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Latest Analysis

What next for Bunnings UK after massive write-down?

What next for Bunnings UK after massive write-down?

Australian analysts suggest Wesfarmers could pull out of the UK following the continued woes of Bunnings/Homebase UK & Ireland, but is there a way forward for the 250-store DIY/garden centre group?

Is local 'reveg' a commercial opportunity in the UK?

Is local 'reveg' a commercial opportunity in the UK?

Botanist Dr Trevor Dines suggests there are commercial opportunities for local seed supply in the UK.

Can the 'natural capital' approach help tree managers meet policy goals?

Can the 'natural capital' approach help tree managers meet policy goals?

The 25-year environmental plan has put the many benefits provided by trees at the heart of environment policy, but translating this into meaningful action requires hard figures to justify the expenditure.

Is a move away from plastic produce packaging now inevitable?

Is a move away from plastic produce packaging now inevitable?

A tipping point has been reached in the attitude of retailers and the Government to waste plastic which is likely to affect suppliers' future packaging options.

What insights can experts share on podium landscape maintenance?

What insights can experts share on podium landscape maintenance?

Podium landscapes require a particular type of design and a special kind of maintenance. Nigel Dunnett, Laura Gatti and Alex Piddington-Bishop shared their insights at the Palmstead Soft Landscaping Workshop.

What recent developments can help growers fight orchard pests and diseases?

What recent developments can help growers fight orchard pests and diseases?

Last week's British Independent Fruit Growers Association Technical Day (31 January), heard about the latest research in orchard pests and diseases and how to deal with them.


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Industry data

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.

Horticulture Week Top 40 plant buyers 2017

Horticulture Week Top 40 plant buyers 2017

Longer spells in positions helps plant buyers to improve grower confidence.


Latest Plant Focus

Camellia

Camellia

These versatile, evergreen shrubs can flower from October right through to the end of May, Miranda Kimberley finds.

Papaver

Papaver

These compact, brightly coloured flowers can be very attractive for impulse sales, notes Miranda Kimberley.

Living walls

Living walls

The benefits of green walls make them worth investigation by all green-space professionals, says Miranda Kimberley.


Pest & Disease Factsheets

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Botrytis on ornamentals crops

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Botrytis on ornamentals crops

Tight controls can help to reduce disease risk.

Pest & Disease Management - Fungal leaf spots on ornamental crops

Pest & Disease Management - Fungal leaf spots on ornamental crops

Control is needed to prevent economic losses in year-round ornamental crops.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Vine weevil

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Vine weevil

Avoid costly damage by this serious plant pest.


Latest products and kit

Mowers special report - Tractor-mounted units

Mowers special report - Tractor-mounted units

Are cylinder or rotary mowers the best bet to maximise efficiency, performance and productivity? Sally Drury reports.

Mowers special report - Ever-improving ride-ons

Mowers special report - Ever-improving ride-ons

Manufacturers are offering grounds professionals better models to tackle the most challenging mowing conditions, writes Sally Drury.

Mowers special report -  Remote-control and walk-behind mowers

Mowers special report - Remote-control and walk-behind mowers

Topography and the environment are key factors for mowing awkward areas but the latest machines are making the job easier, says Sally Drury.