'How can the garden industry cut the use of plastics', 'What lies behind the success of the fastest growing garden retail outlets', and 'How can plant suppliers and buyers together meet the Xylella challenge' are just some of the big questions that will be tackled at Garden 360 - the must attend conference for the UK garden industry.
In October horticulture industry representatives will present final findings on what the Government needs to do to develop and strengthen UK nursery production post Brexit, at an All-Party Parliamentary Gardening & Horticulture Group (APPGHG) meeting.
Kirton Farm Nurseries, started by Derek Taylor, has pioneered coir plant pots through its Hairy Pot Plant Company and is now proving ahead of its time as anti-plastic feeling grows.
Bedfordshire rose grower Chessum Plants went into administration in April after more than 50 years in business, but what does that means for the UK rose trade?
The British top-fruit sector faces many challenges, but Ali Capper, newly appointed executive chair of promotional body English Apples & Pears (EAP), believes that with the right plan in place the sector can maintain the growth seen over the past decade.
Blue Diamond managing director Alan Roper has recently decided to improve social media coverage of his 20 garden centres and has seen success during the launch of new centre East Bridgford Garden & Home in Nottinghamshire.
Attendees at England's Community Forests annual conference in Birmingham last month (March) were buoyed up by the Government's 25-year environmental plan and in particular the Northern Forest, the delivery of which will be led by five community forests along with the Woodland Trust.
Non-Executive Board Member
AHDB AHDB Offices, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth near Coventry
Assistant to Nursery Plant Area Manager
Camelia Botnar Homes & Gardens Cowfold, Horsham
GC1 Gardener (Mobile) x 2 - Colchester and Norwich
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Colchester, Essex and Norwich, Norfolk
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Brookwood, Woking
Kent County Council Ashford/Aylesford Highways Depot
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.
Stocking a wide range of these impressive flowers from early March until June can boost sales, Miranda Kimberley reports.
These useful shrubs can fill large spaces in borders and provide colourful foliage in the autumn, says Miranda Kimberley.
The range of colours and flowering times makes for cheerful and economic displays, Miranda Kimberley reports.
Ingredients and processes have been refined.
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.
Concerns over climate, light levels and seasonal variability can all be overcome by using LEDs and they can deliver production benefits, Sally Drury reports.
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.