British suppliers attending IPM Essen (28-31 January) will hold a networking reception event organised by the Commercial Horticulture Association at the German trade show's UK pavilion (5pm, 29 January).
A showcase of new products and services from British suppliers will also be on display in Hall 10 (stand 10 C13 and 10 C17) and Hall 3 (stand 3 B37).
The pavilion in the technology hall will feature products including professional grower substrates from Bulrush Horticulture as well as coir products from Cocogreen.
Cambridge HOK and Hotbox International will showcase their latest introductions. Solufeed returns with its range of speciality fertilisers. Agralan will introduce the new blueberry gall midge pheromone trap.
David Austin Roses will launch Living Gift, while first-time IPM exhibitor Fairweather's Nursery will showcase its specialist range of agapanthus that can be supplied as young plants for growing on.
The Guernsey Clematis Nursery will show several of its new Evison and Poulsen clematis in flower. Kernock Park Plants will also exhibit.
Whetman Pinks will show Dianthus 'Memories'. Plant Marketing International is now growing jumbo 5cm plugs as well as 9cm pots.
Also exhibiting will be grower sundries manufacturer Tyne Moulds, labelling and packaging expert PPC Labels and root-control system manufacturer Caledonian Tree Company. Another first-time exhibitor, G Plants, will be promoting its Easy Gardening range.
Colour Your Life Award - Nominated plants
- Hydrangea Macrophylla Forever & Ever, Viva la Vida
- Helleborus, Special Plant Zundert
- Laurus nobilis, Gova
- Duofruit, Fruithof Kapelle
- Dianthus, Whetman Pinks
- Evercolor, Fitzegrald Nurseries
- Camellia japonica, Flora Toscana
- Hydrangea paniculata, Alex Schoemaker Boomkwekerij
- Syringa 'Agnes Smith', Lakei Nurseries
- Blosjz Berry, Pernettya mucronata, Roland van der Werf