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Emmett calls for coronavirus business loans repayment extension as plant deliveries fall to 5% of norm Radio 4's Farming Today has heard HTA/Farplants' Martin Emmett call to secure CBILS (the Government loan guarantee scheme) for horticulture to help avert imminent insolvency. Emmett calls for coronavirus business loans repayment extension as plant deliveries fall to 5% of norm
 
 
RHS furloughs 530 staff as it undergoes multi-million pound losses After cancelling Chelsea Flower Show and other events and closing gardens and shops, the RHS has been forced to furlough more than half of its staff as it looks to move Hampton Court's annual flower show from July to September. RHS furloughs 530 staff as it undergoes multi-million pound losses
 
 
Growers and garden centres think of new ways to get plants to customers B&Q, QVC, Farplants and many more growers and retailers are finding ways to sell plants to the public after the coronavirus crisis caused garden centres to close on 23 March. Growers and garden centres think of new ways to get plants to customers
 
 
Calls for NFU to step up coronavirus lobbying as credit dries up Hayloft Plants Derek Jarman says growers are being let down by the insurance industry and as credit dries up with suppliers, the 2020 spring season will be a write-off. Calls for NFU to step up coronavirus lobbying as credit dries up
 
 
Johnsons of Whixley reflects on 'new normal' in coronavirus crisis and sees green shoots for the future Pay your suppliers, exploit untapped markets and innovative low-cost supply and be kinder to each other are reflections made by group managing director Graham Richardson Johnsons of Whixley reflects on 'new normal' in coronavirus crisis and sees green shoots for the future
 
 
Crocus takes on UK bedding supplier and offers to employ nursery staff to help with increased demand during coronavirus crisis Online garden retailer Crocus has seen demand spike and is seeking to support UK growers during the pandemic. Crocus takes on UK bedding supplier and offers to employ nursery staff to help with increased demand during coronavirus crisis
 
 
HortWeek Twitter survey finds majority want garden centres to reopen during coronavirus crisis Flagging that thousands of plant nurseries could go out of business after garden centres were closed down by the UK Government to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, the survey asked: should garden centres be opened? HortWeek Twitter survey finds majority want garden centres to reopen during coronavirus crisis
 
 
Fresh produce seasonal labour recruitment issues highlighted Seasonal fruit and veg picking vacancies have yet to be filled in many parts of the country despite campaigns to recruit furloughed staff and students. Fresh produce seasonal labour recruitment issues highlighted
 
 
Construction sector layoffs hit a 10-year high as coronavirus lockdown halts projects and uncertainty delays projects Construction work declines at the steepest rate since April 2009. Construction sector layoffs hit a 10-year high as coronavirus lockdown halts projects and uncertainty delays projects
 
 
Direct Plants warns rush to online garden retail in coronavirus crisis is creating bad experiences for customers Some suppliers have struggled to cope with a huge surge in online horticultural sales demand leading to poor product and customer service in some cases. Direct Plants warns rush to online garden retail in coronavirus crisis is creating bad experiences for customers
 
 
Austrian garden centres set to reopen Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced in a press conference that measures to combat the coronavirus will be relaxed. Austrian garden centres set to reopen
 
 
Project lead: tree and shrub planting required for retail/leisure and employment development in the East Midlands Landscaping of terraces form part of this £46m building scheme in Bolsover. Project lead: tree and shrub planting required for retail/leisure and employment development in the East Midlands
 
 
Reassurance offered around garden centre planning delays due to coronavirus Malcolm Scott Consultants have offered reassurance to clients that local authorities are aiming to operate on a ‘business as usual’ basis as far as possible to ensure that garden centre applications are processed as efficiently as possible. Reassurance offered around garden centre planning delays due to coronavirus
 
 
Syngenta presents new flower and veg varieties at virtual CAST after coronavirus cancels US trials After the Californian trials were cancelled because of coronavirus, Syngenta has 'webCAST' its new varieties. Syngenta presents new flower and veg varieties at virtual CAST after coronavirus cancels US trials
 
 
Garden centre Rose Festival returns for a third year - virtually Peter Seabrook, supported by Roses UK and Whartons Garden Roses, are making plans for the third Rose Festival week running from the 20 – 28 June and launching in The Sun on 18 April. Garden centre Rose Festival returns for a third year - virtually
 
 
Thiacloprid use-up date announced End-of-sale and use-up dates for Biscaya and Calypso have been published by the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) following the decision by the European Commission not to renew approval for the active ingredient thiacloprid earlier this year. Thiacloprid use-up date announced
 
 
Fire hits Johnsons Garden Centre Fire started at Boston Aquatics & Pets, which is based in Johnsons Garden Centre in Boston, Lincolnshire during the late morning of Sunday, April 5. Fire hits Johnsons Garden Centre
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