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Seabrook on...Making your business meetings effective

Seabrook on...Making your business meetings effective

Edwards On ... Good ideas can survive our bureaucracy

Edwards On ... Good ideas can survive our bureaucracy

Last month I was in China for the summer congress of the International Association of Horticultural Producers. Among discussion of issues common to horticultural production around the globe, we visited a vast new park just built on the outskirts of Qingdao city, currently the site of a horticultural Expo.

Last call for award entries

Last call for award entries

A huge thank you to everyone who has so far entered the UK Grower Awards 2015 and the Garden Retail Awards 2015. There are some brilliant projects already in but, to those of you who are yet to enter, the great news is that there is still time. The Garden Retail Awards entry deadline has been extended to 22 October and the UK Grower Awards to 26 October.

According to Seabrook...Garden industry faces tough challenges

According to Seabrook...Garden industry faces tough challenges

Walking the avenues at Glee, a leading member of the garden centre world asked where I thought the industry would be in 40 years time. My immediate reply was that there would not be one as we know it today.

Factors behind divestments

Factors behind divestments

The number of leading garden centre operations that continue to grow their own plants (to a greater or lesser degree) has been in steady decline for many years thanks to a variety of factors - and the reasons behind the latest wave of divestments are no different.

Hewson On ... Homes are not the only route to gardening

Hewson On ... Homes are not the only route to gardening

Gardeners' World recently featured a lovely lady (Margaret) celebrating her 100th birthday in her more than splendid garden. The story showcased the pleasure of plants and value of gardening, irrespective of age.

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