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Brexit issue overtaking Easter Sunday debate

Brexit issue overtaking Easter Sunday debate

HTA confirms no significant campaign plans this year because of Brexit impact.

Can retailers better promote bee-friendly plants?

Can retailers better promote bee-friendly plants?

Study finds scope for making gardens more insect-friendly through plant varieties.

Debate over use of glyphosate goes on

Debate over use of glyphosate goes on

Reapproval for weedkiller could take another six months.


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Business planning - The learning organisation

Business planning - The learning organisation

Learning, development and improvement are crucial in the uncertain business climate caused by Brexit, says Neville Stein.

Fritillaria

Fritillaria

These true bulbs can lend height to a border and bring drama to a spring garden, Miranda Kimberley finds.

Horticulture Week Top 40 plant buyers 2017

Horticulture Week Top 40 plant buyers 2017

Longer spells in positions helps plant buyers to improve grower confidence.

Horticulture Week retail power 100

Who are the most influential people in today's UK garden retail industry?

Horticulture Week Top 100 GARDEN CENTRES

Our exclusive ranking of garden centre performance by annual turnover. 

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world
 

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Neville Stein

Business advice from Neville Stein, MD of business consultancy Ovation
 

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New plants

Tiarella 'Angel Wings'

Tiarella 'Angel Wings'

Tiarella 'Angel Wings' was launched at Four Oaks by Seiont Nurseries which has exhibited continuously at Four Oaks for more than 35 years.

Calibrachoa Rave Pink '16

Calibrachoa Rave Pink '16

Calibrachoa Rave Pink '16 from Pentland Plants has an upright mounding habit and a stable star pattern in the pink flower.

Bidens 'Moonlight'

Bidens 'Moonlight'

New plant launches from Thompson & Morgan include Bidens 'Moonlight', Bidens 'Firelight' and Bidens 'Fairylight'.


Retail Plant Focus

Nicotiana

Nicotiana

Very popular among experienced gardeners, these plants often give off a sweet fragrance, says Miranda Kimberley.

Kalmia

Kalmia

Beautiful flowers and striking buds make these little-known evergreen shrubs well worth a try, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Eryngium

Eryngium

This florist's favourite offers interesting foliage and alluring flowers in a range of colours, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Hippeastrum

Hippeastrum

These perfect pot plants for Christmas can be brought back into flower year after year, Miranda Kimberley explains.


10 Ways To Sell More...

10 ways to sell more...

Expert tips and advice on boosting sales in key market sectors