Online precision nutrition, whisky ice cream and giant veg!

A new web based precision nutrition tool, the opportunity to take part in a whisky ice cream challenge and some truly giant vegetables are just three of the reasons to visit the Everris stand at the Four Oaks Trade Show.

"While our Scottish malt whisky ice cream challenge is designed to be fun, it also makes an important point regarding the importance of peats in transforming whiskies as well as plants," explains Dave Steward, Everris Marketing Manager. "Those taking part can taste three ice creams to see if they can correctly identify the three brands of whisky and enter our competition to win a bottle of each malt whisky. Alongside the tasting we will also be demonstrating the components parts of different growing media mixes and explaining the complex nature of professional growing media formulation."

Moving on to crop nutrition, the Everris stand will showcase AngelaWeb – a new web based programmed billed as the ultimate precision nutrition tool. "Developed in-house, AngelaWeb helps ornamental growers optimize plant quality and therefore returns," explains Dave Steward. "Simple and quick to use, this programme not only saves valuable management time, the detailed recommendations help ensure fertilizer is not wasted."

Other stand highlights include the latest developments with PlantTrust®, the award-winning Controlled Release Control providing protection against phytophthora root rot as well as releasing starter nutrients. With the introduction of a new half rate, ornamental growers in the UK and Ireland can now protect young plants, as well as salt sensitive species in small pots. "It makes sense to start protecting cuttings and liners from phytophthora as early as possible," says Dave Steward.

The Everris stand will also feature a display of giant vegetables, grown by multi-award winning Welsh exhibition vegetable grower Medwyn Willliams. The vegetables were all grown in Levington and Humax growing media using Osmocote Exact, supplemented by Peters Water Soluble products when plants needed a particular kick start, or a high potash formulation to hasten ripening.

Another eye-catching feature will be an upside down container grown tree. "The inverted tree neatly demonstrating the sticky nature of Osmocote Topdress FT," says Dave Steward. "While helping to kick start container nursery stock sales in the spring, the sticky nature binds the granules to the growing media on the pot surface. While predominantly a controlled release fertilizer, Osmocote Topdress FT also contains a combination of water soluble, slow and controlled release fertilizers providing a quick green-up response as well as long term feed availability with minimal leaching."

For further information, please contact:

Dave Steward Everris Marketing Manager 01473 237136/
07748 111729
Sue Jupe SMJ Communications 0780 3906356

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

Business planning - Managing price volatility

Business planning - Managing price volatility

There are options to help you manage the impact of exchange rate fluctuations when buying from abroad, Neville Stein advises.



The range of colours and flowering times makes for cheerful and economic displays, Miranda Kimberley reports.

Pitches - seeds and consumables

Pitches - seeds and consumables

The right seeding and inputs are essential for keeping grass in top condition and ensuring that pitches look and perform at their best, says Sally Drury.

Opinion... Standardisation good for the trade

Opinion... Standardisation good for the trade

Horticulture could benefit from streamlining in the supply chain.

Opinion... Get rid of plastics in Horticulture

Opinion... Get rid of plastics in Horticulture

Blue Planet II eloquently showed the rich tapestry of life in the oceans. It also focused public awareness on plastic pollution damaging wildlife.

Opinion... Gardening needs better promotion

Opinion... Gardening needs better promotion

British horticultural firms and organisations have not been the best at working together to promote our industry.

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

Horticulture Week Top 60 Ornamentals nurseries

See our exclusive ranking of ornamentals nurseries by annual turnover. 

Tim Edwards

Boningales Nursery chairman Tim Edwards on the business of ornamentals production

Read Tim Edwards

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