The good news continues as we report in this issue, with clear evidence of how last year's strong uplift in landscape contracting has fed through to specialist suppliers in the sector. In our report on the amenity trees and shrubs market, nurseries tell us they are seeing a year-on-year sales increase of anything between 10 and 18 per cent as the housing sector motors on, and infrastructure projects and upgrades continue.
While the South East continues to lead, the work is starting to reach a better geographical spread with high prices in the south giving developers extra cash for landscaping, but work in the Midlands also growing. It's a pattern we're witnessing in fascinating detail at HW through our new Landscape Projects Leads service, which is helping readers make the most of the upturn by scouring all UK regions for development projects yielding landscape jobs of all kinds.
Soon we will be turning that data into reports to help you better track what's happening in your chosen markets while seeing new opportunities as they happen. If you are a subscriber but are not receiving this service, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your HW Landscape Project Leads bulletin. Non-subscribers can sign up for a sub today by calling 01604 828702.
KATE LOWE, EDITOR — email@example.com