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What are the young plant market's prospects for 2018?

What are the young plant market's prospects for 2018?

After a tough spring, has the weather impacted on forward orders for 2019?

How Tivoli boss Phil Jones plans to steal a march on competitors

How Tivoli boss Phil Jones plans to steal a march on competitors

Newly acquired grounds maintenance firm Tivoli says the secret of success is to engage and incentivise staff. It aims to steal a march on competitors by becoming the grounds maintenance firm for which everybody wants to work.

How will 2018's new plant winners impact the market?

How will 2018's new plant winners impact the market?

Following the announcement of this year's new plant award winners, what will it mean looking at garden centre planteria trends and promotions for 2019?

How is Mitie Landscapes progressing with its transformation programme?

How is Mitie Landscapes progressing with its transformation programme?

Delivering value for customers, innovating and using new techniques and equipment are all key to taking advantage of the "considerable opportunities" in the landscape maintenance market, according to Mitie Landscapes managing director Tim Howell.

What effect will the newly appointed 'tree champion' have on tree management?

What effect will the newly appointed 'tree champion' have on tree management?

The Government has appointed Sir William Worsley as tree champion to help meet its targets on urban and rural tree planting, but industry representatives are sceptical he will achieve progress on the ground.

Has vertical farming passed a peak on the 'hype cycle'?

Has vertical farming passed a peak on the 'hype cycle'?

Several senior industry figures sounded a note of caution on the potential of urban farms at last week's GreenTech international trade show in Amsterdam (12-14 June).


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Industry data

Top 50 UK Landscape Contractors: Landscape leaders

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

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.

Top 100 Garden Centres 2017: Retail leaders

Top 100 Garden Centres 2017: Retail leaders

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.


Latest Plant Focus

Maianthemum

Maianthemum

Showy spikes, lush leaves and sweet scent all help to sell these appealing plants, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Sophora

Sophora

A graceful habit, attractive foliage and often fragrant flowers are all selling points, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Kniphofia

Kniphofia

These useful plants are persistent, need little attention and offer striking colour combinations, says Miranda Kimberley.


Pest & Disease Factsheets

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.

Pest and Disease Factsheet - Whiteflies on ornamentals crops

Pest and Disease Factsheet - Whiteflies on ornamentals crops

How to identify and control these sap-sucking insects of protected and outdoor crops.

Pest & Disease Management - Compost tea

Pest & Disease Management - Compost tea

Ingredients and processes have been refined.


Latest products and kit

Nursery Product Special: essential machinery

Nursery Product Special: essential machinery

With labour increasingly difficult to source and getting ever more expensive, Sally Drury explores how the latest machines can help large and small nurseries.

Nursery Product Special: progressive plant labels

Nursery Product Special: progressive plant labels

Design, images, information and flexibility are all factors but the materials used to produce labels are increasingly important for customers, writes Sally Drury.

Protected Cropping Structures - Polytunnels

Protected Cropping Structures - Polytunnels

Cost factors, ventilation benefits and the ability to fit new advanced films are some of the reasons behind the popularity of these structures, says Sally Drury.