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REVEALED: Horticulture Week's Top 100 Garden Centres 2018

REVEALED: Horticulture Week's Top 100 Garden Centres 2018

Who has made it into this year's Top 100 Garden Centres report produced by Horticulture Week?

How is the garden product market responding to renewed pressure on glyphosate?

How is the garden product market responding to renewed pressure on glyphosate?

Shifts are taking place in the market for garden weedkillers in the UK

Why is employee ownership growing and how can it benefit your business?

Why is employee ownership growing and how can it benefit your business?

The number of landscape practices adopting an employee-ownership model is on the rise, so what are the potential benefits?

What does the Agriculture Bill mean for growers?

What does the Agriculture Bill mean for growers?

The publication of the Agriculture Bill this week formally kick-starts the Government's plans to implement a "green Brexit" for farming, the area of the economy most impacted by the UK's withdrawal from the EU from next March.

How Barnet Council is boosting air quality with an ambitious tree planting scheme

How Barnet Council is boosting air quality with an ambitious tree planting scheme

A robust case for trees' environmental benefits has helped a London borough gain political and financial support for an ambitious planting programme.

What are the garden centre trends from the Glee trade show?

What are the garden centre trends from the Glee trade show?

Plastic, peat and glyphosate reduction, one-stop shop suppliers, slug control, shrub replacement, lawn fixing, solar technology and heat-loving plants such as agapanthus were among the top trends at Glee this year.


Latest News

A breakthrough for Impatiens walleriana

A breakthrough for Impatiens walleriana

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Technology in parks projects win £500,000 in Rethinking Parks funding

Technology in parks projects win £500,000 in Rethinking Parks funding

Investors should look at naturally lit rather than energy hungry vertical farming, says researcher

Investors should look at naturally lit rather than energy hungry vertical farming, says researcher

New construction data shows HS2 and housebuilding hotspots

New construction data shows HS2 and housebuilding hotspots

Grower hotbed sees decimation of nursery numbers

Grower hotbed sees decimation of nursery numbers

Pistachio fungus hits Sicily

Pistachio fungus hits Sicily

Agriculture skills council launches to 'transform' productivity

Agriculture skills council launches to 'transform' productivity

Takii's Cannova wins four AGMs

Takii's Cannova wins four AGMs

ICL doubles reach of Hort Science Live

ICL doubles reach of Hort Science Live

B&Q results show "solid performance" helped by gardening 5% rise

B&Q results show "solid performance" helped by gardening 5% rise

Tim Edwards

I will not be importing oaks this season. Will you?

I will not be importing oaks this season. Will you?

I find myself in a difficult situation. A few weeks ago I was fortunate to be present to hear details of imminent changes to regulations concerning Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) and oak trees. I heard details, asked questions and probed the implications of these changes. That may not sound like a difficult position to be in, yet I am uneasy.

PETER SEABROOK

Opinion... Better targets to tackle pollution

Opinion... Better targets to tackle pollution

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Industry data

Top UK Arboriculture Businesses 2018
Top UK Fruit Producers: 2018
Top 50 UK Landscape Contractors: Landscape leaders
Top 60 Ornamentals Nurseries: Nursery leaders
  • Top UK Arboriculture Businesses 2018

    Who are the UK's biggest arboriculture businesses?

  • Top UK Fruit Producers: 2018

    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.

  • Top 50 UK Landscape Contractors: Landscape leaders

    Landscape industry consolidation is a key factor influencing Horticulture Week's top 50 ranking of the biggest landscape construction and maintenance operators by turnover.

  • Top 60 Ornamentals Nurseries: Nursery leaders

    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.

Latest Plant Focus

Aster

Aster

Brightening up gardens in autumn, these daisies are seen as a gem in the gardener's arsenal, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Arbutus

Arbutus

These evergreen trees and shrubs have decorative bark and can flower and fruit simultaneously, says Miranda Kimberley.

Astrantia

Astrantia

Customers can be confident that these hardy, easy-to-grow plants will return the following year, Miranda Kimberley finds.


Pest & Disease Factsheets

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Sciarid flies

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Sciarid flies

These pests transmit diseases that affect growth in ornamental crops and can even kill plants.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - leaf miners on ornamental crops

Pest & Disease Factsheet - leaf miners on ornamental crops

Watch for distinctive damage in ornamental crops.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Tarsonemid & eriophyid mites

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Tarsonemid & eriophyid mites

These microscopic pests that are difficult to spot should be tackled with acaricides and predators.


Latest products and kit

Tractors: market roundup

Tractors: market roundup

Manufacturers are working to provide solutions to many challenges. Sally Drury looks at their newest models.

Tractors reviewed: flexible choice

Tractors reviewed: flexible choice

These two tractors are designed for versatility and operator comfort, but how do they fare under tough test conditions? Sally Drury reports.

What products are available to help ensure success this planting season?

What products are available to help ensure success this planting season?

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.