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Horticulture Week Top 40 plant buyers 2017

Horticulture Week Top 40 plant buyers 2017

Longer spells in positions helps plant buyers to improve grower confidence.

Service central for garden centres to make most of great sales weather

Service central for garden centres to make most of great sales weather

The bright start to season augurs well as retailers are advised to focus on customer service.

Why some councils are bucking the nursery trend and selling plants

Why some councils are bucking the nursery trend and selling plants

After years of closures, some councils are targeting revenue from plant sales growth.


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Latest Plant Focus

Nicotiana

Nicotiana

Very popular among experienced gardeners, these plants often give off a sweet fragrance, says Miranda Kimberley.

Loropetalum

Loropetalum

Colourful flowers and stunning foliage are great rewards for growing this often unfamiliar plant, says Miranda Kimberley.

Kalmia

Kalmia

Beautiful flowers and striking buds make these little-known evergreen shrubs well worth a try, 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

Amenity weed control - glyphosate and spraying update

Amenity weed control - glyphosate and spraying update

Professionals in the amenity sector should be taking an integrated approach and using the appropriate methods, Sally Drury advises.

Reviewed: Brushcutters

Reviewed: Brushcutters

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.

Nursery irrigation

Nursery irrigation

Modern systems are simple to operate, offer greater efficiency and can save a huge amount of time, Sally Drury reports