Product Buyers' Guides
Expert advice from Sally Drury on how to choose and buy horticultural equipment for landscaping, sports turf maintenance, parks, green spaces, amenity turf and botanic and historic gardens. How to choose tractors, mowers, chainsaws, hedgecutters and other machinery for fuel efficiency, fast work cycles, low maintenance overheads, green fuel options and operator comfort.
Chainsaw sales are buoyant at the moment; it's that time of year. Winter gale damage needs clearing and firewood preparing.
Details of the latest machines currently being offered by the major suppliers in the market, collated by Sally Drury.
Foliar feeds are a fast and effective way to get nutrients into plants, Sally Drury explains
Protecting your crops with the most up-to-date structures can help you to secure the best prices, Sally Drury explains.
Handheld, walk-behind, ride-on, mounted and trailed machines with different power options are available for all jobs across a range of sites, Sally Drury explains.
Using the right equipment is essential to ensure that grass roots get the air, water and nutrients they need to thrive, Sally Drury explains.
Tasks, implements and power requirement should all be considered when choosing the right model for your needs, says Sally Drury
Precision, convenience and labour savings have all contributed to the increased popularity of these products, Sally Drury explains.
New developments include a trial of biodegradable pots and research on the benefits of decorating, Gavin McEwan explains
Most hedges need to be cut or trimmed several times a year and the choice of kit will depend on their size, species and setting, Sally Drury explains
Young and newly planted trees need protection against a range of threats to their successful establishment, says Sally Drury.
Various options are available to support young trees, Sally Drury explains.
Foliar feeding can be useful when plants require a supplement, Sally Drury explains.
Many of the latest tractor-mounted and towed machines can improve productivity, Sally Drury explains.
Gardening Team Leader
Barbican Centre Barbican (East London)
Superintendent of Parks
The Crown Estate Windsor, Berkshire
Marks Hall Estate Coggeshall, Colchester
Senior Horticultural Supervisor (External Areas)
Birmingham Botanical Gardens Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
Experienced Ornamental Gardener
Daylesford Estate Cotswolds