Haymarket Media Group Daventry, Northamptonshire
Sales/Administrative Assistant - E611
Assistant Nursery Manager
TRAINER ASSESSOR IN LAND BASED SUBJECTS
Bridgwater College Bridgwater, Somerset
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This tough genus includes trees that can cope with pollution and poor soils but disease and leaf litter are challenges, says Miranda Kimberley.
Old and new structures help Rainbow Plants to grow top-quality nursery stock, Sally Drury discovers.
Feeding by slugs and snails is so economically damaging to farmers, growers and gardeners that millions of pounds have been devoted to finding new ways to combat these molluscan pests.
These lesser-known summer-blooming bulbs feature elegant bell-shaped white and green flowers, says Miranda Kimberley.
Consultation, science and technology are all essential when developing new products, Sally Drury reports.
Plants can benefit from foliar uptake of nutrients, Sally Drury explains.
Investing in the right structure can improve growers' crops and prices, Sally Drury explains.
Grown as summer bedding or cut flowers, these plants are appealing primarily for their showy flower heads in a variety of colours and forms, says Bethan Norris.
These hardy plants offer year-round interest thanks to their changing leaf colour, bright berries and corymbs of flowers, says Bethan Norris.
These plants are commonly used as bedding in hanging baskets and summer containers as well as making a colourful addition to summer planting schemes, says Bethan Norris.
Bright-blue flowers and contrasting foliage help to ensure a long season of interest, says Kevin Line.
Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world
- Writtle College University of Essex
- Peterborough Arena, Peterborough, UK
- Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland