Brexit - the impact on horticulture

The latest news on and reaction to the decision to leave the EU and how it is affecting the UK horticulture industry including garden retail, plant production, edibles production, landscaping, parks, sports turf and arboriculture.

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Horticulture sector backs Boris Johnson's Conservatives: HW survey reveals

Horticulture sector backs Boris Johnson's Conservatives: HW survey reveals

Ahead of the 12 December general election, 40.5% of those responding to a Horticulture Week poll have said they will vote Conservative.

HTA demands financial backing for tree growers and seasonal workers for horticulture in its election manifesto

HTA demands financial backing for tree growers and seasonal workers for horticulture in its election manifesto

The HTA has asked for support of horticulture, free trade, immigration for sector employment and more detail on tree planting pledges as part of its pre-general election manifesto.

Which of the parties' manifesto commitments will impact horticulture?
BCPC chairman urges a fight back against pesticide 'siege'

BCPC chairman urges a fight back against pesticide 'siege'

Speaking at the recent British Crop Production Council (BCPC) annual conference in Brighton, chairman Colin Ruscoe said Brexit was increasing anti-pesticide sentiment.

Governmental updates relating to Brexit

Brexit Tracker: LIVE TABLE

Brexit Tracker: LIVE TABLE

Our live table includes details of key Brexit-related policy, legislation and guidance documents published by UK government departments, non-departmental public bodies, devolved administrations and the European Commission and its agencies.

Edibles and ornamentals focus

Glasshouse salad sector expands despite multiple challenges HW's Top 25 Glasshouse Salad Growers ranking and report reveals

Glasshouse salad sector expands despite multiple challenges HW's Top 25 Glasshouse Salad Growers ranking and report reveals

New glasshouses are going up, especially in East Anglia, and growers are investing in facilities, but the weather and Brexit are presenting challenges, Gavin McEwan reports.

Christmas tree sales start well despite 'price wars'

Christmas tree sales start well despite 'price wars'

There are plenty of deals on real cut Christmas trees available this year, but garden centre quality means sales started well in the first weekend of December.

Christmas tree sales start strongly at Homebase, JTF and garden centres

Christmas tree sales start strongly at Homebase, JTF and garden centres

"Mega deals" anti-plastic sentiment and unusual sizes are helping garden retailers sell more Christmas trees this season.


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