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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European port delays hit UK plant import and export

European port delays hit UK plant import and export

Delays at ports have been hitting plant imports and exports businesses have reported.

No-deal Brexit advice for plant breeders issued by Defra

No-deal Brexit advice for plant breeders issued by Defra

Defra has confirmed plant breeders will need to apply separately in the UK and the EU for Plant Breeders Rights for new plant varieties in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Seasonal no-shows "could sink us" - Cobrey's Chris Chinn

Seasonal no-shows "could sink us" - Cobrey's Chris Chinn

One of the UK's largest asparagus growers has voiced his alarm at the likely impact of seasonal workers failing to show up on farms this season.

Reaction to vote on extension of Article 50 Brexit date

Reaction to vote on extension of Article 50 Brexit date

MPs have voted by 412 to 202 to seek delay to the UK's EU departure.

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

NFU welcomes extension to Article 50

NFU welcomes extension to Article 50

The NFU has welcomed the announcement by EU leaders who have offered to delay Brexit until 22 May if MPs approve Theresa May's deal.

French customs, not Brexit, causing plant import delays: Bonnett

French customs, not Brexit, causing plant import delays: Bonnett

Gardening Express's Chris Bonnett says a work-to-rule strike by French customs officers warning they are not ready for Brexit is causing plant delays rather than any concern about Brexit itself from European exporters.

Dutch exporters worry over Brexit and slow down in Germany

Dutch exporters worry over Brexit and slow down in Germany

A weaker German market and the impact of Brexit continue to worry Dutch plant exporters despite overall growth in February.


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Online gardening sales rise by one-third in February

Online gardening sales rise by one-third in February

Gardening sales up as total sales see dip for full year at B&Q

Gardening sales up as total sales see dip for full year at B&Q

Scotsdale garden centres "satisfied" with 2018 but see impact of Brexit and weather

Scotsdale garden centres "satisfied" with 2018 but see impact of Brexit and weather

Suttons introduce Brexit fruit and veg kits

Suttons introduce Brexit fruit and veg kits

Gross margins up, but sales down in 2018 at Blakedown Environment and Leisure

Gross margins up, but sales down in 2018 at Blakedown Environment and Leisure

Temporary zero tariffs planned for ornamental plants, fruit and vegetables

Temporary zero tariffs planned for ornamental plants, fruit and vegetables

Business representatives warn over risks of no-deal Brexit following latest vote defeat

Business representatives warn over risks of no-deal Brexit following latest vote defeat

McIntyre: new EU rules will counter supermarket abuse of growers

McIntyre: new EU rules will counter supermarket abuse of growers

Rotterdam prepares for expected Brexit delays

Rotterdam prepares for expected Brexit delays

What does the Government's new £13m fund for parks tell us about thinking in Westminster on green space?

What does the Government's new £13m fund for parks tell us about thinking in Westminster on green space?

Gardening Express stockpiles ahead of Brexit but says plant health is more of an issue

Gardening Express stockpiles ahead of Brexit but says plant health is more of an issue

Time for consolidation says Crocus as Brexit exchange rate future remains uncertain

Time for consolidation says Crocus as Brexit exchange rate future remains uncertain

What are the prospects for ornamental plant exports post-Brexit?

What are the prospects for ornamental plant exports post-Brexit?

EU bans UK certified seed if there's a no deal Brexit

EU bans UK certified seed if there's a no deal Brexit

Seiont Nurseries solves Brexit export question - 'at a cost'

Seiont Nurseries solves Brexit export question - 'at a cost'

Ornamental plant exporters worry Brexit could mean plant death - or even closure for some

Ornamental plant exporters worry Brexit could mean plant death - or even closure for some