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PLANT SUPPLIERS GUIDE 2017

PLANT SUPPLIERS GUIDE 2017

Welcome to the digital edition of the 2017 Horticulture Week Plant Suppliers Guide - the essential reference guide for professional plant buyers.

Latest Ornamentals In Depth

Phygelius

Phygelius

Tomorrow's tractors

Tomorrow's tractors

Climbing roses

Climbing roses

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Mealybugs

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Mealybugs

Guide to Glee 2017

Guide to Glee 2017

Sisyrinchium

Sisyrinchium

Ornamentals news

Robert Hillier reaches half century milestone

Robert Hillier reaches half century milestone

This year, Hillier chairman Robert Hillier, OBE VMH, celebrates 50 years at the company.

Research sheds light on how plants breathe

Research sheds light on how plants breathe

New research is set to change the textbook understanding of how plants breathe.

Butters Group bought by Flamingo Horticulture

Butters Group bought by Flamingo Horticulture

One of the UK's biggest plants and flowers suppliers and growers has been bought out to create a £240m turnover plants, flowers and fresh produce business.

Horticulturists say the industry can be lucrative and sexy if newcomers show ambition

Horticulturists say the industry can be lucrative and sexy if newcomers show ambition

"Horticulture is hi-tech now and that can be sexy," said grower John Polman at the Perennial New Starters' Conference at the Landscape Show at Battersea Park.

HTA set for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 show garden

HTA set for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 show garden

The HTA has hired Warnes McGarr & Co, a Wigan-based garden design/landscape construction company to design and build its first ever Chelsea show garden.

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In Depth

What new vegetables will gardeners be growing in 2018?

What new vegetables will gardeners be growing in 2018?

Next year is Fleuroselect year of the chilli pepper and Thompson & Morgan and Mr Fothergill's have ranges around the hot vegetable, with a new way of promoting sales.

Why do poinsettia growers have reasons to be positive?

Why do poinsettia growers have reasons to be positive?

A revived marketing campaign and the weak pound mean UK poinsettia growers are looking forward to Christmas.

What practical measures can stop novel tree pests and diseases proliferating?

What practical measures can stop novel tree pests and diseases proliferating?

This week's Arboricultural Association amenity conference gave delegates a range of perspectives and advice on how to minimise the seemingly relentless spread of exotic tree pests and diseases.

Xylella: is there scope for a cure?

Xylella: is there scope for a cure?

A scientific conference on European research into Xylella fastidiosa held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain will showcase the worldwide work being done to tackle the disease.

Tim Edwards

Boningales Nursery chairman Tim Edwards on the business of ornamentals production
 

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Andrew Hewson

Writer and columnist Andrew Hewson offers his reflections on horticulture
 

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Products & Kit

Pots and containers

Pots and containers

Taking advantage of the latest available sizes, shapes and formats could help you boost production as well as sales, Sally Drury suggests.

Growing media

Growing media

With a scheme promoting responsible sourcing nearing completion, growers need to take a fresh look at what they are using, says Sally Drury

Ornamentals fertilisers

Ornamentals fertilisers

Manufacturers are developing new ways for growers to manage crop inputs while reducing reliance on pesticides, Sally Drury reports.

John AdlamJohn Adlam's Notes From The Nursery

A fortnightly roundup of jobs to do and what to watch out for to keep your crops protected.

Plant Focus

Dierama

Dierama

Beautiful but underused, this tall and elegant plant can persist for years, says Miranda Kimberley.

Scaevola

Scaevola

This brilliant summer bedding plant has fan-shaped flowers that give it an elegant look, says Miranda Kimberley.

Hedging - what are the alternatives to box?

Hedging - what are the alternatives to box?

With box blight and box tree moth both posing problems, Miranda Kimberley looks at alternative planting choices.

Tiarella

Tiarella

Pretty flowers and striking leaves are behind the rising appeal of the foam flower, writes Miranda Kimberley.