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Conference

Flagship event to resolve practical challenges of incorporating green infrastructure in building development

Flagship event to resolve practical challenges of incorporating green infrastructure in building development

Horticulture Week hosts Healthy Design, Healthy Places on 29th November - a conference designed to help professionals overcome the practical challenges of integrating green infrastructure in the built environment.

Analysis

What are the keys to success for landscape business expansion?

What are the keys to success for landscape business expansion?

North Yorkshire horticulture supplier Green-tech has expanded turnover, headcount and its takeover portfolio.

What can growers do now to prepare for potential water shortages ahead?

What can growers do now to prepare for potential water shortages ahead?

Growers need to prepare for potential water restrictions if rainfall fails to reach 10-15% more than normal in some areas this winter.

How can landscape contractors mitigate currency exposure?

How can landscape contractors mitigate currency exposure?

Currency exposure, with its constantly swinging exchange rates, can bump up costs and wipe out profits.


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Landscape Plant Focus

Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster

The fruit on these shrubs and small trees offers winter colour in the garden and food for birds, says Miranda Kimberley.

Taxus

Taxus

This classic evergreen offers excellent structure and is ideal for topiary or as a specimen tree, says Miranda Kimberley.

Phygelius

Phygelius

Masses of colourful tubular flowers can give these plants a substantial presence in the border, says Miranda Kimberley.


Landscape In Depth

Sargent's solutions - take care of the T&Cs to ensure contract clarity

Sargent's solutions - take care of the T&Cs to ensure contract clarity

Clear terms and conditions and contract security can help smaller operators to avoid payment issues, says Alan Sargent.

Business planning: The labour challenge

Business planning: The labour challenge

With staffing becoming increasingly problematic, Neville Stein looks at the alternatives to finding good recruits.

What opportunities are there in the education sector for landscape contractors?

What opportunities are there in the education sector for landscape contractors?

While growth in housing, offices, industrial and other construction sectors has slowed, schools, technical colleges and universities are calling in the hard hats.

Products & Kit Resources

Noel Farrer On...

Noel Farrer

Landscape luminary Noel Farrer casts an eye over the state of the industry.

Market reports and Kit tests

Kit options for topiary

Kit options for topiary

The right equipment is essential to restrain growth, maintain shape and ensure a dense, close texture, Sally Drury advises

Tractor-mounted trimmers for hedgerows

Tractor-mounted trimmers for hedgerows

Mzuri, McConnel and Becx Machines are all offering new kit for hedgerows, Sally Drury reports

Battery tools on the up

Battery tools on the up

The revolution in battery powered equipment continues apace with more manufacturers offering ever-improving machines, Sally Drury reports.