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Jack Ward takes over as chief executive of British Growers

Jack Ward takes over as chief executive of British Growers

15 April 2014

Former NFU East Midlands regional director Jack Ward has been appointed chief executive of the British Growers Association (BGA).


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Plant Focus


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


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


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


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


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


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


Pest and disease factsheets


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...

Explore Horticulture Week

Buyers guide - glasshouses Full and up-to-date information on glasshouse products and suppliers.

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

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.

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

Sargent's solutions - how to ready your business for proposed changes to customer rights Alan Sargent advises that the Customer Rights Bill should be regarded as an opportunity to tighten up professional practice rather than treated as a threat.

How to buy - Hedge trimmers Battery models dominate new introductions but petrol options are also being updated, says Sally Drury.


Groen-Direkt Fair

  • Groen-Direkt
  • Date: Tue 22 Apr 2014 - Tue 22 Apr 2014

EMRA/HDC Tree Fruit Day

  • HDC
  • Date: Thu 24 Apr 2014 - Thu 24 Apr 2014

RHS London Alpine Garden Show 2014

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

Additional Information

Latest jobs Jobs web feed

  • 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)
  • Tractor 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