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How to buy - Tree guards and shelters

How to buy - Tree guards and shelters

Young and newly planted trees need protection against a range of threats to their successful establishment, says Sally Drury.

Buyers' guide: Hedge trimmers & cutters

Buyers' guide: Hedge trimmers & cutters

Having the correct kit will help you get the job done quickly and to the desired standard, says Sally Drury.

Buyers' guide - Lending trees support

Buyers' guide - Lending trees support

Young, newly-planted trees need all the support and protection they can get, writes Sally Drury.


Parks & Gardens In Depth

From the archive - Magnificent machines

From the archive - Magnificent machines

Continuing our 175th anniversary celebrations, here is our pick of adverts from early editions of The Gardeners' Chronicle -- including a Joseph Paxton-patented glasshouse.

Kit test - Blowers

Kit test - Blowers

Two of the latest battery models take on petrol-powered counterparts at Derby College, but which will our reviewers prefer? Sally Drury finds out.

Strong leadership pays off

Strong leadership pays off

The need for strong leadership to build a future for parks in the midst of the ongoing funding crisis was a theme returned to again and again at a recent Parks Alliance round table - the first of a series designed to inform the development of policy positions to take the sector forward.

According To Farrer ... Government must face climate change reality

According To Farrer ... Government must face climate change reality

Our climate has and will continue to change. People's capacity to accommodate this new reality amazes me.

What Kit

Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment.

Sargent's Solutions

Alan Sargent

Your professional gardening and landscaping problems solved.

Sally DruryAsk Sally Drury

Horticulture week's equipment expert answers your questions
 

Parks & Gardens Comment

HLF lifeline for hard-hit parks

As local authority consultations over budgets for the 2016-17 financial year continue, there is scant good news for unprotected parks departments, which from north to south are facing yet more cutbacks to staff numbers, facilities, planting schemes and more.

Barrell on...Residents let down by tree loss in Sheffield

I heard that more than 1,000 street trees had been felled over four months in Sheffield, with many more for the chop in 2016, so I visited to see for myself.

Machinery tests

See how the latest hedge trimmers performed

Make Parks A Priority

Campaign: Make Parks A Priority

Horticulture Week's campaign to protect urban parks from decline