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Strong spring bedding sales fuelling supply fears

Strong spring bedding sales fuelling supply fears

Potential for a colour gap or frost damage on early introductions of summer bedding.

Major infrastructure opportunities for landscapers

Major infrastructure opportunities for landscapers

Upcoming road, rail and other large schemes are fuelling optimism across the sector.

Transformative power of parks and horticulture

Transformative power of parks and horticulture

Worshipful Company of Gardeners event aims to attract horticulture investment.

Will Europeans' higher export costs help growers?

Will Europeans' higher export costs help growers?

Farming analyst suggests UK retailers' pricing behaviour could negate any benefits

Landscape Sector Forecast 2017

Landscape Sector Forecast 2017

The landscape sector has been enjoying relatively healthy market conditions on the back of private sector housebuilding activity, particularly across the South East.

Biocontrols - market growing rapidly as regulations tighten

Biocontrols - market growing rapidly as regulations tighten

Manufacturers are developing new biological pest controls for growers facing more stringent regulations and customer demands, Gavin McEwan reports.


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Latest Plant Focus

Cytisus

Cytisus

These shrubs have stunning pea-like flowers, good scent and an undeserved reputation, Miranda Kimberley explains.

Fritillaria

Fritillaria

These true bulbs can lend height to a border and bring drama to a spring garden, Miranda Kimberley finds.

Ceanothus

Ceanothus

These shrubs or small trees produce mainly blue flowers and fantastic glossy leaves, writes Miranda Kimberley.


Pest & Disease Factsheets

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Moles

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Moles

Protect against root damage caused by tunnelling.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Plane anthracnose

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Plane anthracnose

Take action to avoid this disease causing dieback and rendering plants unsaleable

Pest and disease management - Phytophthora root rots

Pest and disease management - Phytophthora root rots

Treatments to defend against these pathogens should be used alongside good hygiene practice.


Latest products and kit

VIDEO: Reviewed: Battery pedestrian mowers

VIDEO: Reviewed: Battery pedestrian mowers

With rising demand driving development, Sally Drury heads up a test of a selection of the latest models at Trengwainton Garden in Cornwall.

Glasshouse structures

Glasshouse structures

Higher crop prices and increasing demand for food are driving the latest advances, but what does the future hold for growers? Sally Drury investigates.

LED grower lighting systems

LED grower lighting systems

The 'LED revolution' is seeing more updated lighting products come onto the market to help growers save energy and improve efficiency, says Sally Drury.