Those in charge of grounds, estates and sports facilities have a vast range of kit available to cope with the worst that winter can throw at them, Sally Drury reports.
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Traditionally grown for wood and nuts, hazels are also good in woodland planting and hedgerows, says Miranda Kimberley.
Distinctive coloured barks are the outstanding merits of these attractive trees and shrubs.
Serrated leaves, twisted bark and tasty nuts make the sweet chestnut a highly prized tree, writes Miranda Kimberley.
A wide variety of options for training and finding work are available for people entering the horticulture profession from outside the sector, writes Jack Shamash.
Bigger plants are in demand as housebuilding leads to swelling order books at nurseries that can deliver quality, Jez Abbott reports.
There are solid business reasons for improving efficiency by investing in new equipment.
Using the right equipment is essential to ensure that grass roots get the air, water and nutrients they need to thrive, Sally Drury explains.
Most hedges need to be cut or trimmed several times a year and the choice of kit will depend on their size, species and setting, Sally Drury explains
Young and newly planted trees need protection against a range of threats to their successful establishment, says Sally Drury.
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