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What are the young plant market's prospects for 2018?

What are the young plant market's prospects for 2018?

After a tough spring, has the weather impacted on forward orders for 2019?

Has vertical farming passed a peak on the 'hype cycle'?

Has vertical farming passed a peak on the 'hype cycle'?

Several senior industry figures sounded a note of caution on the potential of urban farms at last week's GreenTech international trade show in Amsterdam (12-14 June).

What effect will the newly appointed 'tree champion' have on tree management?

What effect will the newly appointed 'tree champion' have on tree management?

The Government has appointed Sir William Worsley as tree champion to help meet its targets on urban and rural tree planting, but industry representatives are sceptical he will achieve progress on the ground.

How is Mitie Landscapes progressing with its transformation programme?

How is Mitie Landscapes progressing with its transformation programme?

Delivering value for customers, innovating and using new techniques and equipment are all key to taking advantage of the "considerable opportunities" in the landscape maintenance market, according to Mitie Landscapes managing director Tim Howell.

How will 2018's new plant winners impact the market?

How will 2018's new plant winners impact the market?

Following the announcement of this year's new plant award winners, what will it mean looking at garden centre planteria trends and promotions for 2019?

How can ornamentals growers approach risk management?

How can ornamentals growers approach risk management?

Nursery risk management is a bigger concern than ever because of exchange rate fluctuations caused by the 2016 Brexit vote and because ornamental growers are dealing with increasingly sophisticated retailer contracts.


Latest news

Hands-free growing "is the future", claims Dutch researcher

Hands-free growing "is the future", claims Dutch researcher

With a sweet pepper harvesting robot about to be unveiled, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) sensing and robotics researcher Jos Balendonck gave an upbeat assessment of the prospects for automation in glasshouse horticulture at last week's GreenTech trade show in Amsterdam.

Hundreds of events planned for first National Park City Week in London

Hundreds of events planned for first National Park City Week in London

Around 280 events have now been registered for the first London National Park City Week next month.

New elm leaf pest identified in UK for first time

New elm leaf pest identified in UK for first time

The zigzag elm sawfly (Aproceros leucopoda) has been identified in the UK from the distinctive signature of its feeding, and the hunt is now on for actual flies or larvae to confirm its arrival.

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Latest Comment

Opinion... How to increase UK plant supply

Opinion... How to increase UK plant supply

Why don't UK growers produce more of the plants that the UK market demands?

Opinion... Co-operation is industry's best card

Opinion... Co-operation is industry's best card

What a great trade this is when one of us needs help. "The Container Revolution" co-operative exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a good example.

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.