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Wyevale Garden Centres see green slug killer sales rise

Wyevale Garden Centres see green slug killer sales rise

Wyevale Garden Centres is warning gardeners to prepare for an increase of "supersized" slugs this spring, after a mild winter.

Slug-proof planters launched

Slug-proof planters launched

Oxford Planters have announced the launch of a new collection of planters, seats and tables designed by UK garden designer Andrew Fisher Tomlin and handcrafted in their Cotswolds workshop.

Council pushes "Greening for Health and Happiness" message

Council pushes "Greening for Health and Happiness" message

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has been promoting the health and happiness benefits of gardening to get people involved in Britain in Bloom.

Pershore's mistaken tree planting branded "farce"

Pershore's mistaken tree planting branded "farce"

Crab apple trees in the centre of a Worcestershire market town are having to be replaced after the council planted the wrong species.

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Toughening up landscape message

Toughening up landscape message

Earlier this year, delegates at a Landscape Institute conference debated the danger of focusing too much on "beauty" when promoting the benefit of good landscape design - a practice that speaker Nigel Dunnett warned fed into age-old stereotypes of landscape being nothing more than "a decorative add-on".

Edwards On ... Quantum change in importance of plant health

Edwards On ... Quantum change in importance of plant health

Plant health is a subject discussed more and more by nurserymen. The fact that it is now being discussed by landscape contractors too indicates a quantum change in importance.

According to Barrell...Quarantine needed to defend London plane trees

According to Barrell...Quarantine needed to defend London plane trees

Plane wilt is a vascular disorder similar to Dutch elm disease and just as deadly, evidenced by its devastating impact in France. Just one short boat trip away and a London without plane trees will be the reality, not some remote scenario way down the list of national priorities.