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Garden Retail & Garden Industry Awards

Garden Retail & Garden Industry Awards 2016 opens with bumper crop of new categories

Garden Retail & Garden Industry Awards 2016 opens with bumper crop of new categories

Horticulture Week is delighted to announce the launch of the Garden Retail & Garden Industry Awards 2016.

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Top 100 Profile - Haskins Roundstone

Top 100 Profile - Haskins Roundstone

With theatrical entrances, sweeping curves and a fuller retail experience, Haskins has come up with a successful template for its place among the Garden Retail Top 100, says Matthew Appleby.

Business Planning - Benchmarking: improved performance

Business Planning - Benchmarking: improved performance

Measure within an area where you know you are underperforming, Neville Stein recommends.

Apprenticeships - Trailblazer progress

Apprenticeships - Trailblazer progress

Consultation on the trailblazers programme has seen broad acceptance of the new apprenticeship scheme from the horticulture industry, Jack Shamash writes.

Concessions: a boost for garden centres?

Concessions: a boost for garden centres?

Appropriate partnerships can help drive footfall but golden rules must be followed, Neville Stein explains.

Careers in Horticulture - Grow a retail career

Careers in Horticulture - Grow a retail career

The wide variety of career options in the garden retail sector means there are multiple routes into the industry but making a positive impression is key to being successful, Rachel Anderson finds.

Angelica

Angelica

Many of these statement plants can grow to great heights in one season, says Miranda Kimberley.

Retail Plant Focus

Jasminum

Jasminum

Scented jasmines offer a variety of flower colours, foliage and habits, says Miranda Kimberley.

Muscari

Muscari

These diminutive bulbs offer a delicate splash of colour, says Miranda Kimberley.

Actinidia

Actinidia

This genus features fruiting and ornamental varieties but is loved by cats, Miranda Kimberley finds.

Dodecatheon

Dodecatheon

Showy flowers and striking colour are helping these 'shooting stars' to grow in popularity, says Miranda Kimberley.


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