National Trust Nymans, Haywards Heath
Private Gardens - Bristol North Bristol
Soft Landscaping Assistant & Manager, full and part time
Cameron Gardens & Landscapes London (Central), London (Greater)
Head of Parks Development
London Borough of Hounslow Hounslow
The National Trust for Scotland Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
Having the correct kit will help you get the job done quickly and to the desired standard, says Sally Drury.
Young, newly-planted trees need all the support and protection they can get, writes Sally Drury.
The size of the planting stock will determine which support system to use, Sally Drury advises.
Sustainability is a vitally important concept but it has been bandied about for so long that it is now clichéd.
These small trees or shrubs feature pendent white flowers and distinctive winged fruits, says Miranda Kimberley.
In 1826 an architect writing in The Gardener's Magazine bemoaned the fact that a journeyman gardener who has "gone through a course of practical geometry and land surveying, has a scientific knowledge of botany and spent his days and his nights in reading books connected with his profession gets no more than two shillings or two and sixpence a day". Meanwhile, he noted, a bricklayer who has "not the least knowledge of figures or geometry" received from five to seven shillings a day.
From biosecurity to planning guidance to climate change resilience, Government policy on urban trees is in disarray.
Government supports integrated approach to weed control as best way to head off threat of bans being imposed by EU.
While it is disappointing not to have seen an inquiry begun into the funding crisis facing public parks before the end of the current Government's term of office, the decision of the outgoing members of the communities and local government committee to recommend a parks inquiry to their successors is, nevertheless, a very significant step forward.
So what are we to make of George Osborne's final Budget before May's general election and what might it bring for UK Horticulture PLC -- and in particular the ornamentals sector?
Any political party asking for your vote needs to prove it understands that the green economy is the primary economy. Last week at Ecobuild 2015 I asked an audience whether they support the Government's proposed cut in funding at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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