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Kew appoints new marketing and commercial head

Kew appoints new marketing and commercial head

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has appointed Sandra Botterell as the director of marketing and commercial enterprise.

Bransford Webbs scoops three awards

Bransford Webbs scoops three awards

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, have picked up three awards, recognising them as a leader in ornamental plant production in the UK.

Daleside Nurseries remodels

Daleside Nurseries remodels

National property consultant Carter Jonas has secured planning permission for the site remodelling of long established Killinghall horticultural and garden centre, Daleside Nurseries.

Kew publishes seeds book

Kew publishes seeds book

Seeds: Safeguarding our future by Carolyn Fry is published in April in association with Royal Botanic Gardens Kew at £19.99.

Former Sainsburys chief executive officer Justin King meets Wyevale staff

Former Sainsburys chief executive officer Justin King meets Wyevale staff

Wyevale Garden Centres owner Terra Firma's new vice chairman Justin King has visited Wyevale's annual spring show.

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Garden centre catering - Enticing more customers

Garden centre catering - Enticing more customers

Investment in cafes and restaurants is helping garden centres to increase footfall and improve sales, writes Matthew Appleby.

Business planning - making best use of the product life cycle

Business planning - making best use of the product life cycle

The product life cycle is a key tool for managing cash flow, market development and production planning, Neville Stein explains.

IPM Essen - International plant showcase

IPM Essen - International plant showcase

This year's IPM Essen plant show in Germany will feature a special link with the UK as well as exhibitor booths from 20 countries, says Matthew Appleby.

Growing media - All change

Growing media - All change

Potential price rises, a below-par peat harvest and supplier changes are among the big topics for growing media at the start of this year, Matthew Appleby reports.

From The Archive - Darwin and the humble-bees

From The Archive - Darwin and the humble-bees

On 21 August 1841, Charles Darwin wrote to Horticulture Week forerunner The Gardeners' Chronicle about "the humble-bees which bore holes in flowers" following a reader's complaint about damage to his bean crop. Continuing celebrations of our 175th anniversary, here we republish Darwin's letter

Heathers

Heathers

Offering colour all year round, these evergreen shrubs are now more popular than ever, Miranda Kimberley finds.

New Plants

Retail Plant Focus

Sanguisorba

Sanguisorba

Attractive foliage and colourful flowers on wiry stems make these plants ideal for use in borders, says Miranda Kimberley.

Erigeron

Erigeron

These colourful daisy-like flowers spill out beautifully over walls, steps and paths after self-sowing, says Miranda Kimberley.

Veronica

Veronica

From rockery plants to border perennials, this genus provide some of the truest blues along with shades of pink and white, says Miranda Kimberley.

Euryops

Euryops

These evergreen shrubs can produce bright-yellow flower heads nearly all year round, says Miranda Kimberley.


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