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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.

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.


Parks & Gardens In Depth

Reviewed - Utility vehicle

Reviewed - Utility vehicle

Taking the broader view is key when selecting a utility vehicle for tougher challenges, writes Sally Drury.

Sargent's solutions - assessing whether your business needs a manager

Sargent's solutions - assessing whether your business needs a manager

Employing a manager can free you up to further develop your business but you need to be sure there is a definite need for the role, says Alan Sargent.

Seabrook on...Sound advice needed in gardening media

Seabrook on...Sound advice needed in gardening media

Horticulture courses fine-tuned

Horticulture courses fine-tuned

College courses are changing and apprenticeships are thriving but higher fees now mean students are less inclined to enter higher education, Jack Shamash finds.

Sargent's solutions: how to cope with busy periods

Sargent's solutions: how to cope with busy periods

Do you really need an extra pair of hands to cope with your workload or should you consider revamping your offer? Alan Sargent weighs up the options.

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

Horticulture at the city's heart

Two of the hottest trends in urban horticulture feature in this issue - firstly the proliferation of roof gardens across the capital, and second, the introduction of sustainable closed-crop growing systems.

Enabling green development

With housebuilding running at about half that required to meet the housing shortage, it is no surprise to see politicians of every hue embrace the garden city concept in the hope it can kick-start larger-scale development with a green vision that will counter local fears of characterless urban sprawl.

According to Dixon...A shining example of a sustainable city

Sustainability is a vitally important concept but it has been bandied about for so long that it is now clichéd.

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

Latest tenders

Battle Town Council

is looking for expressions of interest for the development of a cemetery extension.

Closing date: 7th July 2015

Forthcoming Events

International Symposium on Growing Media, Composting and Substrate Analysis 2015

  • Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13, 1010 Vienna

International Symposium: 'Biopesticides - Innovative technologies and strategies for pest control'

  • Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK.

Symposium: Biopesticides – Innovative technologies and strategies for pest control

  • Swansea University