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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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Nursery irrigation & drainage

Nursery irrigation & drainage

Regular reviews of water supply, management and application are key for any nursery, writes Sally Drury.

Kit test: Pedestrian mowers

Kit test: Pedestrian mowers

Four manufacturers submit new models for testing on the grounds at Derby College, Sally Drury reports.

Wessex MultiCut

Wessex MultiCut

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.

Nutrition - Monitoring nutrition can avoid problems later

Nutrition - Monitoring nutrition can avoid problems later

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.

Vitax launches stencil kit

Vitax launches stencil kit

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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Buyers' guide - Lending trees support

Buyers' guide - Lending trees support

Young, newly-planted trees need all the support and protection they can get, writes Sally Drury.

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.

Buyers' guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Buyers' guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Having the right machine to clear away debris can save you a lot of time and effort, Sally Drury explains.

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Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment.

Market reports

Market report - Pedestrian mowers

Market report - Pedestrian mowers

A wide variety of styles, sizes and power options ensures models suitable for all jobs, Sally Drury finds.

Market report - Woodchippers

Market report - Woodchippers

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.

Nursery transport

Nursery transport

Growers are increasingly taking advantage of the benefits afforded by automation, Sally Drury reports.

Market report - Chainsaws

Market report - Chainsaws

Changing demand has driven the development of electric, cordless and petrol models, Sally Drury finds.

Market report: A question of branding

Market report: A question of branding

Marketing plans have come to the fore as growers' optimism has increased, writes Sally Drury.

Market report - Excavators

Market report - Excavators

Having the right equipment is key to efficiency when carrying out ground works, Sally Drury explains.


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