Brexit - the impact on horticulture
The latest news on and reaction to the decision to leave the EU and how it is affecting the UK horticulture industry including garden retail, plant production, edibles production, landscaping, parks, sports turf and arboriculture.
British plants are being promoted as better deal then ever.
Immigration minister Robert Goodwill has ruled out a Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWS) for 2017, and said it would take 5-6 months to set up a scheme to fill gaps left by workers leaving the UK because of Brexit.
Production horticulture sector demands reassurances over labour supply in response to parliamentary inquiry
Growers fear lack of access to labour will cause collapse and more importing.
Following Brexit, Dutch TV news has followed a consignment of orchids from Holland to Alton Garden Centre and visited last month's Garden Retail Summit.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a £300m fund for councils to give discretionary relief to companies hardest hit by business rate changes.
Recommendation on active ingredient due later in 2017
In an open day for garden centre customers, Herefordshire-based Allensmore Nurseries has showcased new marketing ideas for planterias.
New phormium, euphorbia, and hydrangea varieties among most popular at Wyevale Nurseries retail showcase
Herefordshire nursery Wyevale Nurseries opened to garden centres this week to showcase new plants for 2017 and 2018.
English lessons being introduced to help overseas staff feel more welcome.
Opportunities for fresh-produce organic growers are plentiful, research suggests.
Key themes for garden centre growth highlighted during Horticulture Week's Garden Retail Summit debates.
Farmers and growers still waiting for clarity from Government on key issues.
Chelsea Physic Garden London (West), London (Greater)
National Trust Arlington, Barnstaple
Green Space and Bereavement Services Manager - Neighbourhood Services
Bridgend County Borough Council Bridgend, Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)
Spye Farm Ltd Wiltshire
Private Estate - Maidstone Near Maidstone, Kent