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Chelsea Preview: What are the themes and trends for 2018?

Chelsea Preview: What are the themes and trends for 2018?

Construction of the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show (May 22-28) is well underway, but what are the themes of this year's event?

How is the landscape sector faring as weather finally warms?

How is the landscape sector faring as weather finally warms?

After what felt like the longest winter in memory, with delayed projects backed up and plant growth held back, landscapers are still reaping the benefits of a strong construction market, although there may be a blip on the horizon.

How can nurseries use calendar events to promote plants?

How can nurseries use calendar events to promote plants?

More growers are working with garden centres on themed plant promotions.

Is leaving the EU an opportunity to harness the potential of agri-tech?

Is leaving the EU an opportunity to harness the potential of agri-tech?

A group of leading industry and research figures has agreed a series of agri-tech measures that will be recommended to Government as a means of making British farming more profitable and productive post-Brexit.

What can the forthcoming agriculture bill do for woodlands and forestry?

What can the forthcoming agriculture bill do for woodlands and forestry?

Among the 44,000 responses to the Government's command paper consultation to shape post-Brexit farming and land-use policy in England, several came from woodland and forestry bodies keen to see trees play a greater role in the physical and political landscape.

What is BGCI accreditation and how can it help botanic gardens?

What is BGCI accreditation and how can it help botanic gardens?

What is a botanic garden? The answer might seem clear, especially if you work in the field of horticulture, but most members of the public are not exactly sure what a botanic garden does.


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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

Kniphofia

Kniphofia

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

Celtis

Celtis

This underused species could add to the diversity of our urban tree population, Miranda Kimberley discovers.

Paeonia

Paeonia

Stocking a wide range of these impressive flowers from early March until June can boost sales, Miranda Kimberley reports.


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

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.

Weed control: effective management

Weed control: effective management

Control is needed in urban areas as well as on sports turf and nursery sites. Sally Drury looks at the best ways to manage weeds as well as costs.

Protected crop structures - LEDs good for business

Protected crop structures - LEDs good for business

Concerns over climate, light levels and seasonal variability can all be overcome by using LEDs and they can deliver production benefits, Sally Drury reports.