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Rare chance for horticulture sector to lobby politicians in 'listening mode'

Rare chance for horticulture sector to lobby politicians in 'listening mode'

Professionals urged to host 'meet-the-candidate' events and petition over key horticulture issues.

VIDEO: Reviewed: Battery pedestrian mowers

VIDEO: Reviewed: Battery pedestrian mowers

With rising demand driving development, Sally Drury reviews a selection of the latest models at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall.

Finalists revealed for HW Custodian Awards 2017

Finalists revealed for HW Custodian Awards 2017

Outstanding teams and organisations shortlisted in prestigious awards scheme.

How did fresh-produce production fare in 2016?

How did fresh-produce production fare in 2016?

Edible crop growers see mixed results as low prices continue to pose problems.

How did ornamentals production fare in 2016?

How did ornamentals production fare in 2016?

Survey highlights growing importance of ensuring profitability in uncertain times.

Why are funds showing interest in garden centres?

Why are funds showing interest in garden centres?

Trend demonstrated by investment fund's £10.3m acquisition of Yarnton Nurseries.


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Latest Plant Focus

Cytisus

Cytisus

These shrubs have stunning pea-like flowers, good scent and an undeserved reputation, Miranda Kimberley explains.

Fritillaria

Fritillaria

These true bulbs can lend height to a border and bring drama to a spring garden, Miranda Kimberley finds.

Ceanothus

Ceanothus

These shrubs or small trees produce mainly blue flowers and fantastic glossy leaves, writes Miranda Kimberley.


Pest & Disease Factsheets

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Moles

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Moles

Protect against root damage caused by tunnelling.

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.


Latest products and kit

Ornamentals fertilisers

Ornamentals fertilisers

Manufacturers are developing new ways for growers to manage crop inputs while reducing reliance on pesticides, Sally Drury reports.

Glasshouse structures

Glasshouse structures

Higher crop prices and increasing demand for food are driving the latest advances, but what does the future hold for growers? Sally Drury investigates.

What are the benefits of switching to coir?

What are the benefits of switching to coir?

Growers report sustainability, high-quality crops and better productivity from switching to coir, says Gavin McEwan.