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Rhododendron in UK covers nearly 100,000 hectares

Rhododendron in UK covers nearly 100,000 hectares

Invasive Rhododendron covers an area of woodland and adjacent land equal to nearly two-thirds of Greater London, or more than 3 per cent of the UK's total woodland area, according to provisional figures from the Forestry Commission's National Forest Inventory (NFI) which give the first clear indication of the scale of the problem nationwide.

Barton Grange Group see increased sales

Barton Grange Group see increased sales

Barton Grange garden centres, nurseries, landscaping and hotel has seen sales rise in the year to 31 January 2016.

Astilbe wins best Plantarium plant

Astilbe wins best Plantarium plant

Astilbe 'Chocolate Cherry' (MIGHTY) has been selected as the Best Novelty at Plantarium 2016. The plant was entered by Compass Plants BV from Hillegom.

Haskins turnover rises

Haskins turnover rises

Haskins Garden Centres turnover is up, as is profitability in newly released accounts to 28 February 2016.

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According To Edwards ... Political decisions key to UK trade after leaving the EU

According To Edwards ... Political decisions key to UK trade after leaving the EU

I voted to remain in the EU and it took me a while to get my head around the fact that we are leaving. I have never doubted that the UK could do well outside the EU. My concern is that to do well the right political decisions need to be made.

From The Deputy Editor - Supplier showcase at Four Oaks

From The Deputy Editor - Supplier showcase at Four Oaks

Because of Brexit shaking up the supply chain, there couldn't be a better time for buyers to attend the Four Oaks Trade show to see how suppliers are reacting to the changes, renew relationships with suppliers old and new and get on top of the latest thinking.

Seabrook on...Cultivators at sharp end of politically correct positions

Seabrook on...Cultivators at sharp end of politically correct positions

It is easy for senior management in large organisations to take politically correct positions -- for example, deciding on a policy of no-pesticide horticulture -- while for staff at the sharp end having to cultivate plants it is a quite different matter.