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Price wars and deflation in staple items such as vegetables sees grocery growth fall to record low

Price wars and deflation in staple items such as vegetables sees grocery growth fall to record low

Price wars and deflation in staple items such as vegetables are defining a grocery market increasingly dominated by budget operators, experts say.

Crest Garden and Desch Plantpak link for garden centre range

Crest Garden and Desch Plantpak link for garden centre range

Desch Plantpak and Crest Garden have announced a joint venture aimed at revitalising the UK grow your own retail propagation market.

Royal Parks to host two harvest festivals

Royal Parks to host two harvest festivals

The Royal Parks is hosting two harvest festivals next month featuring advice sessions with some of the UK's most experienced parks professionals.

Up to 40 garden cities needed say garden city competition finalists

Up to 40 garden cities needed say garden city competition finalists

Wolfson garden city finalists argue for dozens of new garden cities while greening of existing towns also proposed.

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Latest Comment

Barrell On....why highway tree inspection regimes must be protected

Barrell On....why highway tree inspection regimes must be protected

When a death arises in unnatural circumstances, an inquest is a fact-finding public inquiry to establish who has died as well as how, when and where the death occurred (www.judiciary.gov.uk).

According To Hewson ... Skills shortage persists but stars emerge

According To Hewson ... Skills shortage persists but stars emerge

I'm often asked by growers whether I think there is a skills shortage in the industry, by which I mean commercial horticulture in general and the ornamentals sector in particular. My answer is always yes.

Edwards on...Simple yet valuable green city solutions

Edwards on...Simple yet valuable green city solutions

For as long as I can remember, we nurserymen have lauded the environmental benefits of our trade as a panacea to the world's problems.