woensdag 27 april 2011

Flowering tulips in Holland

Flowering Tulip fields in The Netherlands
(click the images for a larger view or download)


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Changed Opening hours:

During public holidays in The Netherlands, VWS will be closed on:

Thursday : 5th May 2011
Friday : 6th May 2011

For urgent matters you can contact your sales manager by mobile phone.

dinsdag 26 april 2011

Spring Mechanisation 2011 during Dutch Lily Days in May

Spring Mechanisation 2011

greenhouse The Spring Mechanisation exhibition is a nice and big event for flower growers, suppliers, breeders, clients and more. The exhibition will be open for companies and consumers. Production and techniques together at one place, an ideal combination, according to the visitors and suppliers of the past Open Greenhouse Days.
This year the first Spring Mechanisation will be held during the first edition of the Dutch Lily Days. A cooperation made possible by the 15 biggest lily companies from the Netherlands. Five days they will open their greenhouses to show the complete lily assortment of this year.

"Spring Mechanisation" from 24th May till 28th May 2011
Location: Westelijke Randweg 3, 1721 CH, Broek op Langedijk.

Tuesday 24th May 8.00 - 17.00 Friday 27th May 8.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 25th May 8.00 - 17.00 Saturday 28th May 8.00 - 12.00
Thursday 26th May 8.00 - 20.00

dinsdag 12 april 2011

Latest crop news Lilium/Gladioli/Tulip 2011

Lilium crop 2011

75% of the lily bulbs has been planted, the circumstances for planting were and still are very good. Around week 16 everything will be planted. Thanks to the modern machinery of today, the growers are able to plant 3 hectares a day, so on average even the bigger growers can realize planting within 2 or 3 weeks.

Up till now the growers have sold approximately 70% to 90% of the bulbs that they will plant. This certainly means an increase of 25% compared to last year. On average more trade has been done in orientals, OT and longiflorum (80/90%) compared to Asiatic and LA (60/80%). Prices are somewhat higher than presale 2010.

Gladiolus crop 2011

By the end of this month the gladioli bulbs will be planted. Just like the lilies, the circumstances for planting the gladioli are excellent.

Also the sale of gladiolus bulbs is marked by great animation from the side of the buyers; partly due to the disappointing results of last year, prices will be somewhat higher than presale of crop 2010 and buyers are willing to reserve the bulbs that they intend to use.


Tulip crop 2011 - Cultivation France

Up till now the development of the 2011 bulbs is a little earlier (approx. 1 week) compared to the 2 previous years. At the end of this week the growers will start to cut the buds. This week and next week the temperatures will be relatively high in France: 22-27°C at daytime and 7-10°C at night. Normally at this time of the year the day temperature is around 20°C.
The bulb setting takes place after cutting off the buds, so the climatic conditions from week 15 till 21 will be crucial for the bulb growth. Up till today the plants and the circumstances are favourable for a good and early harvest, which will begin at the end of May or early June.
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We herewith want to inform you that from this year onwards VWS will represent the company GARDENVISION  International B. V. in Eastern Europe.

GARDENVISION, see, is an international orientated export company and their core business is the development and production of complete, customized, retail concepts for organizations such as discounters, supermarkets and home improvement centres.

They can offer a large assortment in various packages (which can be made according to the wishes of the client) for numerous flower bulbs, perennials, fruits, seeds and planting onions. Note that some of these items they pack in Poland so it can also be distributed from there.
So when you made your selection of varieties, size, quantity per package and total quantity you are interesting in please contact our salesteam so we can make a good offer for you.

Spring Mechanisation Exhibit & Dutch Lily Days 2011

During the "Dutch Lily Days" at VWS  beside our lily greenhouse we will organize The Spring Meganistation Exhibit where 40 different companies will participate. An event for flower growers, suppliers and breeders. Production and techniques together at one place, an ideal combination, according to the visitors and suppliers of the past Open Greenhouse Days. If you are planning to visit our company please inform our salesteam.

More info you will find on our Mechanisation website.

Spring Mechanisation Exhibit - 24th till 28th May 2011 - Don't miss it !!!
Tuesday 24th May 8.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 25th May 8.00 - 17.00
Thursday 26th May 8.00 - 20.00
Friday 27th May 8.00 - 17.00
Saturday 28th May 8.00 - 12.00

More Events:
Flower Parade 2011 - 16th April 2011
read on
Keukenhof 2011 - March 24 till May 20
read on
Dutch Lily Days 24th May - 28th May 2011
read on
Floriade 2012 - april till october 2012
read on
International Floraculture Trade Fair - 2 till 4 nov. read on