After a tough spring, has the weather impacted on forward orders for 2019?
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.
Following the announcement of this year's HTA and Chelsea new plant award winners, what will it mean looking at garden centre planteria trends and promotions for 2019?
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.
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.
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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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.
Showy spikes, lush leaves and sweet scent all help to sell these appealing plants, writes Miranda Kimberley.
A graceful habit, attractive foliage and often fragrant flowers are all selling points, writes Miranda Kimberley.
These useful plants are persistent, need little attention and offer striking colour combinations, says Miranda Kimberley.
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.
Ingredients and processes have been refined.
With labour increasingly difficult to source and getting ever more expensive, Sally Drury explores how the latest machines can help large and small nurseries.
Design, images, information and flexibility are all factors but the materials used to produce labels are increasingly important for customers, writes Sally Drury.
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.