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Elaeagnus

Elaeagnus

Fragrant flowers and lustrous leaves help these often overlooked shrubs and small trees to stand out, says Miranda Kimberley.

UK businesses reach out to buyers at IPM Essen

UK businesses reach out to buyers at IPM Essen

Plants, products and technology updates on show to 60,000 international visitors at annual German trade fair IPM Essen.

Nursery transport

Nursery transport

Growers are increasingly taking advantage of the benefits afforded by automation, Sally Drury reports.

Windbreaks - Shelter can protect crops against potential damage

Windbreaks - Shelter can protect crops against potential damage

Windbreaks have an important part to play in horticulture by providing shelter from the ill effects of wind on plants, soil, buildings and people.

Tim Edwards

Boningales Nursery chairman Tim Edwards on the business of ornamentals production
 

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Andrew Hewson

Writer and columnist Andrew Hewson offers his reflections on horticulture
 

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Products & Kit

Buyers' guide - Lending trees support

Buyers' guide - Lending trees support

Young, newly-planted trees need all the support and protection they can get, writes Sally Drury.

Market report: A question of branding

Market report: A question of branding

Marketing plans have come to the fore as growers' optimism has increased, writes Sally Drury.

Market report - Nursery equipment

Market report - Nursery equipment

With grower confidence boosted by good weather, demand for machinery is on the up, says Sally Drury.

John AdlamJohn Adlam's Notes From The Nursery

A fortnightly roundup of jobs to do and what to watch out for to keep your crops protected.

Plant Focus

Dodecatheon

Dodecatheon

Showy flowers and striking colour are helping these 'shooting stars' to grow in popularity, says Miranda Kimberley.

Sarcococca

Sarcococca

There are plants thoroughly associated with winter: the Christmas tree, of course; the Poinsettia and Hippeastrum, given as presents at Christmas; and after Christmas the heralds of the coming of the spring, the snowdrop. One underrated evergreen, not the holly or the ivy, but the Sarcococca, needs to be more fully appreciated.

Parrotia

Parrotia

Frequently grown as a specimen tree, this genus is valued for its autumn leaf colour, attractive bark and winter flowers, Bethan Norris discovers.

Platanus

Platanus

This tough genus includes trees that can cope with pollution and poor soils but disease and leaf litter are challenges, says Miranda Kimberley.


Forthcoming Events

Ball Colegrave Spring Open House trial for Primroses, Pansy and Viola

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Winter Forum (West)

  • Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB

Course Information Sessions

  • Kingston Maurward College