News & Analysis
The latest news across the UK horticulture industry including garden retail, plant production, edibles production, landscaping, parks, sports turf and arboriculture.
The British Tomato Growers Association (TGA) conference heard a range of perspectives on what changes lie in store for the sector and how to anticipate them.
Next year is Fleuroselect year of the chilli pepper and Thompson & Morgan and Mr Fothergill's have ranges around the hot vegetable, with a new way of promoting sales.
A revived marketing campaign and the weak pound mean UK poinsettia growers are looking forward to Christmas.
Horticulture is at the forefront of a major change in the way we train people for work, after its various sectors joined together to become one of the first industries to develop Trailblazer Apprenticeship standards.
As the British apple season begins, English Apples & Pears (EAP) is warning that growers will feel the effects of both a late frost in spring and also constrained labour supply.
After a lull in new builds, 2018 could see a slight resurgence in garden centres being erected.
The Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust in south London has secured a near £95,000 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help its development.
Tesco has widened its specifications to ensure that UK apples hit by "frost ring" will still go on sale.
A European Commission position paper on intellectual property rights sounds like what the UK wants but the two-year transition period to leave and general uncertainty means nothing is decided.
Wyevale Garden Centres' newly issued accounts show the firm recorded revenues at the year end 25 December 2016 of £325m (£311m in 2015) and a loss of £122m - the biggest ever for a garden centre group.
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Garden Centre Manager’s required for the west of Ireland
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Contracts Manager – Runcorn
Lowther Forestry Group Ltd Penrith, Cumbria
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Accurate figures are notoriously difficult to get at, but without doubt the UK imports a great deal of its ornamental plant requirement.
I found myself recently thumbing an old copy of George Orwell's 1984. Flicking through, much of what is unfolding today chimes with my memory of the book.
Continuous food supplies are cornerstones of social well-being. Even minor blips like last winter's disruption of fresh produce supplies from Iberia become "media disasters".