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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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Market report - PPE and arboriculture kit

Market report - PPE and arboriculture kit

Wearing the right kit to stay safe while on the job no longer precludes looking smart, Sally Drury reports.

Sprayer trio

Sprayer trio

Market report - Polytunnels

Market report - Polytunnels

Old and new structures help Rainbow Plants to grow top-quality nursery stock, Sally Drury discovers.

Speciality tractors by John Deere

Speciality tractors by John Deere

John Deere's latest 5G Series is designed to provide high levels of comfort, power, hydraulic performance and manoeuvrability for users working in orchards, vineyards and other applications requiring a narrow tread width.

Market report - Turf seed & consumables

Market report - Turf seed & consumables

Whether you tend bowling or golf greens, pitches, tennis courts or fine lawns in front of a grand residence, the challenge is the same -- to produce a healthy sward that is attractive and fit for purpose. The enemy is stress. Science is providing answers.

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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.

Buyers' Guide - Woodchippers

Buyers' 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.


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.

What Kit

Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment.

Market Reports

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.

Market report - Pots and containers

Market report - Pots and containers

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


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