Regular reviews of water supply, management and application are key for any nursery, writes Sally Drury.
Four manufacturers submit new models for testing on the grounds at Derby College, Sally Drury reports.
Wessex ProLine CRX Series MultiCut mowers feature full-width rollers front and rear, a finishing mower with four castor wheels or a combination of the two, all in one machine. The units can be frontor rear-mounted and offer side or rear discharge or mulching.
It is important to determine nutrient levels in growing media during early spring to help identify fertiliser requirements for crops sold early in the season and avoid deficiency or toxicity problems prior to despatch.
Made from organic wood pulp, recycled paper, textile fibres and pure bitumen, sturdy stencils from Vitax Amenity provide a solution for freshening up car parks and marking out sports turf permanently or temporarily.
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Squires Garden Centre Woking, Surrey
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Young, newly-planted trees need all the support and protection they can get, writes Sally Drury.
Investing in the right structure can improve growers' crops and prices, Sally Drury explains.
A wide range of benefits and cost savings can be secured by using appropriate fabrics, says Sally Drury.
Having the right machine to clear away debris can save you a lot of time and effort, Sally Drury explains.
A wide variety of styles, sizes and power options ensures models suitable for all jobs, Sally Drury finds.
Last winter's gales saw tree teams busy clearing fallen timber from roads and railways. To help remove the debris, woodchippers were in big demand, with new machines flying out of the stores and hire companies struggling to cope with demand. This winter, with the jet stream pushing storms in from the Atlantic, activity in the woodchipper market is again brisk, additionally fuelled by new models.
Growers are increasingly taking advantage of the benefits afforded by automation, Sally Drury reports.
Changing demand has driven the development of electric, cordless and petrol models, Sally Drury finds.
Marketing plans have come to the fore as growers' optimism has increased, writes Sally Drury.
Having the right equipment is key to efficiency when carrying out ground works, Sally Drury explains.
Back pain, largely due to age, is limiting my gardening activities. Although I am fortunate in that I have two gardeners - three in late spring and throughout the summer -- I still like to keep my hand in and do whatever I can to maintain the garden to a sufficiently high standard to attract visitors. Are there any specialist gardening tools you can recommend that might help me to continue with my "pottering"?
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