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What challenges and opportunities lie in store for tomato growers?

What challenges and opportunities lie in store for tomato growers?

The British Tomato Growers Association (TGA) conference heard a range of perspectives on what changes lie in store for the sector and how to anticipate them.

What new vegetables will gardeners be growing in 2018?

What new vegetables will gardeners be growing in 2018?

Next year is Fleuroselect year of the chilli pepper and Thompson & Morgan and Mr Fothergill's have ranges around the hot vegetable, with a new way of promoting sales.

Why do poinsettia growers have reasons to be positive?

Why do poinsettia growers have reasons to be positive?

A revived marketing campaign and the weak pound mean UK poinsettia growers are looking forward to Christmas.

Who are the apprenticeship trailblazers?

Who are the apprenticeship trailblazers?

Horticulture is at the forefront of a major change in the way we train people for work, after its various sectors joined together to become one of the first industries to develop Trailblazer Apprenticeship standards.

Buoyant demand for UK apples but frost and labour remain concerns

Buoyant demand for UK apples but frost and labour remain concerns

As the British apple season begins, English Apples & Pears (EAP) is warning that growers will feel the effects of both a late frost in spring and also constrained labour supply.

Garden centre building: what's going up?

Garden centre building: what's going up?

After a lull in new builds, 2018 could see a slight resurgence in garden centres being erected.


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£166,000 "game changer" funding for Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust

£166,000 "game changer" funding for Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust

The Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust in south London has secured a near £95,000 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help its development.

Tesco to accept apples with "widespread" frost ring defects

Tesco to accept apples with "widespread" frost ring defects

Tesco has widened its specifications to ensure that UK apples hit by "frost ring" will still go on sale.

EC plants intellectual property future remains uncertain

EC plants intellectual property future remains uncertain

A European Commission position paper on intellectual property rights sounds like what the UK wants but the two-year transition period to leave and general uncertainty means nothing is decided.

Wyevale Garden Centres records £122m loss for 2016

Wyevale Garden Centres records £122m loss for 2016

Wyevale Garden Centres' newly issued accounts show the firm recorded revenues at the year end 25 December 2016 of £325m (£311m in 2015) and a loss of £122m - the biggest ever for a garden centre group.

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Latest Comment

Opinion... Shining a light on trading with Europe

Opinion... Shining a light on trading with Europe

Accurate figures are notoriously difficult to get at, but without doubt the UK imports a great deal of its ornamental plant requirement.

Opinion... Blurring of the truth in rude health

Opinion... Blurring of the truth in rude health

I found myself recently thumbing an old copy of George Orwell's 1984. Flicking through, much of what is unfolding today chimes with my memory of the book.

Opinion... System must support home produce

Opinion... System must support home produce

Continuous food supplies are cornerstones of social well-being. Even minor blips like last winter's disruption of fresh produce supplies from Iberia become "media disasters".