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Horticulture Week launches Tenders Tracker business lead service for HW subscribers

Horticulture Week launches Tenders Tracker business lead service for HW subscribers

The Tenders Tracker helps you build your business with the latest public sector tenders covering landscape services, arboriculture, grounds care, plant and kit supply.

Latest Analysis

How has the horticulture industry reacted to the Brexit white paper?

How has the horticulture industry reacted to the Brexit white paper?

The Brexit white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU promises that the UK will be able to sign trade deals and remain outside the jurisdiction of EU courts, proposals generally welcomed by the horticulture industry.

Garden centre leisure: how are retailers driving footfall?

Garden centre leisure: how are retailers driving footfall?

Broadening the offer to include more food outlets and "things to do" is the future, according to some bigger garden centre operators.

Alan Sargent: How to be a 'great' head gardener

Alan Sargent: How to be a 'great' head gardener

Learning how to gain the respect of your staff and how to enthuse them are the top attributes that make a great, rather than good, head gardener, according to master gardener and consultant Alan Sargent.

Health & safety red flag issues for parks and gardens

Health & safety red flag issues for parks and gardens

As national group training manager of Ground Control, one of the UK's largest contractors with nearly 3,000 staff, as well as BALI technical director, Neil Huck knows the vital importance of developing and maintaining a top-notch health-and-safety policy. He shared the benefit of his experience at a Parks & Gardens Live workshop on 27 June.

Are the latest supermarket tie-ups bad news for produce suppliers?

Are the latest supermarket tie-ups bad news for produce suppliers?

Britain's grocery market has long being dominated by a few large players, which many say has put them in an overly strong position to demand low prices from suppliers. So the two recent tie-ups, involving the three largest players of all, have brought concern from growers' representatives.

Which are the most in-demand Wyevale garden centres?

Which are the most in-demand Wyevale garden centres?

Woodcote Green, Sudbury and Tunbridge Wells are among sites that experts say will attract most interest from potential buyers as the group assesses bids for its centres.


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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

Euonymus

Euonymus

These evergreen and deciduous shrubs feature bright foliage, corky bark and coloured fruit, says Miranda Kimberley.

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.


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

Hedgecutters - Tractor-mounted cutting

Hedgecutters - Tractor-mounted cutting

The Razorback offers a big step up in hedgerow management, Sally Drury explains.

Hedgetrimmers - Battery power surge

Hedgetrimmers - Battery power surge

The environment, public and operator all benefit from the increasing prevalence of battery trimmers, writes Sally Drury.

Hedgetrimmers - How to select the right model

Hedgetrimmers - How to select the right model

Taking time to choose the right machine can save money and exertion, Sally Drury advises.