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Latest Analysis

Latest garden retail company results: who has done best and why?

Latest garden retail company results: who has done best and why?

Medium-sized groups in the £20m-£100m bracket such as Klondyke, Hillier, Squire's, Notcutts and Blue Diamond look to have done best as 2017 results are released.

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, and steal a march on competitors by becoming the grounds maintenance firm everybody wants to work for.

How can growers benefit by supporting agroforestry?

How can growers benefit by supporting agroforestry?

Agroforestry has the potential to deliver on a range of policy objectives in England, according to a new report from the Woodland Trust and the Soil Association.

How one leading importer views the UK import substitution debate

How one leading importer views the UK import substitution debate

Kolff Plants' Jacob Kolff says Defra and trade bodies such as the NFU and HTA are strongly promoting more self-sufficiency from British growers, and that is a good thing, but he warns that there is no magic quick way to increase UK production.

What does the tree health strategy mean for the industry?

What does the tree health strategy mean for the industry?

Defra's "Tree Health Resilience Strategy", published last month (May), calls for concerted action between tree managers, charities, the public and Government to strengthen resilience against pest and disease threats to Britain's trees.

SPECIAL REPORT Wyevale Garden Centres sale in full, plus what the sale means for suppliers, competitors and wider garden industry

SPECIAL REPORT Wyevale Garden Centres sale in full, plus what the sale means for suppliers, competitors and wider garden industry

Terra Firma's decision to put 145 garden centres on the market at once has shaken up the industry.


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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 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.

Pest and Disease Factsheet -  Leafhoppers, capsids, lace bugs & sap suckers

Pest and Disease Factsheet - Leafhoppers, capsids, lace bugs & sap suckers

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.


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.