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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.

How can nurseries use calendar events to promote plants?

How can nurseries use calendar events to promote plants?

More growers are working with garden centres on themed plant promotions.

What is BGCI accreditation and how can it help botanic gardens?

What is BGCI accreditation and how can it help botanic gardens?

What is a botanic garden? The answer might seem clear, especially if you work in the field of horticulture, but most members of the public are not exactly sure what a botanic garden does.

How can parks cope with growing litter on shrinking budgets?

How can parks cope with growing litter on shrinking budgets?

Green space professionals and horticulturists have been calling for a change in the way the British public deals with rubbish following the hottest May bank holiday weekend on record.

What do fruit and vegetable growers hope for from a renationalised farming policy?

What do fruit and vegetable growers hope for from a renationalised farming policy?

Defra's "Health & Harmony" consultation paper, which closed for responses this week, has given growers and their representative bodies a chance to shape the largest reformulation of farming and land-use policy in nearly half a century.


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SmartPlant app now live on Amazon Alexa

SmartPlant app now live on Amazon Alexa

SmartPlant has announced it is now live on Amazon Alexa and plant breeders, growers and garden retailers can now communicate ongoing care instructions to plant owners on a monthly basis.

Leading all-female panel to discuss role of women in horticulture at Open Garden Squares Weekend event

Leading all-female panel to discuss role of women in horticulture at Open Garden Squares Weekend event

The role of women in horticulture will be explored at an all-female panel discussion with eight leading industry figures.

New platforms specially equipped for arb work

New platforms specially equipped for arb work

Hire company Nationwide Platforms has invested in five tracked booms for arboricultural specialist work.

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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.