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.
Horticulture industry figures say they are keen to work closely with Government as the official process of Britain leaving the EU begins through triggering Article 50.
Growers have until 10 April to respond to a request for feedback over whether industry lobbyists should ask for a Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWs) for 2017.
British plants are being promoted as better deal then ever.
The Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association's AGM and business conference took place on 23 March at Horticulture House, Oxfordshire with 80 members in attendance, and discussed how Brexit is costing them but selling via Amazon is acceptable.
MPs call for a one-stop shop for forestry grants "on day one" of the UK's exit from the EU, with single grant scheme for agriculture and forestry
England lacks both suitable incentives to bring its woodland cover up to Government targets and sufficient protection for existing ancient woodlands, according to a candid parliamentary report.
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.
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.
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