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The Brexit white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU promises that the UK will be able to sign trade deals and remain outside the jurisdiction of EU courts, proposals generally welcomed by the horticulture industry.
Broadening the offer to include more food outlets and "things to do" is the future, according to some bigger garden centre operators.
North Yorkshire-based landscape supplier Green-tech has been on a roll of late. It recorded turnover of £12.7m in its last financial year, to 30 September 2017 - 23% higher than 2015-16 (£10.3m) and £10.7m in 2014-15.
Britain's grocery market has long being dominated by a few large players, which many say has put them in an overly strong position to demand low prices from suppliers. So the two recent tie-ups, involving the three largest players of all, have brought concern from growers' representatives.
Woodcote Green, Sudbury and Tunbridge Wells are among sites that experts say will attract most interest from potential buyers as the group assesses bids for its centres.
The prolonged warm dry weather over most of the UK this summer increases the likelihood of "summer branch drop" (SBD) from mature trees, a leading arboricultural consultant has warned.
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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 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.
These evergreen and deciduous shrubs feature bright foliage, corky bark and coloured fruit, says Miranda Kimberley.
Showy spikes, lush leaves and sweet scent all help to sell these appealing plants, writes Miranda Kimberley.
A graceful habit, attractive foliage and often fragrant flowers are all selling points, writes 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.
The Razorback offers a big step up in hedgerow management, Sally Drury explains.
The environment, public and operator all benefit from the increasing prevalence of battery trimmers, writes Sally Drury.
Taking time to choose the right machine can save money and exertion, Sally Drury advises.