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.
Uncertainty, Brexit, labour, investment and a policy hiatus feature among horticulture industry key concerns following an election which resulted in a hung Parliament.
Larger grower raises concerns over Protected Geographical Indication.
Latest Government figures have shown imports rose to a value of £1,176bn from £1,064bn in 2016 - despite the Brexit vote on June 23.
Labour, breeders' rights, plant health and trade barriers among the key issues.
Floridata figures show the export of plants and flowers from Holland to the UK was back up again in April.
High-level event called by West Midlands MEP examines options for industry action
Parliamentary Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee chairman Neil Parish MP has called for a new seasonal agricultural workers scheme (SAWS) to relieve labour shortages in fresh produce.
TV coverage and strong grower presence at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show helps to beat garden downturn
Extra TV coverage, a full quotient of nurseries and an Andy Sturgeon-designed show feature are helping to make up for a halving of the number of gardens at this year's RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.
UK crop research organisation NIAB has warned that the EU Commission's hardline negotiating stance on Brexit is already damaging prospects for UK agri-science, and has called on Ministers to safeguard the UK science base.
Cutting-edge technology and innovation can help UK farmers produce, sell and export more than ever following the UK's exit from the EU, Defra secretary Michael Gove has said.
Brexit, wastage, exchange rates and plant health are potential issues as nurseries report a generally satisfactory year in their new accounts.
A new report launched by Bord Bia today shows a renewed optimism for the Irish food, drink and horticulture industry's trading relationship with the UK market, worth over €4 billion last year.
Gardening Team Leader
Garden Transformation North London
Gardener - RHS level 3 diploma or similar
Stefano Marinaz Landscape Architecture London (Central), London (Greater)
Daylesford Estate Cotswolds
Technical Specialist – Plant Health (Agricultural Inspector Grade III)
Northern Ireland Civil Service Dundonald, Belfast
Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Woking, Surrey