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Plant Focus

Osmanthus

Osmanthus

Neat leaves, a tough constitution and fragrant flowers are a winning combination, says Miranda Kimberley.

Actinidia

Actinidia

This genus features fruiting and ornamental varieties but is loved by cats, Miranda Kimberley finds.

Gleditsia

Gleditsia

These deciduous, spiny trees can tolerate pollution, making them a good choice for parks and gardens, says Miranda Kimberley.


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BLEC Multi-Spray

BLEC Multi-Spray

Designed to apply liquid soil amendments such as gypsum, calcium and wetting agents down through the root mass of turf, the Multi-Spray is intended to produce better results than simply spraying products onto the surface.

Wessex hedge cutters

Suited to contractor, grounds care and public highways use, the new range of tractor-mounted hedge cutters from Wessex International includes side-arm flails and cutter bar unit.

J Rescue 100 and J 4Turf

Designed for winter/spring emergency overseeding and rapid repairs to sports surfaces, J Rescue 100 from Johnsons Seeds contains 100 per cent Axcella. This turf type annual ryegrass delivers fast establishment in temperatures under 4 degsC.

Market report - Amenity weed control

Market report - Amenity weed control

There are still challenges to be overcome despite improvements in best practice, Sally Drury explains.

Turf fertilisers

Turf fertilisers

Measurement is essential when it comes to establishing a fertiliser programme, says Sally Drury.

Growing media - Multiple choice?

Growing media - Multiple choice?

Latest trials suggest that wood fibre has the potential to join coir as a competitive alternative to peat for growers of fresh produce, Gavin McEwan discovers.

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