More than 300 professionals from the UK production horticulture industry gathered in London's Covent Garden last night to hear the names of the winners of the UK Grower Awards 2017 revealed.
Winners of the 2017 Garden Retail Awards revealed at glittering industry event in London's Covent Garden
Three hundred professionals from the garden retail industry gathered at London's Grand Connaught Rooms last night to see the winners of the Garden Retail Awards 2017 unveiled.
Be bold was the message from those at the helm of three independent garden centres who have seen their businesses boom after being brave and investing big in new buildings.
Greater collaboration between suppliers and retailers, with the "pain" of inflationary pressures shared between all parties, is likely to offer the best defence against the potential impact of Brexit, a panel session at the Garden Retail Summit heard.
Best for plants and gardening, and a restaurant for all, are two key priorities for Dobbies, delegates at the Horticulture Week Garden Retail Summit heard.
Blue Diamond's Alan Roper, Newbridge Nurseries' Nigel Wait, Dobbies' Steve Guy and Ian Riggs from Jersey Plants Direct discussed how UK growers can exploit post-Brexit changes, at the Garden Retail Summit.
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Trebartha Estates Limited Assistant Gardener for Trebartha Gardens, Cornwall PL15 7PD
Bank of England Sports Centre Wandsworth, London (Greater)
Rangers (1 x horticulture focus, 1 x maintenance focus)
Stroud Town Council Stroud, Gloucestershire
Moundsmere Estate Management Ltd Private Estate - Berkshire
Basingstoke & Deane Council Basingstoke, Hampshire
Colourful flowers and stunning foliage are great rewards for growing this often unfamiliar plant, says Miranda Kimberley.
Beautiful flowers and striking buds make these little-known evergreen shrubs well worth a try, writes Miranda Kimberley.
This florist's favourite offers interesting foliage and alluring flowers in a range of colours, writes Miranda Kimberley.
Take action to avoid this disease causing dieback and rendering plants unsaleable
Treatments to defend against these pathogens should be used alongside good hygiene practice.
Prevalent in wet, humid conditions and particularly on susceptible crops grown under overhead irrigation, tip blights can adversely affect a range of conifer species.
These machines offer busy grounds staff far more uses than just simply tidying up leaves, Sally Drury explains
Longer seasons, improved yields and better crop quality are all being achieved thanks to the latest technically advanced smart films, Gavin McEwan reports.
Just-in-time labelling can help growers and retailers to take advantage at times of higher demand for plants, says Sally Drury
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