Coronavirus & the plant trade

The latest developments concerning the impact of coronavirus for professionals involved in buying or selling plants and garden centre products. 

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Care homes ban plants and flowers as 'too difficult to clean' during coronavirus crisis

Care homes ban plants and flowers as 'too difficult to clean' during coronavirus crisis

Bedford Citizens Housing Association has banned gifts of flowers to care home residents, following guidance from the Department of Health.

National Lottery’s £50m emergency funding helps more than 950 heritage organisations

National Lottery’s £50m emergency funding helps more than 950 heritage organisations

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has revealed that it provided more than 950 organisations across the UK with grants to help them survive the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Widespread redundancies at Historic Royal Palaces following £100m Covid-related losses

Widespread redundancies at Historic Royal Palaces following £100m Covid-related losses

Historic Royal Palaces is set to make 86 full-time roles redundant across its six sites, including the loss of 33 roles at Hillsborough Castle, after posting substantial losses incurred by the coronavirus pandemic.


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Garden centres reopens after coronavirus case deep clean

Garden centres reopens after coronavirus case deep clean

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 footprint near replicates 2020 plan

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 footprint near replicates 2020 plan

5 questions answered: chief plant health officer Nicola Spence

5 questions answered: chief plant health officer Nicola Spence

Defra bans metaldehyde - again

Defra bans metaldehyde - again

RHS seeks new editorial leader

RHS seeks new editorial leader

YouGarden reaches £30m sales and sees bright future for mail order gardening after 2020's challenges

YouGarden reaches £30m sales and sees bright future for mail order gardening after 2020's challenges

Dutch plants and flowers exports set to grow in 2020

Dutch plants and flowers exports set to grow in 2020

James Barnes: HTA chairman answers 10 key questions on horticulture lobbying in 2021

James Barnes: HTA chairman answers 10 key questions on horticulture lobbying in 2021

Foam-based weeding technology kills coronavirus particles in under 10 seconds

Foam-based weeding technology kills coronavirus particles in under 10 seconds

Oak Processionary Moth spreads to Ireland and Channel Islands, and could have been under-reported on UK mainland

Oak Processionary Moth spreads to Ireland and Channel Islands, and could have been under-reported on UK mainland

AIPH recovery from coronavirus crisis seminar hears advice and recovery stories

AIPH recovery from coronavirus crisis seminar hears advice and recovery stories

This horticulture week in numbers

This horticulture week in numbers

Applications open for Government’s £40m Green Recovery Challenge Fund

Applications open for Government’s £40m Green Recovery Challenge Fund

Glee Gathering hears about future of garden retail with mixed view on 3m new gardeners and online sales

Glee Gathering hears about future of garden retail with mixed view on 3m new gardeners and online sales

AIPH webinar shows the future for ornamental plants and trees

AIPH webinar shows the future for ornamental plants and trees

National Trust Lanhydrock peat-free nursery under threat of closure

National Trust Lanhydrock peat-free nursery under threat of closure

Online garden retail giant Primrose: reaction to potential private equity sale

Online garden retail giant Primrose: reaction to potential private equity sale

How are new garden-style beds improving the golf course at Roehampton Club?

How are new garden-style beds improving the golf course at Roehampton Club?

LI Awards to be held online due to Covid health and safety concerns

LI Awards to be held online due to Covid health and safety concerns

AIPH webinar hears post-coronavirus future for cut flowers sales with Marks & Spencer insight showing the future

AIPH webinar hears post-coronavirus future for cut flowers sales with Marks & Spencer insight showing the future

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