A sorry tale
06 August 2013

Today I had a conversation with a gentleman who has developed a new plant variety. He is not a professional grower or breeder, so...

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Potentilla Glamour Girl launched at GLAS 2013
31 July 2013

Potentilla fruticosa Glamour Girl was launched last week at the GLAS 2013 show in Dublin. This splendid new variety, bred by Kieran Skelly in...

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Don’t be stupid!
19 July 2013

Some days, we’re just astonished by the stupidity of people in our industry. What sort of idiot sends out 9cm plants of green Euphorbia...

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Two new PVRs granted
19 July 2013

We can announce that two PFE-managed plant varieties have been granted Plant Variety Rights. Gaura Ruby Ruby (HARRUBY), bred by Rosy Hardy of Hardy’s...

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Welcome to Croatia!
28 June 2013

On Monday 1 July 2013, Croatia will become the 28th member of the European Union. From this date, all granted Community Plant Variety Rights...

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Flower Trials
10 June 2013

Graham will be travelling through the Netherlands and Germany all this week visiting nursery open days as part of the Flower Trials.

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PFE in the media
01 May 2013

Plants For Europe works hard to get media coverage for our varieties – but also we like to get media coverage for ourselves too,...

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Philadelphus Starbright wins Which? award
01 May 2013

Philadelphus Starbright, bred at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanic Garden in St. John’s, Newfoundland, has been given a Five Star Award by British...

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CPVO to reduce annual fee
01 May 2013

The Community Plant Variety Office is to reduce the annual fee for granted Community Plant Variety Rights from the current level of EUR 300...

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CPVO guidelines for names of plants
01 February 2013

Naming a new plant is a complicated business. Not only must the name be suitable for marketing the variety, it must also satisfy the...

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Plants For Europe celebrates 10 years!
31 January 2013

Party food!!   On February 12, Plants For Europe Limited will celebrate ten years of trading. Established by Graham Spencer in 2003, Plants For...

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IPM Essen – 22-25 January
04 January 2013

IPM Essen is the biggest event in worldwide horticulture. Graham will be at the show for all four days and has a diary that...

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