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What can landscapers expect in the aftermath of Carillion's collapse?

What can landscapers expect in the aftermath of Carillion's collapse?

The spectacular collapse of the UK's second biggest contractor under the weight of its £1.5bn debt could have a significant impact on the landscape industry.

Will British-grown cut flowers take more market this spring?

Will British-grown cut flowers take more market this spring?

Flowers from the Farm will make its RHS Chelsea Flower Show debut this year with the aim to show that British cut flowers can be grown anywhere in the country.

How can garden centres reduce plastic use?

How can garden centres reduce plastic use?

Garden retailers are under pressure to use less plastic as the Government's new 25-year environment plan seeks to introduce a wave of measures to reduce pollution.

Vendor managed inventory: could it be possible in the UK?

Vendor managed inventory: could it be possible in the UK?

Vendor managed inventory (VMI) is popular in the USA as retailers use growers to look after the plants they sell in-store and then pay them as the plants are sold to consumers -- pay-by-scan (PBS).

What is being done to develop biocontrols against orchard pests?

What is being done to develop biocontrols against orchard pests?

The SIVAL horticultural trade show in Angers, France, this week (16-18 January) heard about several initiatives to promote more environmentally sustainable orchard growing.

Why you should enter the 2018 Horticulture Week Business Awards

Why you should enter the 2018 Horticulture Week Business Awards

Building on the Garden Retail and UK Grower Awards, the premier 2018 scheme is now open for entries from businesses across commercial horticulture.


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See our exclusive ranking of garden centre performance by annual turnover. 

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Latest Plant Focus

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.

Viburnum

Viburnum

If used thoughtfully, a selection of these plants can give flower from midwinter to early summer, notes 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

Fertilisers Special Report - invaluable nutrition

Fertilisers Special Report - invaluable nutrition

Using the right fertilisers on your crops can make all the difference when it comes to securing repeat customers, Sally Drury advises.

Show Preview - BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) 2018

Show Preview - BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) 2018

Heading for BTME? Get straight to the hot spots of the greenkeepers' show with Sally Drury's pick of the products that will appeal to landscapers and councils too.

Chainsaws - Improving performance

Chainsaws - Improving performance

Battery chainsaws offer many advantages while innovative technology shelps the latest petrol models meet emissions standards, writes Sally Drury.