Four Oaks new product awards winners named

 Nursery stock winner: Fatsia 'Spider's Web' from Javado
Nursery stock winner: Fatsia 'Spider's Web' from Javado

Judges of the Four Oaks Trade Show new product awards have selected the winners from the 111 products entered.

Kernock Park Plants took home the award for best bedding and pot plant for Calibrachoa 'Lemon Slice' from its Proven Winners Superbells series.

Fatsia 'Spider's Web' from Javado won the Nursery stock category.
 
Runners up in the bedding and pot plants category included Young Plants for Potunia 'Plus Watercolour Purple' and Ball Colegrave for the Digitalis Dalmatian series.

For nursery stock, the runners up were Plantline for Skimmia Japonica 'Pabella' and Javado for Hydrangea
aspera 'Hot Chocolate'.

The judges gave special mentions to Lubera AG for its raspberry variety Frambeasy Autumn Amber and Ball Colegrave for 'Wallflower F1 'Sugar Rush'.

Channel Island Plants won the award for most innovative exhibit and Geka Plant of Belgium was named best overseas exhibit.

Fargro won the award for best professional product and service with T34 Bioncontrol, a new CRD registered biofungicide for Fusarium oxysporum in Dahlias. Pennine Products was the runner up for its range of hanging baskets and wall baskets.

The best retail product award went to Henchman for its Platform Tripod ladder.

In the professional equipment category, NP Structures won for its iGrow 800 and iGrow 1400 glasshouse and polytunnel controllers. Micron Group's InjectorDos Pro metered-dose applicator for the control japanese knotweed was the runner up.

Winning the technical excellence category was Smart Direct for its Clumber Artificial Grass, while Link-a-Bord's Solar Cycler composter with carbon capture facility was the runner up.

The judges were Andrew Richardson of Johnsons of Whixley, Wayne Brough from the HDC, Chris Day from Buckingham Garden Centre and Brian Crosby from Crosby's Nurseries.


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