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Gardeners' wages likely to be raised by RHS

Gardeners' wages likely to be raised by RHS

25 July 2014

RHS aims to use its leading position to set an example at a 'sustainable level', says director of horticulture Tim Upson.

 
 
Farming minister gives backing to UK Grower Awards 2015

Farming minister gives backing to UK Grower Awards 2015

24 July 2014

Farming minister George Eustice officially launched the new expanded UK Grower Awards at Wednesday's Fruit Focus show.

 
 
BRE clarifies native planting confusion

BRE clarifies native planting confusion

25 July 2014

'They have made the guidelines sensible,' says head of Landscape Institute BREEAM working group Elaine Cresswell.

 
 

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UK Grower Awards 2015

Call for entries as UK Grower Awards 2015 contest launches

Call for entries as UK Grower Awards 2015 contest launches

New categories for UK Grower Awards 2015 offer even more opportunities to highlight strengths to potential customers.

Plant Focus

Ligularia

These ideal water garden plants offer summer colour and year-round ground cover, says Bethan Norris.

 



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Apprenticeships: Employers in charge Major Government changes to apprenticeships put employers in the driving seat. Is horticulture ready? Jez Abbott finds out.

Top 100 profile - Coolings Now operating across two sites in Kent, Coolings has built a reputation as a successful family business, won multiple awards and achieved a high rank in the Garden Retail Top 100, Matthew Appleby reports.

Grow your own - Back on track Weather conditions have led to a more steady sales season for fruit and vegetable products and suppliers are lining up new varieties for 2015, Matthew Appleby reports.

Kit test - Chainsaws Three of the top brands submit saws for testing in the Wild Wood at Derby College, Sally Drury reports.

Weed control: production The reduced availability of herbicides has led growers to consider alternative options, Sally Drury finds.

Events

Groen-Direkt Fair

  • Groen-Direkt
  • Date: Tue 29 Jul 2014 - Tue 29 Jul 2014

Plant Pests and Disease Identification Training Day

  • PlantNetwork
  • Date: Thu 31 Jul 2014 - Thu 31 Jul 2014
  • Venue: Woking, UK

Prognosfruit 2014

  • Date: Wed 06 Aug 2014 - Fri 08 Aug 2014
  • Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

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In This Issue

Horticulture Week - 25 July 2014

NEWS: Gardeners’ wages likely to be raised by RHS in benchmark exercise

GARDEN RETAIL TOP 100 PROFILE: How Coolings in Kent has built up its reputation

KIT TEST: Echo, Makita and Stihl submit their latest chainsaw models for testing at Derby College

PLANT FOCUS: Ligularia

PEST & DISEASE FACTSHEET: Spider mites

UK GROWER AWARDS 2015: Entries now open