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Landscape Plant Focus

Parrotia

Parrotia

Frequently grown as a specimen tree, this genus is valued for its autumn leaf colour, attractive bark and winter flowers, Bethan Norris discovers.

Platanus

Platanus

This tough genus includes trees that can cope with pollution and poor soils but disease and leaf litter are challenges, says Miranda Kimberley.

Galtonia

Galtonia

These lesser-known summer-blooming bulbs feature elegant bell-shaped white and green flowers, says Miranda Kimberley.


Landscape In Depth

Market report - Chainsaws

Market report - Chainsaws

Changing demand has driven the development of electric, cordless and petrol models, Sally Drury finds.

Business Planning - Cash flow monitoring will always pay off

Business Planning - Cash flow monitoring will always pay off

The reality check that is cash flow planning will ensure your business stays afloat, says Neville Stein.

Garden cities is a phrase on everyone's lips: but what does it mean in practice?

Garden cities is a phrase on everyone's lips: but what does it mean in practice?

As political parties find unity in plans to create more garden cities, Josephine Smit unpicks the rebirth of an old idea.

How will horticulture fare in 2015?

How will horticulture fare in 2015?

After a wet start, a long, mild season brought benefits for many sectors of horticulture last year. But what of prospects for 2015? Matthew Appleby, Sarah Cosgrove, Sally Drury and Gavin McEwan report.

Buyers' guide - Lending trees support

Buyers' guide - Lending trees support

Young, newly-planted trees need all the support and protection they can get, writes Sally Drury.

What Kit

Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment.

How To Buy

Buyers' guide - Tree stakes and ties

Buyers' guide - Tree stakes and ties

The size of the planting stock will determine which support system to use, Sally Drury advises.

Buyers' guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Buyers' guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Having the right machine to clear away debris can save you a lot of time and effort, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - Tractors

Buyers' guide - Tractors

Vibration levels, implements and working conditions are key considerations, Sally Drury explains.


Forthcoming Events

GCA Conference 2015

  • De Vere Carden Park in Chester

HDC Biopesticides Workshop - Protected Edibles

  • STONELEIGH PARK KENILWORTH CV8 2TL

Hillier Nurseries Spring Open days 2015

  • Hillier Nurseries Ltd, Ampfield House, Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9PA