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Four Oaks Trade Show 2014

Follow Horticulture Week's coverage of the Four Oaks trade show taking place on September 2-3 in Cheshire

In Depth

South West Growers Show - Preview

South West Growers Show - Preview

Representatives from plant nurseries, garden centres, local authorities and the landscaping industry are expected to attend this year's show to see the latest plants, products and services, says Jonathan Tilley.

Buyers' guide - Polytunnels

Buyers' guide - Polytunnels

Investing in the right structure can improve growers' crops and prices, Sally Drury explains.

Trees and shrubs: Changing needs

Trees and shrubs: Changing needs

Construction recovery has led to a record year for many growers but project cost and other pressures are changing the types of stock specified, Jonathan Tilley reports.

Caryopteris

Caryopteris

Bright-blue flowers and contrasting foliage help to ensure a long season of interest, says Kevin Line.

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 - Horticultural fabrics

Buyers' guide - Horticultural fabrics

A wide range of benefits and cost savings can be secured by using appropriate fabrics, says Sally Drury.

Weed control: production

Weed control: production

The reduced availability of herbicides has led growers to consider alternative options, Sally Drury finds.

Kit tests - Tractors

Kit tests - Tractors

How will these three new models fare when tested at Cannington Golf Club? Sally Drury finds out.

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

Astilbe

Astilbe

A tolerance to waterlogged conditions, dense foliage and feathery plumes of flowers make this an ideal plant for damp gardens and pond sides, writes Bethan Norris

Actaea

Actaea

Interesting leaf structures help these plants to catch the eye even before they flower, says Kevin Line.

Eucryphia

Eucryphia

Grown for their abundant and showy white or pink flowers, these trees are great companion plants for varieties that love acid soil, says Bethan Norris.

Ligularia

Ligularia

These ideal water garden plants offer summer colour and year-round ground cover, says Bethan Norris.


Forthcoming Events

APF 2014 - Forest & Arb Exhibition

  • Ragley Estate, Alcester, Warwickshire

SCI Horticulture Group - AGM

  • 14/15 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8PS

Barcham Trees seminar

  • Barcham Trees plc, Eye Hill Drove, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 5XF