Bedding growers at the Four Oaks Trade Show (4-5 September) said they had enjoyed good sales as a result of the improved weather in August, following poor spring sales.
Most are approaching next year with "cautious optimism" and planning to keep production levels the same as this year.
Earley Ornamentals owner Simon Earley said: "People had so much waste this year so they are being cautious. Most people view it as a one-off year. It has been the worst weather for 60 years."
Rosebank Nurseries manager Robert Pattinson said sales were good now but the season had been pushed later: "Autumn orders have been better than normal. People have been asking for later stuff and pansies started later by about a fortnight. We are in front of last year and we are looking to do at least the same again next year."
Ball Colegrave marketing manager Stuart Lowen said: "People are looking to autumn to pick up some of the loss from this season and they are looking to next year. Everybody has to weigh up this season. Growers and retailers need to strengthen relationships - it's been a challenge for both. I think cautious optimism is the way to describe how people are looking to next year."
Crosby's Nurseries owner Brian Crosby said: "It has been a passable year and April was a washout. We are 7-8 per cent down. We have contracts with the Garden Centre Group, which has been helpful.
"Hopefully we won't have another wet year - it's very difficult to plan ahead. Garden centres have all been very cautious this year. It's difficult when things aren't moving out of the centres."