These evergreen trees and shrubs feature distinctive foliage and ornate bark, says Miranda Kimberley.
"Don't drop a groundsman for an artificial pitch", says Geoff Webb as IOG debate hears challenge to "no maintenance myth" of non-turf surfaces.
- Christmas tree grower of the year delivers mighty fir to PM's house
- New Grant Associates-designed riverside park opens to the public
- Fiskars to sell UK garden container and water storage business Sankey
- NFU to back Bayer's legal challenge to neonicotinoid restrictions
- Phase two of Bents £10m development programme to include restaurant extension and double-sized food hall
- "Violent and controlling" gangmaster jailed for seven years in legal first
- Garden equipment market to grow by 3.3 per cent says Key Note
- Ground Control on London Stock Exchange list of inspiring companies
- Wembley Stadium staff take IOG professional sports ground team of the year award
- Myerscough College students to work on lottery-funded Lytham Hall redevelopment project
- Tree officers call for "proportionate" response to massaria threat
- New Regius Keeper Appointed at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
- R&L Holt laments planning challenges facing sector
- Latest figures reveal value of ornamental horticultural exports and imports for 2012
- City of London Corporation backs RHS Chelsea show garden to raise pest awareness
- Toby Buckland festival offers early-bird discount for exhibitor bookings
- Architectural Plants continues expansion at nursery site
- Bakkavor urges edibles industry to 'take processing seriously'
HW's pest & disease bulletin delivers a monthly round-up of news, information, products and research developments relating to the battle against pests and diseases.
- Business rates cap, housing development loans and fuel duty U-turn revealed in Autumn Statement
- "Exceptional" Gavin Jones-built 30-acre garden scoops Grand Award at BALI National Landscape Awards
- Natalie Meredith scoops Green-tech Apprentice of the Year 2013
- Spring bedding to be held back by retailers
- Novel garden design show to swop printed 3D models for plants
- Military medical supplies in use in Surrey parks
Star-shaped flowers or pendulous bells make these plants highly decorative, says Miranda Kimberley.
These evergreen trees and shrubs can look like something from another world, says Miranda Kimberley.
These ever-popular ornamental onions range from giants to pot species, says Miranda Kimberley.
Attractive blooms and appealing bark ensure year-round interest, says Miranda Kimberley.
The pretty 'spring starflower' comes in a variety of attractive colours, says Miranda Kimberley.
Key facts and info to help you beat major pests
Explore Horticulture Week
Buyers' guide - Tree stakes and ties Additional support can be necessary when planting large trees in exposed sites, Sally Drury explains.
Recruitment shift Horticultural colleges are finding new ways to attract recruits after fees were forced up for older students, Jack Shamash reports.
Pest & Disease Management - Needle blights Numerous conifer species are potentially at risk.
Market report - Seeding, potting & transplanting Hiring is an increasingly popular option for nursery equipment and new kit is improving, says Sally Drury.
Growing media - Filling the gap Suppliers of peat alternatives are confident that their products can plug the gap as the peat withdrawal deadline draws slowly closer, Gavin McEwan finds.
Market report - PPE & arboriculture kit Saving a few quid on inferior personal protective equipment is a false economy, Sally Drury warns.
Matthew Appleby, 27 November 2013
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