PLANT SUPPLIERS BUYERS GUIDE
Ornamental plant production nurseries, including hardy nursery stock, protected crops, cut flowers and bulbs.
NFU horticulture adviser Amy Gray and florists Simon Lycett and Shane Connolly spoke at the workshop to 14 growers from across the country
EFRA committee chairman Neil Parish MP says Government statistics are inadequate for measuring agriculture and seasonal migrant workers requirements and that the Government must review the supply of and demand for seasonal labour by the end of 2017.
B&Q's flowering plant range from February 2018 will be grown neonicotinoid-free with suppliers such as Coletta & Tyson stopping using the pesticide on plants including lavender.
Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres has made a number of new senior appointments to its garden centre head office team.
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show (23 - 27 May) Great Pavilion Discovery Zone will feature eight exhibits linked to the scientific benefits of plants from government agencies, businesses and societies.
Read about the achievements of the 2017 UK Grower Awards winners
Garden Centre Plantarea Horticultural Manager | Berkshire
Assistant Horticultural Manager – Mediterranean Area
Common Wealth War Graves Commission Larnaca (CY)
Team leaders and supervisors
Goddards (Landscape Contractors) Ltd Dorset
Commercial Hard Landscaping Project Manager
Gail Manning London (Central), London (Greater)
Work Based Tutor in Sportsturf/Horticulture - Midlands Area
Myerscough College West Midlands
These shrubs or small trees produce mainly blue flowers and fantastic glossy leaves, writes Miranda Kimberley.
Protect against root damage caused by tunnelling.
Longer spells in positions helps plant buyers to improve grower confidence.
Very popular among experienced gardeners, these plants often give off a sweet fragrance, says Miranda Kimberley.
Modern systems are simple to operate, offer greater efficiency and can save a huge amount of time, Sally Drury reports
Just-in-time labelling can help growers and retailers to take advantage at times of higher demand for plants, says Sally Drury
Efficiency and flexibility are the key features of suppliers' latest machinery to help growers' production processes, Sally Drury reports.
Colourful flowers and stunning foliage are great rewards for growing this often unfamiliar plant, says Miranda Kimberley.
Beautiful flowers and striking buds make these little-known evergreen shrubs well worth a try, writes Miranda Kimberley.
This florist's favourite offers interesting foliage and alluring flowers in a range of colours, writes Miranda Kimberley.
This attractive tree is rarely planted in the UK but deserves consideration in larger gardens and estates, says Miranda Kimberley.
Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world
- University Centre Shrewsbury Shropshire SY3 8HQ
- The Vale Golf Club and R&L Holt Springhill Nursery