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Horticulture industry reacts to Brexit White Paper

Horticulture industry reacts to Brexit White Paper

The Brexit White Paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU promises UK will be able to sign trade deals and remain outside the jurisdiction of the EU Courts, proposals generally welcomed by the horticulture industry.

Are the latest supermarket tie-ups bad news for produce suppliers?

Are the latest supermarket tie-ups bad news for produce suppliers?

Britain's grocery market has long being dominated by a few large players, which many say has put them in an overly strong position to demand low prices from suppliers. So the two recent tie-ups, involving the three largest players of all, have brought concern from growers' representatives.

Garden centre leisure: how are retailers driving footfall?

Garden centre leisure: how are retailers driving footfall?

Broadening the offer to include more food outlets and "things to do" is the future, according to some bigger garden centre operators.

How is the hot, dry weather affecting UK fresh-produce growers?

How is the hot, dry weather affecting UK fresh-produce growers?

For growers, the prolonged warm, dry weather is proving a double-edged sword, although the impact varies widely from crop to crop.

What are the benefits of paperless 'tree trails' for tree managers?

What are the benefits of paperless 'tree trails' for tree managers?

Several paperless tree trails, either online or app-based, have gone live in the past year. But what do these offer tree managers and are they worth the investment to set up and maintain?

Health & safety red flag issues for parks and gardens

Health & safety red flag issues for parks and gardens

As national group training manager of Ground Control, one of the UK's largest contractors with nearly 3,000 staff, as well as BALI technical director, Neil Huck knows the vital importance of developing and maintaining a top-notch health-and-safety policy. He shared the benefit of his experience at a Parks & Gardens Live workshop on 27 June.


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Wanstead Flats grass fire hits 100 hectares of public green space

Wanstead Flats grass fire hits 100 hectares of public green space

A grass fire in a residential area of east London has spread to more than 100 hectares of grass.

Planit-IE starts down the road to employee ownership

Planit-IE starts down the road to employee ownership

Planit-IE is set to follow LDA Design to become an employee-owned company, as part of long-term business development plans.

"Money talks, so talk about trees' economic benefits," says John Parker in TED talk

"Money talks, so talk about trees' economic benefits," says John Parker in TED talk

There are many benefits to urban trees but the the economic ones are often the most useful for tree managers to deploy, former London Tree Officers Assocation (LTOA) chairman John Parker says in a "TEDx" talk newly published online.

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