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Defra's refusal to award compensation for Russia ban "a slap in the face" for UK growers

Defra's refusal to award compensation for Russia ban "a slap in the face" for UK growers

UK growers will not be eligible for compensation for consequences of Russia's fresh produce imports ban, the government have confirmed.

"The Major" of Trebah Garden dies leaving lasting legacy in Cornwall landscape

"The Major" of Trebah Garden dies leaving lasting legacy in Cornwall landscape

The decorated war veteran who restored and revived Trebah Garden in Cornwall, Major James Hibbert, has died "with a smile on his face".

Allotments, BBQ area and fitness deck part of James Corner's Battersea Power Station roof garden

Allotments, BBQ area and fitness deck part of James Corner's Battersea Power Station roof garden

New York High Line and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park landscape architect James Corner has added allotments to his Battersea Power Station roof garden design.

September sees garden centre sales rise

September sees garden centre sales rise

Outdoor living and landscaping helped garden centres sales last month.

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Last call for award entries

Last call for award entries

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.

Edwards On ... Good ideas can survive our bureaucracy

Edwards On ... Good ideas can survive our bureaucracy

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.