News & Analysis
The latest news across the UK horticulture industry including garden retail, plant production, edibles production, landscaping, parks, sports turf and arboriculture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 will trial around 7,000 trial specimens of its "unique" Goutini tomatoes in stores this summer.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Enfield (London Borough), London (Greater)
Gardening Squad North West, West & South West London
Business Development and Sales Manager
JS Agriculture Ltd London (West), London (Greater)
General Manager - Landscaping
UGL Ltd North London
Salford Community Leisure Salford, Lancashire
- Bordeaux - Arcachon France
- The Gates Hotel Diagonal Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
- Birmingham Botanical Gardens
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.
Horticulture Week's careers guide (HW, April 2018) is a revealing insight into what constitutes "a horticulturist". Horticulture is a coherent discipline.
While the number of regional flower shows at stately homes and municipal public areas grows, the number of nurseries trading at these events reduces.