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Barrell On....why highway tree inspection regimes must be protected

Barrell On....why highway tree inspection regimes must be protected

When a death arises in unnatural circumstances, an inquest is a fact-finding public inquiry to establish who has died as well as how, when and where the death occurred (www.judiciary.gov.uk).

According To Hewson ... Skills shortage persists but stars emerge

According To Hewson ... Skills shortage persists but stars emerge

I'm often asked by growers whether I think there is a skills shortage in the industry, by which I mean commercial horticulture in general and the ornamentals sector in particular. My answer is always yes.

Edwards on...Simple yet valuable green city solutions

Edwards on...Simple yet valuable green city solutions

For as long as I can remember, we nurserymen have lauded the environmental benefits of our trade as a panacea to the world's problems.

Farrer On ... Environment offers economic solutions

Farrer On ... Environment offers economic solutions

It has been hard to avoid the much-debated news of prime minister David Cameron's reshuffle, with many looking to interpret the changes in every speculative detail.

Seabrook on...Building a sound market for novelty plants

Seabrook on...Building a sound market for novelty plants

Adam Pasco, speaking to last week's Fleuroselect Convention, pointed out there was no direct dialogue between breeder and consumer.

Dixon On ... Pooling knowledge from across the globe

Dixon On ... Pooling knowledge from across the globe

Horticulturists have international dimensions.

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