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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

Keep selling simple

Keep selling simple

Marketplace consolidation can be an opportunity to increase your sales to new and existing customers, Neville Stein explains.

Farrer on...Don't forget landscape in Brexit debate

Farrer on...Don't forget landscape in Brexit debate

I have been bemused by the paucity of the debate on Brexit. The relentless drive to justify and capture everything in a neo-liberal context is irrelevant. For me the scrabbling about propounding spurious figures of how poor we will be if we leave or how much richer we will be if we stay completely misses the point.

Common interest best bet for parks

Common interest best bet for parks

We report on another major city this week that hopes, at least in part, to secure a future for its crisis-hit parks by working with key local institutions that share common goals and interests (see p9-11).

From The Archive - Garden memorials

From The Archive - Garden memorials

As World War Two drew to a close, The Gardeners' Chronicle made a plea for peace memorials from educational facilities set among trees and flowers to rest gardens or rose gardens to remember those never to return.

What Kit

Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment.

Sargent's Solutions

Alan Sargent

Your professional gardening and landscaping problems solved.

Sally DruryAsk Sally Drury

Horticulture week's equipment expert answers your questions
 

Parks & Gardens Comment

According to Dixon...Horticulture's influence on the Bard

Stratford-upon-Avon rejoices in William Shakespeare, its most famous son. Even after 400 years he is still the world's greatest poet and playwright. He lives on with increasing stature and reputation worldwide. Horticulture still contributes in that life and our enjoyment of it.

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.

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".

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