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Horticulture Weekly
Ornamentals News 14th December 2018
 

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Industry analysis
 
Why is propagating your own plants important again for bedding growers?
Why is propagating your own plants important again for bedding growers?
 
Latest Industry News
 
UK nurseries "perfectly placed" to deliver Green Cities infrastructure A Parliamentary reception has heard how town planners are to be given best practice information on greening towns and cities as part of an innovative EU-funded project. UK nurseries "perfectly placed" to deliver Green Cities infrastructure
 
 
Bold colours are in for 2018 says Wyevale Nurseries Wyevale Nurseries says bold colours look set to be important for 2019, so it's new plants for retailers in 2019 include the colourful Agapanthus 'Fireworks', Cordyline 'Electric Pink' and Penstemon 'Purple Perfection'. Bold colours are in for 2018 says Wyevale Nurseries
 
 
Cold weather could be back in spring, forecasters suggest Netweather forecasts that February will be colder than average and a cold snap could continue into early Spring, as El Nino takes effect. Cold weather could be back in spring, forecasters suggest
 
 
Wyevale Garden Centres supply chain director set to leave Richard Morgan is to leave Wyevale at the end of the year. Wyevale Garden Centres supply chain director set to leave
 
 
Government gives £4.85m to research consortium to enhance Xylella response The Government is giving £4.85m to BRIGIT, a consortium co-ordinated by the John Innes Centre, to enhance UK surveillance and response to Xylella fastidiosa. Government gives £4.85m to research consortium to enhance Xylella response
 
 
Christmas tree sales peak as buyers seek to broaden festive decor Up to 60% of real Christmas tree sales took place over the weekend - with an uplift in sales of festive plants reported by online garden retailer Gardening Express. Christmas tree sales peak as buyers seek to broaden festive decor
 
 
Minister warns no-deal scenario could see Dover trade hit by delays for six months Updated government guidance on what happens in the case of a no-deal Brexit, is warning that trade through Dover and Folkestone could be hit by significant delays for six months. Minister warns no-deal scenario could see Dover trade hit by delays for six months
 
 
Bayer posts more than 300 glyphosate safety study summaries online Bayer has made more than 300 "study summaries" on the safety of glyphosate available to public view as part of its transparency initiative, designed to enhance trust in the science behind crop protection products. Bayer posts more than 300 glyphosate safety study summaries online
 
 
Johnsons of Whixley supplies Ground Control landscaping project Johnsons of Whixley has teamed up with landscaping firm Ground Control to supply and install festive foliage to Spinningfields, Manchester. Johnsons of Whixley supplies Ground Control landscaping project
 
 
'Millennial' Christmas trees gaining favour Chris Bonnett, founder of online garden retailer GardeningExpress.co.uk, says sales of alternatives to the usual varieties of Christmas tree are growing. 'Millennial' Christmas trees gaining favour
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WHAT DO BUSINESS LEADERS THINK 2019 WILL BRING? 

HW asked winners of last June's Horticulture Week Business Awards 2018 to tell us what they think will be the biggest opportunities and challenges that 2019 will bring.  READ THEIR ANSWERS HERE


 
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Plant Health
 
EAMU Expiry alert: April and May 2019 EAMU authorisations that are due to expire by the end of April and end of May 2019. EAMU Expiry alert: April and May 2019
 
 
EAMU Update: Inigo for outdoor ornamental plant production
 
 
1 December - Products & adjuvants Revocations and approval changes Remember that products containing glufosinate-ammonium have an end-sales date of 31 January 2019. Chess WG and other products containing pymetrozine have been issued with a withdrawal notice. Most have an end-sales date of 30 April 2019 and an end-use date of 30 January 2020. 1 December - Products & adjuvants
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Plant Focus
 
Alnus
Alnus
Tough alder trees can be economic as well as offering decorative leaves, catkins and cones, writes Miranda Kimberley.
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