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Top 30 Ranking of UK's biggest ornamental growers and plant suppliers

Top 30 Ranking of UK's biggest ornamental growers and plant suppliers

Horticulture Week has compiled its first chart of the UK's top 30 ornamental growers and plant suppliers.

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In Depth

Liquid fertilisers

Liquid fertilisers

Foliar feeds are a fast and effective way to get nutrients into plants, Sally Drury explains

Career changers

Career changers

A wide variety of options for training and finding work are available for people entering the horticulture profession from outside the sector, writes Jack Shamash.

Corylus

Corylus

Traditionally grown for wood and nuts, hazels are also good in woodland planting and hedgerows, says Miranda Kimberley.

Trees and shrubs

Trees and shrubs

Bigger plants are in demand as housebuilding leads to swelling order books at nurseries that can deliver quality, Jez Abbott reports.

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

Glasshouse technology

Glasshouse technology

A plethora of new products and services were launched at GreenTech offering further innovation in protected horticulture, Gavin McEwan reports.

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

Weed control - latest chemical and non-chemical options for the production sector

Weed control - latest chemical and non-chemical options for the production sector

We understand that weeds are just plants growing in the wrong place but they mean so much more to growers.

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Plant Focus

Dracaena

Dracaena

These popular plants for the house or office have attractive foliage and are easy to cultivate, says Miranda Kimberley.

Betula

Betula

Distinctive coloured barks are the outstanding merits of these attractive trees and shrubs.

Persicaria

Persicaria

These excellent plants for the garden are long-flowering, vigorous and good for ground cover, says Miranda Kimberley.

Castanea

Castanea

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