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Easter sales 'cracking' say garden retailers, continuing good start to year

Easter sales 'cracking' say garden retailers, continuing good start to year

22 April 2014

Easter garden centre sales have continued the good start to the year, with one retailer reporting that April is 88 per cent up so far.

 
 
Bradford City sees fewer injuries after buying new aerator says head groundsman

Bradford City sees fewer injuries after buying new aerator says head groundsman

22 April 2014

Bradford City Football Club has bought a SISIS Javelin Aer-Aid 1500 tractor mounted aerator and says player injuries have dropped as a result.

 
 
Kew petition nudges 70,000 signatures as local MP Zac Goldsmith weighs in on issue

Kew petition nudges 70,000 signatures as local MP Zac Goldsmith weighs in on issue

22 April 2014

An online petition calling on the Government to reverse funding cuts to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew has reached nearly 70,000 signatures.

 
 

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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.

 

Pest and disease factsheets

BEAT THE BUGS

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

 
 

What Kit?

Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment.

What kit? - Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment
 
 

UK Grower Awards

Stars of production horticulture unveiled at UK Grower Awards 2014

A top fruit grower that has seen its turnover triple since 2006 when it began a rapid programme of expansion, and a bedding grower that has seen off the sector's challenges by paying detailed attention to every aspect of its business, scooped the big...


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Liquid feeding The application of fertilisers through irrigation systems has many benefits over conventional spraying.

Olearia Daisy bushes can make ideal evergreen shrubs for hedging or windbreaks in coastal gardens or landscapes, Miranda Kimberley explains.

Buyers Guide: Glasshouse Structures Up-to-date information on glasshouse products and suppliers.

Business Planning - Making your staff a unique selling point Your employees can help you to differentiate from your competition in a positive way, says Neville Stein.

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

Fresh produce packaging - Waste reduction Retailers' response to food-waste concerns is driving packaging manufacturers to find innovative solutions, Gavin McEwan reports.

Events

EMRA/HDC Tree Fruit Day

  • HDC
  • Date: Thu 24 Apr 2014 - Thu 24 Apr 2014
  • Venue: EAST MALLING RESEARCH CONFERENCE CENTRE, NEW ROAD, EAST MALLING, KENT, ME19 6BJ

RHS London Alpine Garden Show 2014

  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • Date: Sun 27 Apr 2014 - Sun 27 Apr 2014
  • Venue: RHS Horticultural Halls, Lindley Hall

Groen-Direkt Fair

  • Date: Tue 29 Apr 2014 - Tue 29 Apr 2014

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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