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.
Delays at ports have been hitting plant imports and exports businesses have reported.
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.
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.
MPs have voted by 412 to 202 to seek delay to the UK's EU departure.
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.
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.
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.
A weaker German market and the impact of Brexit continue to worry Dutch plant exporters despite overall growth in February.