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British growers see rollercoaster 2016

British growers see rollercoaster 2016

This year has seen ups and downs for growers in the UK.

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Pest & Disease Factsheet - Needle blights

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Needle blights

Prevalent in wet, humid conditions and particularly on susceptible crops grown under overhead irrigation, tip blights can adversely affect a range of conifer species.

Just-in-time may just help

Just-in-time may just help

A just-in-time policy can be a smart move to aid cash flow in light of post-Brexit uncertainty, Neville Stein advises

Hippeastrum

Hippeastrum

These perfect pot plants for Christmas can be brought back into flower year after year, Miranda Kimberley explains.

Seeding, potting & transplanting

Seeding, potting & transplanting

Efficiency and flexibility are the key features of suppliers' latest machinery to help growers' production processes, Sally Drury 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

Polytunnels

Polytunnels

Advanced cladding, better ventilation and more durable frameworks are among the improvements offered by the latest polytunnels, says Sally Drury.

Pots and containers

Pots and containers

Superior propagation products can justify extra expenditure by providing precise cell fill, optimum root development and healthy plugs, writes Sally Drury.

Buyers' guide - Liquid fertilisers

Buyers' guide - Liquid fertilisers

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

Ruscus

Ruscus

These evergreen subshrubs with glossy foliage and plump red berries are much underrated, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Maranta

Maranta

This staple of the indoor plant market in garden centres is renowned for its attractive leaves, says Miranda Kimberley.

Picea

Picea

These tidy evergreen trees are not just for Christmas and come in a range of shapes and sizes, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Hoheria

Hoheria

A graceful habit, lots of fragrant flowers and attractive foliage are the key facets of this genus, writes Miranda Kimberley.