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Christmas trees for Valentine's Day

Christmas trees for Valentine's Day

Christmas tree growers say they could now be witnessing a second 'diary spike' every year, with customers wanting to decorate a traditional festive tree in the spirit of Valentine celebrations.

Urine-fed algae boost tomato quality, say researchers

Urine-fed algae boost tomato quality, say researchers

Algae fed on human urine then applied as a fertiliser yield sweeter, tastier tomatoes, according to Belgian researchers.

Hillier to launch Rantzen lavender

Hillier to launch Rantzen lavender

Hillier Nurseries has announced that the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 will see the introduction of Lavandula 'Silver Line' in aid of The Silver Line charity, founded by Dame Esther Rantzen DBE.

More forest cover does not mean a cooler climate, say researchers

More forest cover does not mean a cooler climate, say researchers

Forest management and expansion in Europe over the last 250 years have not cooled the climate, according to new research published in the journal Science.

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Seabrook on...Valuing the contribution of your employees

Seabrook on...Valuing the contribution of your employees

A recurrent theme through the Garden Centre Association Conference presentation on "A Lifetime Experience in Retailing" by John W Herbert was the value of staff. They are our greatest asset and most ignored, we were told.

According To Farrer ... Government must face climate change reality

According To Farrer ... Government must face climate change reality

Our climate has and will continue to change. People's capacity to accommodate this new reality amazes me.

Strong leadership pays off

Strong leadership pays off

The need for strong leadership to build a future for parks in the midst of the ongoing funding crisis was a theme returned to again and again at a recent Parks Alliance round table - the first of a series designed to inform the development of policy positions to take the sector forward.