Extended Entry Deadline for production, retail, landscape & arb stars to enter HW Business Awards: 22nd March
The 2018 Horticulture Week Business Awards scheme honouring outstanding business achievement across all areas of commercial horticulture - from retail and landscape to production and arboriculture is now well underway - with the final entry deadline now extended to 22nd March.
The stars of the parks, gardens and tree management world have extra time to enter the Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2018 as the the Entry Deadline is extended to 22nd March.
Growers and retailers have come up with strategies to combat unexpected bad weather after "Beast from the East" snow hit the UK three times in March.
Tree officers, landscape architects and others who specify trees need to choose species and varieties that can withstand the challenges of an urban environment. Two experts in the field say their new digital guide will avoid common pitfalls.
The Government calls it a "once-in-a-generation opportunity" to shape the UK's farming and environment policy. So what is likely to come out of Defra's current consultation?
Apprenticeship levy: One year on, what benefits do landscape and parks managers see from the scheme?
The apprenticeship levy was lauded by politicians as the solution to the skills crisis and the UK's poor productivity when it launched a year ago. Has it made a difference for amenity horticulture?
Large and small players in the sports landscaping sector are reporting good business and a healthy outlook for the future. But what do they need to do to capitalise on the "explosion" in demand?
Growers are waking up to the push towards cutting plastic use and are increasingly looking for substitutes and alternative methods.
Resident Head Gardener
The Abbotswood Estate Gloucestershire
Historic Royal Palaces Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Gardens Team Leader
Historic Royal Palaces Hampton
Bolesworth Estate Co Chester, Cheshire
Assistant Arboriculture Surveyor
Ground Control Billericay, Essex
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 seventh annual Top 100 Garden Centres report details the individual UK garden centres that have recorded the highest turnovers. The report does not include VAT and concession income.
Longer spells in positions helps plant buyers to improve grower confidence.
The range of colours and flowering times makes for cheerful and economic displays, Miranda Kimberley reports.
Customers do not often know about the different leaf colours and shapes offered by hollies, Miranda Kimberley reports.
These heralds of spring are highly suited to being planted in tree circles, grass and rock gardens, says Miranda Kimberley.
Leafhoppers, capsids, froghoppers, lace bugs and psyllids are characterised by piercing and sucking mouthparts and hardened forewings that form a protective shield when folded over the abdomen.
Growers of fruit and ornamental trees need to be aware of this disfiguring disease.
Tight controls can help to reduce disease risk.
New technology can record, trace and predict maintenance activities for all types of artificial surfaces, Sally Drury reports.
Choosing the right maintenance equipment for your pitches can increase playing time and generate more revenue for the venue, Sally Drury explains.
Are cylinder or rotary mowers the best bet to maximise efficiency, performance and productivity? Sally Drury reports.