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Using festivals to bring in more garden visitors

Using festivals to bring in more garden visitors

Snowdrops at the heart of winter festivals that are increasing footfall

Brexit effect dominates debates at ornamentals trade events

Brexit effect dominates debates at ornamentals trade events

Importers bullish despite supermarkets scoping market for British cut flowers.

Taking full advantage of rising demand for cider

Taking full advantage of rising demand for cider

What can be done to help the UK's cider growers move ahead?


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Latest Plant Focus

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.

Eryngium

Eryngium

This florist's favourite offers interesting foliage and alluring flowers in a range of colours, writes Miranda Kimberley.


Pest & Disease Factsheets

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.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Needle blights

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Needle blights

Prevalent in wet, humid conditions and particularly on susceptible crops grown under overhead irrigation, tip blights can adversely affect a range of conifer species.


Latest products and kit

Blowers: the options

Blowers: the options

These machines offer busy grounds staff far more uses than just simply tidying up leaves, Sally Drury explains

Clever polytunnel films

Clever polytunnel films

Longer seasons, improved yields and better crop quality are all being achieved thanks to the latest technically advanced smart films, Gavin McEwan reports.

Labels and labelling

Labels and labelling

Just-in-time labelling can help growers and retailers to take advantage at times of higher demand for plants, says Sally Drury