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In Depth

Osmanthus

Osmanthus

Neat leaves, a tough constitution and fragrant flowers are a winning combination, says Miranda Kimberley.

Pest and disease factsheet - Rust

Pest and disease factsheet - Rust

Infections can spread swiftly and damage crops.

Actinidia

Actinidia

This genus features fruiting and ornamental varieties but is loved by cats, Miranda Kimberley finds.

Nursery irrigation & drainage

Nursery irrigation & drainage

Regular reviews of water supply, management and application are key for any nursery, writes Sally Drury.

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

Nursery transport

Nursery transport

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

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.

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

Gleditsia

Gleditsia

These deciduous, spiny trees can tolerate pollution, making them a good choice for parks and gardens, says Miranda Kimberley.

Scilla

Scilla

With star- or bell-shaped flowers mainly with blue accents, these bulbs make a splendid contribution to any spring display, says Miranda Kimberley.

Elaeagnus

Elaeagnus

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

Dodecatheon

Dodecatheon

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


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New Tender:

Broadwalk Borders Project - Perennials and Grasses.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Closing Date: 27th February 2015

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