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How has the horticulture industry reacted to the Brexit white paper?

How has the horticulture industry reacted to the Brexit white paper?

The Brexit white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU promises that the UK will be able to sign trade deals and remain outside the jurisdiction of 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.


Latest news

Otter Garden Centres adds car charging points

Otter Garden Centres adds car charging points

Otter Garden Centres has added to existing green credentials with the installation of car charging points at the company's Ottery St Mary, Plymouth, Wincanton and Lymington branches.

'Game-changer' hose hits market

'Game-changer' hose hits market

The new hose is designed to work in low water pressure areas.

"Astronomical" growth and long waiting list for wonky fruit & veg scheme

"Astronomical" growth and long waiting list for wonky fruit & veg scheme

A London box scheme which supplies only fresh produce rejected by mainstream retailers said it has undergone growth of 650% in a year and benefited growers along the way.

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