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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Is the pilot seasonal workers scheme 'a shambles'?
How is Notcutts repositioning itself for the future?

How is Notcutts repositioning itself for the future?

Stock levels at second-hand machinery sales increase by 31% as sellers look to cash-in ahead of Brexit

Stock levels at second-hand machinery sales increase by 31% as sellers look to cash-in ahead of Brexit

Brexit has brought with it a "golden touch for second-hand machinery values" as overseas buyers looked to pick up bargains and make the most of UK weakening currency.

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

Suppliers of UK-grown aromatic herbs enjoy strong sales

Suppliers of UK-grown aromatic herbs enjoy strong sales

UK-grown herbs such as lavender and rosemary are in high demand as retailers and suppliers turn away from overseas-grown plants because of Xylella and Brexit worries.

How is plant biosecurity being tackled?

How is plant biosecurity being tackled?

LibDem leader praises tomato glasshouse, warns of no-deal Brexit danger

LibDem leader praises tomato glasshouse, warns of no-deal Brexit danger

On a visit to glasshouse salad grower Glinwell's Hertfordshire headquarters this week, Liberal Democrats leader Sir Vince Cable warned of the danger such businesses face if the current Brexit extension fails to yield a trading arrangement with the EU.


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Wyevale Garden Centres sees first quarter sales up 26% on 2018

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