News & Analysis
The latest news across the UK horticulture industry including garden retail, plant production, edibles production, landscaping, parks, sports turf and arboriculture.
After a tough spring, has the weather impacted on forward orders for 2019?
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).
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Around 280 events have now been registered for the first London National Park City Week next month.
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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Why don't UK growers produce more of the plants that the UK market demands?
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.
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.