Kenya is unique in terms of staff

Last Friday there were suddenly nine copies of Dutch magazine for floriculture, Bloemisterij, on my desk, a small hiccup in postal service. More often...

Developing business in China

It has been my privilege to visit China on many occasions and I have got to know the Chinese horticulture industry with the help...

Stronger together

During the first NBCC North Sea Neighbours Dinner, Dutch Flower Group and myself got a huge surprise. Perhaps you remember I wrote about the importance...

Jürgen Verbeek never regretted the switch to cut hydrangea

German grower Jürgen Verbeek recently switched to cut hydrangea. Their fragmented company wasn’t suitable for automation. “That’s why we decided to make a start...

Paolo Zacchera: some of our camellias are up to six metres

Paolo Zaccera is growing camellia, azalea and tea west of Lago Maggiore in Italy. His customers consist of garden centres and landscapers. He used...

‘Availability of aircrafts and aircraft space is a problem’

What stood out at IFTF this year was the large number of exhibitors from the main rose countries in the world: Kenya, Ecuador, Ethiopia...