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Landscape Plant Focus


Prolific flowers and a long season make this an attractive addition to the garden, writes Bethan Norris.


These highly attractive trees and shrubs remain popular among landscape gardeners, Miranda Kimberley reports.


Showy flowers and variegated leaves make this a useful choice in borders, says Miranda Kimberley.


Fast-growing evergreen foliage makes these plants excellent garden features, says Miranda Kimberley


Ornamental types feature bright flowers and can have attractive foliage, says Miranda Kimberley.


The exquisite fragrance of these plants makes them valuable to gardeners, says Miranda Kimberley.


Landscape In Depth

Kit test - Chainsaws

Kit test - Chainsaws

17 July 2014

Three of the top brands submit saws for testing in the Wild Wood at Derby College, Sally Drury reports.

Kit tests - Tractors

Kit tests - Tractors

11 July 2014

How will these three new models fare when tested at Cannington Golf Club? Sally Drury finds out.

Sargent's solutions - new ways to market your company

Sargent's solutions - new ways to market your company

11 July 2014

Sharing behind-the-scenes details of your work can improve customer satisfaction and offer public relations opportunities, says Alan Sargent


Sargent's Solutions

Your professional gardening and landscaping queries answered

Sargent's solutions -

Sargent's solutions - "Do's and don'ts" in hiring your first full time staff member

13 March 2014

By taking on your first full-time employee you are embarking on a serious business journey. Alan Sargent helps you to plot a successful course.


Noel Farrer

Landscape luminary Noel Farrer casts an eye over the state of the industry.

Farrer on...

How To Buy...

Buyers' guide - tractors Vibration levels, implements and working conditions are key considerations, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - Chainsaws Your experience and training are key factors when it comes to choosing a chainsaw, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - Brushcutters The terrain and nature of the job will dictate which machine you should be using, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - Woodchippers Arborists, landscapers and grounds-maintenance teams can put chippers to good use, says, Sally Drury.

Buyers' Guide - Horticultural fabrics From crop protection to insulation, there is a material to meet every horticultural need, says Sally Drury.

Buyers' Guide - Blowers and sweepers Sally Drury looks at blowers and sweepers that can be handheld, pushed, vehicle-mounted or towed.

Latest Machinery Tests

Echo CS-280TES and Echo CS-360TES

Echo CS-280TES and Echo CS-360TES

23 July 2014

Built for the professional user, the 26.9cc 280TES and 35.8cc 360TES both boast better cutting performance than their predecessors. The smaller model features a wrap-around handle designed to encourage best practice by requiring the operator to use b...

Gianni Turbograss 992

Gianni Turbograss 992

12 June 2014

Not the speediest machines in the test, but these Italian-built zero-turners nevertheless prove their worth in other ways. Both, for instance, offer outstanding agility. They are compact and nimble, and capable of seriously accurate mowing, especi...

Toro Z Master 152

Toro Z Master 152

12 June 2014

"Wow, that was fast." Ekin dismounts from Toro's latest-generation 6000 Series Z Master zero-turn mower. "But look, the cutting is fine - no problem at all". He was mowing like greased lightning but the blades provided a first-class finish. Smoo...

Amazone Profihopper iDrive

Amazone Profihopper iDrive

12 June 2014

Our tests do not always go quite to plan. We wanted to try Amazone's Profihopper - the well-known zero-turner with flail and collector - but we wanted it with SmartCut. This is a brand new cutting rotor. It's so new that when we enquired about it ...


What's New

Vredo Super Compact updated models

Vredo Super Compact updated models

11 July 2014

New wider models of the Vredo Super Compact Overseeders are available from Richard Campey Turf Care Systems of Macclesfield.


Polaris Sportsman UTE

11 July 2014

Designed specifically for the UK, Australian and New Zealand markets, Polaris's new Sportsman UTE is said to offer the utility and capability of the traditional farm pick-up combined with the nimbleness and agility of an ATV.


Bobcat engine update

11 July 2014

Bobcat will soon begin the transition to meet EU Stage IIIB/Stage IV emissions regulations for machines greater than 37kW (50hp). This has resulted in significant changes to engine design and added components.


Makita PLM5113S mower launched

11 July 2014

For lawns up to 2,000sq m, this new 190cc mower offers a 51cm cutting width, centralised five-step height adjustment and a three-speed transmission.


TigerTurf offers artificial playing surfaces

27 June 2014

To meet the needs of sports and leisure facilities, artificial turf manufacturer TigerTurf UK has developed a premium range of playing surfaces, including Soccer Real.


Duo Spreader a world's first

13 June 2014

Following positive comments from greenkeepers and groundsmen at the BTME turf show in Harrogate in January, Sherriff Amenity has launched the world's first dual-disc plate spreader.


What Kit?

Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment.

What kit? - Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment

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Additional Information

Latest jobs Jobs web feed

  • HEAD GARDENER REQUIRED - COTSWOLDS Knight Frank £28,000 - £30,000 no accommodation, Gloucestershire / Cheltenham, Gloucestershire / Northleach, Gloucestershire
  • Contract Supervisor Lowther Forestry Group Ltd Attractive salary, vehicle and benefits package, South East England / South West England
  • Gardener - Team Leader Landscape Associates Ltd £19,000 - £23,000 - Dependant on individual experience, Teddington, London (Greater) / Teddington, London (Greater)
  • Interior Plant Technician Gavin Jones Ltd Competitive, South East England / London (Central), London (Greater)
  • Garden Centre Manager MorePeople £30000 - £35000 per annum, London (Central), London (Greater)


In This Issue

Horticulture Week - 11 July 2014 NEWS: Industry co-working sparks engagement with Government

SARGENT'S SOLUTIONS: Offering clients a glimpse behind the scenes of your work builds satisfaction and PR

KIT TESTS: Tractors

PLANT FOCUS: Leucanthemum

SHOW PREVIEW: Sector prepares for Fruit Focus