“We were quite surprised at the level of interest from Russia,” comments Stephen Fry, commercial hydroponics specialist of HydroGarden. “We’re excited to follow these leads up and break into this market for the first time. We recently produced our European catalogue and it included Russian translations in anticipation of introducing our products to the country and it’s great that Spoga Gafa has given us the leads to develop this export opportunity further.”
“The biggest attention grabber for our stand was our FishPlant system,” explains Fry. “A combination of aquaculture and hydroponics it keeps fish and plants in an enclosed eco-system with the plants feeding the fish and fish waste feeding the plants.
“We believe this system was so successful because there was nothing else like it at the exhibition, it’s quite a new concept and was part of the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show gold award winning project. We had a lot of visitors stopping at our stand just to look at the system and ask us questions about how it works which then turned into enquiries, not only about this system, but also about the other ranges we had on the stand.”