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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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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.

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.

Gianni Ferrari Z322 Diesel

Gianni Ferrari Z322 Diesel

Boasting many benefits over its petrol equivalent, the new Turbo Z322 from Gianni Ferrari is now available in a diesel version.

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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.

Buyers' guide - Horticultural fabrics

Buyers' guide - Horticultural fabrics

A wide range of benefits and cost savings can be secured by using appropriate fabrics, says Sally Drury.


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 - 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.

Trees and shrubs: Changing needs

Trees and shrubs: Changing needs

Construction recovery has led to a record year for many growers but project cost and other pressures are changing the types of stock specified, Jonathan Tilley reports.


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