Who are the UK's biggest arboriculture businesses?
A combination of demand from retailers for UK produce, and technical advances to extend the season for home-grown fruit, has meant that UK growers now provide a mainstay product on supermarket shelves that is recognised for its quality while also supporting rural economies.
Landscape industry consolidation is a key factor influencing Horticulture Week's top 50 ranking of the biggest landscape construction and maintenance operators by turnover.
Private equity investment in the nursery sector is a new element, as Horticulture Week reveals its updated list of the industry's top 60 ornamentals nurseries by turnover.
The horticulture industry has defended glyphosate after a landmark US court case saw chemical company Monsanto ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a groundskeeper who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer.
Thompson & Morgan have relaunched this year under new ownership, while Mr Fothergill's continues to grow market share.
The industry suffered hosepipe ban threats in July and August, but will this mean any changes for 2019?
Reducing year-to-year variability in the commercial demand for trees from UK nurseries would help lower the risk of importing exotic pests and diseases, according to newly published paper by researchers from Rothamsted Research and the University of Cambridge.
After a sizeable dip last year, Europe's apple harvest looks to be back on track, and could even break recent records. But the wider global situation means it should find a ready market.
The summer of 2018 has seen an unprecedented number of grass fires and a spate of recent wildfires on parched public green space has put the issue of prevention of further fires in the spotlight.
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These evergreen trees and shrubs have decorative bark and can flower and fruit simultaneously, says Miranda Kimberley.
Customers can be confident that these hardy, easy-to-grow plants will return the following year, Miranda Kimberley finds.
These evergreen and deciduous shrubs feature bright foliage, corky bark and coloured fruit, says Miranda Kimberley.
Watch for distinctive damage in ornamental crops.
These microscopic pests that are difficult to spot should be tackled with acaricides and predators.
How to identify and control these sap-sucking insects of protected and outdoor crops.
Young trees face a tough challenge to get established. Sally Drury looks at some of the best products available to help ensure successful planting projects.
The latest products have all been designed to make growing more productive and to help sell more plants, says Sally Drury.
Finding more jobs for these machines on top of autumn clearance will mean better value from maintenance spending, Sally Drury explains.