News & Analysis
The latest news across the UK horticulture industry including garden retail, plant production, edibles production, landscaping, parks, sports turf and arboriculture.
Iconic British foods could be severely curtailed in the face of loss of plant protection products, Andersons study warns
Domestic production of some 'iconic' British foods such as frozen peas, apples and fresh carrots could be severely curtailed as the result of the loss or restricted use of plant protection products (PPP), a study by Andersons for the Agricultural Industries Confederation, the Crop Protection Association and the National Farmers Union has concluded.
Gardening and journalism figures have paid tribute to Peter Seabrook as he celebrated 50 years in horticultural journalism and 60 years in the industry.
A greenkeeping supervisor from Cheshire is this year's winner of the Ransomes Jacobsen-sponsored best student award at Myerscough College.
A new two-day kit showcase organised by Toro distributor Lely UK attracted hundreds of visitors from the sector, the company has said.
Marton Mere Project Officer
Blackpool Council Stanley Park Offices/Marton Mere Visitor Centre
Environmental Volunteer Coordinator
Blackpool Council Lancashire
HEAD GARDENER - YORK GATE, ADEL, LEEDS
Perennial Adel, Leeds
Shop Manager progressing to Directorship
Riverside Garden Centre Bristol, City of Bristol
Walworth Garden Farm Southwark, London
- Ely, Cambridgeshire
- Lakeside Conference Centre Fera, Sand Hutton York, North Yorkshire YO41 1LZ
Last month I was in China for the summer congress of the International Association of Horticultural Producers. Among discussion of issues common to horticultural production around the globe, we visited a vast new park just built on the outskirts of Qingdao city, currently the site of a horticultural Expo.
A huge thank you to everyone who has so far entered the UK Grower Awards 2015 and the Garden Retail Awards 2015. There are some brilliant projects already in but, to those of you who are yet to enter, the great news is that there is still time. The Garden Retail Awards entry deadline has been extended to 22 October and the UK Grower Awards to 26 October.
Walking the avenues at Glee, a leading member of the garden centre world asked where I thought the industry would be in 40 years time. My immediate reply was that there would not be one as we know it today.