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Is the future looking brighter again for the rose?

Is the future looking brighter again for the rose?

Earlier this month the rose won the vote for Gardeners' World most influential plant of the past 50 years. Could it be on the rise again after falling in popularity over the past few of decades? Today's rose growers certainly think so.

Can a labour crisis be averted in the UK berry industry?

Can a labour crisis be averted in the UK berry industry?

Failure to secure sufficient supply of seasonal labour would not only cripple Britain's thriving soft-fruit industry but would hit affordability and availability of a healthy everyday food, according to a report by agricultural consultancy Andersons Midlands for industry body British Summer Fruits (BSF).

Is there a "right" amount of catering for a garden centre?

Is there a "right" amount of catering for a garden centre?

Most garden centres would agree that investment in catering is a must in today's market. But how much? As the figures from a selection of leading players below illustrate, expectations vary significantly.

How are gardens attracting the school holiday £?

How are gardens attracting the school holiday £?

Garden managers looking to boost visits from families over key holiday periods have much to consider from cost and insurance issues to the right overall mix of visitors.

How can the health benefits of woodlands be better sold to key client groups?

How can the health benefits of woodlands be better sold to key client groups?

Peri-urban woodlands are a valuable but under-utilised resource for dog-owners - a major client group - that could play a greater part in the health of both them and their pets, concludes research carried out for Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) with The Kennel Club and Scottish health partnership Paths for All.

How can businesses operating in the landscape sector protect themselves from increasing uncertainty?

How can businesses operating in the landscape sector protect themselves from increasing uncertainty?

Lessons from the collapse of Land Engineering Scotland.


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Latest Plant Focus

Berkheya

Berkheya

These long-flowering thistle-like daisies are well worth a go for consistent interest in the border, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Albizia

Albizia

Fluffy flowers and bipinnate foliage make these rarely seen shrubs and small trees highly prized, says Miranda Kimberley.

Brunnera

Brunnera

These perennials offer fantastic foliage and beautiful sprays of flowers in the springtime, writes Miranda Kimberley.


Pest & Disease Factsheets

Pest & Disease Management - Adjuvants

Pest & Disease Management - Adjuvants

Adjuvants are substances that can be added to the spray tank to modify a pesticide and/or spray mixture's performance.

Pest & disease factsheet - Mycosphaerella brassicicola (ring spot)

Pest & disease factsheet - Mycosphaerella brassicicola (ring spot)

Disease profile for field vegetable growers, by Professor Geoffrey Dixon.

Pest & Disease Management - Leptosphaeria maculans (Phoma leaf spot)

Pest & Disease Management - Leptosphaeria maculans (Phoma leaf spot)

Disease profile for field vegetable growers, by Professor Geoffrey Dixon.


Latest products and kit

Battery tools on the up

Battery tools on the up

The revolution in battery powered equipment continues apace with more manufacturers offering ever-improving machines, Sally Drury reports.

What's new in sprayers

What's new in sprayers

Manufacturers have wasted no time bringing out updated equipment to comply with latest legislation, Sally Drury finds.

Reviewed: ride-on mowers

Reviewed: ride-on mowers

With mowing one of the key tasks at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, the team are ideally placed to try out the latest machines. Sally Drury reports.