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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.

Buyers' guide - Tree stakes and ties

Buyers' guide - Tree stakes and ties

The size of the planting stock will determine which support system to use, Sally Drury advises.

Buyers' guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Buyers' guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Having the right machine to clear away debris can save you a lot of time and effort, Sally Drury explains.


Arboriculture In Depth

Kit test: Stump grinders

Kit test: Stump grinders

How will this selection of machines cope with conditions at Westonbirt Arboretum? Sally Drury finds out.

Business Planning - Raising finance to expand your business

Business Planning - Raising finance to expand your business

There are various funding options for budding entrepreneurs but preparation is key, says Neville Stein.

Market report - Woodchippers

Market report - Woodchippers

Last winter's gales saw tree teams busy clearing fallen timber from roads and railways. To help remove the debris, woodchippers were in big demand, with new machines flying out of the stores and hire companies struggling to cope with demand. This winter, with the jet stream pushing storms in from the Atlantic, activity in the woodchipper market is again brisk, additionally fuelled by new models.

Market report - Chainsaws

Market report - Chainsaws

Changing demand has driven the development of electric, cordless and petrol models, Sally Drury finds.

Business Planning - Cash flow monitoring will always pay off

Business Planning - Cash flow monitoring will always pay off

The reality check that is cash flow planning will ensure your business stays afloat, says Neville Stein.

How will horticulture fare in 2015?

How will horticulture fare in 2015?

After a wet start, a long, mild season brought benefits for many sectors of horticulture last year. But what of prospects for 2015? Matthew Appleby, Sarah Cosgrove, Sally Drury and Gavin McEwan report.

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

New Tender:

Broadwalk Borders Project - Perennials and Grasses.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Closing Date: 27th February 2015

Forthcoming Events

Ball Colegrave Spring Open House trial for Primroses, Pansy and Viola

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