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Homebase to close 25 per cent of its stores following a review of the chain

DIY/garden centre chain Homebase is shutting a quarter of its 300+ shops by 2019.

Mr Fothergill's home gardening scheme finds Sedum Xenox is the ebst bloomer

Mr Fothergill's home gardening scheme finds Sedum Xenox is the ebst bloomer

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 start on 45th Greenfingers garden

Landscapers start on 45th Greenfingers garden

Landscapers at Landscape Creations have started work on the 45th Greenfingers garden at Forget Me Not children's hospice in West Yorkshire.

James Wong to join MPs at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew public meeting

James Wong to join MPs at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew public meeting

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.

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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.

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.

According to Seabrook...Garden industry faces tough challenges

According to Seabrook...Garden industry faces tough challenges

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.