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Horticulture Weekly
Horticulture Week Online Edition 6th April 2020
 

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This week's must read
 
Why garden centres should reopen during the coronavirus outbreak
Why garden centres should reopen during the coronavirus outbreak
 
How will your business fare over the short and long term?
 
HW SURVEY: coronavirus and the horticulture and garden industries
HW SURVEY: coronavirus and the horticulture and garden industries
Horticulture Week would like to gauge how the coronavirus pandemic may be impacting the various horticulture businesses over the short and long term.
 
Coronavirus and Horticulture News
 
Horticulture industry could lose £100 million during first warm weekend of the spring as coronavirus restrictions continue
 
 
Plant passport regulations clarified in coronavirus crisis for online sale
 
 
Garden centre boss defies authorities
 
 
Coronavirus loans for businesses overhauled by Government
 
 
Mail order gardening sees ten-fold increase amid coronavirus crisis
 
 
BHETA intervenes as big retailers threaten suppliers with extended trading times
 
 
Re-open garden centres during coronavirus outbreak petitions take off
 
 
Alan Titchmarsh calls for garden centres to re-open during coronavirus crisis
 
 
Olympic park 'letter to Londoners' warns not to sunbathe during coronavirus crisis
 
 
Hopes rise that garden centre plant areas could re-open under coronavirus lockdown
 
 
Lottery puts together £50m coronavirus emergency fund - including up to £50,000 cash for parks
 
 
Horticulturists "incandescent with rage" at Monty Don's lack of sympathy for stricken growers UPDATED
 
 
Financial support necessary for ornamental horticulture producers during coronavirus pandemic
 
 
Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership calls for students to cover fresh produce worker shortages
 
 
HTA launches plant scrappage scheme campaign saying one-third of growers could close for good because of coronavirus crisis
 
 
Tree growers destroying stock as planting demand fails to materialise
 
 
Johnsons of Whixley sends out template letter calling for Government to support ornamental horticulture in the coronavirus crisis
 
 
Farm labour suppliers' pool widened as top fruit sector plans recruitment portal
 
 
Some young plant suppliers to charge for cancelled orders
 
 
Growers see cancelled orders and hold out hope for scrappage scheme to save the industry
 
 
RHS tells exhibitors Hampton Court still on, giving hope that post-coronavirus public gardening will start again by July
 
 
Rainbow of hope at plant growers offer light at the end of the tunnel
 
 
Bransford Webbs and St Peters Garden Centre appear on BBC coronavirus crisis report
 
 
IPPS Edinburgh and Dutch Orchid Days latest horticulture events to be cancelled
 
 
RHS pushes back Bridgewater opening and Wisley developments until next spring
 
 
Government’s message to construction sector: stick to Site Operating Procedures and carry on
 
 
Councils scrap garden waste collection services amid coronavirus concerns
 
 
Ball Colegrave informs customers about cancelling and rebooking/amending procedure
 
 
Cherry Lane Garden Centres close after coronavirus lockdown
 
 
Homebase seeks to put plants online after shutting due to coronavirus crisis
 
 
Garden centre forced by Environmental Health to close as non-essential retail
 
 
"Disappointing" sales of ornamental plants and flowers in supermarkets during coronavirus crisis
 
 
Giant UK grower hopes coronavirus-disrupted supermarket supply chain settles soon
 
 
West Sussex Growers Association makes the case for maintaining horticultural jobs including care of plants during coronavirus pandemic
 
 
Kernock Park Plants video warning of coronavirus impact gets 1,500 views
 
Coronavirus and Horticulture
 
HORTICULTURE EVENTS WATCH Track cancellations and postponements of horticulture industry events due to coronavirus. HORTICULTURE EVENTS WATCH
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Latest Analysis
 
How garden centres are dealing with being shut during the coronavirus pandemic
How garden centres are dealing with being shut during the coronavirus pandemic
 
 
What are the best new plants launched this spring?
What are the best new plants launched this spring?
 
 
What's new in fruit crop protection this season?
What's new in fruit crop protection this season?
 
 
Amenity weed control: what benefits can professionals secure with new spraying kit?
Amenity weed control: what benefits can professionals secure with new spraying kit?
 
Landscape Project Leads Service
 
Project lead: conversion of former horticultural nursery and surrounding landscape in West Midlands
 
 
Project lead: landscaping for warehouse development in South East
 
 
Project lead: soft landscaping for major housing development in Glasgow
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Comment
 
Opinion...A solid base from which to rebuild after the coronavirus crisis is over Opinion...A solid base from which to rebuild after the coronavirus crisis is over
Explore more opinion by HW's columnists
 
Careers in Horticulture - jobs market
 
Horticulture Salary Survey: what do the past year’s job adverts tell us? Horticulture has typically been seen as a low-paid job, but evidence from analysis of Horticulture Week job advertisements from across the industry portrays a different picture, Matthew Appleby reports. Horticulture Salary Survey: what do the past year’s job adverts tell us?
Find more careers content
 
HW's Tenders Tracker Service
 
Tender - Landscape Maintenance Services
 
 
Tender - Plant Passporting Inspectors
 
 
Tender - Arboricultural Contracting Services
 
 
Tender - Playground Design and Installation Services
 
 
Tender - Grounds and Landscape Maintenance Services
Get the latest public sector tenders direct to your inbox weekly with HW's Tenders Tracker service
 
EAMU EXPIRY ALERT
 
EAMU Expiry Alert: June 2020 EAMU authorisations that are due to expire by the end of June 2020. EAMU Expiry Alert: June 2020
 
Nursery task checklist
 
2 April - Feeding and needlecast 2 April - Feeding and needlecast
 
Maintenance checklist
 
APRIL TURFCARE TASKS APRIL TURFCARE TASKS
 
GOING FOR GROWTH: THE UK ORNAMENTALS MARKET CONFERENCE
 
HW conference will help UK ornamentals growers to expand their business
HW conference will help UK ornamentals growers to expand their business
More analysis
 
HW Exclusive Data Report
 
Weather challenges and labour constraints have hampered fruit growers attempts to grow - HW 's UK Fruit Grower Report finds
Weather challenges and labour constraints have hampered fruit growers attempts to grow - HW 's UK Fruit Grower Report finds
Fruit growers’ efforts to take advantage of opportunities to increase production are being frustrated, writes Gavin McEwan.
 
TOP 100 ORNAMENTALS NURSERIES 2020

See our exclusive report and ranking of ornamentals nurseries performance by annual turnover.  
Find out who's on the list here


 
TOP 70 LANDSCAPE AND MAINTENANCE FIRMS 2020

See our exclusive report and ranking of landscape and maintenance contractors by annual turnover.  
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