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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

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Bacterial and fungal canker

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Bacterial and fungal canker

Hedging - what are the alternatives to box?

Hedging - what are the alternatives to box?

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Spider mites

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Spider mites

Tiarella

Tiarella

Pest & Disease Management - Adjuvants

Pest & Disease Management - Adjuvants

Berkheya

Berkheya

Ornamentals news

Wyevale Nurseries sees 10% shrub sales increase

Wyevale Nurseries sees 10% shrub sales increase

After "several years of decline", the category has seen growth in 2016 and 2017.

CIOPORA works with UK for Brexit plant variety rights

CIOPORA works with UK for Brexit plant variety rights

CIOPORA, the International Association of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Ornamental and Fruit Varieties, is working with the UK government and EU bodies to ensure a smooth Brexit transition for the horticulture plant breeding industry.

House of Lords says "flexible approach" to immigration and labour is the way forward

House of Lords says "flexible approach" to immigration and labour is the way forward

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has published its report on Brexit and the Labour Market.

Hort Science Live hears neonicotinoid myths exploded

Hort Science Live hears neonicotinoid myths exploded

The first Hort Science Live event, organised by ICL, heard from technical managers about pest and disease control and plant nutrition.

Gove neonicotinoid remarks welcomed

Gove neonicotinoid remarks welcomed

The HTA has welcomed a comment by Defra secretary of state Michael Gove on neonicotinoids.

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In Depth

Christmas tree market 2017: what are the prospects for UK growers this season?

Christmas tree market 2017: what are the prospects for UK growers this season?

British growers say they are in a good place for 2017 thanks to exchange rates and prices remaining steady.

What are the benefits to garden retail businesses of multi-channel selling?

What are the benefits to garden retail businesses of multi-channel selling?

Gardening Express has become the latest online operator to buy a bricks-and-mortar garden centre, showing how multi-channel selling is developing fast.

Does online switch for fruit trees signal a shift in garden retail buying habits?

Does online switch for fruit trees signal a shift in garden retail buying habits?

Fruit tree grower Blackmoor Nurseries in Hampshire is halving production to concentrate on an online-only market.

Opportunities for niche British houseplants

Opportunities for niche British houseplants

British flowering houseplants are on the rise thanks to exchange rates, with specialist supplier Dibleys Nurseries showing best practice in the field.

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

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

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.

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

Albizia

Albizia

Fluffy flowers and bipinnate foliage make these rarely seen shrubs and small trees highly prized, says Miranda Kimberley.

Brunnera

Brunnera

These perennials offer fantastic foliage and beautiful sprays of flowers in the springtime, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Cytisus

Cytisus

These shrubs have stunning pea-like flowers, good scent and an undeserved reputation, Miranda Kimberley explains.

Fritillaria

Fritillaria

These true bulbs can lend height to a border and bring drama to a spring garden, Miranda Kimberley finds.