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How Tivoli boss Phil Jones plans to steal a march on competitors

How Tivoli boss Phil Jones plans to steal a march on competitors

Newly acquired grounds maintenance firm Tivoli says the secret of success is to engage and incentivise staff. It aims to steal a march on competitors by becoming the grounds maintenance firm for which everybody wants to work.

Latest garden retail company results: who has done best and why?

Latest garden retail company results: who has done best and why?

Medium-sized groups in the £20m-£100m bracket such as Klondyke, Hillier, Squire's, Notcutts and Blue Diamond look to have done best as 2017 results are released.

How can growers benefit by supporting agroforestry?

How can growers benefit by supporting agroforestry?

Agroforestry has the potential to deliver on a range of policy objectives in England, according to a new report from the Woodland Trust and the Soil Association.

How should perceived shortcomings in Defra's farming policy plans be addressed?

How should perceived shortcomings in Defra's farming policy plans be addressed?

The Government needs to provide much more detail on its post-Brexit farming policy if its twin aims of increasing farm competitiveness and enhancing the environment are to be met, according to a new report published this week by the parliamentary Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Committee.

Will Scottish Parliament evidence session help green spaces?

Will Scottish Parliament evidence session help green spaces?

Green-space professionals have called for the Scottish Parliament to take a deeper, broader and longer look at the issue of funding and access to quality green spaces at a one-off evidence session held at Holyrood last month (May).

How one leading importer views the UK import substitution debate

How one leading importer views the UK import substitution debate

Kolff Plants' Jacob Kolff says Defra and trade bodies such as the NFU and HTA are strongly promoting more self-sufficiency from British growers, and that is a good thing, but he warns that there is no magic quick way to increase UK production.


Latest news

Quirky air plants prove popular with Waitrose customers

Quirky air plants prove popular with Waitrose customers

Houseplant annual sales are up 33% at Waitrose and sales of air plants up 14% month on month at WaitroseGarden.com.

Bents garden centre plans garden and cookery school

Bents garden centre plans garden and cookery school

Plans to open an apothecary garden and cookery and horticulture schools are advancing at Bents Garden and Home in Glazebury, Cheshire.

Company expansion prompts appointment of new managing director at landscape supplier Talasey

Company expansion prompts appointment of new managing director at landscape supplier Talasey

Landscape supplier Talasey Group has appointed a new managing director as its chief executive focuses on the company's US expansion.

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