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.
The industry suffered hosepipe ban threats in July and August, but will this mean any changes for 2019?
In the ongoing battle to find ways of funding and running parks in straitened times, several councils are investigating the foundation model to drive charitable giving and philanthropy for the benefit of green space.
With the soft-fruit industry's labour crisis deepening, the prospect of commercially available field robots appears to offer at least a partial solution, growers at a discussion at Fruit Focus heard.
The recent heatwave has been less than ideal for many plants but it has allowed rare flowerings of natives of much hotter climates.
New changes made last week to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which underpins local planning decisions, means this now gives ancient trees and woods the highest possible protection from development.
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Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our Custodian Award 2018 winners.
Director Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Hampshire County Council Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey
Experienced Organic Gardener – Live Out
Private Estate - South Warkwickshire Warwickshire
ZSL London Zoo London (Central), London (Greater)
Salisbury City Council Salisbury, Wiltshire
Parks & Open Spaces Improvement Officer
East Devon District Council Mobile throughout East Devon
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.