Horticultural Development Company announces new sector panel members

Fruit, vegetable, nursery stock and protected crop HDC panels see new members appointed.

The HDC has elected Pete Bingham of heather grower Kingfisher Nursery, conifer expert Bob Hollister of grower Country Garden Plant Sales and shrubs and climbing plant grower David James of Wyeplants to its hardy nursery stock panel.

The bulbs and outdoor flowers panel has merged with protected ornamentals and Howard Braime of Double H is new on that panel while Russ Woodcock of Bordon Hill Nurseries was re-elected. 

New and re-elected to the field vegetables panel are Chris Ashby, Neil Cairns, Martin Evans, Liz Johnson and Chris Taylor.

New or re-elected for the soft fruit panel are Sandy Booth, Lindsay Hulme, Roger Vogels and Richard Stanley. New or re-elected to the tree fruit panel are Cor van Oorschot and Steve Castle.

Vacancies remain for a bedding expert from the south west, a grower with knowledge of peppers, cucumbers, aubergines and tomatoes, and a soft fruit grower in Kent.

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