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British Group at IPM Essen 2019


The Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) is once again organising the British Group at IPM Essen, supported by the Department for International Trade and presenting a range of companies offering new varieties and innovative technologies in Halls 7 and 3.  Find out more from the CHA team on our information stand 7-A24.e.

For the first time David Austin Garden Roses is joined by their sister division of Wedding and Event Roses. This year will be a poignant year following the death of David Austin Snr in December 2018.

Also new to IPM, Easigrass Distribution will be exhibiting their range of natural looking artificial grass and floral products.

Other exhibitor news includes the merger of Whetman Pinks and Plant Marketing International into the new brand of Whetman Plants International. Their collective expertise has been combined to focus on plant breeding, young plant supply and as a breeders’ agent commercialising new plants in the market, working together with their sister company Valin Genetics Ltd. First time exhibitors Grow Sow Simple will be showcasing their unique products for the grow your own and gift markets, attractively packaged and ideal for garden centres and retail nurseries.

Exhibitors include:-

Air-Pot® – stand no. 7–A24.c

Air-Pot® the original and the most advanced re-usable air pruning system guaranteeing fantastic roots, faster growth and bigger yields. Manufactured in Scotland from recycled plastic, the containers are toughly constructed and will last many years, even outside in strong sunshine. The revolutionary design eliminates root circling and increased aeration of the growing medium allows healthy bacteria to release more nutrient to the plant.

Bulrush Horticulture / Pindstrup Mosebrug A/S – stand no. 3-B37

Producer of high quality substrates for growers and retailers.

David Austin Garden Roses– stand no. 7-A24.a

Award winning breeders and growers of fragrant English roses for the garden. New roses in the old tradition with an abundance of beauty and health, repeat flowering from early summer through to late autumn with attractive, bushy growth and a delicious range of fragrances, they are immensely valuable in the garden as shrubs, climbers or ramblers. Available as bare root and containerised plants.

David Austin Wedding and Event Roses – stand no. 7-A24.a

Breeders of luxury wedding and event roses for floristry. Each David Austin rose has it’s own signature style, grace and charm. There are 14 flowers, with three new additions for Spring 2019, which are available throughout the year, used by florists around the world.

Easigrass Distribution Ltd – stand no. GH-B12

Easigrass supplies an RHS award-winning range of British designed multi-purpose natural-look artificial grass and floral products. Newly designed contractor and landscaper’s grass products will feature alongside all domestic and pet grass products in the Easigrass display area, as well as the highly acclaimed British crafted Easi-Wall, Easi-Gazebee and Easi Animal sculpture range.

Fairweather’s – stand no. 7-A24.f

A specialist supplier of Agapanthus cultivars. Produced from tissue culture, they can be delivered worldwide as plugs, P104’s, P40’s or 9cm liners. The range exceeds 50 varieties, many of which have been selected to flower at a young age.  This year, Fairweather’s is launching a brand new Bicolour Agapanthus called Fireworks; stunning large flowers are produced over evergreen foliage and can last up to eight weeks in bloom. 

G Plants Ltd – stand no. 7-B24.b

A wide range of gardening gifts, including Allotment Starter Trugs, Grow Your Own Flower planters.  All gardening gifts are packed in the UK, using quality EU standard seeds. New growing gifts include Le Jardinière Grow Sets and Fairy Garden Range. The main aim is to provide quality garden products at great prices.

Grow Sow Simple – stand no. 7-B24.d

Unique and innovative products for the grow your own and gift markets, perfect for novice or new gardeners. Grow Sow Simple provide customers with accessible, easy to use grow your own products making gardening from seed simple and fun for everyone with  something in the range for all ages.

The Guernsey Clematis Nursery Ltd – stand no. 7-A24.b

Wholesale supplier of young clematis plants grown on Guernsey and supplied worldwide. Most are from the compact and free flowering Boulevard® series. Featured will be brand new clematis Sarah Elizabeth™ Evipo098(N), Tranquilité™ Evipo111(N) and Vicki™ Evipo114(N) as well as new concepts of growing and displaying the clematis.

INDO Lighting – stand no. 3-B37

INDO is an innovative UK manufacturer of highly stable, cost-effective LED lighting solutions for the horticulture market. The driverless LED grow light (INDO ELEMENT) can be installed without re-wiring and has no driver to worry about, giving customers 100,000 hours continuous operation that won’t degrade or shift in any way.  Perfect 1-for-1 replacement of HPS lighting where you want to maintain your existing growing topology.

PPC Labels – stand no. 7-A24.d

PPC Labels specialises in custom design labels, packaging, point of sale and catalogues.  Clients include supermarkets, garden centres, growers and packers. Their team of experienced project managers look after every aspect of production from copy writing, photo selection and proofing and have built an enviable track record for quality work that’s on time, on budget and produced to the highest standard.

Tyne Moulds & Machinery – stand no. 7-B24.a

Established for over 40 years, Tyne Moulds & Machinery are manufacturers and designers of production accessories. They offer labels, grower’s sundries and tree care products for growers, landscapers and garden centres, sold via some of the largest horticultural wholesalers around the world. All the products are made from 90% recycled consumer plastics, they even granulate waste materials to recycle and use again.

Whetman Plants International – stand no. 7-B24.c

Breeding, breeder’s agent and young plant supply. Dianthus (new varieties), Agapanthus, Cordyline, Dianella, Phormium, Grasses and ground cover, Tropical & Exotic, Herbaceous, Climbers & Shrubs.  Valin Genetics Ltd –creator of inspiring new plants together with sister company Whetman Plants International.

The CHA will have its own stand within the group area (7 -A24.e), which will be manned by multi lingual staff, who can provide buyers with information on a comprehensive range of UK products, suppliers and growers offering international buyers excellent service and innovations.

Visitors to the CHA stand will be able to access a meeting area with refreshments and can take a copy of the CHA Buyers’ Guide, containing information on all CHA members, also the British Group Preview plus they can collect their copy of the UK government-supported publication highlighting UK Capability in Commercial Horticulture.

The CHA is the UK trade association for manufacturers and suppliers of plants, products and services to commercial horticulture worldwide. They represent the interests of the British horticultural supplies sector in both the UK and international markets. Never have export associations been more relevant than in this era of Brexit providing important information for both international buyers and UK suppliers and producers.