DF Clark Contractors Rural
Parks Development and Fundraising Officer
London Borough of Wandsworth Wandsworth, London (Greater)
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Oldbury
Commissioned Sales Agent
The Rectory Garden Nurseries Ltd North West England
Lecturer in Horticulture
Moulton College Moulton, Northampton
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There are plants thoroughly associated with winter: the Christmas tree, of course; the Poinsettia and Hippeastrum, given as presents at Christmas; and after Christmas the heralds of the coming of the spring, the snowdrop. One underrated evergreen, not the holly or the ivy, but the Sarcococca, needs to be more fully appreciated.
Frequently grown as a specimen tree, this genus is valued for its autumn leaf colour, attractive bark and winter flowers, Bethan Norris discovers.
This tough genus includes trees that can cope with pollution and poor soils but disease and leaf litter are challenges, says Miranda Kimberley.
The long list of 30 contenders for the WhatKit? Turf Care Product of the Year has been whittled down to a shortlist of eight by the judges, Sally Drury reports.
The size of the planting stock will determine which support system to use, Sally Drury advises.
Having the right equipment is key to efficiency when carrying out ground works, Sally Drury explains.
A lightweight double-edged saw, that should not easily get stuck in the cut, the Gomtaro 270-8/10 Nidangiri is the latest saw to join the Silky Fox Handsaws line-up.
An advance in forestry's heavy-duty chainsaw class, the MS661 C-M delivers more power and torque than its predecessor, the MS660, but fuel consumption is lower and maintenance is simpler.
A lightweight yet powerful saw, the 435 series from Husqvarna is an all-rounder for everything from occasional forestry work to pruning trees, cutting firewood and carpentry work.
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The first in a series of articles sponsored by the Met Office looks at how garden retailers are affected by the weather and how they can use weather forecasts in their operational planning.