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Ornamentals In Depth

Pest & Disease Management - Spider mites - These pests can cause trouble in ornamentals crops

Pest & Disease Management - Spider mites - These pests can cause trouble in ornamentals crops

25 July 2014

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

Apprenticeships: Employers in charge

25 July 2014

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

 
 
Weed control: production

Weed control: production

11 July 2014

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

 
 
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.

 
 

Plant Focus

Ligularia

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

Leucanthemum

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

Robinia

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

Phlox

Fragrant flowers in many colours make these plants a favourite in borders, says Miranda Kimberley.

Weigela

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

Polemonium

Attractive flowers and foliage have made Jacob's ladder a cottage garden favourite, says Miranda Kimberley.

 

 

New Plants

Rehmannia variety released

Rehmannia variety released

25 July 2014

Farplants has launched Rehmannia Walberton's 'Magic Dragon'.

 
 
'Astana' - Cayeux Iris

'Astana' - Cayeux Iris

16 May 2014

A range of multiple irises, including 'Astana' - Cayeux Iris

 
 
Chrysanthemum 'Martin Bell'

Chrysanthemum 'Martin Bell'

16 May 2014

Chrysanthemum 'Martin Bell' from Chrysanthemums Direct.

 
 
Sarracenia 'Matt Johnson'

Sarracenia 'Matt Johnson'

16 May 2014

Sarracenia 'Matt Johnson' from Hampshire Carnivorous Plants.

 
 
Clematis Edda ('Evipo074')

Clematis Edda ('Evipo074')

16 May 2014

Clematis Edda ('Evipo074') from Raymond Evison Clematis.

 
 
Hosta 'Andy Murray'

Hosta 'Andy Murray'

16 May 2014

Hosta 'Andy Murray' is from Brookfield Plants.

 
 
 

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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