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What are the prospects for the seeds market for 2019?

What are the prospects for the seeds market for 2019?

Thompson & Morgan have relaunched this year under new ownership, while Mr Fothergill's continues to grow market share.

How are growers going to revolutionise recycling with the taupe plant pot?

How are growers going to revolutionise recycling with the taupe plant pot?

Growers are introducing recycled and recyclable plant pots in response to one of 2018's biggest issues - plastic waste.

How can green space managers protect against the risk of wildfires?

How can green space managers protect against the risk of wildfires?

So far the summer of 2018 has seen an unprecedented number of grass fires and a spate of recent wildfires on parched public green space has put the issue of prevention of further fires in the spotlight.

What is the future for glyphosate?

What is the future for glyphosate?

The horticulture industry has defended glyphosate after a landmark US court case saw chemical company Monsanto ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a groundskeeper who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer.

How can gardens take advantage of rare horticultural events?

How can gardens take advantage of rare horticultural events?

The recent heatwave has been less than ideal for many plants but it has allowed rare flowerings of natives of much hotter climates.

Should more be done to address farm thefts and other crimes?

Should more be done to address farm thefts and other crimes?

The cost of vehicle thefts from farms is rising, while trust in the police's ability to deal with rural crime is in decline, two new reports show.


Latest news

New rose launched for Bomber Command centre while Seabrook rose festival boosts sales

New rose launched for Bomber Command centre while Seabrook rose festival boosts sales

The 'Lest We Forget' rose was unveiled at the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln and is available from C&K Jones.

HTA calls for more transparency in response to proposed EU plant health legislation

HTA calls for more transparency in response to proposed EU plant health legislation

New EU plant health rules and the proposed ban on certain genera until a risk assessment is conducted could be a barrier for trade, the HTA said.

Bransford Webbs reaches a decade of environmental accreditation

Bransford Webbs reaches a decade of environmental accreditation

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company has achieved the BS8555 accreditation for environmental management for the tenth consecutive year, having first achieved certification in 2008.

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Opinion... Democracy is a hindrance to good place making

Opinion... Democracy is a hindrance to good place making

A farmer close by the small village of Green Hammerton in North Yorkshire is promoting his farm as a site for 3,000 new homes. It is slap-bang in the middle of the countryside at the mid-point between York and Harrogate.

Opinion... Soil health key to weather defence

Opinion... Soil health key to weather defence

Britain enjoys and hates its weather. Our Atlantic highs and lows usually deliver periods of rain or sunshine. Occasionally, the jet stream shifts, providing intense Arctic cold or southern European heat.

Opinion... Consumers can drive major change

Opinion... Consumers can drive major change

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.