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Ornamentals In Depth

Buyers Guide: Glasshouse Structures

Buyers Guide: Glasshouse Structures

18 April 2014

Up-to-date information on glasshouse products and suppliers.

 
 
Business Planning - Making your staff a unique selling point

Business Planning - Making your staff a unique selling point

18 April 2014

Your employees can help you to differentiate from your competition in a positive way, says Neville Stein.

 
 
Review: Glasshouse Structures

Review: Glasshouse Structures

18 April 2014

How does the alpine house benefit RHS Garden Harlow Carr? Sally Drury finds out.

 
 
Debate continues over whether to use non-native plants to help boost wildlife

Debate continues over whether to use non-native plants to help boost wildlife

04 April 2014

Plants for Bugs research project finds that non-natives are just as valuable for invertebrates and pollination as natives.

 
 

Plant Focus

Polygonatum

These shade-loving plants work well as features in woodland gardens, says Miranda Kimberley.

Amelanchier

These plants can fit in small gardens to provide many seasons of interest, Miranda Kimberley finds.

Pulsatilla

Commonly known as the Pasque flower, this perennial is gaining in popularity, says Miranda Kimberley.

Bamboo

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

Bergenia

The 'elephant's ears' provide good ground cover and bright spring flowers, notes Miranda Kimberley.

Ribes

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

 

 

New Plants

Cotinus 'Candy Floss'

Cotinus 'Candy Floss'

18 April 2014

Cotinus 'Candy Floss', a cross between C. 'Grace' and C. 'Daydream' made by Hillier plant propagators that grows up to 4m in height.

 
 
Cotinus 'Ruby Glow'

Cotinus 'Ruby Glow'

18 April 2014

Cotinus 'Ruby Glow', selected by Alan Postill as having the star qualities of habit, abundant flowering and "sensational" autumn colour.

 
 
Weigela middendorffiana 'Mango'

Weigela middendorffiana 'Mango'

18 April 2014

Hillier Nurseries & Garden Centres has introduced:

 
 
Bougainvillea Sun Villea

Bougainvillea Sun Villea

04 April 2014

Sun Villea, a compact bougainvillea, will also be on show along with a range of new-generation Surfinia varieties, including Heavenly Blue.

 
 
Lofos Compact

Lofos Compact

04 April 2014

The Suntory Collection Europe will be showcased at the European Spring Pack Trials on 29 April to 2 May at Moerheim New Plant in Leimuiderbrug, the Netherlands, featuring:

 
 
Begonia 'Beauvilia'

Begonia 'Beauvilia'

21 March 2014

Beekenkamp has launched its new outdoor trailing Begonia 'Waterfall' and Begonia 'Beauvilia' (pictured).

 
 
 

Additional Information


Latest jobs Jobs web feed

  • Head Gardener Sudeley Castle Competitive salary package depending on experience. Could potentially include a family cottage, Gloucestershire
  • HEAD GARDENER Private Estate in Vale of Evesham Dependent on experience, Worcestershire
  • Horticulturalist Gardener, Borders Grosvenor Estate Competitive salary plus benefits , Chester, Cheshire / Eccleston, Cheshire
  • Pet and Aquatics Supervisor MorePeople £16000 - £18000 per annum, Norfolk
  • Sweeper Driver The Landscape Group Paying London Living Wage (£8.80 per hour) and upwards dependent on experience), London (Greater)




 

In This Issue

Horticulture Week - 18 April 2014

NEWS: Garden centres look forward to late Easter sales bonanza

SARGENT'S SOLUTIONS: Why the Customer Rights Bill should be seen as an opportunity rather than a threat

MARKET REPORT: Glasshouses

LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS: Government prospectus offers potential boost across disciplines

EDIBLES: Helping cut food waste - latest packaging addresses concerns over waste issues

PLANT FOCUS: Polygonatum