Holland)…

Meet the flower farmers at Sea Change Farm

Sea Change Farm has an amazing team of flower farmers this year. Please say hello to the wonderful folks who work hard tending fields and bring beautiful blooms to life. Emily“Hey…

Today on social media


Tanya Carvalho

Visited @TBG_Canada to check on the trial beds! Show stopping colour in the ColorRush and SureShot petunia beds! The containers @FrankFerragine and I designed and planted are…

August 31

Online event "Sustainability meets Design"

What is Circular Design and how do sustainability and design fit together? What does Cradle to Cradle mean and can designers influence the change towards more…

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Plant tissue culture challenges in Ethiopia and alternative options for low-cost media

Plant tissue culture (PTC) is the cultivation of any part of a plant in nutritionally defined media under an aseptic and controlled environment, regardless of season and…

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Study reveals the importance of ornamental flowers and nature in life and well-being

People have an ancient and strong bond to flowers, which are known to have a positive effect on the mood. During the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of ornamental plants increased,…

Utilization of earthworm compost sludge in ornamental plants

In this study the effect of partial and total substitution of peat by compost on the growth and nutrition of ornamental plants was investigated, looking for more…

HTA appoints Marketing Director

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) announced the appointment of Elia Johnston as its Marketing Director.   Elia joins the HTA after over three years at UK Flooring Direct, where she…


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