HTA Bedding Plant Group chair appointed

The HTA Bedding Plant Group, which was formed in February this year, has appointed Charmay Ball of Lovania Nurseries as its chair.

Following on from the Bedding Focus Conference in October, the group is working on a strategy for the sector to promote bedding plants and devise business and promotional initiatives.

Ball who is general manager at Lancashire-based Lovania Nurseries said:  "The Bedding Focus conference provided a great forum for highlighting both the issues and opportunities in the bedding sector.

"With the momentum gained through this event the HTA Bedding Plant Group is keen to look at further ways in which we can take a joint approach to raising awareness and promoting bedding and I look forward to driving these activities forward into 2011."

The HTA Bedding Group member companies are: Allensmore, Ball Colegrave, Bordon Hill Nurseries, Coletta & Tyson, R Delamore, Farplants Ltd, Golden Acres Nursery, Nursery Fresh Plants Ltd, Langard UK, Lovania Nurseries, McGrane Nurseries, Porters Horticulture, Quality Ornamentals, RA Meredith & Son, Roundstone Nurseries, Syngenta FloriPro, WD Smith & Son, HDC (Horticultural Development Company) and Young Plants.


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