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Netherlands counts the cost of Russia food import ban

The loss of Russian markets to the Dutch agri-food sector has been put at €200m (£160m), but could be considerably higher, the country's official statistics body has said.

GIMB promotes 'Love the Plot You've Got' at Glee

GIMB promotes 'Love the Plot You've Got' at Glee

The Gardening Industry Marketing Board (GIMB) is promoting the 'Love the Plot You've Got' campaign at Glee in a bid to tap into the 30 - 45s gardening market.

ISS team joins forces with service personnel to create memorial garden

ISS team joins forces with service personnel to create memorial garden

ISS Facilities Landscaping has joined forces with British Army and Navy soldiers to design and create a planting scheme for a forces' memorial garden.

SGD announces first speakers at 'Urban' conference

The Society of Garden Designers is going urban for its next conference and examining The New York High Line, the London Garden Bridge and water sensitive urban design.

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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.

Farrer On ... Environment offers economic solutions

Farrer On ... Environment offers economic solutions

It has been hard to avoid the much-debated news of prime minister David Cameron's reshuffle, with many looking to interpret the changes in every speculative detail.