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Parrotia

Parrotia

Frequently grown as a specimen tree, this genus is valued for its autumn leaf colour, attractive bark and winter flowers, Bethan Norris discovers.

Pest and disease factsheet - Leafhoppers, capsids & suckers

Pest and disease factsheet - Leafhoppers, capsids & suckers

More bugs surviving warmer winters can cause problems for nursery stock.

Apprenticeships - Trailblazers emerge

Apprenticeships - Trailblazers emerge

Industry bodies have been setting up trailblazer groups to establish horticulture apprenticeships under the Government's new framework, Jonathan Tilley reports.

Market report - Nursery equipment

Market report - Nursery equipment

With grower confidence boosted by good weather, demand for machinery is on the up, says 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

Market report - Polytunnels

Market report - Polytunnels

Old and new structures help Rainbow Plants to grow top-quality nursery stock, Sally Drury discovers.

Market report - Pots and containers

Market report - Pots and containers

Consultation, science and technology are all essential when developing new products, Sally Drury reports.

How to buy - Liquid fertilisers

How to buy - Liquid fertilisers

Plants can benefit from foliar uptake of nutrients, 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

Platanus

Platanus

This tough genus includes trees that can cope with pollution and poor soils but disease and leaf litter are challenges, says Miranda Kimberley.

Galtonia

Galtonia

These lesser-known summer-blooming bulbs feature elegant bell-shaped white and green flowers, says Miranda Kimberley.

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

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.

Sorbus

Sorbus

These hardy plants offer year-round interest thanks to their changing leaf colour, bright berries and corymbs of flowers, says Bethan Norris.


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