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Top 100 profile - Poplars

Top 100 profile - Poplars

Independent family-run Poplars Garden Centre in Dunstable opened in 1968 and its continuing expansion should see it build on its current high ranking in the Garden Retail Top 100, Matthew Appleby reports.

Apprenticeships - Trailblazers emerge

Apprenticeships - Trailblazers emerge

Industry bodies have been setting up trailblazer groups to establish horticulture apprenticeships under the Government's new framework, Jonathan Tilley reports.

Chemicals and fertilisers for retail - Prosperous market

Chemicals and fertilisers for retail - Prosperous market

New products, updated application methods and helpful weather have all contributed to an improved market, Matthew Appleby finds.

Top 100 profile - Redfields

Top 100 profile - Redfields

The newly extended Redfields Home of Garden & Living, owned by Blue Diamond, seeks to bring back a more 'homely, earthy, garden feel', managing director Alan Roper tells Matthew Appleby.

Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show

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Retail Plant Focus

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

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.

Diascia

Diascia

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.

Caryopteris

Caryopteris

Bright-blue flowers and contrasting foliage help to ensure a long season of interest, says Kevin Line.

Astilbe

Astilbe

A tolerance to waterlogged conditions, dense foliage and feathery plumes of flowers make this an ideal plant for damp gardens and pond sides, writes Bethan Norris


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