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Record breaking year for Green Flag Award scheme

Record breaking year for Green Flag Award scheme

28 July 2014

A record total of 1476 parks and green spaces have been awarded Green Flags this year.

 
 
Commons environmental audit committee urges Government to accept European risk assessment on neonicotinoids

Commons environmental audit committee urges Government to accept European risk assessment on neonicotinoids

28 July 2014

The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee into the Government's National Pollinator Strategy has criticised the Government over neonicotinoids.

 
 
Morden Hall Garden Centre prepares for closing down sale

Morden Hall Garden Centre prepares for closing down sale

27 July 2014

Morden Hall Garden Centre in London, which Capital Gardens has run for 23 years, is to begin a closing down sale on 1 August.

 
 

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What Kit?

Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment.

What kit? - Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment
 
 

UK Grower Awards 2015

Call for entries as UK Grower Awards 2015 contest launches

Call for entries as UK Grower Awards 2015 contest launches

New categories for UK Grower Awards 2015 offer even more opportunities to highlight strengths to potential customers.

Plant Focus

Ligularia

These ideal water garden plants offer summer colour and year-round ground cover, says Bethan Norris.

 



Pest and disease factsheets

BEAT THE BUGS

Key facts to help you protect your crops from pests and diseases

 
 

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Pest & Disease Management - Spider mites - These pests can cause trouble in ornamentals crops The glasshouse red spider mite, also known as the two-spotted spider mite, is a troublesome pest of both protected and outdoor ornamentals.

Apprenticeships: Employers in charge Major Government changes to apprenticeships put employers in the driving seat. Is horticulture ready? Jez Abbott finds out.

Top 100 profile - Coolings Now operating across two sites in Kent, Coolings has built a reputation as a successful family business, won multiple awards and achieved a high rank in the Garden Retail Top 100, Matthew Appleby reports.

Grow your own - Back on track Weather conditions have led to a more steady sales season for fruit and vegetable products and suppliers are lining up new varieties for 2015, Matthew Appleby reports.

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

Weed control: production The reduced availability of herbicides has led growers to consider alternative options, Sally Drury finds.

Events

Groen-Direkt Fair

  • Groen-Direkt
  • Date: Tue 29 Jul 2014 - Tue 29 Jul 2014

Plant Pests and Disease Identification Training Day

  • PlantNetwork
  • Date: Thu 31 Jul 2014 - Thu 31 Jul 2014
  • Venue: Woking, UK

National Cut Flower Centre Open Day

  • HDC
  • Date: Wed 06 Aug 2014 - Wed 06 Aug 2014
  • Venue: E M Cole Farms Ltd, Small Drove Lane, West Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 3NL - then National Cut Flower Centre, Rookery Farm, Joys Bank, Holbeach St Johns, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 8SG

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In This Issue

Horticulture Week - 25 July 2014

NEWS: Gardeners’ wages likely to be raised by RHS in benchmark exercise

GARDEN RETAIL TOP 100 PROFILE: How Coolings in Kent has built up its reputation

KIT TEST: Echo, Makita and Stihl submit their latest chainsaw models for testing at Derby College

PLANT FOCUS: Ligularia

PEST & DISEASE FACTSHEET: Spider mites

UK GROWER AWARDS 2015: Entries now open