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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

Sargent's solutions: advice on how to approach a significant promotion

Sargent's solutions: advice on how to approach a significant promotion

Make sure that your employer understands your position when accepting a highly responsible post for which you are due training, says Alan Sargent.

Industry welcomes political continuity ... garden cities more likely to go ahead

Industry welcomes political continuity ... garden cities more likely to go ahead

Election outcome buoys business confidence but concerns raised over more cuts to local authority parks' budgets.

Horticulture at the city's heart

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.

Overseas Nursery Stock - Sourcing solution

Overseas Nursery Stock - Sourcing solution

When sourcing overseas, where do plant suppliers prefer to buy - and what are the pitfalls? Jack Shamash reports.

Enabling green development

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.

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

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 clich├ęd.

Pay move will improve appeal

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.

According to Barrell...Urban trees let down by policy failures

From biosecurity to planning guidance to climate change resilience, Government policy on urban trees is in disarray.

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

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