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Independent reviews, market reports and buying guides covering the key machinery, equipment, products and consumables required by amenity and production horticulture professionals.

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Kit Test - Woodchippers

Kit Test - Woodchippers

Three of the latest models tested with willow timber at Derby College - Sally Drury shares the results.

Market report - Stump grinders & log splitters

Market report - Stump grinders & log splitters

The latest models have been designed to get the job done faster and more easily, Sally Drury explains.

Makita twin 18V range

For grounds care and horticultural operations, Makita has introduced more tools that harness the power of twin 18V lithium-ion batteries to deliver 36V performance.

MotoMix pre-mixed fuel

A no-fuss, long-lasting fuel was introduced to foresters, arborists and grounds care managers at the APF show.

Market report - Pots and containers

Market report - Pots and containers

Consultation, science and technology are all essential when developing new products, Sally Drury reports.

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Buyer's Guide - Woodchippers

Buyer's Guide - Woodchippers

Having the right machine for your needs can save you time, fuel and money, says Sally Drury.

How to buy - Liquid fertilisers

How to buy - Liquid fertilisers

Plants can benefit from foliar uptake of nutrients, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - Polytunnels

Buyers' guide - Polytunnels

Investing in the right structure can improve growers' crops and prices, Sally Drury explains.


Test Reports

Kit Tests:  Utility vehicles

Kit Tests: Utility vehicles

Electric, diesel and heavyweight models put through their paces, but which fares best? Sally Drury reports

Reviewed - Trailed mowers

Reviewed - Trailed mowers

How will new models cope with time pressure and the demand for a quality finish? Sally Drury finds out.

Kit test - Chainsaws

Kit test - Chainsaws

Three of the top brands submit saws for testing in the Wild Wood at Derby College, Sally Drury reports.

Kit tests - Tractors

Kit tests - Tractors

How will these three new models fare when tested at Cannington Golf Club? Sally Drury finds out.

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Market Reports

Market report - Tree lifting, moving & planting

Market report - Tree lifting, moving & planting

There are plenty of reasons why we should plant trees and increasingly we want to plant big trees. There are also plenty of sound reasons why, later in a tree's life, we should go to great lengths to dig them up and replant them elsewhere.

Market report - Winter maintenance

Market report - Winter maintenance

Updated legislation means tractors can now be used to help keep roads clear in winter, notes Sally Drury.

Market report - Kit for artificial pitches

Market report - Kit for artificial pitches

Maintenance is essential for getting the best use from synthetic playing surfaces, Sally Drury advises.


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