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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.

Buyers' guide - Tree stakes and ties

Buyers' guide - Tree stakes and ties

The size of the planting stock will determine which support system to use, Sally Drury advises.

Buyers' guide - Tractors

Buyers' guide - Tractors

Vibration levels, implements and working conditions are key considerations, Sally Drury explains.


Parks & Gardens In Depth

Scrap Lea Valley proposals

Scrap Lea Valley proposals

When the head of planning and partnerships at the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority Stephen Wilkinson says he and the organisation he represents do not want to undermine the glasshouse industry in the Lea Valley or "close existing businesses", we must assume he is sincere.

According to Farrer...Green infrastructure benefits overlooked

According to Farrer...Green infrastructure benefits overlooked

On Thursday 15 January the Thames Tideway Tunnel (TTT) is being challenged in court as the wrong solution to meeting London's future sewer overflow from increasingly prevalent extreme rain events.

Market report - Chainsaws

Market report - Chainsaws

Changing demand has driven the development of electric, cordless and petrol models, Sally Drury finds.

Barrell On ... Trees: more trouble than they're worth?

Barrell On ... Trees: more trouble than they're worth?

Trees damage services, take up too much space and cost too much money; three historic myths that are real barriers to modern urban greening. Of course, the evidence does not support these misconceptions, but they still remain commonly quoted reasons not to plant new trees.

A year of change has begun

A year of change has begun

Welcome to the first edition of Horticulture Week for 2015 which takes a look at what's in store for horticulture this year in our special five-page preview.

What Kit

Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment.

Kevin Line's Blog

Kevin Line

Head gardener Kevin Line explores his passion for and experiments with plants

Sally DruryAsk Sally Drury

Horticulture week's equipment expert answers your questions
 

Parks & Gardens Comment

Back contractors' skills efforts

The Heritage Lottery Fund's State of UK Public Parks report, published this summer, brought to the fore the universality of the risks facing parks across the UK following a decline in public spending "potentially greater and more rapid than that faced during the late 1970s to early 1990s".

According to Dixon...Plants better than drugs to combat stress

Living and working with plants alleviates stress far more effectively than drugs. That was the message given by Reading GP William Bird to Brisbane's International Horticulture Congress.

According to Dixon...Social horticulture shown at its very best

Magic is happening in Somerset.

Sargent's Solutions

Alan Sargent

Your professional gardening and landscaping problems solved.

Green Space Management

Sid Sullivan

Consultant Sid Sullivan advises on parks management, including best practice in tendering.

Green Flag Awards

Green Flag Awards

See the full list of winners and case studies on award-winning parks.

Make Parks A Priority

Campaign: Make Parks A Priority

Horticulture Week's campaign to protect urban parks from decline

Forthcoming Events

GCA Conference 2015

  • De Vere Carden Park in Chester

Agri-Tech East Pollinator: Agri-Tech – Focus on Funding

  • Centrum Building, Norwich Research Park Norwich

HDC Biopesticides Workshop - Protected Edibles

  • STONELEIGH PARK KENILWORTH CV8 2TL