Longer spells in positions helps plant buyers to improve grower confidence.
The bright start to season augurs well as retailers are advised to focus on customer service.
After years of closures, some councils are targeting revenue from plant sales growth.
There are three days to go to enter this year's Custodian Awards which will see outstanding parks, gardens and tree-care teams recognised at a special awards ceremony in Woburn Abbey this June.
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Green Space and Bereavement Services Manager - Neighbourhood Services
Bridgend County Borough Council Bridgend, Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)
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Private Estate - Maidstone Near Maidstone, Kent
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The Scottish Government Edinburgh & Glasgow
Very popular among experienced gardeners, these plants often give off a sweet fragrance, says Miranda Kimberley.
Colourful flowers and stunning foliage are great rewards for growing this often unfamiliar plant, says Miranda Kimberley.
Beautiful flowers and striking buds make these little-known evergreen shrubs well worth a try, writes Miranda Kimberley.
Protect against root damage caused by tunnelling.
Take action to avoid this disease causing dieback and rendering plants unsaleable
Treatments to defend against these pathogens should be used alongside good hygiene practice.
Professionals in the amenity sector should be taking an integrated approach and using the appropriate methods, Sally Drury advises.
New machines from Echo, Makita, Stihl, Tanaka and Canycom Samurai reflect the huge variety of models but how do our reviewers rate them? Sally Drury reports.
Modern systems are simple to operate, offer greater efficiency and can save a huge amount of time, Sally Drury reports
Expert advice on how to choose and buy horticultural equipment