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How to buy - hedge trimmers

How to buy - hedge trimmers

Most hedges need to be cut or trimmed several times a year and the choice of kit will depend on their size, species and setting, Sally Drury explains

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.


Parks & Gardens In Depth

A world of opportunities in green-space management

A world of opportunities in green-space management

The green-space management sector offers a variety of different workplaces from historic gardens to professional football clubs, Rachel Anderson discovers

According to Barrell...Quarantine needed to defend London plane trees

According to Barrell...Quarantine needed to defend London plane trees

Plane wilt is a vascular disorder similar to Dutch elm disease and just as deadly, evidenced by its devastating impact in France. Just one short boat trip away and a London without plane trees will be the reality, not some remote scenario way down the list of national priorities.

Amaranthus

Amaranthus

These exotic annuals with erect plumes or long tassels of flowers can make a bold statement, Miranda Kimberley finds.

From The Archive - 'Man does not live by bread alone'

From The Archive - 'Man does not live by bread alone'

A year into WW1 and wanting to protect the industry from "irreparable loss", The Gardeners' Chronicle urged readers to reduce garden expenditure as little as possible.

What Kit

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Sargent's Solutions

Alan Sargent

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Sally DruryAsk Sally Drury

Horticulture week's equipment expert answers your questions
 

Parks & Gardens Comment

History and modernity intertwine

In a bumper edition this week, we get a glimpse at the latest developments at the Trentham Estate where the team led by Michael Walker are following an ambitious programme to reveal the best of this important Capability Brown landscape - work which includes opening up vistas obscured by decades of Rhododendron ponticum and conifer growth.

Dunnett On ... May the era of the 'new shrubanista' begin

For two or three decades the "new perennial movement" has infiltrated planting design to the extent that it can no longer be called "new".

When telling tales pays

There are two messages that leap out from the latest Association of Leading Visitor Attractions data which show an overall 3.5 per cent increase in garden visits for 2015 - with many gardens achieving much more. First, there's nothing like a great story to drive visitor numbers. Second, today's garden customers want to get stuck in.

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