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Buyer's guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Buyer's guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Many of the latest tractor-mounted and towed machines can improve productivity, Sally Drury explains.

How to buy - Chainsaws

How to buy - Chainsaws

Your choice of machine will depend on the user as well as the job, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - Lending trees support

Buyers' guide - Lending trees support

Young, newly-planted trees need all the support and protection they can get, writes Sally Drury.


Arboriculture In Depth

Horticulture courses fine-tuned

Horticulture courses fine-tuned

College courses are changing and apprenticeships are thriving but higher fees now mean students are less inclined to enter higher education, Jack Shamash finds.

Reviewed - chainsaws

Reviewed - chainsaws

Sally Drury leads the testing of a wide range of the latest models aimed at different sectors.

Business Planning - Benchmarking: improved performance

Business Planning - Benchmarking: improved performance

Measure within an area where you know you are underperforming, Neville Stein recommends.

Apprenticeships - Trailblazer progress

Apprenticeships - Trailblazer progress

Consultation on the trailblazers programme has seen broad acceptance of the new apprenticeship scheme from the horticulture industry, Jack Shamash writes.

Industry welcomes political continuity ... garden cities more likely to go ahead

Industry welcomes political continuity ... garden cities more likely to go ahead

Election outcome buoys business confidence but concerns raised over more cuts to local authority parks' budgets.

Family business

Family business

Watch out for key challenges, says Neville Stein.

What Kit

Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment.

Pest & Disease Management Factsheets

Pest & Disease Management - Honey fungus

Pest & Disease Management - Honey fungus

With action difficult and labour intensive, accurate identification of this root disease is key to tackling infection.

Pest & Disease Management - Ash dieback

Pest & Disease Management - Ash dieback

Ash dieback is caused primarily by the fungal disease Chalara fraxinea. The number of infected trees in Europe has risen over the past few years, partly due to wet summer weather.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Peach leaf curl

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Peach leaf curl

Despite its limited impact on plant health, this fungal infection can cause customers to reject plants.


Latest tenders

Battle Town Council

is looking for expressions of interest for the development of a cemetery extension.

Closing date: 7th July 2015

Forthcoming Events

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International Symposium on Growing Media, Composting and Substrate Analysis 2015

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