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Online sales of garden products in the UK have doubled since 2011

Online sales of garden products in the UK have doubled since 2011

Growth in online sales of gardening products have outpaced the overall garden products market by some distance in recent years.

MP urges Government to trial new seasonal worker permit scheme

MP urges Government to trial new seasonal worker permit scheme

A Kent MP has called on the Government to trial a new seasonal workers permit scheme to meet growers' labour needs in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Industry keeps up pressure for key labour solution

Industry keeps up pressure for key labour solution

Parliamentary debate hears horticulture will need 95,000 seasonal workers in 2019.

Limits of funding models spelt out at parks inquiry

Limits of funding models spelt out at parks inquiry

There is "no silver bullet" to the parks funding crisis, despite optimism in the work going on to develop trusts and other innovative funding models, MPs heard at the parks inquiry's third evidence session on 21 November.

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From The Editor - Celebrating great Landscapes

From The Editor - Celebrating great Landscapes

It was the Horticulture Week team's privilege on 2 December to join a record gathering of 964 landscape professionals celebrating the outstanding winners of the 40th BALI National Landscape Awards, run in association with Horticulture Week and head sponsor Green-tech.

According To Edwards ... Why horticulture needs a different dialogue to farming

According To Edwards ... Why horticulture needs a different dialogue to farming

The Government will always look on "horticulture" as a sector within "agriculture" and, when the trade effectively gets its message across, the Government recognises "nursery stock" as a non-edible subset of horticulture.

Seabrook on...Are 'garden' and 'gardener' becoming dirty words?

Seabrook on...Are 'garden' and 'gardener' becoming dirty words?