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Plastic, peat and glyphosate reduction, one-stop shop suppliers, slug control, shrub replacement, lawn fixing, solar technology and heat-loving plants such as agapanthus were among the top trends at Glee this year.
Brexit could mean tariffs on imports and Dutch growers have shown concern that paying a tax of 10% or more could damage the plant trade.
While intruders looking for valuable items such as machinery have always been a problem for rural businesses, thieves stealing plants or vandalising property is also an issue, with crime spiking in the spring and summer.
Horticulture Week's list of the leading plant buyers from garden centres, supermarkets and other retail outlets who are influencing which plants are promoted to the gardening public.
Manufacturers are working to provide solutions to many challenges. Sally Drury looks at their newest models.
Brightening up gardens in autumn, these daisies are seen as a gem in the gardener's arsenal, writes Miranda Kimberley.
The message that health, the environment and business all benefit from trees is finally getting through, but are nurseries seeing an upturn? Sally Drury reports.
Boningales Nursery chairman Tim Edwards on the business of ornamentals production
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The Razorback offers a big step up in hedgerow management, Sally Drury explains.
With labour increasingly difficult to source and getting ever more expensive, Sally Drury explores how the latest machines can help large and small nurseries.
Design, images, information and flexibility are all factors but the materials used to produce labels are increasingly important for customers, writes Sally Drury.
These evergreen trees and shrubs have decorative bark and can flower and fruit simultaneously, says Miranda Kimberley.
Customers can be confident that these hardy, easy-to-grow plants will return the following year, Miranda Kimberley finds.
These evergreen and deciduous shrubs feature bright foliage, corky bark and coloured fruit, says Miranda Kimberley.
Showy spikes, lush leaves and sweet scent all help to sell these appealing plants, writes Miranda Kimberley.
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