I wrote my first opinion column 10 years ago. After all that time, I would love to report trees are flourishing and the environment is thriving, but I can't.
Why don't UK growers produce more of the plants that the UK market demands?
What a great trade this is when one of us needs help. "The Container Revolution" co-operative exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a good example.
In April I attended the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) conference on design quality. The design professions of the built environment have been pushing the importance of design quality for years with little success. I left the conference believing we are seeing a change.
Horticulture Week's careers guide (HW, April 2018) is a revealing insight into what constitutes "a horticulturist". Horticulture is a coherent discipline.
Arboretum Grounds and Gardens Team Leader
The Royal British Legion London (Central), London (Greater)
Lecturer - Horticulture
Sparsholt College Hampshire Sparsholt, Winchester
Charterhouse Godalming, Surrey
Tree Management Officer
Slough Borough Council Slough
Tulchan Sporting Estate Speyside