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Sharing knowledge: latest from Hambrook Garden Centre

Sharing knowledge: latest from Hambrook Garden Centre

The garden retailer takes another step towards providing everything that a client might need.

How canopy data sets can shore up tree cover

How canopy data sets can shore up tree cover

Managers urged to use data to set achievable targets to harness benefits of trees.

Finalists revealed for HW Custodian Awards 2017

Finalists revealed for HW Custodian Awards 2017

Outstanding teams and organisations shortlisted in prestigious awards scheme.

How can parks win more support from sponsors?

How can parks win more support from sponsors?

Looking at parks through commercial eyes can help to drive sponsorship

Why are funds showing interest in garden centres?

Why are funds showing interest in garden centres?

Trend demonstrated by investment fund's £10.3m acquisition of Yarnton Nurseries.

Rare chance for horticulture sector to lobby politicians in 'listening mode'

Rare chance for horticulture sector to lobby politicians in 'listening mode'

Professionals urged to host 'meet-the-candidate' events and petition over key horticulture issues.


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Why the sector needs to maintain water dialogue

Why the sector needs to maintain water dialogue

Restrictions unlikely but industry advised to keep talking to water firms.

Open Spaces Society criticises Housing White Paper lack of focus on green space

Open Spaces Society criticises Housing White Paper lack of focus on green space

The Open Spaces Society has criticised the Government's Housing White Paper, saying it has failed to make the concept of Local Green Space (LGS) a clear part of the planning process.

Ancient woodland loss to quarry shows why proposed protection is needed, says Woodland Trust

Ancient woodland loss to quarry shows why proposed protection is needed, says Woodland Trust

Promised updates to planning policy could have saved nearly 20 hectares of biodiverse ancient woodland which will now be lost after Wiltshire Council approved the expansion of a quarry, the Woodland Trust has said.

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Seabrook On... Sensible pricing levels

Seabrook On... Sensible pricing levels

One of the big retail chains has flower seeds on sale at 25p a packet, while one of the specialist mail-order companies has six nigella plants on offer at £15 plus £4.95 carriage charges.

Thank you to our Custodian Awards entrants

Thank you to our Custodian Awards entrants

A huge thank you is due this week to everyone who has made such great efforts and given their time to enter the 2017 Horticulture Week Custodian Awards.

Barrell on... Unjustifiable tree felling

Barrell on... Unjustifiable tree felling

Wandsworth London Borough Council is going to fell an historic avenue of horse chestnut trees on Tooting Bec Common based on 696 responses to its public consultation.