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Buyers' guide - Tractors

Buyers' guide - Tractors

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

Buyers' guide - Chainsaws

Buyers' guide - Chainsaws

Your experience and training are key factors when it comes to choosing a chainsaw, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - Brushcutters

Buyers' guide - Brushcutters

The terrain and nature of the job will dictate which machine you should be using, Sally Drury explains.


Parks & Gardens In Depth

Barrell On....why highway tree inspection regimes must be protected

Barrell On....why highway tree inspection regimes must be protected

When a death arises in unnatural circumstances, an inquest is a fact-finding public inquiry to establish who has died as well as how, when and where the death occurred (www.judiciary.gov.uk).

Kit Tests:  Utility vehicles

Kit Tests: Utility vehicles

Electric, diesel and heavyweight models put through their paces, but which fares best? Sally Drury reports

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Red thread

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Red thread

The risk of this fungal infection on sports and amenity turf can be lowered through careful management.

IoG Saltex 2014 - exhibitor listing and stand numbers
IoG Saltex 2014 - Dream machines

IoG Saltex 2014 - Dream machines

Sally Drury previews the wide range of products and services that visitors can look forward to seeing at IoG Saltex .

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

The high value of collaboration

If there was any doubt that collaboration pays, two important developments within horticulture's wonderfully diverse but, for far too long, dangerously fragmented industry should settle the matter for good.

Barrell On ... Vigilance needed in tree-risk management

The recent inquest into the death of a young woman at Kew Gardens in 2012 caused by a falling branch from a mature cedar raised important tree-risk management questions. After lengthy proceedings, a jury found that there was insufficient evidence to decide on the cause of branch failure.

Data brings crisis to the fore

It is almost exactly a year since the Parks Alliance was formed, bringing key professional bodies within the parks and allied sectors together to lobby, engage and communicate on behalf of embattled urban parks and green spaces.

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

Spoga + Gata: Grow 14

  • Cologne, Germany

Four Oaks Trade Show

  • Four Oaks Farm Lane Lower Withington Macclesfield Cheshire SK11 9DU

Playfair 2014

  • Royal Windsor Racecourse