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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

Retail Plant Focus: Astilbe

Retail Plant Focus: 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

Pest & Disease Management - Aphids

Pest & Disease Management - Aphids

With their pear-shaped bodies, long antennae and a pair of rear-end siphunculi -- or exhaust pipes as they are sometimes described -- aphids are one of the most easily recognised and common glasshouse pests.

Stars of the show

Stars of the show

A return to better weather has lifted confidence among Four Oaks Trade Show exhibitors displaying new plant varieties, Jez Abbott finds.

Actaea

Actaea

Interesting leaf structures help these plants to catch the eye even before they flower, 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

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.

Market report - Labels and labelling

Market report - Labels and labelling

Greater confidence in the economy among nurserymen has led to an upturn in orders, Sally Drury finds.

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

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.

Leucanthemum

Leucanthemum

Prolific flowers and a long season make this an attractive addition to the garden, writes Bethan Norris.

Robinia

Robinia

These highly attractive trees and shrubs remain popular among landscape gardeners, Miranda Kimberley reports.


Forthcoming Events

Spoga + Gata: Grow 14

  • Cologne, Germany

Four Oaks Trade Show

  • Four Oaks Farm Lane Lower Withington Macclesfield Cheshire SK11 9DU

Playfair 2014

  • Royal Windsor Racecourse