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Daffodil bulb exports rose in 2014 latest Defra figures show

Daffodil bulb exports rose in 2014 latest Defra figures show

Defra chose St David's Day to announce an increase in daffodil bulb exports in 2014. Total overseas exports in 2014 were 6,220 tonnes, up 50 per cent since 2010.

Home & Garden Group uses Garden Connect digital services firm for online presence

Home & Garden Group uses Garden Connect digital services firm for online presence

The fast-growing Home & Garden Group has employed Garden Connect, a digital services provider founded by Edwin Meijer, to create its websites.

BPOA members in Home Grown promotion to leading retailers

BPOA members in Home Grown promotion to leading retailers

Home Grown supporters, Bryants Nurseries, Double H Plants, Hortipak and Modiform provided a Home Grown plant gift to every attendee at last week's Garden Retail Awards to increase awareness of, and promote, the Home Grown initiative among garden retailers.

Park athletics stadium saved thanks to parks department

A council-run athletics stadium threatened with closure because of budget cuts will now stay open, after a parks team found other ways to save money.

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Dixon on...A changing landscape for trust's gardens

Dixon on...A changing landscape for trust's gardens

The National Trust owns fantastic gardens. They chart English gardening's evolution from early enclosed knot gardens through parklands to the intimacies of suburban owner-occupied plots and all in-between.

Gleditsia

Gleditsia

These deciduous, spiny trees can tolerate pollution, making them a good choice for parks and gardens, says Miranda Kimberley.

According To Edwards ... Find ways to support homegrown product

According To Edwards ... Find ways to support homegrown product

There is a grey area between sensible regulation and illegal protectionism that makes it difficult to see the line dividing the two.


Latest Tenders

New Tender:

Broadwalk Borders Project - Perennials and Grasses.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Closing Date: 27th February 2015