Arboricultural Officer - Grounds Maintenance
Epping Forest District Council London Inner Fringe
Commercial Manager - N222
Horticruitment East Anglia
Sole Gardener - Live Out - ECG681
National Trust Polesden Lacey, near Dorking, Surrey RH5 6BD
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.
Make sure that your employer understands your position when accepting a highly responsible post for which you are due training, says Alan Sargent.
Election outcome buoys business confidence but concerns raised over more cuts to local authority parks' budgets.
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.
When sourcing overseas, where do plant suppliers prefer to buy - and what are the pitfalls? Jack Shamash reports.
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.
Sustainability is a vitally important concept but it has been bandied about for so long that it is now clichéd.
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.