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In Depth

Castanea

Castanea

Serrated leaves, twisted bark and tasty nuts make the sweet chestnut a highly prized tree, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Pest & disease Factsheet - Powdery mildew

Pest & disease Factsheet - Powdery mildew

Accurate identification is key to tackling this serious plant disease.

Peperomia

Peperomia

This huge genus offers a wide range of interesting foliage, does well indoors and is easy to grow, says Miranda Kimberley.

Weed control

Weed control

The latest options for the production sector include a variety of chemical and non-chemical solutions, Sally Drury finds

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

How to buy - tractors

How to buy - tractors

Tasks, implements and power requirement should all be considered when choosing the right model for your needs, says Sally Drury

Tractors

Tractors

The latest introductions are increasing the choice of tractors even further across all sectors. Sally Drury looks at the new models.

Buyers' guide - Controlled-release fertiliser

Buyers' guide - Controlled-release fertiliser

Precision, convenience and labour savings have all contributed to the increased popularity of these products, Sally Drury explains.

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

Solidago

Solidago

These prairie plants are easy to grow in well-drained soil and will perform best in full sun, Miranda Kimberley advises.

Coreopsis

Coreopsis

An extended flowering season, luminous colours and robust stems all contribute to outstanding displays, says Kevin Line.

Acanthus

Acanthus

The most popular species, A. Mollis and A. Spinosus need plenty of space at the back of the border, Miranda Kimberley reports.

Ranunculus

Ranunculus

Plants in this genus range from our native lesser celandine to the frost-tender R. asiaticus. Miranda Kimberley reports