British Group at IPM Essen 2020

Richard Fernandes

BRASTED, UK: The Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) is once again organising the British Group at IPM Essen, supported by the Department for International Trade and presenting a range of companies offering new varieties and innovative technologies in Halls 7 and 3. Find out more from the CHA team on our information stand 7-A24.e.

Exhibitors include:-

Air-Pot® – stand no. 7–A24.c

Air-Pot containers are revolution in horticulture. They allow plants to develop a healthy non spiraling root system which promotes faster growth, better resistance to disease and bigger yields. They are made from recycled plastic and come in a large range of sizes suitable for everything from seed propagation to growing the largest trees.

David Austin Roses – stand no. 7-A24.a

David Austin Roses are the award-winning breeders and growers of fragrant English Roses. They are new roses in the old tradition, with an abundance of beauty and health, repeat-flowering from early summer through to the autumn. With a delicious range of fragrances and attractive, bushy growth, they are immensely valuable in the garden whether as a shrub, climber or rambler. With new varieties being introduced every year, the collection continues to grow providing great choice and versatility, catering for different positions in the garden as well as diversity of climates. Available as bare root and containerised plants.

Fairweather’s Nursery – stand no. 7-A24.f

Fairweather’s is the UK’S leading young plant Agapanthus grower, supplying to the European market P104, P45 and P9. For 2020 Fairweather’s will launch. Agapanthus ‘Poppin’ Purple’ Agapanthus ‘Poppin’ Purple’ has amazing burgundy-purple flowers of a colour and intensity quite unlike other purple Agapanthus, and it flowers more freely then existing varieties such as ‘Purple Delight’. ‘Poppin’ Purple’ has a long flowering period thanks to its ability to re-bloom throughout the summer. This Agapanthus grows faster than other similar varieties such as ‘Purple Delight’. It grows about 60 cm tall and 45 cm wide. Available from Fairweather’s August 2020 onwards

G Plants Ltd – stand no. 7-B24.b

G Plants specialise in designing and manufacturing quality growing gifts sets in the UK using EU quality seeds, bulbs and perennials, ideal for garden centre and gift shop sales. Top selling brands including BEES® Seeds, Speedy Seed®, Indoor Flavours and Patio Flavours ranges are ever growing, with new lines added for 2020 sales. Many items are now available in multi-lingual packaging, with the opportunity to order own brand packaging to suit the European market. G Plants exists to help consumers access innovative & quality products at acceptable prices.

The Guernsey Clematis Nursery – stand no. 7-A24.b (Pictured)

Guernsey Clematis based on the island of Guernsey, produces twice pruned liners of clematis in 7cm pots and a smaller number of younger 3cm Ellegaard plugs for the wholesale nursery trade in the UK, Europe, North & South America, China etc. Our new variety for 2020 is the dwarf “Elodi™ Tudor Patio® Evipo115(N) which received several New Plant Awards in 2019 at the National Plant Show in the UK. Elodi produces masses of magenta pink flowers above compact mound forming foliage. It is ideal for small containers, window boxes, borders etc.

INDO Lighting – stand no. 3-B37.a

INDO is an innovative UK manufacturer of highly stable, cost-effective LED lighting solutions for commercial growers and nurseries. Our driverless LED grow light (INDO ELEMENT) can be installed without re-wiring and has NO driver to worry about, giving customers 100,000 hours continuous operation that won’t degrade or shift in any way. Perfect 1-for-1 replacement of up to 1000W HPS lighting units where you want to maintain the existing growing topology.

Must Have Perennials – stand no. 7-B24.d

Must Have Perennials will be displaying a selection from their plant offering which is produced via a licensee network throughout the EU and UK.

PPC Labels – stand no. 7-A24.d

PPC Labels specialises in custom design Labels, Packaging, Point of Sale and Catalogues. Our clients include Supermarkets, Garden Centres Growers and Packers. Our team of experienced project managers look after every aspect of production from copy writing, photo selection and proofing. We have built an enviable track record for quality work that’s on time, on budget and produced to the highest standards.

Tildenet Ltd – stand no. 7-A24.g

Tildenet continue to offer our extensive range of horticultural netting and fabrics, including Permatex ground cover, Loktex Shading nets, Thermagro Frost protection, bird netting, and anti-insect netting.

Also launching into Europe our new environmentally friendly range of propagation, including bamboo pots, coco pots and recycled plastic air pruning pots as well as the established air pruning Rootrainers™ range.

Tyne Moulds & Machinery Co Ltd – stand no. 7-B24.a

Established for over 40 years, Tyne Moulds & Machinery is now the main UK manufacturer & designer of Production Accessories. We offer labels, growers sundries and tree care products for growers, landscapers and garden centres, sold via some of the largest horticultural wholesalers across the world. We are proud to use 90% recycled consumer plastics in the making of ALL our products even granulating waste materials to recycle and use again.

Whetman Plants International – stand no. 7-B24.c

Young plant supply, plant breeding, breeder’s agent, UK contract production.

Wonderwall –stand no. 7-B24.d

Specialists in living walls, offering services for the retail and professional landscaping sectors.

The CHA will have its own stand within the group area (7 -A24.e), which will be manned by multilingual staff, who can provide buyers with information on a comprehensive range of UK products, suppliers and growers offering international buyers excellent service and innovations.

Visitors to the CHA stand will be able to access a meeting area with refreshments and can take a copy of the CHA Buyers’ Guide, containing information on all CHA members, also the British Group Preview plus they can collect their copy of the UK government-supported publication highlighting UK Capability in Commercial Horticulture.

The CHA is the UK trade association for manufacturers and suppliers of plants, products and services to commercial horticulture worldwide. We represent the interests of the British horticultural supplies sector in both UK and international markets. Never have export associations been more relevant than in this era of Brexit providing important information for both international buyers and UK suppliers and producers.

The Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) is the British Trade Association for manufacturers and suppliers of plants, products and services to commercial horticultural growers throughout the world.

Covering the ornamentals, fresh produce, amenity and landscape sectors – our members offer the full portfolio of products and services for all horticultural requirements. The CHA is a Trade Challenge Partner and Accredited Trade Organisation (ATO) with the British Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT). The department helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. It also helps overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK’s economy – acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business. DIT offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. It works with CHA to provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage.

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