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New restaurants and reworking existing buildings are current themes in garden retail development, Matthew Appleby finds.
This genus features fruiting and ornamental varieties but is loved by cats, Miranda Kimberley finds.
Phase three of the redevelopment at Notcutts Wheatcroft will soon be complete as the chain looks to the future with a five-year strategy. Matthew Appleby speaks to new chairman Nicky Dulieu.
What are the options open to firms looking for growth from a merger or acquisition? Neville Stein explains.
Showy flowers and striking colour are helping these 'shooting stars' to grow in popularity, says Miranda Kimberley.
There are plants thoroughly associated with winter: the Christmas tree, of course; the Poinsettia and Hippeastrum, given as presents at Christmas; and after Christmas the heralds of the coming of the spring, the snowdrop. One underrated evergreen, not the holly or the ivy, but the Sarcococca, needs to be more fully appreciated.
Grown as summer bedding or cut flowers, these plants are appealing primarily for their showy flower heads in a variety of colours and forms, says Bethan Norris.
These plants are commonly used as bedding in hanging baskets and summer containers as well as making a colourful addition to summer planting schemes, says Bethan Norris.