What a crazy season! The latest spring for many, many years; the coldest May night for 15 years (minus 3 Celsius here); an election; volcanic ash; an economy like nothing we have seen before. It certainly has been a year of strange challenges and we’re not even half way through it yet!

So, Plants For Europe is taking a short holiday to recharge and refresh before the Flower Trials in week 24 (let us know if you want to meet there – Graham will be there, traveling from Breda on Tuesday afternoon, through Westland on Wednesday, Aalsmeer on Thursday and Rheinland-Westfalen on Friday). The office will be closed from 24 May to 28 May inclusive, although we hope to continue to deal with urgent emails and mobile phone calls during that period (it is crazy May after all!).