News & Analysis
The latest news across the UK horticulture industry including garden retail, plant production, edibles production, landscaping, parks, sports turf and arboriculture.
DIY/garden centre chain Homebase is shutting a quarter of its 300+ shops by 2019.
When it comes to planting bare root perennials, Mr Fothergill's Nation of Gardeners has found that over wintering in pots in cold frames and then planting out in spring make stronger plants in the long run.
Landscapers at Landscape Creations have started work on the 45th Greenfingers garden at Forget Me Not children's hospice in West Yorkshire.
Ethnobotanist and RHS ambassador James Wong will join local MPs Zac Goldsmith and John McDonnell to speak at a public meeting about cuts at Kew Gardens tonight.
Marton Mere Project Officer
Blackpool Council Stanley Park Offices/Marton Mere Visitor Centre
Environmental Volunteer Coordinator
Blackpool Council Lancashire
HEAD GARDENER - YORK GATE, ADEL, LEEDS
Perennial Adel, Leeds
Shop Manager progressing to Directorship
Riverside Garden Centre Bristol, City of Bristol
Walworth Garden Farm Southwark, London
- Lakeside Conference Centre Fera, Sand Hutton York, North Yorkshire YO41 1LZ
- Leythorne Nursery (Hall Hunter Partnership), Chichester
Last month I was in China for the summer congress of the International Association of Horticultural Producers. Among discussion of issues common to horticultural production around the globe, we visited a vast new park just built on the outskirts of Qingdao city, currently the site of a horticultural Expo.
A huge thank you to everyone who has so far entered the UK Grower Awards 2015 and the Garden Retail Awards 2015. There are some brilliant projects already in but, to those of you who are yet to enter, the great news is that there is still time. The Garden Retail Awards entry deadline has been extended to 22 October and the UK Grower Awards to 26 October.
Walking the avenues at Glee, a leading member of the garden centre world asked where I thought the industry would be in 40 years time. My immediate reply was that there would not be one as we know it today.