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What do horticulturists want from Parliament to develop sector innovation?

What do horticulturists want from Parliament to develop sector innovation?

The importance of horticultural science and of driving horticultural innovation were on the agenda for the second of three sessions with the All-Party Parliamentary Gardening & Horticulture Group on the future of horticulture post-Brexit.

What do the latest growers' trials show on how to improve soil health?

What do the latest growers' trials show on how to improve soil health?

An Innovative Farmers conference in April heard how the network's programme of on-farm trials, or "Field Labs", involving around 1,000 farmers and growers is seeking usable practical findings that can be applied across farming.

Wyevale Garden Centres sale: how much will it shake up the industry?

Wyevale Garden Centres sale: how much will it shake up the industry?

Terra Firma has put Wyevale Garden Centres on the market through Christie & Co and is willing to accept offers for individual stores and groups of centres or to sell as a single entity.

What action can parks take to mitigate fly-tipping?

What action can parks take to mitigate fly-tipping?

Incidents of fly-tipping have risen to more than a million in one year, according to latest Government figures, while the costs of paying for the clear-up are likely to further hit parks services.

How is the landscape sector faring as weather finally warms?

How is the landscape sector faring as weather finally warms?

After what felt like the longest winter in memory, with delayed projects backed up and plant growth held back, landscapers are still reaping the benefits of a strong construction market, although there may be a blip on the horizon.

Is leaving the EU an opportunity to harness the potential of agri-tech?

Is leaving the EU an opportunity to harness the potential of agri-tech?

A group of leading industry and research figures has agreed a series of agri-tech measures that will be recommended to Government as a means of making British farming more profitable and productive post-Brexit.


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Lumley says Garden Bridge concept may live on overseas

Lumley says Garden Bridge concept may live on overseas

Joanna Lumley has said her Garden Bridge idea may live on in more enlightened countries than Britain, but admits the controversial £200m Thames footbridge is dead in the water.

Sun and thunder forecast for bank holiday weekend

Sun and thunder forecast for bank holiday weekend

With garden centres predicting more record sales this bank holiday weekend, the Met Office says temperatures will be hot, but there will be a chance of thunder.

Asda to trial extra-sweet UK-bred beefsteak tomato

Asda to trial extra-sweet UK-bred beefsteak tomato

Asda will trial around 7,000 trial specimens of its "unique" Goutini tomatoes in stores this summer.

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Latest Comment

Opinion... The true extent of design quality

Opinion... The true extent of design quality

In April I attended the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) conference on design quality. The design professions of the built environment have been pushing the importance of design quality for years with little success. I left the conference believing we are seeing a change.

Opinion... Bridges needed across the sectors

Opinion... Bridges needed across the sectors

Horticulture Week's careers guide (HW, April 2018) is a revealing insight into what constitutes "a horticulturist". Horticulture is a coherent discipline.

Opinion... Why flower shows need to evolve

Opinion... Why flower shows need to evolve

While the number of regional flower shows at stately homes and municipal public areas grows, the number of nurseries trading at these events reduces.