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How are gardens attracting the school holiday pound?

How are gardens attracting the school holiday pound?

Garden managers looking to boost visits from families over key holiday periods have much to consider, from cost and insurance issues to the right overall mix of visitors.

What role for green walls after Grenfell disaster?

What role for green walls after Grenfell disaster?

The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed at least 79 lives, made hundreds homeless and horrified the country, has brought the issue of building cladding to the fore.

Garden industry pursuing online sales growth

Garden industry pursuing online sales growth

How much will online plants sales be worth after Dobbies links with Ocado and other players enter the market?

How can the health benefits of woodlands be better sold to key client groups?

How can the health benefits of woodlands be better sold to key client groups?

Peri-urban woodlands are a valuable but under-utilised resource for dog-owners - a major client group - that could play a greater part in the health of both them and their pets, concludes research carried out for Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) with The Kennel Club and Scottish health partnership Paths for All.

Is the future looking brighter again for the rose?

Is the future looking brighter again for the rose?

Earlier this month the rose won the vote for Gardeners' World most influential plant of the past 50 years. Could it be on the rise again after falling in popularity over the past few of decades? Today's rose growers certainly think so.

Can a labour crisis be averted in the UK berry industry?

Can a labour crisis be averted in the UK berry industry?

Failure to secure sufficient supply of seasonal labour would not only cripple Britain's thriving soft-fruit industry but would hit affordability and availability of a healthy everyday food, according to a report by agricultural consultancy Andersons Midlands for industry body British Summer Fruits (BSF).


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Some long-term benefit from Food Dudes, Irish study finds

Some long-term benefit from Food Dudes, Irish study finds

A campaign to increase schoolchildren's fruit and vegetable intake, implemented the UK, US and Europe but most extensively in Ireland, has shown some long-term benefit, according to a new Irish study.

Garden centre in housing application

Garden centre in housing application

Hazel Dene Garden Centre, in Culgaith, Cumbria, has submitted plans to Eden District Council for 13 houses, a convenience store and restaurant as a redvelopment of the garden centre, which is facing "a precarious future".

Retail sales up in year to June

Retail sales up in year to June

Retailers reported that growth in sales volumes picked up in the year to June, according to the latest monthly CBI Distributive Trades Survey.

Brexit - impact on horticulture

Brexit: Keep up to date with latest developments and views on the impact of Brexit on horticulture with Horticulture Week.
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Edwards: Will a weak pound and tariffs on imported stock be good for UK nursery production?

Edwards: Will a weak pound and tariffs on imported stock be good for UK nursery production?

At the time of writing - a few days after the general election - sterling has weakened and we still have no idea of what Brexit means.

Seabrook On... Refocus needed at Chelsea

Seabrook On... Refocus needed at Chelsea

The president of the RHS was wise to avoid the traditional comment at the Monday lunch that "this is the best Chelsea show ever".

Editorial ... Garden industry prospects and election pledges

Editorial ... Garden industry prospects and election pledges

After a disappointing rain-hit May, the garden industry will be heading into this weekend's second key bank holiday period buoyed by better weather - and a final boost for sales from publicity surrounding the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.