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What benefits can buying an extra garden centre bring to retail owners?

What benefits can buying an extra garden centre bring to retail owners?

More garden centres are adding an extra location to their offer - Coolings in Kent being the most recent example of the trend. But why are they doing it - and what are the benefits?

What opportunities will Xylella import bans create for British growers?

What opportunities will Xylella import bans create for British growers?

Following the decision by the RHS to ban nine plant species from its shows for 2018 - unless they have been UK grown or in the UK for a year - much debate has focused on what changes this might bring to the planting palette at next year's flower shows.

What is the best way to restore land following rhododendron removal?

What is the best way to restore land following rhododendron removal?

Scottish scientists recently outlined the results of a research project that show exactly how destructive rhododendron can be.

Can UK fresh produce come out of Brexit ahead?

Can UK fresh produce come out of Brexit ahead?

UK production horticulture can become more profitable under one possible Brexit scenario, while other more drastic scenarios will lead to only minor losses in profitability, a new report argues.

Why the desire for a stronger Wyevale won't stop competitors targetting their customers

Why the desire for a stronger Wyevale won't stop competitors targetting their customers

Garden centre groups and experts say Wyevale's £100m refinancing is important for the stability of the whole market - but they still hope to take customers from the 148-centre group.

Is targetting younger buyers a distraction for garden centres?

Is targetting younger buyers a distraction for garden centres?

Garden centres may be better off looking towards their traditional demographic than chasing young customers.


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Latest Plant Focus

Phygelius

Phygelius

Masses of colourful tubular flowers can give these plants a substantial presence in the border, says Miranda Kimberley.

Climbing roses

Climbing roses

Walls, trellises, pergolas and even trees can all be brightened up by these beautiful blooms, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Sisyrinchium

Sisyrinchium

This huge but slightly odd genus offers multiple choices for the rock garden or alpine house, says Miranda Kimberley.


Pest & Disease Factsheets

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Vine weevil

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Vine weevil

Avoid costly damage by this serious plant pest.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Mealybugs

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Mealybugs

Vines, tomatoes and tropical plants are among those at risk.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Bacterial and fungal canker

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Bacterial and fungal canker

A wide range of nursery stock can be susceptible to potential damage from various cankers.


Latest products and kit

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

Mowers, turf care, battery equipment, seeds, arboriculture kit and weed control will all see a wide range of new releases at Saltex, Sally Drury reports.

Get set for Saltex 2017

Get set for Saltex 2017

This year's Saltex show at the NEC in Birmingham offers something for everyone, says Sally Drury.

Tractors for growers

Tractors for growers

The latest specialist tractors are providing wider choice for growers working in narrow rows, Sally Drury reports.