Technical advisers move into UK flowers and bulbs

DLV Plant UK has stepped up its expansion from soft fruit into the flowers and bulbs market with a meeting for growers and nurseries on its consultancy service.

Peter Boskamp, the firm's newly appointed flower and bulb consultant, said: "The UK market is very interesting because it is a flower-minded nation.

"Despite the current economic conditions, the market has expanded in the past 10 years, albeit at a slower rate in the past two.

"Our soft-fruit consultancy is developing well and we can use same formula in other sectors and other parts of UK horticulture."

DLV Plant UK was launched just over a year ago by its parent DLV Plant in Holland, which specialises in project management and technical advice.

The company, based in Milverton, Somerset, is managed by Dennis Wilson. Boskamp has been in the industry for 20 years and previously worked at Winchester Growers.

DLV Plant UK hosted an introductory meeting for growers and nurseries in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, last month.

Peter Vreebrug, a researcher for the Dutch institute PPO Lisse, gave a presentation on developments in sterilising agents in daffodil bulbs.

"Other speakers talked about insights into the production of bulbs in pots, bulbs for cut flowers and the production of summer cut flowers, outdoor or protected," said Boskamp.

 


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Tomorrow's tractors

Tomorrow's tractors

These machines have advanced rapidly over recent years but what does the future hold? Sally Drury looks ahead.

Climbing roses

Climbing roses

Walls, trellises, pergolas and even trees can all be brightened up by these beautiful blooms, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Mealybugs

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Mealybugs

Vines, tomatoes and tropical plants are among those at risk.


Opinion... Shining a light on trading with Europe

Opinion... Shining a light on trading with Europe

Accurate figures are notoriously difficult to get at, but without doubt the UK imports a great deal of its ornamental plant requirement.

Opinion... Unbeatable delight of quality plants

Opinion... Unbeatable delight of quality plants

Viewing top-quality plants, both growing and on sale, always gives me pleasure.

Editorial ... More analysis and insight from bumper HW issue

Editorial ... More analysis and insight from bumper HW issue

Welcome to this bumper 72-page July edition of Horticulture Week magazine, packed with exclusive analysis, insight and expert advice on the biggest issues impacting all sectors of the UK horticulture industry right now.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Tim Edwards

Boningales Nursery chairman Tim Edwards on the business of ornamentals production
 

Read Tim Edwards

Ornamentals ranking

Top 30 Ornamentals Nurseries by Turnover 2017

Top 30 Ornamentals Nurseries by Turnover 2017

Tough retail pricing policies and Brexit opportunities drive the top 30 growth strategies.

Pest & Disease Tracker bulletin 

The latest pest and disease alerts, how to treat them, plus EAMU updates, sent direct to your inbox.

Sign up here

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world
 

Read more Peter Seabrook articles