A 17 per cent increase in the number of flowering plants and bulbs in bloom was recorded. Snow in January last year delayed the arrival of spring in 2010. This year, 1,395 plants were recorded in 16 gardens in Devon and Cornwall compared to 1,115 last year - an increase of 25 per cent. In 2008, 3,335 plants in bloom were recorded, marking the earliest spring so far recorded.
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An effective strategy to retain staff is the best way for any business to avoid a potential recruitment crisis, Neville Stein advises.
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