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Why are small garden centre groups expanding?

Why are small garden centre groups expanding?

After Coolings bought a third site in Kent this October, what is driving garden centres to add extra locations to their offer?

What opportunities will Xylella bans create for British growers?

What opportunities will Xylella bans create for British growers?

The RHS has banned nine plant species from its shows for 2018, in a move that looks like it could influence the rest of the market.

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

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

Scottish scientists have 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, in contrast to other farming sectors, according to a new report by levy body AHDB with Agra CEAS Consulting.

What does Wyevale's new strategy mean for other garden centres?

What does Wyevale's new strategy mean for other garden centres?

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.