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Kolff Plants' Jacob Kolff says Defra and trade bodies such as the NFU and HTA are strongly promoting more self-sufficiency from British growers, and that is a good thing, but he warns that there is no magic quick way to increase UK production.
A "new plant of the year" award can mean a sales uplift from a few thousand to 100,000, but how do nurseries get showcased on the catwalk of the gardening industry?
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.
Showy spikes, lush leaves and sweet scent all help to sell these appealing plants, writes Miranda Kimberley.
Growers will be aiming to take orders and increase sales by showcasing latest varieties at the National Plant Show. Matthew Appleby looks ahead to the event.
What can ornamental plant growers do to meet increasing pressure from the industry and consumers to become more sustainable? Sally Drury investigates the available product options.
Boningales Nursery chairman Tim Edwards on the business of ornamentals production
See our exclusive ranking of ornamentals nurseries by annual turnover.
|RHS Chelsea - plant of the year FINALISTS|
Head Gardener Job Macclesfield Cheshire
Greycoat Lumleys Macclesfield, Cheshire
Sharjah Botanic Garden United Arab Emirates (AE)
Soft Landscaping Garden Assistant
Cameron Landscapes & Gardens Notting Hill, London
Fresh Horticultural Careers London
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.
Cost factors, ventilation benefits and the ability to fit new advanced films are some of the reasons behind the popularity of these structures, says Sally Drury.
A graceful habit, attractive foliage and often fragrant flowers are all selling points, writes Miranda Kimberley.
These useful plants are persistent, need little attention and offer striking colour combinations, says Miranda Kimberley.
This underused species could add to the diversity of our urban tree population, Miranda Kimberley discovers.
Stocking a wide range of these impressive flowers from early March until June can boost sales, Miranda Kimberley reports.
Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world